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Ramblings Of A Neophyte Michael Jackson Fan5:35 PM
is because He knew only a heart as humble as Michael's could handle it.
Ramblings Of A Neophyte Michael Jackson FanThey say an artist will only be truly appreciated when he's gone. I guess it's true for Michael Jackson and this neophyte Michael Jackson fan.
Much to my regret, I only got to appreciate him as an artist a few weeks ago. In my defense, I was busy playing with my Barbies when Michael Jackson was at the prime of his career. I would also hear more negative things about him then that his talent was overshadowed so to speak.
So I ignored this man who could walk backwards and moved like no other.
Then one fateful day I decided to watch Superbowl videos on YouTube and it was his video I clicked first. I didn't know what was coming. I didn't know I'd be hooked and be in awe for the next few hours.
I watched every interviews, every live performances and every music videos I could find. I was entranced. I was suddenly under Michael Jackson's spell.
More than his exceptional talent though, I was drawn by this star, this legend, this record-breaking artist's mystery...and the sadness in his eyes.
When you read between the lines, when you look at him, you'd know deep down that despite his stardom, the phenomenon, the inexplicable adoration of his fans and obsession of the paparazzi, he was a lonely vulnerable man. A deprived kid trapped in a man's body. A lost soul.
I believe that he was a kind, gentle, generous, pure and humble person.
All he wanted was help others, experience how it is to be a normal child, live normally and be loved and appreciated. All he wanted was give what he could and what he had to those who need it more.
In return, he received bashing, criticism, condemnation.
I think his haters knew they couldn't bring him down attacking him as an artist because he was perfection. No one could ever move and sing like Michael Jackson. No one else has that same passion and magic. No one could give it all like Michael Jackson could.
Or maybe that's just the amateur fan girl me talking. But, whatever.
For me, Michael Jackson was and will remain the ultimate undisputed best artist in all history. No one comes close.They couldn't say anything wrong about his talent so they attack him in other aspects instead. Those trolls.
Heartless, cruel, selfish, greedy creatures.
Why can't they just applaud with the rest of the world? Why can't they write about this superstar who instead of strutting the streets with arrogance, wasting money on booze and prostitutes, was out there helping children in need, trying with all he had and with all he could to make others happy and change the world?
Why do they have to point at his flaws? Fabricate stories and call him names?
They made Michael Jackson who he was because of what they say---a freak.
He said in an interview that people does not know the effect of the words they say. He was hurt and devastated.
Do people care? Maybe some did. But majority loved to turn his life into a fiasco. Using his weakness, his vulnerability to try to put him down.
He's just human. He maybe the brightest star to ever shine, but he's got feelings too. He got hurt. Deeply apparently.
There are many things he missed just to give the world the kind of entertainer that they wanted. How ungrateful of the world to treat him like a joke instead.
The world destroyed Michael Jackson.
What could a single man do against the whole world ganging up on him? In retrospect, where were his friends then? Where were those who hero-worshiped him when he was crying himself to sleep?
We should have paid more attention to the message of his songs. Most of them are a cry for help, a cry of a lonely hurt heart desperate to make the world a better place.
He wasn't eccentric. He wasn't weird. He wasn't a wacko. We don't know half the truth of what the man went through.
I believe he's innocent.
No monster could write songs about healing the world, protecting the children and being there for someone and sing it with all his soul.
No monster could have done what he did for the children in need.
No sick, selfish person could have donated his time and money to charities.
The only thing Michael Jackson was guilty of was that he cared too much.He cared too much about the world, about the children's future, about other people. He cared too much about what people say about him to the point that he let it destroy him.
He was vulnerable and naive because there was no evil thought or ill emotions in his heart.
Someone so loving and genuine like him couldn't do what they said he did. And for the police to invade his privacy like that? It was inhuman.
I hope they're happy now.
Whatever happened to Michael Jackson was a thing of the past. But you can never erase someone as great as Michael Jackson in the history of mankind.
For all it's worth I think he's happy now. At peace. Surrounded by great Love and appreciation.
I think he's dancing for God and singing with the angels.
I want to always remember him alive, invincible, awe-inspiring, historical.
He will remain the brightest and biggest start this world will ever see.
Michael Jackson, gone to soon, forever the king of pop.
August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009
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