Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Battlestar Galactica, Michael Jackson 4th of July.

Well, he’s probably moon walking across the galaxy now. White bread Christian angels, who probably don’t look much different than Michael did, once he got done with himself, are telling him to go nova with his bad self. Michael’s grabbing his crotch and asking the nearest black hole if it wants its ass turned back into a white dwarf star. All the secrets and mysteries of the universe are bending over and waiting; hoping for an infusion of the absolute superficial and somewhere down the line we get Leonardo Da Vinci in hotpants doing a bikini wax commercial.

I missed out on the Dead Jackson Virus. The total of my exposure has been a short clip about them closing off the streets and area all around the StaplesCenter. I’m assuming that’s named after the office supply corporation and not the singing group. I did happen to see where the bipedal Coca Cola can, Madonna said something about him at one of her ‘sticky and sweet’ appearances (nice picture); “Let’s give it up for one of the greatest artists the world has ever known,”

I used to say (and probably still do), “The bigger the funeral, the bigger the asshole.” Just about anytime the world gets into one of its arranged sob-fests, its planting either a major psychopath or someone with the Hollywood version of hoof and mouth disease. St. Vitus Dance meets Captain Tourette; that appears to be what we’ve got here.

Apart from what you might suspect, I’ve got nothing against Michael Jackson. For a short period he displayed a couple of fairly remarkable, terrestrial abilities. The material was pedestrian but the choreography was compelling... except for the message in the movements. It was mostly comedy though, watching a hyperkinetic tooth fairy pretend to be an urban gang leader. That’s how it is in this world, pretend to be something you’re not and then get dipped into sealing wax and pressed against the parchment of life with a hot iron. Made authentic, so to speak; Madonna has a lot of that manufactured appeal, except in her case she can’t do any of the things Michael could but that doesn’t matter either.

When Madonna checks out at the age of 96, already embalmed for decades, they’ll bury her in a terrarium or put her in one of the display areas at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History next to a pterodactyl.

See... there’s a cosmic justice here. That’s why Mozart got one kind of send off and Kabuki Boy is getting another. The world applauds one kind of presentation and deplores the other. The reason is that, ‘the other’ isn’t ‘giving it up’ for the world and all its temporary ‘sticky and sweet’ goodies. Here in the Halitosis Cathedral of entropic despair, only the vain and useless get the 24 hour LED treatment in Times Square.

This is the place where they gave the Nobel Prize to Henry Kissinger among other notable psychopaths in recent times. This is the place where a six term United States congresswoman and a deserving recipient of the Nobel Prize can be hijacked in international waters by members of a genocidal nation, while attempting to deliver desperately needed supplies to the victims of the genocide and it doesn’t even get mentioned by the people giving Peter Pan his send off to Never Neverland.

This is the place where entertainment icons can engage in all sorts of illegal activities that anyone else would get sixty years for. This is the place where secret societies of wealthy bankers, politicians and sundry can attend pedophile bacchanalias to take the edge off their busy, competitive days. This isn’t the place to be someone else unless there’s someplace else but the jury is, supposedly, still out on that one.

I haven’t come to bury Michael or to praise him. I’m surprised if they don’t hold the same kind of event for the passing of the Hostess Twinkie. I’m guessing they still make them. I’m wondering what they did for Orpheus on his big day.

Yes, it’s the big 4th weekend and so MSNBC wants to treat us to a photo gallery of ‘famous’ Americans born on the 4th. Notice anything funny about the list, besides Stephen Foster, Eva Marie Saint and Bill Withers and others missing from the list? It’s probably just a coincidence. I’m sure we’re all comforted that Geraldo Rivera wasn’t left out.

Meanwhile, in Gaza, as in many places around the globe, people are getting hammered just for being on the land or next to the resources that somebody wants so that that great American culture, beacon of the West, can go right on celebrating the best and the brightest, as we all climb, in a donut-glazed wonder toward that shining city on the hill.

In order for us to go on celebrating the most vacuous portions of ourselves, someone has to pay. In order for the finery and glitter of the deserving few to continue in gaudy, endless spectacle, someone- a whole lotta someone’s- have to go without. In order that massive waste can continue, as proof that some of us will never have enough or spend even a small amount of what we have acquired at the expense of others, some must go without. Given that most of the people suffering have been convinced that they would do exactly the same if they were given the chance well, I guess it works out on some level, somewhere.

