Michael Jackson was an extraordinary entertainer and visionary
and a gifted musician who, unfortunately, was also the target
of human evil. Despite giving so much pleasure to the world through his music and humanitarian
ism, he was wildly successful
and rich, thereby drawing to himself charlatans, hucksters and just plain ol' greedy bastards—most of whom were members of the media. Jackson was also surprisingly shy, which explains why he didn't bare his private life to the world, thereby leaving him vulnerable
to destructive tabloid speculation and ugly gossip. Ultimately, Jackson will go down in the annals of music history as one of the greatest
entertainers who ever lived, as well as a kind and generous
human being. I wish his well-raised children nothing but good memories.
Michael Jackson deserves to be lauded and applauded.