Oct 23 2010

Michael Jackson ‘the forgotten humanitarian’

Category: Friends,Humanitarian,Lyrics,Photos,Quotes About MJ,VideosSeven @ 8:30 am

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

I have featured Dr. Patrick Treacy on this blog as far back as June or July of 2010. He kindly left comments about Michael and shared with me stories about his time with Michael in Ireland.  He met Michael after the Santa Maria trial when he was living in Ireland (2006-2007).   Michael had approached Patrick hoping he would take him on as a patient while there to help him manage his dermatological conditions. From there, a professional relationship as well as a friendship blossomed. “It was quickly apparent we shared humanitarian ideals and a love of the African continent,” said Dr. Treacy.  Treacy is Medical Director of the Ailesbury Clinic in Dublin. You can read previous posts featuring Patrick Treacy on this site here, and here.

Patrick recently posted the lovely tribute below on Facebook and kindly gave me permission to share it here, once again.

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Michael Jackson ‘the forgotten humanitarian’

In Mahavanain Buddhism, there is an enlightened existence known as the ‘bodhisattva’ who decides to postpone attainment of nirvana in order to alleviate the suffering of others. In my own lifetime, I have been fortunate to have met some of these visionaries, Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, Bono, John Lennon and Michael Jackson. Only five people in nearly half a century, just enough to count on the fingers of one hand. Each of them, intrinsically motivated by a sense of great compassion, generating bodhicitta for the ultimate benefit of all sentient beings. Of course, there have been others, circulating on the peripheries of my own dharma. I knew Lady Diana Spencer during the mid nineties in a medical sense and I had been in the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama without having actually met him. All of these people, hugely influential, global messengers using their powers to try and make the world a better place for each of us to live in.

Nelson Mandela stood against the injustice of apartheid, Mother Theresa and Bono against the injustice of poverty, John Lennon against the injustice of war but Michael Jackson went further. His body of artistic work carried a spiritual message for these and all of the other injustices of the human race…those of racism, inequality, disease, hunger and corruption. His song ‘Man in the Mirror’ makes us realise that the path to Nirvana starts within ourselves through meditation and self reflection. “I’m starting with the man in the mirror; I’m asking him to change his ways; no message could have been any clearer; if you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change.”

If Nirvana can be loosely described as an idealised state free of worries, pain and mental anguish, we all know that Michael never achieved this state, seemingly forever trapped in a state of the ‘bodhisattva’ with the temporal green grasses and sundials of Neverlands becoming its earthly substitute. His efforts at generating bodhicitta however are unfortunately rarely mentioned any more. Few people remember that he donated all of the money from the song we just mentioned above to charity. Following the 1984 Victory Tour, he donated his $5 million share from the tour’s profits to charity. In 1985, he co-wrote the single “We Are the World” with Lionel Richie and donated all of the proceeds to help the needy in Africa. Almost 20 million copies of “We Are the World” were sold, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time. The project raised millions for famine relief.

Michael was a humanitarian for Africa

Michael was a humanitarian for Africa

In fact, the first time I met Michael, his opening words to me were “Thank you for all you are doing for the people of Africa”. He then proceeded to take out an old magazine from his pocket, which had an article I had written back in 1992 called ‘The Silence of the Savannah’. The article detailed my experiences of coming across empty villages on route through Africa to Capetown and it predicted the eventual rise of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. It began…“Evenings in Kenya are enchanting. It is then that the sun takes on a light of deep red before setting, and barefooted women clothed in loose kangas stir up a light murram dust as they meet us on their way homeward for the night. As dusk falls the swollen rim of the sinking sun runs rivulets of scarlet colour into the skyline and silhouettes the acacia trees on the hillsides around us. This is the unchanging magic in the landscape of Africa, and it is our signal we have travelled enough for the day. We turn into the bush to find some shade and set up camp. In the distance we can hear some voices from a nearby ‘manyatta’, and the sound of barking dogs disturbs the stillness of the dusk….. ….later, we pass many empty villages, abandoned stores and vacant huts that are a testament to the destructive power of the plague whose path we follow. There is an eeriness about these deserted hamlets, and in the restless winds that stir the blue savannah grasses I listen expectantly to hear the noise of barking dogs, or the distant sounds of children playing ….. but no sound comes!” ‘