Michael’s the real life equivalent (if this is real life) of a Disney character, no different than Mickey Mouse. Mickey turned fifty a little while ago but he’s still going strong. Michael’s one of the gatekeepers that keep you penned in your own wonderland of wanting. He’s the smiling; backwards dancing door warden that says it’s all right here. Eat, drink and be merry because there are people just waiting to clean it up for you and then maybe sell some of what’s left on EBay.

I know they’re going to blow something up again pretty soon. Michael’s funeral would be a consideration if irony were your cup of tea.

Speaking of irony, there’s no small amount of it in the comparison between the stages of change in Michael’s face and the stages of change in the culture in which he thrived over that period of time. The culture now looks like Michael at the end of his journey. It also went under the knife, sculpted into the thing you see in front of you today. It’s no small surprise that Howdy Doody is now the president of the UnitedStates and can make war on three different nations (hoping for four) and talk about how Iran and Russia ought to show more respect for the democratic ideals of all the captive people yearning to be free. There’s got to be another word besides Irony that covers this. This is too big and too grand a thing for what Irony defines. Meanwhile, the caged criminals in Palestine continue in their obstinate refusal to die or depart.

I suppose that Irony would also have to apply to this year’s celebration of the 4th of July. All across the land of excess, thousands of venues are filled with drunken, red-faced Schmoos in a corpulent, teary eyed ecstasy, celebrating something that has turned into it’s opposite. John Philip Schoomsa is marching out of the speakers and... and what?

It’s Battlestar Galactica on bad acid and the real possibility of Michael rising from the dead. You broke it, you bought it. I’m going to go celebrate the, sooner or later, end of the perpetuating embarrassment we’ve turned every finer possibility into. It’s the thing that gives me hope... sooner or later this will all be gone. Meanwhile, let’s see how far they push it. I’m curious about the possible, physical limits to the physics of the absurd.

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56 comments:

Hank said...

I have to admit, that there was a time when I loved Michael Jackson. Somewhere in a past that seems ions ago. I was young, hormonaly driven and about as unenlightned as a human can get. I was a playa before there was a word for it, and I wallowed in superficiality. The hair, the clothes, the moves, ahhhhh the moves. Boy that Michael could move, and if I say so myself, so could I. Once I realized girls were attracted to men that could dance, I overcame my average looks with my feet, and boy did I get laid.

Ions ago. So long ago, in so many ways, that I no longer see it as part of my life. It was someone else, and I was just watching. Much the way an apple is different from the flower it starts as, so I am different that what I was.

Michael Jackson never changed. Not in any way that means anything. He never became fruit, he just rotted as an unpolinated flower. For all of his potential as a human, in the end he was just the same old show, to a different song, with a decidedly different face.

He became the poster boy for the disease that afflicts mankind. The icon of self loathing, that so many can directly relate too. A false god, that they hoped would show them the way to being able to love the man in the mirror. He never understood that the only way you can do that, is to close your eyes, and look inside.

Your're right Les, ironic doesn't even come close. We saw a man, on the you can have it all show get down to the last question, and blow it all. The really sad part is that the question was, what is your favorite color.

Do I feel sorry for Michael? No. We are ultimately creatures of choice, and he chose poorly. In the end his fate is to be used as a distraction by those that he allowd to use him up. Days, weeks and months of coverage and memorials to a man that could have done so much, but chose to drown in his perversions and self indulgence.

A cartoonic life, that you have so aptly seen as a metaphor for what human existance, in most places has become. Sad that so few will actually see it. Peace to all.

Anaughty Mouser said...

Thank you for your post Les.
Why has the peace-seeking supply boat to Gaza been pirated in international waters without so much as a mention by the zio-nazi controlled mainstreammedia?
That was a rhetorical question ;)

Anonymous said...

The "King of Pop" says it all.

Peter of Lone Tree said...

"Madonna said something about him at one of her ‘sticky and sweet’ appearances (nice picture); “Let’s give it up for one of the greatest artists the world has ever known.”

Actually Les, I said that when I first heard about the death of Luciano Pavarotti.

Visible said...

Amen to that, Peter.

Anonymous said...

Greetings Dumballah.. Not to mention the angel they killed with colon cancer on the same day: a black white man or visa versa and an angelic babylonian whore. Ties in nicely with ol' mate the black white president of a federation of united states of a country that isn't, which is on the road to perdition. Look at the symbolism of the fallen angel and the kabuki monkey...

et tua da gloriam..

tsisageya said...

Very good post. My thoughts exactly. Good comments too.

Bill B. said...

