This Saturday, fans from over the world will come together physically and spiritually to commemorate the 7th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s passing. The week preceding June 25 has come to be known to fans as “Michael Week.” That being said, Michael Week is a very emotional for the fans who love him.
At the same time, the usual evil forces have gotten together to rile us up. We try to ignore trash news, but many times, you want to lash out about the constant attempts to make Michael Jackson look like some sick monster. What can you do, besides feeling helpless? When will it stop? Sometimes it seems that the more you fight, the more futile the effort may seem.
Ours heart are totally connected to Michael. When he is hurt, we all hurt. We have lost him forever and the haters won’t even let us remember him in peace. They want to keep kicking him and it’s all because they are revengeful, hateful, greedy and jealous.
I ask myself, “What Michael would do in this situation?: Would he ignore it or would he fight back? As we know from history, sometimes he would address it, sometimes he would not. I can understand why he wanted to hide from all these hurtful things said about him.
MJ: Yeah, a lot of times but why bring more attention to a thing?
But his frustration over being hounded, talked about and lied on were made abundantly clear in many of the songs and letters that he wrote.
Just stop doggin’ me around
Stop maliciously attacking my integrity!
In my opinion, Michael was one of the strongest and bravest people who ever lived. I don’t know if I could have taken all the drama that he had to deal with. I am just an outsider looking in and I feel overwhelmed. Many times I have to deal with my own feelings of anger, sadness and frustration about what people have done to him. I want to hit something and scream, LEAVE HIM ALONE! LEAVE HIM ALONE!
It’s hurtful and disheartening to see his long-standing music records being dismissed and reduced by the standards of today’s music industry like it was nothing. Other fan groups try to say that he is not relevant anymore compared to their idol. We’ve watched the things that have meant so much to him; things that he fought for and yes even died for, are gone. People that we thought would always be loyal to him, have shown their true colors. I can see why he trusted no one.
It’s been a very hurtful and rocky seven years since Michael has passed. You’d think by now the drama would stop. Every fan’s reaction to constant drama will be different because we are human. We are tired. Our leader is gone. I missed the days when you could simply enjoyed being a fan. Those days are no more. A wide berth has parted us in unity. There are so many voices of opinion that is has become political. There are days when I even hate to come online because what I see breaks my heart. It doesn’t help when you are dealing with your own personal issues and struggles on top of it.
All I know is that no matter what is said about Michael, we must always remember to keep him in our hearts. When bad news happens, we should spread the good news about him even more. I’ve learned that sometimes those outside of the community do not always pay attention to trash news as much as we think. We spread more attention to it by constantly talking about it. The aim of those behind these lame attacks is to get us so upset we inadvertently help circulate coverage. I wholeheartedly agree that we should continue to defend Michael at all times. Have your say, release your anger in constructive ways and then get back to business. Don’t spend days and hours talking about it. There are always going to be haters. That’s life in general, but despite all that has been said and done about Michael Jackson, he is still loved and known all over the world.
I still believe that those who hate him will ultimately lose this fight. It may seem like they are winning, but they are not. There are many fans who have dedicated their lives to writing and preserving the truth about Michael Jackson. I want to urge you all to keep going and don’t give up. I know it’s not easy. Many times you may feel discouraged, but just know that your work is not in vain. We are forever grateful to you risking it all for someone who you love. Michael always appreciated the love and support of his fans.
“Over the years we became a family, all of us. You are my family… My children are your children and all the children of the world are our children and our responsibility.
“It was you who put your heart on the line. It was you who stepped forward to defend someone you love. It was you, on a worldwide basis who supported me as my army, my soldiers of love.
“You were always there. You are always loyal and I love you forever.”
There will always be new generations of fans coming forth. They may have been very young when Michael died or not even born, but they love him none the less. Children can see what adults fail to see. The new generations will mimic his dance moves and style. They will name him as their role model. They will not grow up with the influence of the trolls, enemies and media haters of Michael Jackson that we know of today. The promise of new generations of fans to carry on his legacy gives me hope. No matter what, we must never stop believing that one day, Michael will be vindicated and his enemies will be defeated.
Michael never gave up on this world being a better place. He was a visionary. He always set big goals and high standards for himself and those that worked with him. His songs and messages continue to bring healing to the world when people are hurting. It is during those times, that I believe that the veil of ignorance is lifted and the world can see the beautiful heart and soul of Michael Jackson. This is how he wanted and should be remembered.
I may not have said anything that will change anything or may anyone feel better. I just needed to vent a little and share my heart. One thing that I can say for sure, no matter what, I will ALWAYS love Michael Jackson until the day that I leave this earth! No one can ever take away what he means to me!
He was a beautiful gift that we are all blessed beyond measure to witness and enjoy.
God bless you all this week as we remember our Michael.
All Things Michael