Talented, yes, but no hero.
Chet Atkins stood up at Elvis Presley's funeral and made a statement for the world to hear, "We want to celebrate this white man - he belongs to us - and we shared him." If it sounds ridiculous its because it is. It never happened.But, Jamie Foxx did stand up at Michael Jackson's funeral and make this statement to the watching world, "We want to celebrate this black man - he belongs to us - and we shared him." Does it sound ridiculous. It should. Does it sound racist? It does to me.
The Jackson family chose Al Sharpton, known race hustler, to be their spokesman. This man makes a living fanning the flames of racism. It seems so ironic that Sharpton, Foxx and others want to capitalize on Michael's race when Michael did everything he could to disfigure himself and cover his African-American lineage. As usual, Al Sharpton is not about Michael Jackson, he is about Al Sharpton. There's money to be made if he can play his cards right and stir up enough racism. While we count daily real heroes who die in Iraq and Afghanistan, Sharpton has suggested we commemorate MJ by putting his face on a postage stamp!
Sharpton addressed Michael Jackson's children at the funeral, "Michael taught the world how to love. There wasn't nothin' strange about your daddy, it was strange what your daddy had to deal with." He didn't put in in exact words but I'm sure he was referring to some sort of covert racism.
Michael Jackson was a man of phenomal talent that deserves recognition. But he was no hero. I don't want a man who revealed in a British interview that he thought there was nothing wrong with sleeping in the same bed with children to be hero to my child. I don't want a man who was accused of child sexual abuse by one family and who bought off another family to be hero to my child. I don't want a man who had an unnatural public obsession with his groin to be hero to my child. I don't want my son to have worshipful admiration for a man so troubled he committed himself to self-mutulation, so troubled he dangled his infant child from a Berlin balcony.
How unnatural and troubling that Michael Jackson would choose attractive white men as sperm donors and a white female to produce children for himself. Is that a biological, psychological or spiritual problem??This is the man Sheila Jackson, Democratic representative from Texas, wants to officailly proclaim "an American legend, musical icon, and world humanitarian...someone who will be honoered forever, forever, forever....and ever.
American's who have chosen Michael Jackson as a hero are hiding everything about what was wrong with Michael but they reveal a whole lot about what's wrong with America.