Intersting article about MJ:

http://www.henrymakow.com/was_michael_jackson_another_il.html

Can't vouch for the story of MJ being mind controlled but it is an interesting theory.

Anonymous said...

What a horrible post. The entire purpose of this post seemed to be to back-handedly bash Michael Jackson, although you claim that was not your intent.

Michael Jackson was a beautiful Soul and an extremely talented and gifted human being. Millions of people loved him and were touched by him, as evidenced by the emotional displays shown around the world on hearing the news of his death. What other person could die today and receive such an overwhelming outpouring of grief from people of all ages all around the world? No one.

Luciano Pavarotti did not recieve the same media attention or outpouring of grief because he did not touch as many people. Classical music is not heard by as many people as rock/pop music. Also, Luciano Pavarotti was not out there in the public and therefore not a part of our lives over the years the way MJ was. MJ is being grieved by people of different ages in every country in the world because they knew him through/by his music and his life, and they loved him.

I am deeply saddened by his tragic passing. And unlike Hank, I have deep symapthy and compassion for the troubled life MJ lived. He had no childhood or teen-age life; he was in the public eye since age eight; and he was surrounded by adults whose main interest was money and profit and not his well-being. How would you have coped?

MJ was a brilliant musician, a phenomianl dancer, and his sense of style was unique, creative, and so very cool. He managed to write incredible and beautiful lyrics and maintain his innocence, kindness, and gentleness despite the crap that surruounded his life. He sang of peace in the world and loving one another, yet he tragically dies and the haters come out to ridicule, judge, and attack him and his life.

So much for hoping peace and love will shine through on Earth.

-- Alexina R.

Anonymous said...

The poor bugger was a puppet. That was the point of the Jacksons; no politics in their lyrics.

Still, something was up. There's those that say he converted to Islam:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/3494296/Michael-Jackson-converts-to-Islam-and-changes-name-to-Mikaeel.html

And then he could come up with stuff like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvWMLAWrEjU

So thre you are. The moral of the tale? Just make sure you're not worth more dead than alive. Or you'll end up like Elvis.

Luis

Visible said...

Well Alexrina no question all that crotch grabbing did make me think about peace on Earth. Meanwhile, considering how deluded most people are, their crying for someone doesn't necessarily mean anything. As for him being a brilliant musician, I've never seen him play anything. That doesn't mean he can't of course.

As fort maintaining his kindness and innocence there are many who will disagree with that. personally I thought him incredibly materialistic and superficial but I will admit he had a certain amount of talent though I doubt it is the sort that heals the planet. Pavrotti was a far greater artist.

I can appreciate that you were a fan of his and I suspect you are a fan of twitter and many other things that come off as useful but are actually mechanisms of enslavement. Cool means nothing. Cool usually means slick self interest.

I could have answered you a lot of different ways but I would then be either lying or pandering. I didn't want to have to write what I wrote but all this manufactured grieving and people letting the television tell them how to feel makes me sick.

Meanwhile I would just take a look at what Michael did to his face. It says a great deal.

In any case... Michael is secondary to what I had to say. He's just part of the flash and glitter that help the slavemasters control human thought. I'm less tolerant of any entertainers now because none of them have the stones to speak out because it will hurt their career. I'm trying to remember ever hearing Michael speak out and certainly not in recent memory. I don't remember him going to the line and laying it down about what's happening in the world and so to me he was a little self indulgent for my tastes.

Visible said...

I should add that I just saw that video tonight for the first time and... that is the first time I have seen him concern himself with things like this and though I can't make out much of what he is saying- someone did send me the lyrics- still it seems like it's in the right direction.

I genuinely enjoyed some of the things Michael Jackson did but there's a lot that I didn't (not that what he does is any of my business) still... I call them as I see them and I fully expect people not to like what I have to say on occasion and I fully expect people to turn on me and warm to me and then become irrevocably cold. None of that has anything to do with what I have to say. I don't even see it myself until after I am done writing it.

Anonymous said...

PS. My other big thing about Michael is that he didn't even own the rights to his own music by the time he died. At one point he owned the rights to the Beatles songbook too but, from what I've been reading, he seems to have lost those too.

So, if any of you wish to honour his memory by downloading one of his songs, be sure to do so from a reputable pirate, and not Sony Music.

Luis (again)

Anonymous said...

Mr. Visible,

I apppreciate that you responded to my post and I hope you will allow the the opportunity to address just a few of the comments you made. Thank you.