“You know I cried when I read that”, he continued. “We must do something together for the people of Africa”. And his humanitarianism did not stop on the African continent. In 1984, Michael donated his out of court $1.5 million settlement to the Brotman Medical Centre in Culver City, California. This facility was later renamed the “Michael Jackson Burn Center” in honour of his donation. Using this money the facility was able to get the best available technology for treating burn victims, especially children. In 1993, he gave all the profits from 67 concerts over eighteen months on the Dangerous World Tour to the Heal the World Foundation. In 1999, he organised a series of benefit concerts with Mariah Carey, Slash, Andrea Bocelli and Luciano Pavarotti in Germany and Korea. He donated the total proceeds to the “Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund”, the Red Cross and UNESCO. After 911, he helped organise the ‘United We Stand: What More Can I Give’ benefit concert at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. He also was given a special award from President Ronald Regan for his support of American drug and alcohol charities. His last album, Invincible has a song called Cry. It is a song about the collective humanity of the earth. It carries a mission to change the world and create a better version of the human. It is a cry from another world. “You can change the world (I can’t do it by myself) You can touch the sky (Gonna take somebody’s help) You’re the chosen one (I’m gonna need some kind of sign) If we all cry at same time tonight”.

Michael Crowned King of Sani

Michael Crowned King of Sani in Africa

That is how I will remember Michael Jackson on his anniversary and maybe in the evening sun as the restless winds stir the blue savannah grasses of far away Africa; ….this is the way his ancestors might also!

-Dr. Patrick Treacy

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I also want to share with you the audio from an interview Dr. Treacy recently did with Rev. Catherine Gross of ‘A Place in Your Heart Radio‘. Patrick discusses how Michael and himself shared a common love of Africa and its people. He also tells how Michael’s fans are moving through the different stages of grief, almost like a bereavement reaction. He explains that their anger is really just part of coming to terms with their loss. His brother Raymond specially wrote the music for this video. He sings with a French band called ‘The Tones’.

Patrick also, and not for the first time, mentions that Michael didn’t even want a painkiller after some surgery. He just dealt with the pain. This counters the many accounts by others that Michael was abusing drugs or painkillers. Though others remember differently, Dr. Treacy’s remembrance of Michael is evidently not one of an abuser of drugs.

If you remember, Dr. Treacy also said in a video I referenced in a previous post:

Michael was a creation of the media, and often, the media didn’t want to hear the truth about Michael….the media are chasing me right now. They want me to put some dirt out about Michael, and it doesn’t exist!…They wanted to hound him to death, to crucify him, to put him in jail.
. . .
AEG, the company involved may have pushed his doctor to the extent that, because he wasn’t turning up for performances and that, that they wanted to get him technically – to cure his insomnia and of course a lot of drugs were given to him.

Now I know for a fact – and this is where Dublin will probably sit on the trial, that Michael would never involve himself with any of the drugs mentioned without the presence of an anesthetist.

Also, Reflections on the Dance recently did an interview with Dr. Patrick Treacy. Below, I’ll share some excepts from that interview which deal with the issue of drugs and the media’s penchant for wanting to portray Michael as a drug-addled freak prior to the trial of Conrad Murray. I have also mentioned this issue in my comments about the show Oprah did with Lisa-Marie Presley on October 21st.

In this interview, Dr. Treacy also shared information about Michael’s faith and “secret humanitarianism”, about the abusive, profit-driven media in general, and about Michael’s vitiligo and lupus. In regards to the potential upcoming trial of Conrad Murray, Patrick said:

There are forces trying to smear his name prior to the new trial in Los Angeles. The media are gearing up to throw more missiles at a ‘freak‘ who was ‘addicted to drugs‘ and who was probably guilty of pedophilia even though he was acquitted of all charges relating to the same.

There are two types of media presently functioning in our society. One, like the ‘BBC’ embraces objectivity and sees its function to provide credible documentaries and news commentaries primarily written for its listeners and readers. This type of professional reporter is usually devoid of having to please advertisers with high volume of sales, television audience management (TAM ratings) or ABC numbers. The other type of reporter pens stories that are written solely to please advertisers. These are usually subjective, lack credibility and push the limits of legality. Their information sources often lack proper credentials and may be untrustworthy.

Unfortunately, most people in our western society are poorly informed or inadequately educated and sometimes may not be able to differentiate between the subjective components of the believability of a source or message. The media plays on these people to generate sales of their publications. To achieve high volume they must write about someone who a lot of people know. The absence of regulation in this marketplace leads to gross defamation of character and this is legally easier whenever the person in question is deceased.

