Originally created 02/19/03

Michael Jackson same as 'normal' people



Regarding Michael Jackson's so-called eccentricities and implied abuse of children:

First, the so-called "normal" people say Michael Jackson is eccentric because he is a 44-year-old man who likes to climb trees. Well, what about the 44-year-old normal men who climb trees and remain there for several hours in frigid weather just to kill a deer?

Second, the so-called normal people say Michael Jackson is eccentric because he has amusement-park rides on his property. Well, what about the herd of millions of so-called normal adults who trek to amusement parks each year to re-enact their childhood for several hours?

Third, the so-called normal people say Michael Jackson is eccentric because he insists his own children wear facial masks in public for health concerns. Well, what about the millions of so-called normal adults who faithfully encourage their children to dress up in weird-looking costumes (facial mask included) and beg for candy each October?

Fourth, the so-called normal people say Michael Jackson is a potential child abuser because, on one occasion, he dangled his infant child over a balcony. Well, what about the millions of so-called normal adults who allow the penis of their male infants to be mutilated because of medical speculations and religious superstition?

Fifth, the so-called normal people say Michael Jackson is a potential child abuser because he sleeps with little children. Well, what about the so-called normal adults who sleep with their children? Sometimes the adults are not the parents, i.e. uncles, aunts, etc. Are they child abusers?

Finally, I believe those who voice their concerns for the children who spend time with Michael Jackson have a false sense of themselves. I believe they are blinded by their own jealousies, bigotries, intolerances and hypocrisies. This is not about a concern for the children. It's about the insecurity and low self-esteem of the critic(s) who launched these attacks on Michael Jackson.

Kevin Palmer, Martinez, Ga.



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