where nicster rants on issues of local interest, global interest and of absolutely no interest at all...

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The 'bizarre' Michael Jackson Aquitted

After days of deliberation, the jury in the high-profiled molestation case against Michael Jackson has found him not guilty of all charges against him - including molestation and conspiracy to kidnap the family of the defendants, just barely less than an hour ago.

Many people will still question the man, no doubt, but as his ex-wife Debbie Rowe said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight: "I would never have married a paedophile." And the jury obivously agreed with her.

I know there's not getting out of the spotlight, and his reputation will forever be tarnished, but I hope the media cuts him some slack now. It was nice to note the article which I read (from the Associate Press) did not once use the term 'Wacko Jacko' etc etc. In fact, the closest they got to was: "...a total legal victory but one that may do little to improve his bizarre image." I'll give them that much credit.

This case has taken the toll on many people I'm sure, to the point that the jury asked to be allowed to get back into their own lives. The article said: "After the verdicts were announced, the judge read a statement from the jury: "We the jury feel the weight of the world's eyes upon us." They asked to be allowed to return to "our private lives as anonymously as we came."

For Michael, I'm not a fan, but I'm glad for the poor man that this is behind him. Hopefully, everyone feels the same way too.


Blogger multidimid said...

Amid the mad scramble and publicity, MJ you do make your own reality—or you do not.

And if you do not, then you are everywhere a victim, and the universe must be an accidental mechanism appearing with no reason. So that the miraculous picture you have seen of your body came accidentally into creation, and out of some cosmic accident attained its miraculous complexity. And that body was formed so beautifully for no reason except to be a victim.

That is the only other alternative to forming your own reality. You cannot have a universe in between. You have a universe formed with a reason, or a universe formed without a reason. And in a universe of reason, there are no victims. Everything has a reason, or nothing has a reason. So MJ choose your side.

7:46 AM

Blogger suanie said...

is MJ going to read this?

9:07 AM

Blogger suanie said...

that was in relation to the comment not the article :)

9:08 AM

Blogger sashi said...

Is it really behind him? I'd hope so too, being a MJ fan as a kid, but sadly, I don't think he'll be able to put this away ever again.

10:29 AM

Blogger niki said...

Sashi, I'm being optimistic. I guess I figured that if there were to be any other cases, they would have come forward during the course of this trial to 'cash in'.

I do think that he's forever scarred - both him personally and his reputation. That said, I do think he's got a good album or two in him yet. And maybe then he can just retire away from the limelight.

Wishful thinking? Who knows?

10:50 AM

Anonymous JC said...

So glad to hear he's freed.... but er... can he stop having kids over to sleep with him? He gotta stop being 'too nice' before another 'oops! I did it again'.... :p

9:35 AM

Anonymous apcc said...

hey there.

saw you at the PPS Bash so decided to leave a note here... I was the green-checkered shirt fella btw.

Just to say hi!

Blog on!

12:49 AM


Post a Comment

<< Home