This media’s penchant for intentionally misreporting facts caused Patrick himself to want to protect Michael from them, and from a public that too easily believes their misinformation while Michael’s noble intentions become lost in the lies and sensationalism. Patrick was fully aware of how it would be played out in the media and how it would appear to the public if Michael followed his heart and visited some badly burned children at Crumlin Childrens’ Hospital in Dublin. Patrick denied Michael’s request to visit the children. Not because he did not trust Michael, but rather because he rightly did not trust what would happen if the media got hold of the story, particularly so soon after Michael’s trial had ended. Thus, he told Michael: “Your innocence will get you into trouble!

Dr. Treacy also commented on Michael’s vitiligo and lupus:

It is well documented that in 1986, Michael was diagnosed with Vitiligo and Lupus. Vitiligo is a chronic disorder that causes depigmentation of patches of skin. It occurs when melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigmentation, die or are unable to function. The cause of vitiligo is unknown, but research suggests that is may arise from autoimmune, genetic, oxidative stress, neural, or viral causes. Lupus is a condition which affects different people in differing ways. These vary from skin manifestations, to swollen joints to extreme fatigue. Both of these conditions made him sensitive to sunlight (hence the umbrella you saw him with every time he was outdoors) as the Vitiligo would may him susceptible to skin cancer, and his lupus could reactivate from remission. It is also well documented that he used topical medications to balance his different skin tones and these would also leave him susceptible to ultraviolet radiation effects.

As we know, the autopsy revealed the truth about Michael’s skin condition, yet the perception of him as having “bleached his skin because he didn’t want to be black“, and of him being a ‘freak‘, are firmly implanted in the minds of the public by a decades-long for-profit negative propaganda campaign carried out against Michael by the corporate-owned media.

Michael was one of the biggest humanitarians who has ever lived. Yet he never flaunted or even mentioned much all the work he did, all the causes he supported, all the help and money he donated around the world all his life. Besides that, the media deliberately ignores these stories because they don’t fit in with their mantra of Michael as a child-molesting freak (and such stories also don’t pad their corporate profits enough with high ratings). Says Patrick about Michael’s faith and humanitarianism and why he kept the true extent of his giving private:

Michael was deeply Christian and believed that private acts of charity were considered virtuous only if not done for others to admire. We should be reminded of Matthew 6:1 when Jesus says “Be careful not to do your acts of righteousness in front of others, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.”

True to his faith and belief system, Michael did much of his humanitarian work to be seen by the eyes of God, not the eyes of anyone else.

Given all that we know, and all that Michael’s friends know about Michael Jackson, it would be much more appropriate if the media would spend as much time reporting on his artistic and humanitarian work as they do desperately trying to define him as a drug-addled, paranoid, child-molesting freak in order to protect and satisfy various corporate profits. Until and unless they do, or until there are laws enacted to protect the public from media’s habit of assassinating the character and lives of innocent people, it is up to all of us to ensure that the real Michael Jackson is never forgotten.

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16 Responses to “Michael Jackson ‘the forgotten humanitarian’”

  1. Kaaimanlinda says:

    wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh….love MJ 4eveRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  2. Carolyn says:

    I am so glad to see that I am not the ony one who just doesn’t believe MJ was an addict as it has been widely reported. I stopped taking what the media puts out at face value too many years ago and especially during MJs trials. The bias was blantantly obvious and it sickened me. First, he is a freak and child molester (heinous). Then, he bleached his skin (to look PAPER white….yeah right). Now, he is a drug addict. I cannot express how thankful I am for you and your website. It is refreshing to be able to come to a place and read the FACTS and learn the TRUTH about MJ and what was done to him. Thanks.

  3. Paula says:

    Seven, thank you again for such a beautiful blog about our beautiful Michael. I am sitting here crying thinking of the cruelty of mankind towards one another.
    I,too, do not believe all these drug stories. Even his family has jumped on that bandwagon, talking about interventions (like Janet). Sometimes I wonder if they have not been paid off by the big powers that may have been involved in MJ’s death. I am sure we will never know the truth…..sad!
    Thank you again. MJ we love you!

  4. Jacqueline says:

    Hi, Seven and everyone…
    It would be nice if all of Michael’s friends shared beautiful and truthful stories about him. Dr. Patrick was certainly a good and real friend of Michael. And he seems to be a wonderful person, too. God bless him.

    I was reading something yesterday, but I don’t even remember where. The doctor who treated Michael when he collapsed in 95 was saying that when Michael got well, after spending days in the hospital, he wanted to visit all the other patients. He visited a lady and prayed with her, but she was so thrilled that she thought that she could die, since she had already prayed with Michael Jackson.