First, I have never owned a cell phone, and never plan to, and I know nothing about Twitter other than it looks asinine. I have had a television maybe 30% of my adult life and currently do not have one. I also do not "surf the web" much as I have more important things to do in my life, plus, I find most of the web mindless. I do find it a bit distressing that you assume someone who liked MJ, and now mourns his passing, would be some brain-dead non-thinking airhead sheeple.

Second, we obviously have different definitions of "cool." I define "cool" the way it was used in the 1950s, although that was well before my time. Like James Dean cool - an untouchable sense of style that no one else could get away with - an aura, if you will. And to me, MJ's style was very cool. Perhaps it is just me, but I love a guy who is creative in his choice of clothes and how he presents himself, which is why Robert Smith was one of my huge crushes. Guys who do their own thing are cool to me.

Thrid, I very much disagree that Pavoratti was a "far greater artist." But we are all entitled to our own opinions.

Thank you.

-- Alexina R.

Visible said...

Well, we'll just have to agree to disagree. I will apologize for getting you wrong. I'm a work in progress so I make errors on a regular basis.

I have a number of blogs and they each represent a different personality and perspective. What I may actually believe is something different than what appears in any of them. In the meantime I have an objective in mind and I'm going to see that through. I'm familiar with a lot of things about Michael Jackson and as a result he does not represent anything that's needed at the moment. At the moment we need warriors and more truth. We need don't need temporal glitter. We need awakening.

Michael Jackson is incidental to me. I'm not sure I've even mentioned him before these recent events and I'm not likely to do so again

Anonymous said...

"All across the land of excess, thousands of venues are filled with drunken, red-faced Schmoos in a corpulent, teary eyed ecstasy, celebrating something that has turned into it's opposite."

A person could key off of most every sentence you write. I went on a two and half mile walk through my neighborhood on the 4th and only saw three flags flying. I noticed the same thing when I lived in Colorado a couple of years ago. It used to be there were flags everywhere. I used to fly one myself. How about the yellow support the troops ribbons on cars. Don't see many of them either. Could it be more people are wising up? They may not be able to articulate what is going on but they know something isn't exactly right. The newspapers are going broke,(GOOD) they have to be getting their news somewhere. Unless they are die hard porn freaks, when they surf the net they are bound to run into sites like yours. The internet is changing the world.

I've considered making up a series of questions and going door to door interviewing people. Maybe we don't give them enough credit. I live in a higher end neighborhood. It would be interesting. If a person has a lot of information and then just sits on his ass and never says or does anything does it make any difference? Well, just my two cents worth.

Fud

Hank said...

Alexina R.

From the sounds of it, I was a MJ fan before you were born. His music and perfomanc style defined an era in music, but for all his talent on stage, he showed us very little in the human being catagory.

I remember a certain video of one of his shopping trips, where he spent 3 million in just a few minutes, on crap. He professed to love children so much, but it occurs to me that the 3 million and the millions more he spent on the face god gave him, would have gone a long way to help children all over the world. Did he once build a school house anywhere? A small hospital in a remote village somewhere? Did he even pay for a few wells and a some hand pumps so that some of these children he professed to love so much could at least have some clean water to drink?

No, he didn't. He built neverland ranch, so he could have his little sleepovers with the children he professed to love so much. He spent untold thousands on drugs to dull the "pain" of his self tortured existance. He did not die as a child, he was a grown man, and could have done a great deal to help others, but he did not. He, in the end, was a self indulgent, recluse who hated the man he saw in the mirror, and was almost certainly a pedophile. No, I'm sorry Alexina, not much in the human being catagory at all.

Randall said...

Yeah man. All MJ all the time. One of the most humble
(and Jewish!) and arguably one the best Jazz
saxaphonists died last year Micheal Brecker,
and while not expecting the media extravaganza,
I thought at least a note on tv.
Nothing.

Biological_Unit said...

Michael Jackson was a beautiful Soul and an extremely talented and gifted human being.

Agreed.

I attended the Stevie Wonder free Concert at the Montreal Jazz Festival. Stevie had a similar early success, which made him the ideal choice for the loving tribute to MJ which happened.

He did not die as a child

He had enormous success AS a child ! Did you do that ? Did I hear any sorrow about his abusive childhood ? I wonder. Maybe because Gary, Indiana is not Mogadishu ?

Biological_Unit said...

I'm trying to remember ever hearing Michael speak out and certainly not in recent memory.

His most famous humanitarian gesture was the We Are the World gathering of many superstars.

