I am so sick of seeing seemingly intelligent people Facebooking about how sad it is that Michael Jackson is dead. So sick, in fact, that I deleted my Facebook account so I no longer have to know how stupid people really are!
Radical Mommy: Call me a bitch -- plenty of people have, and I really don't care -- but Michael Jackson was a junkie and a pedophile, and to be perfectly honest, I think his 3 children are better off without him.
I know that is harsh, but if he wasn't the so-called "King of Pop," there is no way that he wouldn't have been thrown in jail a long time ago and been reviled by society -- just like all the other child predators and drug addicts out there.
When I heard the news that Michael Jackson was dead, I wasn't surprised -- I was a reporter during his first child molestation case, so I knew all about his love of little children and what he did with them -- including having sleepovers with them in his bed and giving them wine, which he called Jesus Juice. Just because he wasn't convicted of anything doesn't mean it's not true -- just look at O.J., who I, along with millions of other people and the civil court who found him responsible for the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, believe to be guilty.
When Michael Jackson died, I turned to my Facebook page and posted something to the effect that we, as a nation, were under threat of a nuclear bombing from N. Korea and our men and women are being killed in Iraq daily, yet the world stops spinning on its axis the minute Micheal Jackson, an accused child molester and junkie, dies. Nice!
Some people agreed with me, and as you can imagine, some didn't, and that's fine, but it started me thinking: would they let their kids have a "sleepover" at Uncle Mikey's house? Would they? And if they wouldn't, then why do they think he's so great and it's such a loss to the world?
When I queried people, all they had to say was that he was such a great musical talent, and had broken down color barriers in this country, blah, blah, blah. Now, I agree that Michael Jackson was supremely talented -- no one in their right mind could disagree. But does that overshadow the fact that he was investigated for child molestation twice -- including the time Jackson settled with the family out of court and paid them $20 million? Why would he pay the family if he was innocent?
Then there was the second accusation against him. When was the last time you or someone you know was accused of child molestation? Not once but TWICE! Never, I'll bet. Some people might argue that Jackson was accused because people are after his money. Well, let me tell you people something: Tom Cruise has never been accused of molesting a child, John Travolta has never been accused of molesting a child, and for that matter, no other celebrity, other than Gary Glitter, who was accused of having sex with underage girls, has been accused and investigated for crimes against children. How's that!
So when I started seeing people announcing on Facebook that they had joined a Michael Jackson fan club, were dancing around to his music, or were just plain sad about his death, it truly sent me over the edge -- so much so that I deleted my Facebook account so I would no longer have to read people's ridiculous, boring, self-aggrandizing musings, thoughts, and witticisms.
I am a big believer in "You are what you believe." If you are pro-life for yourself, then I'm fine with that, but the minute you say that you think no one should be allowed to have an abortion -- then I choose not to be friends with you. If you think that gay people shouldn't be allowed the same human rights as anyone else in this country -- then I choose not to be friends with you. If you think that anyone is lesser than you because of the color of their skin or their religious beliefs -- then I choose not to be friends with you. If you hate animals -- then I choose not to be friends with you.
And if you think Michael Jackson was someone whose death is worthy of being sad about -- then I choose not to be friends with you!!