    I really wish people and the media learned the beautiful truth about this great human being. But Michael did the most important: He did not mind if the world was or wasn’t seeing what he did, because he knew that God was.

  5. Susan says:

    Hi Seven:

    Do you think there is a chance that Dr. Treacy will be called as a character witness on Michael’s behalf if, by chance, they actually do put Conrad Murray on trial?

    It seems you are correct about the drug addict label they so joyously attach to Michael’s name. Was there anyone ever so mistreated by so many in one lifetime?

    If there is a trial, we know poor Michael is going to be eviscerated once again and I pray there will be knowledgeable people, such as Dr. Treacy, who will be there with the truth.

    I just don’t get it, Seven, how can people NOT love Michael?
    When you find out all of the amazing, kind things he did for people everywhere, it’s just mind-boggling.

    Thanks Seven, for your love and advocacy for Michael.

  6. LJ says:

    Again, great! I appreciate reading posts such as this. Thank you Michael for following your life’s purpose with such great resolve and to seven for continuing to share and write with such clarity. The drug talk, I never bought it and I never bought that it needed to be made such a big deal of even if he did use something. It’s useless to spend much time on – I appreciate this piece because, I believe, this is what needs to be flooded into the media and stories such as this is what will finally bring justice to Michael’s life.

  7. Seven says:

    @Susan,

    Dr. Treacy has mentioned that he may be called as a witness. I don’t think anyone knows yet but as he treated Michael in 2006-2007 I guess it is possible. It would make sense that they might do so.

    Lisa-Marie also never saw him use drugs. She guesses as to whether he was ‘high as a kite’, or as to his condition at various times, but she does not know. I think there were times she suspected. And, as Deborah Kunesh mentioned, LMP seems to want to project her feelings and experiences with her father Elvis, onto Michael, whether the comparison actually fits or not. But – that is her ‘truth’. I don’t think she’s lying at all, those are her feelings based on her experiences in her life. I can’t second-guess that.

    But I can and do second-guess Oprah and the media’s penchant for latching onto the subject so rabidly as the cause of his death. Oprah just could not get off it, it seems. Unlike Elvis, Michael did not overdose himself. It was administered to him “by another”. That was not the case with Elvis. It’s clearly different. Drugs killed them both but the circumstances were seemingly very different.

  8. Gavin Saunders says:

    The producers/editors of all the networks/print media have at all times their employers’ interests in mind.

    Apart from the immediate benefits of reporting invented scandal to an audience beautifully primed to be cynical and by now gullible, what benefit would it bring to their bosses to cover a wealthy individual’s humanitarian deeds when that would reflect poorly on their chiefs perhaps less than stellar giving?

    How would they square that with the litany of destructive pieces they have put out on that individual?

    Even if they were to take that risk to put forward a positive story about Michael Jackson, wouldn’t an accurate world view of him potentially deprive them a rich source of fictitious material; why would they want to stem the flow of the parasitic way things have evolved and will continue to with a little help from them?

    Even if Michael Jackson hadn’t taken so deeply to heart the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ strong adherence to Jesus’s example of what constitutes true giving (a noble theme also picked up by Hollywood in many of the old-style movies), I doubt that the media would have picked it up in any meaningful way for him.

  9. Jackie says:

    Again,Thank You Seven For Bringing An Amazing Article And The Most Important For Bringing The Pure Truth!
    Michael Was Is And For Ever Will Be An Angel From God! Our Angel! Magical Angel!
    And The Photo Of Michael Which Is All Over Africa, That You Put,Must Be The Official Flag Of Africa!!

    Once Again,Reading All The Cruelty Michael Had To Face,The Evil Itself That Michael Was Forced To Face Each And Every Day Of His Life,The Injustice Which Is A Crime ITSELF,Like Murder,Rape Or Robbery –
    Causing Fires Inside Of Me!!! I Can Imagine What It Caused Michael,Who Was The Target Of Those Cursed Swines!!!!

    I Know It’s Pretty Old,But I Always See This Interview As The Best Example Of The Medialoids Ignorance,Narrow Mind And Barbarism!

    The Interview Of Michael And Lisa Marie With Diane Sawyer In 1995.