800,000 copies arrived in stores on Tuesday, March 7th 1985. There were sold out by the first weekend.

Anonymous said...

You know, I read the HenryMakow piece earlier today too. It is interesting. He has some important points. Keep in mind that many of these people are in a "system" and, therefore, are a product of that system. He was surrounded by as many demented, deranged people as himself. How does one perceive reality, when completely removed from it?

Animadverto

Anonymous said...

Les, I'd be really disappointed if you were ever that epitome of the vacuous and banal...COOL.

Trade Mark said...

Peter Pan took the children by the hand and took them on a kidnapping adveture--- With a crotch grabbing gloved hand he played with the band and humped the microphone stand.

He Was Hooked soon enough by the dirty Dealing irrate pirate and Peter refused to share the childrens loins not even for the craven golden coins.

He took some magic pixy dust and the bait was masterd.

Tinker Bell could only tinker with Peter. She was much to small to answer the call.

Anonymous said...

Do you mean the old Battlestar Galactica or the new one? Have you ever watched either?

This seems to be a Petri Dish post cross-dressed because you have nothing better to say. As such... weak Les... weak.

I'm not trying to heckle you Les, but this isn't your best work. Stop trying so hard, and take a break, Ok?

Lukiftian.

Anonymous said...

I saw this by Xymphora at another site.


Michael Jackson, murdered by banksters
Michael Jackson lived his whole life surrounded by vipers. They would set him up in compromising positions, have a series of families of 'victims' sue him, portray him in the mass media as a serial pedophile thus denying him any defense (of course, even with all the negative publicity, the families kept sending the children over), force him to settle the lawsuits, and then lend him the money to pay them, all on the security of his once considerable assets. This process of stealing his money went on for years, until there was nothing left to steal. They then came up with the idea of having the frail Jackson pay everything off with a huge concert tour, one that neither they nor Jackson thought he could physically survive. If he didn't do it, they would seize all his assets and ruin him. Essentially, they decided to go for the age-old solution, the pound of flesh. Jackson would pay them off with his life.

Due to his many health scares, it became impossible to insure Jackson for the tour, particularly when the shysters got greedy and vastly extended the tour, so the promoters had to 'self-insure', meaning they would take all the risk if Jackson in fact couldn't finish the tour. As everybody knew he wouldn't be able to survive the tour, this was unacceptable, and Jackson became more valuable dead than alive. Alive, he would just create more debt to be shared amongst the creditors, with no more assets to pay them off. Dead before the tour, the banksters could divvy up his tangible assets and use his preexisting insurance to cover the rest (they almost certainly had insurance on his life as security for their loans).

Jackson, no dummy, was completely hip to what was going on, and who was stealing from him. "Jew me, Sue me" and "Kick me, Kike me." And (see also here):

"Is Michael Jackson a hardcore, Mel Gibson-style anti-semite, or is this just another case of the Jew-run media trying to make a brother look bad?

Anonymous said...

and the rest of it.

If you haven't already heard, tapes have recently been released to the media of Wacko Jackson accusing Jewish people of trying to suck his blood.

To wit:

In phone messages obtained by ABC News, the apparently prejudiced pop star likens them to "leeches" and claims they conspired to leave him "penniless."

"They suck...they're like leeches...I'm so tired of it," Jackson tells former adviser Dieter Wiesner in one of them. "The Jews do it on purpose."

The ugly message, which was made two years ago and aired yesterday on "Good Morning America," was one of several provided by Wiesner's lawyer, Howard King.



One can presume that these phone messages were leaked to their cousins in the media by this Wiesner fellow and another fellow named Marc Schaffel, who are currently suing Michael Jackson for money they say he owes them.

Sounds like some pretty shysty business, if you ask me.

Then check out how they try to play Jacko, bringing up old shit from 10 years ago and also the fact that he recently relocated to Jew-hater country out in the Middle East, as if that has to do with anything.

Jackson had to apologize to Jewish groups a decade ago after he included lyrics like "Jew me/Sue me/Everybody do me/Kick me/Kike me" on the song "They Don't Care About Us."

Jackson, who relocated to Bahrain after he was acquitted of child molesting charges, did not respond to the revelations.



You know they did that shit on purpose..."


