DATELINE: To Bury Jackson
Blog readers, media sycophants, gossip-mongers, and fake news purveyors, listen up: we buried Michael Jackson years ago with ignominy and pathos. He was a bizarre freak that entertained us for a generation.
Now we learn that the evil of his ways still lives in a documentary produced by HBO called Leaving Neverland. Two young men now claim they were raped daily by Mr. Jackson as pre-adolescent boys.
The good music and fun videos of Michael Jackson are now a quaint recollection in the archives of music history. Perhaps it is time to bury Michael Jackson in a mausoleum of mudslinging.
A steady stream of accusers continues to tell us Michael Jackson was a perverted soul who preyed on children. If true, this was a hideous crime, and Michael Jackson died prematurely and under shameful and ugly circumstances. If you believe that punishment befits a crime, you may want more.
Today we have profiteers of media making money off another cash cow, and we have victims of crimes trying to rest their souls through revenge. And we think that is honorable and necessary for our culture and our souls.
All victims deserve honor and peace to live free of the horrible past. If shouting from Internet and cable rooftops about the dishonorable acts of music man helps, then we surely will hear more allegations and dark secrets.
The good of Michael Jackson has been buried with his Elephant Man bones.
And documentarians insist that we must pay attention and hear their cries because they are honorable defenders of victims. And, the family of the accused can go to court and sue them for $100million for slander.
We were fans who paid Michael Jackson a grand amount of money that he used to construct a Neverland, secure and secretive, a façade to hide whatever he wanted.
He deserved privacy for all he gave, said many.
Yet, victims continue to come forward now, using a platform by documentary filmmakers, the new yellow journalists. And, they tell us Michael Jackson was a monster.
When we watched him cavort and moonwalk, did we think he was evil? Were we all so naïve and must we still ignore the truth?
Do we still cry “fake news” every day at what the media and documentarians give us?
According to Leaving Neverland, Jackson seduced young boys with money and attention, using his child-like personality as camouflage for something unspeakable.
The accusations cannot be proved or disproved, but we all once loved his music and entertainment, not without cause.
History may yet rob Michael Jackson of whatever vestige of good his music gave us.
It appears now that he was a brutish beast, not Peter Pan. We have lost any reason to defend him.
Now we should pause because our memories are back in 1980s music videos with Jackson dancing Thriller. It now appears that playing a zombie of horror was only half the truth.