    I Don’t Know If People Have Ever Noted That But Every But EACH AND EVERY QUESTION She Asked Michael And LMP
    Started With The Same 2 Words :

    “PEOPLE SAY”
    “You Know But PEOPLE SAY” And Then “But PEOPLE SAY”

    And At Some Point At This Interview,And That What Exactly Before,She Showed The Video,Where People Asking MJ And LMP If They’re Having Sex,Before She Showed That Video,She Said Something About,That It’s Not Her Type Of Things She Show In Her Program And Called Herself : “A SERIOUS JOURNALIST”

    Well,Diane “Serious Journalist” Sawyer, Thinks That Asking Questions Based On What “People Say” It’s Totally OK!
    I Mean,She Never Ever Thought About The Fact,People Always Say Things,People Always Talk,I Mean This Is The Act What People Do Basically 24/7. And If She Pretend Herself To Be What Called In Her Twisted Sick Dirty World “Serious Journalist” She Thinks Asking Question On What “People Say” Without ANY PROOFS!!!
    Who The Hell Give That Ridicules Nasty Ignorant Woman To Show On TV And Even Worse To Disturb Our Life With Her Horrible Presence!!!! Diane Sawyer,You Make Me Sick!

    By The Way,Michael Could Have Stopped Her,Right There, And Tell Her:
    “You Said It Right,People Say,That’s What People,People Always Saying Things,People Talking Bullshits,People Always Talking Crap,That’s What They’re Saying,It Not What I’m Telling,It’s Not What Michael Jackson Saying,And You’re Coming Here And Wasting My Time With What People Saying,Asking Me Questions And Judging Without Any Strong Proofs?” And He Even Could Have Been Left The Stupid Interview.

    Another Point,She Said,She Don’t Ask Questions Like “Do You Have Sex” ,In Her Show,Like She Asked MJ And LMP,But Asking About Nude Boys,Or Having Sex With Little Boys It’s Totally OK For Sawyer.
    There Are So Much Misery In This World!

  10. Joyce says:

    Hi Seven,
    Thank you for your kind thoughts regarding my dad. He is having a pretty rough time but is doing the best he can. I’m glad that I am able to spend as much time as I can with him, helping my mom and my sister. Michael’s music and his words really do help me to stay positive and focused on what is most important.
    I just got back home and have been catching up on all your recent posts. I don’t want to take up too much space commenting on everything but here are a few thoughts I would like to share.

    1. I love the picture of Mr. Urbina and the students under the gorgeous “Michael Jackson Auditorium” sign at the Gardner St. School! Thank you for providing the address to send thanks and contributions in Michael’s honor and memory! I will most definitely be doing that.
    I was very disappointed to see that my comment to the LA Times was apparently never posted. I know I submitted it correctly because it came up temporarily on my screen as awaiting moderation but then disappeared when I checked the next day. It is extremely frustrating to me especially considering some of the negative hateful comments towards Michael that were posted.

    2. Very interesting additional information regarding the Arno Bani photoshoot. I just can’t understand the total lack of integrity in some people. Michael obviously found Mr. Bani’s style of photography interesting and artistically creative which is why he wanted to learn more about it through his own experience with a photoshoot. He was also obviously not happy with the outcome of his photos or those pictures would have been seen somewhere. Michael always loved to display art and photos that he enjoyed. It sounds like the entire experience was not very pleasant! How sad that Mr. Bani now feels the need to go against the wishes of someone who trusted him and I am quite sure compensated him richly for his work all in the name, once again, of greed!!

    3. Finally, Thank you for this current wonderful post featuring Dr. Patrick Treacy’s feelings and thoughts about Michael. Once again, heartfelt words from someone who actually spent time with Michael and saw him as a real, loving person who cared so deeply about all people in this world, even when many greedy, hateful people in this world seemed to care so little for him. Dr. Treacy’s interview with Rev. Catherine Gross was very interesting. More evidence of what we all know and love about the real Michael. I so agree with Susan, How can people be so blind to the truth and not feel love and compassion for this incredible man.

    I think I am caught up now! Thanks again Seven for sharing all of this wonderful information. It gives me hope and encouragement!
    Glad to be back for a little while!

