A Hard Victory Won – June 13, 2005

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Our hearts pounded fiercely as each verdict was read

Not guilty! Not guilty! Over and over, they said

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To our ecstatic joy and great relief

The King was released to go home to live with his children in peace

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But peace he did not find there, so he took them and fled very far

From the pressure and judgmental thoughts that he should be behind bars

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Though he was proclaimed innocent, some folks still refused to see

That he was not the monster they made him out to be

Broken in many ways, abandoned by so-called friends

Can his shattered heart ever trust again?

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But grace saves him, love brings him back

He travels across the ocean again to get his life on track

From the ashes he rises, like a phoenix reborn

Victory did not come easily, but thankfully, he won

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© All Things Michael 2014 – vallieegirl67.com (Written By MJ Was A Cutie)

Help LMJ Stop Dutch TV Network RTL5 To Broadcast The MJ Autopsy Program

Source: Legendary Michael Jackson

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Following the Michael Jackson Estate message of this morning we have contacted RTL5 to try and convince them to stop the broadcasting of the program “Michael Jackson Autopsy: His body tells the realy story”, which will be aired this Monday evening.

RTL states it has heard the people against it but that they have heard from the UK broadcasters that there were no serious problems after broadcasting the documentary. They do not care about our claims that this is UNETHICAL, AGAINST the family’s en Estates WISHES and that it is UNTRUTHFUL.

“We are trying to sell a program and try to get as many viewers as possible”. This is the only thing that counts for RTL 5.

Please help us convince them to stop this broadcast!

Send a message via Twitter:
@rtl5 Respect this human being. Stop the broadcasting of ‘Michael Jackson Autopsie’ immediately! #untruthful #unethical #tabloid #STOPRTL5

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PLEASE REMAIN RESPECTFUL AND SHOW THEM THAT WE HONOR MICHAEL JACKSON. WE CAN ONLY DO THAT BY SHOWING RESPECT AND ASK THEM TO RECONSIDER THIS DISRESPECTFUL BROADCAST !!!!

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Chandler Timeline

Originally posted on Turning the Table on the Chandler Allegations:

July 1966 - Evan and Raymond Charmatz are members of a band named The Fugitives who’s single “Your Girl’s A Woman”, co-written by Evan, breaks into the top 40. Evan spends 4 years in college followed by 4 years of dental school according to his brother Ray.

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September 19, 1972 –At 28 years old (born 1/25/1944) Evan registers his dental license with the New York Dental Board. It’s unknown what address he used in 1972 but his license is currently listed with the board at the address he committed suicide in. He meets June at NYU’s free clinic (Ray says ‘73 when finishing school)

1973- Evan Chandler moves to West Palm Beach to practice dentistry– changing his last name to Chandler. According to Mary Fischer’s source he felt Charmatz was too Jewish sounding. But feeling that Chandler might have changed his surname for a more sinister reason, I requested information…

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The Trials of Michael Jackson: The Media Exposed

Source: The Examiner – Rev Catherine Gross

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A good reputation is the most valuable thing we have—men and women alike. If you steal my money, you’re just stealing trash. It’s something, it’s nothing: it’s yours, it’s mine, and it’ll belong to thousands more. But if you steal my reputation, you’re robbing me of something that doesn’t make you richer, but makes me much poorer. (Othello Act 3. Scene 3, Page 8) William Shakespeare

The Trials of Michael Jackson is an extraordinary documentary/movie. Dana Gedrick and Barry Shaw, who produced the movie, came like others to film the trial. However, as they began to see the unspeakable reality, they stopped filming the trial. They began to film themedia and the fans. “No one could have been prepared for what was to come. They had not anticipated all the compassion that would come from Michael’s fans, more importantly, they had no idea of how vicious the media was. Money grabbing media had already prepared headline reading guilty, and the verdict hadn’t even come in! Journalists, who for money did all they could possibly do remove fans from the trial, even assaulting them. The trial was a money maker for journalists, but this movie was their nightmare!” Riogirl left this comment for Dana and Barry, who were joined by Gregory Son on their broadcast.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/a-place-in-your-heart/2014/02/01/the-trials…

Riogirl Shirley · Top Commenter · Concordia University

“Excellent film regarding what REALLY went on in Santa Maria at the Michael Jackson trial in 2005, and what media people were REALLY doing to manipulate the public to sell their reports and shows and make as much money go into their OWN pockets, rather than simply INFORMING AND TRUTH.”

