.. by vindicatemj (http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com):
“One of our readers has asked me to post her views on Michael Jackson’s detractors and a very specific kind of people who were playing a major role in Michael’s harassment. Since I had a couple of things to add to the original text, it turned it into a sort of a dialog between the two of us. The reader didn’t provide her full name and will go under the abbreviation “MOA”:
MOA: The Veritas project says, “Before the summer of 1993, Michael Jackson was sitting on top of the world of entertainment much like a king sits upon his throne”.
In fact, Michael Jackson’s march to the top began in the 1980’s. After several years of glory with his brothers in the J5 era, Jackson decided to work alone. As we know, his solo carrier was even more glorious and it brought him not only fame but also a huge amount of money. Again, we remember how he bought the ATV catalog and became the owner of Kings like Elvis and the Beatles. Neverland was born and Michael was more and more involved with philanthropic and civil rights works. It began as a fairy tale, but turned into the ugliest nightmare the mankind had ever seen. Why? For a very simple reason: a Black icon with so much wealth, power, popularity and true humanitarian goals was a danger to some people. While observing him in the 80’s, it was not difficult for these people to foresee that Jackson would reach many of his goals. Actually, several of Michael Jackson’s opinions and plans were not well-received; his messages of peace, brotherhood, his concern for the planet and the environment, but, most of all, his fight for children and youth were too scary. He compared children to the face of God. He described them as innocent little puppies that look at us so deeply. He encouraged all of us to do our duty towards youngsters because: “All the children are our children and our responsibility.“ In Oxford, UK, he asked all parents to be more involved with their children’s life, not to let them down, to guide and help them, because children are our future. Without them we are doomed and will extinguish:
“Friends, let me paint a picture for you. Here is a typical day in America – six youths under the age of 20 will commit suicide, 12 children under the age of 20 will die from firearms – remember this is a DAY, not a year – 399 kids will be arrested for drug abuse, 1,352 babies will be born to teen mothers. This is happening in one of the richest, most developed countries in the history of the world. Yes, in my country there is an epidemic of violence that parallels no other industrialized nation. These are the ways young people in America express their hurt and their anger. But don’t think that there is not the same pain and anguish among their counterparts in the United Kingdom. Studies in this country show that every single hour, three teenagers in the UK inflict harm upon themselves, often by cutting or burning their bodies or taking an overdose. This is how they have chosen to cope with the pain of neglect and emotional agony.
In Britain, as many as 20% of families will only sit down and have dinner together once a year. Once a year! And what about the time-honoured tradition of reading your kid a bedtime story? Research from the 1980’s showed that children who are read to, had far greater literacy and significantly outperformed their peers at school. And yet, less than 33% of British children ages two to eight have a regular bedtime story read to them. You may not think much of that until you take into account that 75% of their parents DID have that bedtime story when they were that age.”
VMJ: I would even say that from his very young age Michael Jackson was rather ‘old-fashioned’ in his views on children and family life. All he wanted was to promote traditional family values - which, frankly, is something totally unexpected from a pop idol and a young man who started getting to know life in night clubs with their striptease, lustful eyes and the drinking audience. If you read Michael’s speeches, you will be amazed to learn that he was aiming at nothing less than a global entertainment revolution based on family-oriented values, love, brotherhood of people and great appreciation for children as a treasure parents are blessed with. There were several projects he was about to launch, all of which were family-theme ones – a unique family theme park in Poland, educational programs, animation and feature films – and all of these under the umbrella of global family entertainment. He called his dreams a global multimedia explosion, but despite its revolutionary name, it was actually a return to an innocent way of life, reestablishing links between different generations and promoting simple, but pure and eternal values of family life:
“My earliest inspiration to be actively involved in all dimensions of the global multimedia explosion was derived from decades of concert tours throughout the world. During these travels, I heard the heartbeats of millions of fans who shared their hopes, their loves and their fears, and, most importantly, their desire for a better life. It was during this time that I began to appreciate that global family entertainment could bring peace, brotherhood and love to the world. Until recently, my hectic schedule and outstanding professional commitments left me little time to develop a specific strategy for a fully integrated entertainment company. All that began to change about eighteen months ago [middle of 1994], when I first met my friend and partner in the Kingdom Entertainment, HRH Prince Al-Walleed. In short order, it was clear we share the same goals and values, traditional family values. Through Kingdom Entertainment, the Prince and myself will combine human and financial resources to be successful in all phases of the global entertainment revolution. As an example, we intend to be active in theme parks, hotels, animation, feature films, interactive educational entertainment, and, of course, character licensing and merchandising. And, we are really looking forward to this incredible venture.” ["Kingdom Entertainment" Speech – 1996]
MOA: He used to be the voice of the poor, the hungry, the sick and the abandoned children and youth who live in every corner of this world; “the voice of the voiceless” as he said it himself.
On June 23, 1992, at a press conference in London, MJ made an announcement regarding the establishment of the “Heal The World Foundation” (“HTWF”) and its mission:
“Our children are the most beautiful, most sweet, most treasured of our creations. And yet, every minute at least 28 children die. Today, our children are at risk of being killed by diseases and by the violence of war, guns, abuse and neglect. Children have few rights and no one to speak for them. They have no voice in our world. God and nature has blessed me with a voice. Now I want to use it to help children speak for themselves. I have founded the “Heal The World Foundation” to be the voice of the voiceless: the children. Please, join with me and the children to help heal the world together. Parents, communities, governments, all people of the world, we must put our children first. Finally and most importantly, I want to tell the children of the world, you are all our children, each one of you is my child and I love you all. Thank you very much.”
But not everyone was happy to hear these speeches. [...]"
Please, read the continuation of this amazingly researched, although ravishing article here: http://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/5900/ It includes pertinent extracts of speeches and interviews by Michael Jackson that can also be found posted on The Silenced Truth. The entire article has been added to "More Quotations" and filtered by TST Team.
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