  11. Ali says:

    Jackie, you are right about the ‘people say’ stuff, and its interesting the bbc was also mentioned here. as its not paid for by advertising at all but by uk license payers – and i am not sure but it MIGHT also be government susidised, don;t know, but if so thats again the tax payers, am sure someone else can clarify that bit if they feel its important to do so – and you cannot use a tv without a license so everyone has one that uses a tv – it is praps the most objective you can get. its why people want to fight to keep it so. but, the bbc does not have presenters that present (am not using the word ‘reporter’ or ‘journalist’ for them cos they are not, they are presenters of their own opinions)like sawyer, dimond et.c. just doesn’t happen. and i don’t think anyone would interview on bbc with ‘people say’, they usually research and pose questions as from their own info. but bbc is heavily monitored for quality, and knows it has to be accountable to license payers.
    with that, there is little about celebrities stuff on bbc, and nothing about Michael. when he died there was basic coverage only and not for long. very little detail at all, and apart from the funeral, nothing at all since the end of june 2009, except maybe there might have been a one liner when coroner decided it was homicide and some about murray, but it was insignificant reporting esp when one wanted so much more. i don’t have cable or satellite yet, so could only access info from internet. i wanted info from bbc because i generally trust their reporting – but maybe they didn’t report cos they didn’t trust the sources and felt there was no real truth to report,which is very interesting in itself. don’t know. there was some criticism of too much about him, but i really couldn’t understand that cos to me there was hardly anything.

  12. Jeanne says:

    To this day it baffles me why any one human on earth is even questioning Michael’s behavior of any sort while on earth . Michael is dead and because someone killed him. The autopsy said so . Homicide . To me that means deliberate , and intentional. Why on earth is the world not in an outrage over this . I am . Lisa said in the interview , that Michael felt threatened . Michael felt his life was in danger . Did anyone hear that . ? Did anyone hear that ? What will it take to wake up the public . Forget for a moment this is Michael Jackson . And think of this situation like this , this is a son , this is a man , a brother , a father , who said , I feel I am in danger , someone is trying to hurt me and my children , and now he is dead . Where is the media now ? This interview should have had every single agency set place for justice storming to open files records and line up people for questioning to find who is involved in a murder and WHY , starting with the obvious last person with Michael . Hello is anybody out there ?,,,,,,,, The injustice continues ,,,,, I want to scream !

  13. paradais says:

    Hi Seven,
    This is one of the best blogs and feature by Dr Treacy I have seen about Michael. In fact I might even go as far as saying it could be the best. I want to congratulate you on putting this together. I couldn’t agree more with the statement being made here. I also love that painting of Michael. It is so validating to read these things about Michael as well as the media’s corrupt behaviour towards him. Another good video I like is “If there be Monsters”. It is highly critical of the media’s treatment of Michael. I truly believe the media has brainwashed the American, if not the world’s, viewers into thinking it is ok to say what one likes about celebrities and the money will fall out of the sky.

    That Lisa can think this is still ok to do this to MJ after his death, is scandalous to say the least. Some people are saying the behaviour should stop, and/or we should stop watching TV, ie boycott them. I say we need to go further and lobby politicians to make this type of behaviour, ie gross defamation of character, as totally illegal. That it is tolerated now is unbelievable. What type of society have we become? I am astounded people, including fans think what Lisa and Oprah did to Michael, to line their own pockets is ok? They’ve prolonged the innuendoes and he has no right of reply. They should have their arses sued off.

    Congratulation on this blog once again. A breath of fresh air. Thank you.

  14. karencanada says:

    To Seven: Thank you…it’s good to read such positive words about Michael Jackson.
    To Jeanne: I KNOW, I’ve been shaking my head ever since the tapes were leaked in which MJ was saying ” I’m afraid for my life, for my children” etc…THAT was reported along the lines of ” Michael Jackson was clearly high, and paranoid”…
    Then LMP tells O and how many millions of viewers the same thing, and WHERE is the response to this information??? Do people’s brains really turn off that easily?? So readily? “can’t think about that, because it would require me to re-think a whole lot else, so..hmm. where’s that off button…ahhh…”
    ANyway sorry for my rant, I’m so frustrated and saddened by the state of the world reflected in all that has happened surrounding Michael Jackson. Peace, Karen

  15. truth seeker says:

    Hello everyone. I’m trying to find an actual entry in the Guiness Book about Michael’s humanetarian deeds but can’t find anything. Please help me find it. A screen cap or youtube would be best.
    Thanks.

  16. Sue Adams says:

    Thank you for printing Dr Treacy’s words and posting the you tube video
    about our Michael! It is always good to hear about Michael’s humanitarian
    giving, loving and kindness. A truly beautiful heart and soul on this
    Earth who was hounded by the media and tabloid press in the most barbaric,
    heartless way possible! Proud to be the fan of an innocent man and will
    never stop loving, supporting and defending him! I hope and pray Dr
    Treacy will be called to be a witness because someone who is such a good
    friend and supporter to Michael SHOULD be! Thanks to you all for printing
    this and wishing everyone MJJ-777 a happy and healthy New Year, all the
    best for 2011, Sue – England

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