The Trials of Michael Jackson is a movie that reveals what really happened in the trial of 2005.It shows how media lies encompassed Michael Jackson. He was victim to the evils of slander, and the horror of propaganda. Propaganda does not just happen, it is well thought out. The game is to successfully use deceptive messages to create an emotional reaction to the lies being presented. Michael Jackson was used as the subject of massive propaganda. They were lies, and the perpetrators made unimaginable amounts of money. Here are just a few propaganda tactics used to crush Michael Jackson. The public was hugely deceived, and many have never recovered. Propaganda is like a virus. It is actually mind control of the masses. The Trials of Michael Jackson may well bring some healing. Here are just a few of the tactic used in propaganda.

1) Name calling- is abusive or insulting language referring to a person or group, a verbal they called him a child molester.

2) Bandwagon- is an appeal to the subject to follow the crowd, to join in because others are doing so as well.It was lucrative, so everybody wanted to get in on it,

3) Testimonials-are quotations or endorsements, in or out of context, which attempt to connect a famous or respectable person with a product or item. They paid people to give testimonials that were lies.http://library.thinkquest.org/C0111500/proptech.htm

This is an important documentary that has been suppressed so as not to disturb the heinous lies of what really happened at the trial. It is not enough to just hear from one person. This is far too significant. We are going to listen to several commentaries about The Trials of Michael Jackson. Some will be those who were there, some will be those actually experienced the film, and some will be friends of Michael Jackson.

The important thing is to show why this documentary is so significant. Did you know that there is one specific group of people that own almost all of the airwaves? They are main stream media. You will only see what they choose to broadcast. This is a truth that many do not know about. Think about it Comcast owns NBC, it is an enormous cable distributor, and now it is buying Time Warner, AOL. That means that Comcast has power over much that you see on TV, much that occurs on the internet, and will have a huge effect upon what you read.

Now why is this important? The answer is that but for films like The Trials of Michael Jackson, which Dana and Barry made, we are not likely to see a lot of truth from main stream media. The Trials of Michael Jackson is our opportunity to see something fresh new and true. This film belongs in everybody’s library. Michael’s good friend David Nordahl also wants to see truth.

Nordahl, 68, became not only Jackson’s favorite living artist (Michelangelo led the historic ranking) but a trusted adviser and confidant who designed Neverland carnival rides and joined family outings. He ducked the media for years, “because they wanted to talk about negative stuff, and I don’t know anything bad about Michael,” “I always thought of him as normal,” he says. “He’s the most thoughtful, respectful person I’ve ever met. In 20 years, I never heard him raise his voice.” When I interviewed David, what he had to say was chilling, He told how far the media would go for lies and greed.

http://www.examiner.com/article/an-unforgettable-journey-michael-and-me-…

David Nordahl ~ An Unforgettable Journey, Michael and Me: DAVID NORDAHL

[David Nordahl] I got a call from all the rags and they had cash money. They were running around with the rags from England who are over here with suitcases full of money. (Rags are tabloids)

[Rev Dr Catherine M Gross] 1:04:27: To pay you?

[David Nordahl] 1:04:30: Yeah. To pay anybody that would talk about Michael, but it had to be negative stuff. I told him I said “I don’t know anything bad about Michael, I said I can’t help you”. I know that one time they wanted to know who all those children were in the–to fill the dreams. I say “hey they are all made up. I made them up”, you know, I did not know photos to work from. I just made all that’s stuff up and so they were disappointed at that but I got many calls, you know, that wanted me to talk about Michael something they could dig up, you know, something new that was bad about Michael but I didn’t know anything. So, what can I say?

Did you catch that? A multitude of things the world heard were paid for lies. The Trials of Michael Jackson uncovers what has been hidden so long. The truth effects out hearts. B. Anderson comments;

B. Anderson ~ The Trials of Michael Jackson February 12, 2014

“The Trials of Michael Jackson offers a seldom seen before and fascinating look into the workings of how the media reported on the Michael Jackson trial in 2005. I highly recommend it. It reveals eye-opening insights into how the media operates behind the scenes in order to present their version of the “truth”. From reporters rehearsing a guilty speech before the verdict was even announced, to their reactions when the camera was turned on them for a change, to their attempts at manipulating the fans and how those in support of Michael were viewed.

