Friday, August 29, 2008

Happy Birthday, Michael!!!

Wow,fifty years, as he says, young. But why do I suddenly feel old? It seems like yesterday I was eleven when I first heard The Jackson Five.Thirty-seven years sure goes fast. In truth, there are only three people who affected me and changed my life when I first learned of their existence. Number three is Elton John, number two is the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, and number one is Michael Jackson. It seems like a strange combination, but I can remember everything that happened the day that I discovered these men, and all of them made me a changed person, Michael in particular.
Of course, everyone who loves Michael claims that they are his greatest fans. I will allow that only today on his birthday. My husband I love dearly, and is my boo. But Michael is my BOO!
Meaning, he was my first love. I feel that I am the best defender for Michael,because I ,though I have never met the man, feel I know him. I get him,and can make people understand him in ways that they never thought of before.
Let's start with these sleepovers with children.Lisa Marie said it best. She said that she could see how these occurrences could happen, the children would not let Michael go to the bathroom without following him. If I were a child, and I got to hang out with Michael ,I would probably do the same. Anyone who has a young child, who loves them, knows that they follow you everywhere. Michael said if the child wanted to sleep in his room, it was okay as long as the parent or guardian said it was okay. He said he never invited anyone to sleep in his bed.If they slept in his bed ,he slept on the floor.Don't worry, I know what the boy said that he slept on one side,and Michael slept on the other side. But who's to say the boy didn't crawl into the bed after Michael was asleep?
Michael's color.Michael is and will always be a Black man.I don't hear anyone saying to a white person who has a dark tan,"Oh, you're black." I have seen white people with vitiligo, and they look the same as Michael,the affected part , I mean. But let's be real people. Would you all have accepted Michael if he kept the afro and did not cover the blotches? Don't lie, no you wouldn't.
You would call him a freak just as you do now. I frankly think that it is racist to think that Michael would change his color to be accepted, as though being white is some great thing. Michael said it best, "I AM A BLACK MAN. I AM PROUD OF MY RACE, I AM PROUD
Is Michael gay, and could he have fathered his children? Do you want to know if Michael is gay?
Listen to "Lady In My Life." A gay man would never sing with such passion to a WOMAN! What's wrong with you people? I have listened to Elton John, George Michael,Freddy Mercury, and others , and if you listen to their lyrics, they rarely, if ever, refer to a woman in their songs.
As for his children, if you knew of Michael's background, it is possible to have fair skinned children with light or blond hair. My own children, especially my daughter, are very light skinned, yet I am Black, and their father is Asian. Again, racism clouds the minds of people who have no knowledge of genetics.
Is Michael Muslim? Do I believe that Michael believes there is only one God and Muhammed is the messenger of Allah, and he lives to do the will of God? Yes, but that is what I believe, but I also know that Michael studies many religions. So I guess you can call him a Christian, a Jew, Buddhist, and Muslim. Bottom line, Michael is a believer in God, and knows that his talent comes from him and he openly acknowledges that fact.
One last thing, and I hope you all get what I'm about to say. There are some people in the world who believe Michael is the archangel Michael written of in the Old Testament who comes to save and protect the children of the world.Seriously. Michael is a prophet, a lyrical prophet, He loves children, and his people, and God. How dangerous would it be if a man like Michael,a man wealthy and influential as Michael, were to say "I am a Muslim?" How many of our children, who love and respect him, would follow him? How many of us, who love and respect him, would follow him?
The enemy went after Michael because they felt threatened by the political direction he was moving towards, the distribution of his wealth, and the religious direction he was turning towards.
If they didn't, the whole world would follow him, Sounds familiar?
More later, PEACE!!!
P.S. How could I forget?The plastic surgery. I think Michael should be applauded for taking a situation that most of us would be ashamed of, and reinvented himself .Tina Turner said ,"There is a difference between plastic surgery and corrective surgery." Michael initially had plastic surgery when he broke his nose, but he has had corrective surgery for his breathing problems. It seems as though some of the surgeons out there have selective memory when it comes to this fact. So perhaps Michael was telling the truth when he spoke to Oprah, when he said at that time, he had only two procedures. Okay, I'm DONE!!!

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