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Conrad Murray was found guilty today of involuntary manslaughter in the death of singer Michael Jackson. Everyone around seems to be rejoicing! Not me! I am getting more disillusioned with people.
In the last two decades of Michael’s life, what was the first thing people thought about? Paedophilia. People did not separate the man from the music and it was almost a joke to enjoy his music. Whether or not he did any of the things he was accused of is besides the point. There is plenty of evidence to show that his love of children was creepy to say the least. When MJ died, suddenly, he became a saint in the public eye and everyone did a 180 on all the harshness that definitely played a role in his death. It was as if the world had a selective memory. Why didn’t people come to his rescue and celebrate his life when he was alive? It did not happen.
Michael Jackson was a drug addict. Plain and simple. Sure he went through a ton of really bad shit, both physical and verbal, that led to his addiction to drugs, but in the selective memory of the general public, people think his death was an accident! Anyone that’s experimented with drugs knows the following before they get high: every hit could be the last. The more you do drugs, the greater your chances of dying. You don’t have to be a mathematician to realize this. They in fact teach this in schools along side Economics. Heroin and/or cocaine use is often a common drug related cause of death. Have you ever heard of someone dying because they took too much Propofol, a drug so strong that it’s only given out at hospitals? That’s not an “accident,” that’s a deliberate game of Russian Roulette. By comparison, it makes the drugs that Kurt Cobain took seem like aspirin!
Conrad Murray is an unfortunate victim in the world’s need to place the blame somewhere. Convicting him will not bring Michael Jackson back. It will not make MJ less of a drug addict. It does not solve anything. It gives his family and the media and the world at large some weird since of vindication so they can continue to live in a reality tunnel that is very narrow. This is not to say that Conrad Murray was not involved in shady activities, because he was. Any doctor on MJ’s staff was paid to do as they were told, regardless of the consequences. If you buy cocaine off a drug dealer and you take it all and die, why place all of the blame on the drug dealer?! It takes two to tango, as they say. The only thing Conrad Murray is guilty of is being at the wrong place at the wrong time. If it wasn’t him, it would have been another doctor. This type of overdose was inevitable as evidenced by the fact that Jackson was taking this stuff not for a buzz but just to go to bed at night!
It makes me really nervous how the public at large seemingly forgets logic when it comes to these matters. They also forget the staunch stance they initially took and suddenly are changing their tune for no apparent reason. When George Bush dies, I really hope people realize what a fucking bastard he was and don’t sing his praises. It doesn’t matter in the case of Michael Jackson, because his life and death were way too insane not to be surrounded in chaos. What worries me is that great change is taking place in the world right now in the form of #OccupyWallStreet and the fact that the masses are starting to wake up from a deep sleep that has lasted for many generations. I hope people will remember what they stand for and not change their stance willy nilly as they have done here. Our safety is at stake and with this kind of wishy washy attitude, many people are going to die for nothing.
Please think about that while you are rejoicing tonight.