‘The producers were able to gain a view of the trial the public did not get to see. Not just outside the courthouse, but from also inside as they watched the proceedings for themselves and listened to actual testimony, not just from the prosecution’s side but also from the defense side as well. Because of this they are able to present a clearer picture than most of the media who were only interested presenting the prosecution’s side.

‘The media’s disdain for facts and downright cruelty in their depiction of Michael Jackson and those who were out there to show their support, is something everyone who cares about truth and how its depicted should see. Truth is a precious commodity and should never be thrown lightly aside because it doesn’t fit a specific agenda or may not attract enough advertising dollars. And we as the public hold a responsibility to ensure we receive the full story instead of accepting what a media driven by profit feed to us, just because it’s easier to do so.

‘My thoughts watching this film, continuously turned to Michael Jackson himself. Can you imagine being the target of all of that hate, animosity, and derision every day for months? On a global scale no less? How do you convince people of your innocence when it seems no-one is listening or wants to listen?”

Next,Author Charles Thomson. He is an multi-award winning court reporter, feature writer and investigative journalist. Charles has become internationally known for challenging the media’s unfair coverage of Michael Jackson. One of the youngest writers ever to be given his own Huffington Post blog, his first two pieces dealt with shoddy reporting on Michael Jackson, using the star’s coverage as a microcosm for wider journalistic failings.

Charles Thomson, who is an unshakable defender of Michael Jackson, is a multi-award winning court reporter, feature writer and investigative journalist. His stories have appeared in numerous papers.

Charles Thomson ~ One of the Most Shameful Episodes In Journalistic History

“Looking back on the Michael Jackson trial, I see a media out of control. The sheer amount of propaganda, bias, distortion and misinformation is almost beyond comprehension. Reading the court transcripts and comparing them to the newspaper cuttings, the trial that was relayed to us didn’t even resemble the trial that was going on inside the courtroom. The transcripts show an endless parade of seedy prosecution witnesses perjuring themselves on an almost hourly basis and crumbling under cross examination. The newspaper cuttings and the TV news clips detail day after day of heinous accusations and lurid innuendo.” Charles was on the money. In fact, his article corroborates The Trials of Michael Jackson. We can see the evils of the media.

June Nycgal is a ‘Top Reviewer’ at Amazon She has written 36 customer reviews, and 258 people were helped by her.

June NYCGAL ~ 2005 Trial – Turning the Camera on the Media! February 1, 2014

This film is a “must see” for anyone who harbors doubts about the Media’s power to manipulate and control public perception. The film makers turned their cameras on certain well known “journalists” reporting from Michael Jackson’s 2005 Santa Maria, CA trial, as said “journalists” attempted to interview Michael’s fans and supporters for the sole purpose of sensationalizing and depicting the fans as fanatical and obsessed.

With no televised coverage of the 2005 trial, the only information received by the public was from “journalists” and reporters who had access to the courtroom, most of whom were only too eager to report the prosecution side of the case while saying little if anything about Tom Mesereau’s decimation of prosecutor Sneddon’s witnesses and slim evidence. This, combined with their wholly inaccurate depiction of Michael’s “crazed fans”, leaves little doubt in my mind why, to this day, there remain so many individuals who believe Michael Jackson, a man totally vindicated by acquittal, was just another guilty celebrity who escaped prison.

To those who hold that erroneous belief, I urge you to view this excellent film, conduct your own research, read all available court transcripts, and then open your eyes to the manipulative power of an out-of-control, greed driven media to shape public opinion and perception.”

Barbara A. Taylor ~ Michael Jackson and media lies January 31, 2014

If you are a fan or even if you’re not, this is a MUST for all. This made me sad, mad, and frustrated all at the same time. What the media did and are still doing to Michael JACKSON is sickening. Watch this and you will see exactly how the media does things and how they change stories to make it appear worse than it appears. The media has gotten worse over the years. Today is no different. This film is a must have! You’ll understand what I mean when you see this film. I’m sorry Michael that they did this to you.

