Thursday, September 29, 2011
Who Killed Michael Jackson?
Los Angeles, CA—Conrad Murray, MD is on display in a Show Trial being broadcast internationally. Prosecutors are grandstanding like peacocks as tongues of every gossip-mongering pundit are furiously wagging.
Witnesses have testified that Dr. Murray removed “evidence” and sought to remove even more in anticipation of police investigating this predictable death. I find the testimony of the Jackson compound folks too well rehearsed. I think we should at least wait until the defense has an opportunity to either offer evidence or testimony before buying this stuff as dogma.
Michael Jackson was an enormously talented fellow that bought everything including friends and children with the unimaginable wealth he was able to gather during his lifetime.
Jackson unlike most of us on earth never had to hear the word, “No.” Jackson was surrounded with well-paid yes men. The members of the medical community seemed owned the moment Jackson became their patient.
There was no shortage of plastic surgery for Jackson in his quest to shed his biological race and create his ambiguous sex. There was no shortage of physicians willing to medicate Jackson into the stratosphere. Were the doctors corrupt, or was it the patient that dictated the course of his own treatment?
Jackson was addicted to plastic surgery, drugs and little boys. His wealth enabled his mortally dangerous conduct with those addictions. So many people overlooked those socially unacceptable activities because they were in awe of Jackson’s celebrity, talent and wealth.
I hate the circus show trial of Dr. Murray. I hate the people that don’t have a life becoming a modern day lynch mob clamoring for a guilty verdict.
The jury should have been sequestered by the judge and cameras barred from the courtroom. There is no way the jury can or will avoid those things ordered by the court.
Maybe Dr. Murray broke the law and maybe the state lacks sufficient evidence to convict him. Maybe Dr. Murray was trying to desperately find a way to wean Jackson off drugs? It’s clear that Dr. Murray asked for at least one additional physician, be brought in to treat Jackson as he obviously tried to protect the doctor patient confidentiality.
Dr. Murray obviously needed help in treating Jackson. It’s clear to me, he recognized Jackson had a life threatening disease and felt he could not handle this alone.
In the end it was excess that killed Michael Jackson like so many others in the music business. The fact is that living until age 50 under the circumstances made Jackson a real survivor considering the ages of so may others fallen because life in the danger zone.
Dr. Murray deserves a fair trial but won’t get one. Even if he were to be acquitted what I see happening is wrong.
I consider Jackson a patient that dictated his own medical treatment with the promise consistent with the theme of his last concert tour, “This is It!”
Michael Jackson murdered himself. Dr. Murray was in the middle of a medical nightmare but that’s exactly why we have doctors and they get the big bucks. Was he helping Jackson or simply enabling him? I think the answer should remain part of the sacred doctor patient secrecy.