Brothel-owner Wiesner's suit was dismissed, although it appears there may have been some kind of settlement (of course, Jackson let his true feelings out to Wiesner as Wiesner was one of the few financial people around him who wasn't Jewish). Marc Schaffel, whose job before hooking onto Jackson was a gay porn producer/director, only won a small amount of what he originally claimed, and Jackson's countersuit was successful (it is clear that Schaffel was the direct target of Jackson's rant to Wiesner). Jackson lost his ownership of the Beatles catalogue to Sony, run at the time by Tommy Mottola, described by Jackson as the 'devil'.

I think we can assume that Jackson's increasing connections to the Muslim Middle East, and his probable conversion to Islam - after being forced (?) to pick a surrogate Jewish mother for his children (more access to his money) - was partly an attempt to escape the shysters.

The greed of the shysters extended the tour to the point where it was uninsurable. Either the stress of the impossible tour killed him, or they arranged for him to be given a 'hot shot' - a mix of whatever was supposed to be in the shot with heart-attack inducing, and completely undetectable, potassium chloride - to finish him off (note how the mainstream press is suddenly filled with stories of his drug addictions). Either way, they got their pound of flesh.

Visible said...

There is a new Reflections in a Petri Dish up now.


Zionism; a Psychopathic Cancer of the Soul.

G K Alexander ex international radio Show Host said...

Michael was a genius.. and the writer of the article above is being a bit of a muppet. as hes to blind to see.. it dont matter if your (black or white) and MJ will always be a part of (History).. he stood up for the little man.. prisoners.. kids.. gangbangers.. wanabe gangsters.. the same has he stood up for the enlightened people.. like healers.. (earth song) people etc etc.. and he pointed out that the people at the top (they dont even care about us).. inspirational music.. was the last thing wanted going on a worldwide tour later this year.. when people at the top are in fact trying to create a 3rd world war later this year.. and when there trying to create a perfect fearful environment for their new bio-engineared flu virus to rip through the population.What SWINE created that and let it out. so they can vaccinate everyone with a vacine that will help destroy peoples dna encoding sequence before the 2012 awakening.. its FACT when people feel euphoric from some of the greatest most inspirational music ever written.. their immune systems are high.. there spirits are fealing inspired.. inspired enough to stand up for freedom from control and tyrany . not what is wanted when theres a battle on for the enslavement of mankind..
ps that saudi sheike that cornered MJ for 5million or some shit.. theres a picture of him.. that was published worldwide.. standing beside jackson.. the saudi is making a FREEMASON symbol/sign with his HAND and ARM.. clearly set the mark to destroy jackson.. for masons accross the globe.
(the legend of atlantis.. its time to wake up) 25part series on youtube
wakey wakey hands of snakey
MJ was taken out.. part of a plan!
peace be with you all
Gzeus

Anonymous said...

Jackson was the incarnation of Lucifer. The hate was hidden behind the veil but that got busted, it is really self-hate. Virtually all of humanity have no idea hence the problems. But some do hence the solutions.

His previous life was Hitler. So he hated being black, loved the heilhitler salute and the ss uniforms. the jerky mechanistic style is a twisted expression; bizarrly devoted following comes from that time and previously. homosexuality, Pedophilia and focus on ghosts/occult/death are typical symptoms of the fallen ones, he was part of a group incarnated such as madonna and prince.

but gone now at 50 I wonder why, perhaps God really is in charge.

Anonymous said...

Les,
That's the most original comment on MJ that I have seen so far. Same thing goes for most of the comments posted here. Gonna have to check your site on a more regular basis.
Dave

Anonymous said...

People are either good hearted or they are not. Was Michael good hearted? That's not really clear, is it?? He wasn't anybody I ever admired.

pan de monium said...

It is a small step from pop culture to poop culture. Just add a zero. Les, congratulations. You pull up the slack for about 500 mainstream editorial writers.

Anonymous said...

CNN showed a series of Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor walking together, several different film clips. They repeated these a couple times, and I then realized -- his face really did have features made to resemble Taylor's. Especially the eyebrows.
Just as shocking was the video of the rehearsal for the planned come-back concerts. The media kept showing the goose-stepping scene. At first, I thought of North Korea, Jackson, et al (or, Kim Il) came in from the left (no pun) marching, in PyongYang parade style, and then Jacko does a ultra-goosestep with an arm swing across the waist (cf. East Germany circa 1960's).
Why? Is the media trying to make him look crazy?

Anonymous said...

Under the "things that make you go hummm..." category: AEG Live, the organizers of MJ's 50-concert tour this summer, insured MJ for $17.5 million. The policy covered death by overdose but did not cover a death by natural causes.