I am sorry too Barbara. I urge you, the reader to acquire this film and keep it in your library. In the meantime we are hoping for a part II. Here’s is where you can find it.

The Trials of Michael Jackson [DVD] http://goo.gl/3WhWYJ

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Vanity Fair Unfair Again

Originally posted on MJ Truth Now:

Recently, the film, “Trials of Michael Jackson,” has prompted education and discussion about what the media was up to in 2005.  Film makers Dana Gedrick and Barry Shaw have been interviewed on Blog Talk Radio and offered their firsthand testimony about the skewed reporting and manipulation by the media almost nine years ago. Not only was Michael unfairly and heinously portrayed, but so too were his fans.

Since Michael’s passing, we have been inundated with persistent bias, lies, exaggerations and twisted truth from various sources concerning Michael. Here is one more very recent example of pushing the narrative of a ‘creepy pedophile’ right in the face of someone who is, in effect, saying NO, nothing untoward happened.  It is an excellent example of the blind (by choice) labeling and opinion in the face of truth from the firsthand experience of a person who was there!

A new message from Truth Team advocates says:

Vanity Fair’s history of defining…

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How To File A Complaint Against UK Tabloids

Based on the fabulous investigative team work by many devoted MJ fans, I am sharing with you the information they have gathered to make a complaint against the recent false story published in the Daily Star and the Daily Mail about Blanket Jackson.  I would like to give a big thanks to Ivy (MJJ Community) for uncovering the truth behind the video.  As we all know, the Daily Star, which started the rumor, has cowardly pulled their article with no retraction.  However, there are other publications who are still running the article.  If you wish to file a complaint against these news sources who are abusing their platform, please see below. 

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Press Complaints Commission

You can make a complaint via this website by clicking here. However, please read the information below first, which explains what complaints we can deal with and how we deal with them or click here to download the PDF version.Read more here: http://www.pcc.org.uk/complaints/makingacomplaint.html
Helen (lasttear4mj) has found out that the Daily Star is not regulated by the UK press commission but you can still pursue. The direct contact information for the Daily Star is listed on the last link under MJ Truth Now.
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Complied by Stop Global Airwave Abuse – A list of taboids that continue to run the false Blanket story -The Daily Star, the initial instigator, RadarOnline and Daily Mail have removed their posts – Pls use the information to contact editiors of the remaining who have yet to hear they have posted a totally fabricated story.

“URGENT: The false news story that states Blanket Jackson created the animated series “Kill Them All” is still going full cycle as the following sites are still running this lie. We all know it has been proven false by Ivy in this twitLonger http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1rvena0.

The creators of the series have also issued a press release stating:

“Prince Michael aka Blanket Jackson II has and has never had any connections with the KTAshow”

We, Morphline Pictures want to categorically state and deny the rumour spread by the Daily mail and other tabloids that Prince Michael Jackson II (“PMJ II”) has had or continues to have any connection with our show. PMJ II is an innocent 11 year old whom these tabloids are smearing with this false rumour.

“Kill Them All” is an animated series produced by Morphline Pictures and written by brothers “Prince” and “Michael” who used to work under the pseudonym “Prince Michael II” which is not connected to and has never been connected to PMJ II.
We, Morphline Pictures would like to take this opportunity to apologise to the Jackson Family especially Prince Michael for any harm this may have caused.

Morphline Pictures – Monday, 06 January 2014

I am urging everyone to show their support against this story and tweet, FB or email politely but effectively and let these news agencies know this entire story is a fabrication… a LIE.

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Love TRUTHDRIVE’s philosophy: “The number of lies… is always great, the truth in its count..Points to just One. With little warmth… it evaporates all the lies, and travels era to era… THE BURNING TRUTH!” …. ahem!

Thank you @sgaa_mj

cropped-hands_holding_earth2I would also like to thank and acknowledge MJJustice Project for also helping to pass information along as well. Read more here: http://mjjjusticeproject.wordpress.com/

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MJ Truth Now, another great MJ advocate site, has shared a link for filing a complaint and or contacting the news source directly: http://mediastandardstrust.org/resources/contact-a-news-organisation/

Read more here: http://mjtruthnow1.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/sloppy-lying-tabloid-media-again/

Many thanks to the numerous fans whose efforts has helped to diffuse this story as well.

