Pat Parker6 July 2009 at 3:23pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
I agree that Michael Jackson was one talented individual. I also agree that he did many strange things in his life and believe that he certainly was guilty of the pedophile charges against him. I also feel badly for the way in which his life turned out for him - he was not a happy man, despite having all the things he had - for that, I'm truly sorry for him.
However, the life and death of Michael Jackson is always going to be one of those touchy subjects. I do hope he rests in peace and I am sad to hear that he died at such a young age - but not "surprised" (as his parents have said they were).
In addition to being a talented, creative individual, Michael Jackson was also a ruthless business person - buying out the Beatles Catalog after getting some financial advice from Sir Paul McCartney. It's the rights to the Beatles songs which are worth a small fortune . . . and which will help cover some of his debts. Oh well, perhaps now Paul McCartney and other Beatles/spouses can buy back their own music, which should have never been in possession of Michael Jackson to begin with! (Sorry, but this simple act by Michael Jackson was enough to turn me against him - I cannot admire anyone who acts in an unethical manner and to me, this was not only "bad business" but really unethical).
akhEnaTon9 July 2009 at 5:18pmPosts: 4 (0 today)Status: offline
thanks a lot for the link, I nearly missed.
Love that women, her work.
Strangely it was one of my friends that gave me her fist book, few years ago, telling me: "you're two on earth saying the same think: one is never obliged to love his own parents, and have the same point of view about the meaning of: you'll honor your parents".
to honor them means nothing more than to realise for yourself the "maximum highness of what your able to be, in what they have been whatsoever giving you, life".
Nothing to do with love, love is some kind of construction built, day after day in a relationship between children and parents, something that parents have to "gain" from their children. Never saw it as something dued.
and about Mathew sentence, ever understand it as, don't forget the child still in you, for he is the one able of straight understanding in life. In other words: let's came to me men able to keep in touch with the children they were once and are still, even if not knowing it.