Hank -- MJ's Heal the World Foundation, which he founded in 1992, "airlifted 46 tons of supplies to Sarajevo, instituted drug and alcohol abuse education, and donated millions of dollars to less fortunate children, including the full payment of an Hungarian child's liver transplant." All the profits from MJ's Dangerous World Tour of 1992-1993 (67 concerts)went to his foundation. MJ donated his entire fees from his Super Bowl XXVII half-time show to his foundation. MJ won a spot in the 2000 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records for his support of more charities than any other entertainer or personality (39 charities). I could go on but please read for yourself the termendously giving person MJ was: http://brainz.org/16-michael-jacksons-greatest-non-musical-achievements/

I wonder, though, how much was he expected to give of himself? He started performing at age six. He did not own a yacht, he did not own an island, he did not own a plane, he owned one home. So why is he being attacked for having spent lots of money on stuff. Did he not deserve to spend some money on himself?

One more thing: MJ never called women "whores" "hos" (sp??) "sluts" "b------" or any other derogatory word in his songs or speech [not that I am aware of, anyway]. He also did not have nearly-naked women slithering around in sexually suggestive degrading poses in his videos. He loved children and animals, and he donated millions to worthwhile causes. Seems like a pretty great human being to me!

-- Alexina R.

Anonymous said...

Here's my comment (mainly directed at Lukiftian):

I for one would love to be able to not give a shit about what is going on around me. Many succeed at that and get away with it because others give a shit for them, I suppose.

Quoting from earlier comment: "Perhaps there is a part of you that realizes this, and this is why you want to run off to a campsite somewhere with the like-minded, so that you can escape what you rally want to do."

Well I for one haven't seen such patronizing condescension in the guise of armchair psycoanalysis since the last time I turned on my TV (I think that was about 1995 or so). So, Dr. Phil, what do YOU really want to do? I mean besides pretending to not give a shit and yet give a shit just enough to type up a long comment about not giving a shit?

Oh, and as far as why some people give a shit and some don't, I think the ones that do take into account that we are utterly failing the generations that will come after us, but so what? I won't be around to deal with it..

And here's to wishing Dadnerd a speedy recovery...

-The Village Idiot

TheGhost said...

Yeah, he started out great but ended up a real scum bag. Sad really when I think about it. The world really had their way with him.

Visible said...

You make a convincing argument Alexina. You certainly have me thinking.

I wonder if you saw this that is at my new Reflections in a Petri Dish entry Scamming Michael.



I'm giving a lot of consideration to the things you are saying and am extremely impressed by your poise, class and grace in the matter.

Be well.

Anonymous said...

Visible,

Thank you for your compliment! :->

I just finished reading the link you posted, thank you. I found the article very interesting and very tragic. It certainly sheds further light on why MJ was so broke despite his years of phenomenal success.

-- Alexina R.

morris108 said...

a little offtopic

Is the Gay agenda a zionist NeoCon one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNqEt0ciN9w

Anonymous said...

People like Lukiftian are simply consumed with envy. I'm a clinical psychologist but apart from that I've looked into the way people form their words and how that may reveal what motivates their statements. There are a number of 'tells' in this fellow's (I suspect it is a fellow) words and word arrangements that indicates jealousy and envy as well as resentment presented in a passive/aggressive manner.

You'll get my bill by post.

Wellbutrin

Hank said...

Alexina,

I have to be honest, those are things I did not know. If they are in fact true, and I have no reason to doubt you, then I stand corrected. I suppose I reflexivly distrust the extremely wealthy. In Michaels case, perhaps I should do a little more research. I never have a problem with being wrong, because I always get to learn something new. Peace.

Anonymous said...

I really would like to see that picture of MJ with that ''that saudi sheike''. I suppose it is the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Tanid of the Order of Jose Marti?

Anonymous said...

So AIG Entertainment (sponsors of the Michael Jackson funeral shindig Tuesday) will sock the city of
Los Angeles for $3-4 million for overtime
police and condoning off Staple Center. Well, when they aren't fleecing the taxpayers for hundreds of billions, be glad it's just millions this time.
Simply unbelievable. Shoot your TV before tomorrow --that's all you'll get after 1pm EST! (Unless the Iran-Israeli was starts first).

Anonymous said...

(Unless the Iran-Israeli was starts first).

Who knows, perhaps the demons will finally get their six million burnt souls after slobbering over this for the past hundred years or so.

Anonymous said...

Xymphora's blog is one of the finest extant.

Anonymous said...