Putting Text and Meaning To The Guerrilla Decontextualization Test – Pt. 1 of 2 (Example Michael Jackson)

Source: The Examiner – By Aberjhani – Published January 5, 2014

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“He got kicked in the back
He say he needed that
He hot willed in the face
Keep daring to motivate…”
–– from the song History by Michael Jackson

Upon the launch of the Guerrilla Decontextualization website in August 2012, the concept that inspired it was defined primarily in ultra-modern technological terms. Examples of the practice included the following: short clips from longer videos presented as definitive statements of an individual’s beliefs, photographs of private moments marketed for public entertainment, and statements made decades ago reported on the evening news as though they were made just a few hours earlier.

All were instances of events removed from their original context for the purpose of fulfilling an undisclosed agenda. The result often went beyond simple defamation of character, which is generally defined as any knowingly erroneous communication that damages an individual’s or organization’s reputation. By insidious contrast, guerrilla decontextualization usually involves partial truths made to look complete. It goes beyond simple defamation of character or slander because it sustains an entire culture devoted to manipulating public perception for the sake of financial, political, or social gain.

When Knowledge Becomes a Victim

What happens when history itself––as one lives, breathes, and knows it––is guerrilla decontextualized? How can history then provide authentic life-enhancing legacies if the person presenting it chooses to slant reality toward one angle or another because he or she prefers a version that makes his or her preferred demographic look more heroic? More humane? Or more worthy?

How could a guerrilla decontextualized history reveal that all individuals hold the potential––just as Nelson Mandela and ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Mother Theresa did––to bless the world with uncommon gifts of transformative vision, sacrifice based on a seemingly endless capacity for love, and leadership based on a titanic will to serve humanity to the best of one’s ability? The answer is it likely could not. Such an intentional misrepresentation would lay a foundation for perpetual chaos rather than one for enlightened responses to tragic circumstances. It would serve to create assumptions that too many would accept as valid “facts” until those “facts” crash head-on into what might be experienced as–– a revelation. Or as––a violent conflict of interests.

The Michael Jackson Example

Minister and writer Barbara Kaufmann has addressed the subject of guerrilla decontextualization on both the Voices Compassionate Education website and on Inner Michael, where she offers the kind of insights into the spiritual aspects of Michael Jackson’s creative artistry that mainstream media mostly ignores. On Inner Michael, she included guerrilla decontextualization on a list of toxic strategies employed to: “effectively ‘otherize’ and dehumanize a People,” or, “a singular human being.”

In her discussion of Mr. Jackson as a target of guerrilla decontextualization, she pointed out that, “The ‘diva’ and guerrilla-decontextualized Michael become caricature never existed. The fictionalized Jackson that existed in the mind of a media hypnotized through fascination and indoctrinated via repetition, built the scaffold of that caricature with unexamined (and projected) assumptions.” Moreover, Jackson himself alluded to the syndrome––without naming it as such––in songs like “History” and “Tabloid Junkie.”

The example, if you will, of Michael Jackson in this instance is a particularly apt one because of his impact beyond the world of pop music culture and upon the global community in general. The results of the guerrilla decontextualization campaigns against him have become much better understood since his death June 25, 2009. That expanded awareness has accomplished even more than a much-needed clarification of Jackson’s legacy as a performer, philanthropist, and social activist. It has helped millions realize why the impact of his death was such a powerful one, creating what Kaufmann refers to as a spiritual emergency which left so many in a state of numbed dislocation within their own bodies.

http://www.examiner.com/article/putting-text-and-meaning-to-the-guerrilla-decontextualization-test-pt-1-of-2?cid=rss

Guerrilla Decontextualization And The King of Pop Michael Jackson

Source: Guerrilla Decontextualization.net – By by Aberjhani (Published 8/26/12)

Image still from the video-poem Notes for an Elegy in the Key of Michael. The quote by Aberjhani reads: “A horn of plenty spills from your hands into the starved lives of millions.”

Image still from the video-poem Notes for an Elegy in the Key of Michael. The quote by Aberjhani reads: “A horn of plenty spills from your hands into the starved lives of millions.”

To what extent might the phenomenal entertainer and humanitarian Michael Joseph Jackson have been the target of an extended guerrilla decontextualization campaign throughout the second half of his life?

