pmwhewitt wrote:I consider myself a semi-fan if you will. I don't actually have any of his records but have listened quite regularly to him on Spotify since it came out and borrowed my dads CDs occasionally. Nonetheless Michael Jackson is someone I have had an interest in for a while, I have always felt a lot of sympathy for him and vehemently supported him during the trials.
He was clearly a mentally unstable person, but on the other hand he was obviously quite remarkably talented. Sadly a lot of wicked people realised this and so used Michael's naivete and immaturity for the own ends, the amount of hangers-on of this kind multiplied in the last few years of his life and I have no doubt that these people are solely, albeit indirectly, responsible for his death.
As a child he was beaten and bullied severely as a child by his father in order to rake in millions of dollars when the Jacksons became stars. He suffered with quite severe acne in his teenage years which led to much mockery in the press and even some insults thrown his way from members of the public.
He became nothing more than a trophy to Sony Records in the end, who were leaving him enough money to temporarily settle his debts, but ultimately were only using his financial woes in order to eventually receive the publishing rights to the Lennon-McCartney catalogue.
I have no doubt in my mind that he did not do what he was accused of. He never had a childhood and I honestly feel this left him as a ten-year old boy in a mans body. But not just any mans body, but a man with a world of pressure and expectation on his shoulders. How many ten-year old children can you think of that could take all the bullying and mockery he has received in his life?
By the end, he didn't even have a say in his own life. The Nation of Islam had tightened their grip on him and even though a lung disease had ravaged his voice, he was forced to do a party for a Russian billionaire on a private yacht, and then after being convinced to do ten-dates at The O2 Arena in London, he later found out he had been tricked into doing fifty. I think it was obvious he couldn't do it.
Whether a fan or not, it's not totally fair in my opinion to call his death "just another death". This is the unspectacular end to a prodigious child bullied and beaten and taken advantage of by leeches who used him for their own ends. He deserves the compassion he never got in life.
Wonderful post, full of compassion and trying to really understand a person, like a parent would, non-judgemental, just accepting, and loving.
Let's take a look at this please?
He was clearly a mentally unstable person
I ...don't know.
Ok. He was an artist. Singer, dancer, poet. Right? He was of light built, not a massive masculine appearance like Muhammad Ali,right?
So here lies one important root why mostly fellow men didn't take him quite as seriously .
He was occupied with what are largely considered "feminine" arts: Dance, song, poetry.
Ok, men do it too,but the superbowl or rugby guys are something else, you see?
Now, he also possessed a rather delicate facial beauty and gracious slender limbs with great coordination.
From the body, an experienced doctor can draw conclusions about the psyche and mind,and overall health.
He was, imo,a pure Vata type in the Old Indian healing art Ayurveda.
A Vata type is slender, light bones, gracious, often highly talented in arts or rhythmic sports like dance.
When in harmony,they are lively, happy, inspired and inspiring, creative, charismatic.
When stressed,they lose appetite, weight and sleep suffer from body pains, and become frail and weak, shadows of their former energy.
We know Michael Jackson from both sides.
He took painkillers and sleepingpills, to be able to perform on stage the next day, week, months...
This is incredibly hard for a sensitive Vata artist.
Therefore, with your approval, I hope, I would say he was sensitive,
and stressed, even ill, but not mentally unstable.
taken advantage of by leeches who used him for their own ends. He deserves the compassion he never got in life.
I'll be back later to ask you a few things, ok?