I never thought I'd agree with that pig Rep. Peter King on anything, but yes, King, as we enter
day 12 of the Michael Jackson Myopia Moanfest it really IS beyond creepy. Build the temple of Death and the Americans will always come! I suppose the TeeVee watchers Tuesday will be treated to an all day moanfest with all the "celebrities" giving the horn signs with those
creepy Kabbala red threads around their wrists like Michael and Madonna. Was Michael also
an aficianado of Bohemian Grove as well? A metaphor for the death of the USSA -- Jackson is in debt what? $300 million -- but oy, they're already fighting for their inheritance??
And California is beyond bankrupt but LA will end up funding this shindig. Enjoy the solar flare, folks! They're shooting em in China and the world has gone stark raving mad! (Dog daze of summer) Now all they need in LA Tuesday is an Earthquake and they can have their own Day of the Locust!

Mouser said...

MJ is just spin and fluff like everything else on the MSM.
If you want the truth (about anything) you're going to have to go and research it on the net yourself.
Peace.
Mouser

Visible said...

There is a new Visible Origami up.

In the Time of the Lifting of the Veils.

Anonymous said...

Ordinarily I take James Kunstler with a grain of salt because of his spewing Zionism when it comes to Israel vs. Palestine, but his CFN last week on MJ "The Man in the Mirror" (MJ as a metaphor for the USSA) was spot on -- like your essay on MJ was. I have the TV 'on holiday' mostly since June 26 but drudge tells us MJ's brainless body is to be on stage in a casket for today's 'encore performance'! Yes, America's smiling corpse -- again the Scarecrow in The Wiz! Howdy Do and Foot-in-Mouth Biden should be in attendance.

Anonymous said...

The possible physical limits to the absurd???

P.T.Barnum would be proud.

Beatification shold come rather quickly.

http://cbs13.com/local/michael.jackson.tree.2.1072797.html

European American said...

Michael Jackson was a reflection of everything that can go right and everything that can go wrong, all in one, cranked up to full volume. I enjoyed him up until mid 80's and then he was gone. I don't know where he went, but a "freak" took his place. I couldn't even look at him. I found him repulsive and his energy form seemed possessed by demons. I had no idea he was 50. I feel no loss with his departure.

European American

Anonymous said...

Hate to interrupt the MJ farewell ceremonies, but there things to think about. I have been out of work for awhile, and it seems to be the in thing. It is a bit harsh on the wallet but great for creativity.

It hit while on a bike ride today that Howdy, Dowdy has his jobs program in full force. His jobs program is war. They have no intention of letting peace break out. They will keep this crap going till there isn't anybody to bomb left. If killing brown people is a countries main industry, what does that say?

it doesn't matter if MJ was this or that, he didn't or doesn't play any significant role as to there the ship we live on is going. that is just getting sucked into distraction.

forget what is in the news, we need to focus on what is inside. Les, has been saying this for quite sometime. We must be the change we want in the world, for we are the world.

if we get sucked into the distraction we are not being that change. WE must have a common vibration. If we can do that, we will rock the world.

Many blessings to all,

Amicus

Biological_Unit said...

it doesn't matter if MJ was this or that, he didn't or doesn't play any significant role

for we are the world


Some people have no internal dialogue ...

Anonymous said...

Have enjoyed my extended news holiday, watching the beautiful full moon all night and eating peaches off the tree, lit. and figuratively, has been a lot more fun. Will keep at it, as the MJ "news story" will just be replaced by some other one. Yes, all 'fluff' and plugged into the Matrix - and their Matrix aint the earth Mother.

Anonymous said...

bio unit,

????

Are to let Hollywood and those who control it control our field of vision? 'Bread and Circuses', have you heard the term before?

This western life is all about external and distraction; it is about materialism and profit. The inner world is ignored. Why?
Because that is where the true power exist.

If we are able to go inside, then we realize that this western life is but a shadow. Exemplified by the fact that most peoples reality is an electronic images and sounds.

Feed us junk, inject our minds with junk; dumb us down and fatten us up. For what? What form of dinner plate are we being readied for?

Amicus

William Wilson said...

Hi Les, best.
Will refrain from being either critical or favorable about MJ, one reason, cause I didn't know the man.
Will say-I find the media coverage of his passing and last days-despicable and reprehensible. It's obvious to me that the powers-that-be are attempting by many means to squelch, channel, misdirect, sublimate public disgust and anger at-them. And this MJ hoopla is part of that.