Hardcore devotees to Jackson’s music and altruistic humanitarian vision would say there can be no question that he was targeted in such a manner. Hardcore doubters might say maybe he was the one doing the guerrilla decontextualizing through the evolving manipulations of his public profile as a performance artist. They point to his chameleon-like shift from a distinctly afrocentric appearance in one decade to androgynously multi-ethnic in the next, and in his final years to an almost ethereal projection––a figure solidly in the world but somehow already afloat beyond it.

The answer to the question of who was guerrilla decontextualizing whom might be answered with a simple comparison. Examine the size of the newspaper headline fonts, the amount of space allotted in magazines, and the time made available on radio and television stations to coverage of Jackson when allegations of sexual abuse were leveled against him during the 1990s and later in 2005. Then compare those same elements––headlines, etc.–– to those utilized when it came to reports that debunked, disproved, or presented confessions of outright perjury where those same allegations were concerned. The first dominated the media to a nearly overwhelming extent while the latter remains almost non-existent.

Or try this: perform an experiment by looking at some of the more sensational media footage on Jackson with the volume turned down to mute. A particularly interesting specimen for this experiment would be the infamous “OMG-he’s-dangling-the-baby-from-the-balcony” incident. The word “dangle,” as defined in various editions of Webster’s Dictionary, means “to hold loosely and swaying.” Turn the volume down when watching the news clip of Jackson with his youngest on a balcony and you do not see a man holding his child in a loose manner. While the choice to hold the infant on the balcony before the gawking crowd below probably was not the best parenting decision he ever made, it is clear that he had a very firm grip on his son. The idea that he did not comes from a mind other than one’s own. It also came from the media trend, well established at the time, of prepping reading and viewing and listening audiences to expect weirdness from Michael Jackson. In short, people saw and heard what they were told to see and hear.

Slurred Speech or Not…

The essence of who and what Jackson was more than anything else––the context which likely defined him more than anything else–– may have been revealed at a moment painful to witness. It was during Conrad Murray’s trial for manslaughter for Jackson’s death, when the public was allowed to hear a recording of Mr. Jackson heavily under the influence of propofol, which the beloved icon dangerously relied on to put himself to sleep. The powerful drug acted somewhat like a truth serum. Jackson’s compromised consciousness first revealed his anxiety over the planned This Is It concert tour and then insisted through strained articulation on expressing concern for children around the world: “….I’m taking that money, a million children, children’s hospital, the biggest in the world, Michael Jackson’s Children’s Hospital… I’m gonna do that for them… God wants me to do it…”

Slurred speech or not, it was the words he struggled to speak that revealed the defenseless vulnerable core of his heart and soul. He’s clearly referring to using profits from the tour to build a hospital for children. His years of charitable works and contributions had already demonstrated there was virtually no end to his capacity for serving and giving. Moreover, there is no overboard egoism exploding from the tape: it’s about doing what he believed God commanded him to do. Murray, although unintentionally so, added further definitive proof of who and what Jackson knew himself to be.

Scandal and Integrity

Popular culture itself, mainstream media, and segments of society in general feasted on Jackson’s seemingly larger-than-life personality and talent in a number of unhealthy ways. Scandal is often far more profitable than integrity. Many either envied him or felt threatened by the power of his increasing popularity. The marketplace mechanisms of soulless commercialism driven by heedless greed transformed his image––whether or not it was attached to Jackson’s reality–– into a kind of cash cow that got fatter by the day. Whether certain interested parties liked him or disliked him, they enjoyed slicing off whatever piece of his fame they could claim for their own. Does that mean the narrative of his actual intentions and the authentic substance of his actions were guerrilla decontextualized to such an extent that possibly even he lost––at times, in the flood of false reflections that can swallow an individual’s life––sight of his truest self?

What may be most important to consider at this point are several questions, such as: Why was it so important for so many to emphasize negative accusations capable of destroying a man’s life over proven positive attributes capable of enhancing the quality of life for millions? And just as important: what impact has this need and the public’s enabling of it had on the psyche of those who so eagerly indulge it? What are the ripple effects waving through each of our ordinary lives at this very moment?

http://www.guerrilla-decontextualization.net/1/post/2012/08/guerrilla-decontextualization-and-king-of-pop-michael-jackson.html

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