Skip to comments.Let the dead bury Michael Jackson
Posted on 07/13/2009 1:33:24 PM PDT by abigail2
Let the dead bury Michael Jackson
And let the dead bury the dead."
Michael Joseph Jackson won 13 Grammies and sold more than 750 million records worldwide over the span of four decades. This same person also exhibited bizarre behavior and faced child sexual abuse allegations.
Yet, Rev. Al Sharpton, Michael's entertainer friends, and the major TV networks covered up this dark side at Michael's memorial and elevated him to hero status.
The so-called memorial was about unrealistically lifting up a black Michael as the "king" in order to lift up blacks, and, in so doing, lowering the value of the hated white man (i.e. making Michael bigger than Elvis Presley).
Rep. Sheila Jackson, D-Texas, announced at the memorial that she and her colleagues have introduced HR 600 to officially proclaim Michael Jackson "as an American legend, musical icon, and world humanitarian someone who will be honored forever, forever, forever and ever."
Who was Michael Jackson?
Michael used his Heal the World Foundation to fight illness and poverty among children around the world. But he was also deeply disturbed, despite what false black leaders want us to believe. Here are some troubling facts:
* The latest report indicates that Jackson's death appears to be drug induced.
* In a 2003 U.K. TV interview, Michael revealed that he saw nothing wrong with sharing his bed with children and that it was "love."
* In 2005, Michael was tried and acquitted of child sexual abuse (but had also paid off another sexual abuse accuser).
* Over the years we've watched a young black boy transform physically from a normal looking child to a white-skinned, straight-haired, self-mutilated freak.
In the days following Michael's death, his father, Joe Jackson, held a press conference with none other than Al "The Riot King" Sharpton. Sharpton took center stage and babbled about the need to protect Jackson's legacy and focus on the "positive."
This race hustler was up to his old tricks of using code language to tell blacks that, after all, Michael Jackson was black, and we can't let white folks question his character or bizarre behavior.
Sharpton then took to the podium at the Staples Center during Michael Jackson's memorial and proclaimed in a phony loud preachy tone, "Michael taught the world how to love." He said to the Jackson children, "There wasn't nothin' strange about your daddy, it was strange what your daddy had to deal with" (i.e. racism).
We've seen this before with O.J. Simpson. Every time a black man is exposed or publicly rebuked, so-called black leaders begin to stoke the flames of racial animosity.
In this case, celebrities like Jamie Foxx played the race card. Foxx said of Michael Jackson during a recent appearance at the BET Awards, "We want to celebrate this black man he belongs to us and we shared him."
What if when Elvis Presley died, a white person got on TV and said, "This white man he belongs to us." See how ridiculous that sounds?
It's 2009 and most, not all, black people have become the real racists. Over the past 50 years or so, whites have confronted and come to terms with whatever issues they had regarding race, and they have largely overcome those issues. Many blacks, on the other hand, have nursed their anger over real or perceived injustices of the past and seriously hate white people.
It's unfortunate that the Jackson family has allowed race to be an issue by selecting a race hustler like Sharpton to become their spokesman.
Sharpton is a one-trick pony. He's not concerned about the Jackson family or about giving the tormented soul of Michael Jackson a respectable memorial. He's after money and self-promotion. This desolate and empty shell of a man who has made a fortune blaming "whitey" has nothing to offer but racially divisive words.
Blacks mocked Jackson for disfiguring his face with plastic surgery. Now, Sharpton, Sheila Jackson Lee, Jamie Foxx and others want America to respect and recognize this "black" man? Give me a break!
Sharpton is already calling on the U.S. government to commemorate Jackson with a U.S. postage stamp. This is sick and godless! There are plenty of real heroes more deserving who've sacrificed for this great nation. We have soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan bleeding and dying, their remains returning home with no fanfare or recognition.
Too many black people are morally bankrupt and lack God in their lives, so they're treating the deceased Jackson as the third coming of the Messiah. (Barack Obama being the second!)
Michael Jackson was many things "hero" wasn't one of them. I'd never buy his stamp!
The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is founder and president of BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, and author of "The Seven Guaranteed Steps To Spiritual, Family, and Financial Success" guide. He's also host of "The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show." For more information, visit www.bondinfo.org.
The funny thing about Al Sharpton race-hustling Michael Jackson’s legacy is that most people, including until recently blacks, don’t think of Michael as being black. Or if they do, his blackness was absolutely the most insignificant thing about him.
Michael is not going to be put down until he beats James Brown’s record.
That’s true. He married white women, had white babies, and tried to bleach his skin white! I think they may have really made a fool of them this time. But who is gonna stop them?
His father used him in life and he’s using him in death... sad.
75 days unburied while his “family” argued about where to bury him.
It was news a few years ago.
It is a shame that he was so used and it’s continuing after his death...I think he was a very talented yet sick man.
Yes, he was very talented, and he was very sick. I feel badly for his life, one of great potential, gone to hell. I do hope he DIDN’T go to hell after he died. Sad, sad case.
I the Jackson clan had a lick of sense, they'd have him cremated, and enclose a few micrograms of the ash into millions of glass memorial pendants.
100,000,000 pendants at $100.00 per pendant.
Not bad. Not bad at all...
What message are we giving to young people with this idiocy?”
That celebrity and fame means more than anything else.
Paris Hilton is a good example of that.
I could go on and on.
Kids today think they can make a living and raise a family skateboarding or snowboarding-—
“music” is more important than math.
“dancing” is more important that reading.
“rapping” is more important that writing a complete correctly constructed sentence—more than just one time in their lives.
When they leave school- either early or on time, they are totally surprised that they were not hired to “text” during job hours to their ‘homies’ and that the boss has the audacity to tell them to knock it off and do their work.
They are even more surprised that they cannot do a white collar job and only a lawn service is willing to hire them.
I am so out of sympathy for all of today’s ‘yute’ that I am bereft of words. As my brother says: Sympathy can be found in the dictionary: between s _ _ t and syphalis (sp).
LINDSAY LOHAN typing too fast.
This country is sunk...period.
Michael Jackson is the only shovel ready project around.
Let the dead bury the dead
And what is to be said
I aint got no time to waste on you.
I’m a living man I got work to do.
“Burial” Peter Tosh
I would like to formally nominate this for FReeper Quote of the Year even though half of the year remains.
Even the dead are tired of MJ.
Oh, that’s right, I remember! LOL
Yes, I agree. I have heard that you could not say ‘no’ to him though. Someone I know of said ‘no’ to him about climbing in a cage with a bear and she said his reaction was as if he had been slapped. Then he went off and sulked.
Hah! They haven’t thought of it yet I’m sure or ol’ Joe will surely come up with it if they don’t bury him in a hurry.
There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongspartly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs
There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who do not want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.
-Booker T. Washington
I feel your pain, LOL. There are some decent kids though and its embarrassing to think they see how we allowed this to happen.
But there are still ‘people’ who are not sunk, who have courage and will survive whether the country does or not. Jesse is one of them IMHO.......
Great and timely quote. Love Booker T. Thanks.
I’m hearing LaToya is going to hire OJ to find the killers.
Not yet. The obituary of our country has been written every 20 years. This country was founded by God and we are simply in another faze of growing pains.
Yes, I think the one who wanted him dead the most is Michael Jackson
From your lips to Gods ears.
Jesse is right on with this piece!!