Written By MJ WAS A CUTIE PIE
I am trying to get a handle on my emotions right now. It is a terrible blow to us that the Wade allegations are going to trial next year. To make matter worse for fans, the trial will convene in June, the same month that we lost Michael. We were all hoping that the judge would throw it out because of the past due deadline to file claims against the estate. I’ve asked myself this morning about why the judge didn’t throw it out. Please keep in mind that what I am about to say is strictly my opinion. I am not a legal expert and could be very wrong, but I am trying to make some sense of this for my own emotional state of being. Based on the evidence presented to him, it seems that Judge Beckloff either couldn’t or didn’t want to make a decision and thought it best for the case to go to trial. I do not know if this will be a jury trial or a court trial without a jury. The judge has to do what is fair based on regulation. I don’t know if he considered the impact on Michael’s children, but I certainly don’t agree with the decision at all. In my mind, the judge reminds me of Pontius Pilate concerning the fate of Jesus when he was brought before him. The people wanted to crucify Jesus but needed legal authority to do it. Pilate’s wife forewarned him not to have anything to do with this innocent man because of a dream that she had. So Pilate literally washed his hands, physically and emotionally and let the people have Jesus to decide his fate. I may be wrong, but it seems to me that Judge Beckloff may be doing the same with Wade’s case. We do know that the publicity generated will never be good for Michael or his heirs. Once again, this is only my opinion. Others may know more legally and see things differently.
I am not trying to depress us further, but we have to face the facts. Having another scandalous trial is not the in the best interest of anyone. It was my hope that after the AEG trial and Murray’s release next month, that 2014 would be better. Now we know that this endless drama is not going away anytime soon. Some fans may decide that they can’t take anymore and may walk away. No one should blame or ridicule them for that because everyone has their limits and I truly hope this doesn’t happen. We have gone through enough over the years and the last four years have been the hardest. We lost Michael. We made it through the Murray trial and, we’ve endured the AEG trial, which is now in the hands of the jury. In the midst of all of this, here comes Wade. Paris tries to harm herself and is still recuperating. Murray gets out next month and now to top it all, we have another trial next year, with more ugly rumors and lies to be unfolded. Lastly, the decision made in the Robson case could also motivate others come forward with new allegations to get money. I’m being very honest here. It’s a lot to deal with all at once.
I can’t stop thinking about Michael’s children, the real victims of all this madness. I can’t imagine how they must feel knowing the wonderful man that their dad was to seeing him portrayed differently in the news. I can’t imagine how much is going through their young minds. How will this affect them, especially Paris?
Then I thought about what Michael would do if he were alive. I believe that he would try to continue to keep fighting. He would fight to continue to build a life for his family and to see his future dreams come to pass. He would fight for his reputation and dignity. He would hold his head high as he did each day for trial in 2005. I thought about how he dealt with the problems he faced. He suffered burns to his scalp during the Pepsi commercial, but yet he remained calm. Wearing his famous glove, he bravely waved at us as a sign that he was ok. He received death threats, but still went on stage. Fans have tried to charge at him while performing, but he merely moved out the way and let security handle it. His back was injured when the “Bridge of No Return,” accidently crashed to the ground while performing in Munich. He never stopped singing, although he was in much pain. I know many of you remember the fan running ran up the cherry picker to Michael as he climbed high over the audience in Korea. Michael held him tightly to keep him from falling and once again never stopped singing. At first, it’s comical to see, but the seriousness of the incident could have been fatal for both of them. What if the man was intent to harm Michael by pushing him off or using a weapon? What if the fan had had slipped and fell to his death? Ironically, both of these incidents occurred during Michael’s performance of “Earth Song.” When Michael was being pressured for the “This Is It” tour, he kept trying to make it happen and came back strong during his last few days.
In all these examples I’ve mentioned, they clearly show the brave determination of Michael Jackson. That’s how he was raised. Neglecting his personal safety was not a good thing to do, but he always felt an obligation to his audience, even when he was hurt physically and emotionally. He never wanted to disappoint his fans and we shouldn’t want to disappoint him either. He loved and cared about us so much.
Today, I posted an article entitled, “When Fans Attack.” I did it for several reasons:
1) It shows that Michael Jackson fans will not take down on defending Michael and we can change the outcome if we put our differences aside and work together.
2) To see how others view the fan community. We must be mindful that if we expect to have an impact for change, we must do some serious work on our image as fans.
3) There’s a degree of humor in it. Admit it; several people came to your mind as you read it!
4) There is truth in it. It is true that we fight hard for Michael, but the fan community is so divided and diverse in their beliefs about him. http://whimsicalviews.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/when-fans-attack/
But what must do as fans to survive these ordeals? We are very hurt and tired of the constant and unending drama. We know the kind of man that Michael Jackson was and it is not easy to see someone that we love and care about so deeply, being constantly ridiculed and lied on. But how to do we find the strength to keep going on? It’s ok to get mad and frustrated and even cry because we are human. We have to learn to channel that anger into determination to keep discouragement and weariness from setting in. We have to be there for each other with love and encouragement when times get rough. We have to keep showing all the good and positive things that Michael did for the world and being examples of that. We must stop fighting in the fan community over trivial things and see the big picture, which is the legacy of Michael Jackson. That is the only thing worth fighting for. I didn’t write this to put anybody down because I also know that there are people who are being legitimately cyber bullied online. That is certainly NOT right either and I don’t support that! I am talking about the petty arguing and fighting in the community. We are not the star! Michael Jackson is the star! We are his mouthpieces of truth, if we use it correctly. We need to start over again with a new mindset. Sadly, everyone will not do this, but we can’t let that stop us from trying. Our most important fight is to win justice for Michael Jackson!
“There’s a time when you’re right and you know you must fight.” (Taken from “Leave Me Alone”)
We shouldn’t fight not with our sisters and brothers about the small stuff. We must learn to agree to disagree and respect our differences. It is really long overdue for us to look at the Man in the Mirror and make the necessary changes for the good of the order. Things are not going to get easier for a while. It’s time to decide if we are staying in the fight for Michael or if we have had enough. It’s time to decide if it is more important to stand up for Michael legacy and his children or be right about our opinions.
I can’t quit on Michael. He means too much to me for so many personal reasons. He is my hero and I believe in him no matter what. He’s one of the best human examples of love that I know. Let pull together and focus on Michael’s endless messages and example of love. He brought us all together as a family in the first place.
My prayer is for peace and renewed hope, not only in the MJ fan community, but all over the world. Please listen to Michael’s words of wisdom on the video below. I pray that one day, his memory will really rest in peace.
“Without hope, we are lost.” ~ Michael Jackson
Submitted With love ♥