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Michael Jackson RIP!

With all the horrors going on in the World at present, ranging from wars, through mass starvation to stoning young women to death, what are the headlines this morning? ‘The World Mourns the Death of Michael Jackson’ or variations on that theme. Even The Today Programme on BBC Radio4 babbled on about him for around twenty minutes.

Come on please! Keep things in perspective. He was a singer and a dancer and if you like the kind of thing that he did then he did it very well but that’s about it, he was a singer/dancer. He was also weird by any standard, had obvious mental health problems and was twice accused of child abuse. Once he paid the family off and the second time he was tried but acquitted.

Are people’s lives so emotionally repressed that they need the death of M.J. or Princess Diana to release some of that pent up energy? Sadly the answer is probably yes and even more sad is that afterwards they will return to that same oppressed state. Better surely, to recognise and fight back at the systems which have brought about this unhealthy and unnatural condition.

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4 thoughts on “Michael Jackson RIP!

  1. In general wars come and go and people will be oppressed now and tomorrow. For a whole generation the album thriller was a soundtrack to major events that happened in people’s lives. The songs from MJ albums were playing in at people proms and school dances and pep rallies and playing in the background during special personal moments in individual lives. For some people a certain song can bring back special memories. That’s the importance of MJ. He was subconsciously in our lives and we miss him if he’s not there. Can someone say that for you. If so you are lucky.

  2. “Can someone say that for you. If so you are lucky.”

    I don’t know, I’m not dead yet! What I do know is that there won’t be mass hysteria thank whatever.

  3. Dave on said:

    Well, I think Singer’s Spotlight may have a point, must say that I would’nt get all hysterical no matter which of my fav artists died, I feel like saying “get a grip” but these artists do sometimed fill a void in peoples lives, sad to say.
    Quite liked some of M.J’s music, saw him twice, but think its far to say he is not subconsciously in my life.
    Funny, the fastest comments on your blogs are probably M.J and Jade Goody Hhmmm makes you think!!

  4. RE: “Funny, the fastest comments on your blogs are probably M.J and Jade Goody Hhmmm makes you think!!”

    Quite correct if you include my piece on the James Bulger killers! Does make you think indeed.

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