It was a reminder of why MICHAEL JACKSON became a deeply unhappy, lonely man living an utterly bizarre existence.
It was a macabre circus.-- GORDON SMART (speaking of the memorial service held in honor of Michael Jackson) (see source)
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.—I Corinthians 13:11One look at Michael Jackson and one could see that Jackson was a man given over to his idiocracies. From the facial reconstructive surgeries to the melanin drained from his skin and the sad "Betty Davis" eyes epitomized how superficial change from the traditions of our fathers (in Jackson’s case his hair, skin, nose and chin) combined with a totally narcissistic escapist fixation on a fantasy world filled with frivolities and excesses. Unfortunately all of these were the cause of his untimely death. Likewise such behaviors will be the premature ruination of any people directly or any nation indirectly.
Yes it is true that in this society; we all have become Michael Jackson just look at us. It’s no secret that MJ didn’t like the way that he looked so he simply rejected himself and the genetics of his parents to set out to change himself. Unfortunately what resulted was the image of a bizarre sad disfigured Pagliacci .
Yet we, in the likeness of Michael’s obsessiveness and more than any other time in our Country, are given over to the same unhealthy preoccupation with superficial appearances in our society.
The masses of tattooed pierced unkempt heathennestic citizens of this country walk around daily like they are on on-call for the sequel for Michael’s famous and groundbreaking Thriller video. In synchronistic rhythm we dance to the beat of whatever fad or fashion that is all the rage in our favorite new videos.
Michael was asked once why he grabbed his crotch when he preformed. Jackson’s non sequitur and puerile response was, “I’m just a slave to the music!” Huh?
Yet in general one can go to any business establishment and see working behind a counter a tattooed, pierced, crotch grabbing Michael Jackson influenced young person ready (or not ready) to help you or to take your order. And if you are anything like me you pause for just a second to decide whether you’re going to spend your money in that establishment or if you are better served going home washing your hands and fixing your own food.
Michael Jackson’s memorial was a tribute to his unusualness as it was also a mirror reflection of how we all have become unusual in our own right and somewhat accepting of almost everything unusual.
Jackson’s memorial was a reminder of how we’ve allowed entertainment to mesh with reality and how we are all in a continual futile search for our own childhood. How we are all trapped in the fantasy world of self gratification, entertainment and decadence.
Though its too late for Michael one lesson that we can all learn from his untimely demise is that old biblical truism, “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”
Maybe it’s time for us all to grow up and put away childish things. The childish things of spending more money than we’ve earned, the childish things of depending on government to solve all of our problems, and the childish things of entertaining ourselves to death with recreational drugs, sex and frivolous living.
Never has our Nation been in so much trouble and faced so many problems politically and fiscally. And never has the security of this Nation been in such jeopardy as it is now.
What we need are grownups to deal with the myriad of problems which we face as a Nation. If you are naively confused about your race, sex or purpose you need not apply you just remain in your Never Land Ranch existence. We need grownups that are rational, reality based and sentient beings.
Perhaps through Michael’s life we all can see where all of the bizarre, wanton, Never never Land, sad lifestyle choices lead. And soberingly it is not a road to long-life and prosperity!
Unlike Michael America we still have a chance to take a look at that man and woman in the mirror and make a change.