Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The Genius That Was Michael
Anyone who takes a little bit of time to study the makeup of the human being, Michael Jackson, will understand what he has always communicated through his art and his humanitarian efforts. Listen to what he shares with us through his own unedited words. Read what he himself has written throughout his lifetime in his books, lyrics to his songs, in film, and the love he professes for the God he so humbly speaks of. Learn about the genius, God given gifts of Michael from Michael himself. Spend several days on Youtube and the internet just searching his name and you will come away a totally different person, with a totally different point of view. Oh of course, there will be the curt and carass stories and jokes portraying him as the strange freak that the media tried to make him out to be. But you most assuredly will come forth with many more facts rather than just stories of a man filled with genius, talent, compassion and a God inspired love for his fellowman.
It was so heartbreaking for him and those that care deeply, to soarly discover that, this is not how the general public and the mass media operate. People tend to believe what they hear and read without a complete investigation and the media will write their own version of the "truth." It is through this ever pervasive and worsening phenomenon that the "enemy" (evil) moves within our world. We all need to learn how to recognize and discern this evil.
There is a concept that we all need to comprehend. A concept that eventually lead an entire culture in the wrong direction and made a major contribution to the destruction and demise of one of the most beautiful and giving human beings in modern history. The enemy put in serious hours of destructive overtime in Michael's life. It began in a childhood atmosphere of physical and emotional abuse, continued throughout his life and it can pretty much readily be said, it ended the same way. Michael did of course sometimes not make it easy on himself, for he, at times, prescribed to the circus atmosphere of public relations, what he called mystery, that sometimes “maybe any news is good news.” He had this affair, as much as he hated them, with the media of playing and portraying a mystique about himself and his identity. But, somehow, with the mass media and with the population at large, the boundaries of his idiosyncratic lifestyle became confused and blurred. Here we soon found that objective journalism flew out the window and the rummer mill, with the influential monetary gain of the tabloid media would prevail on his life. They became rich off of airing or printing anything they wanted, and because of his mystery persona, could print anything about Michael and it would be believable. Why? Simply because it was Michael Jackson. So many, just manufacturing untruths to feed off of a loving and giving human being. Michael believed strongly in the the quote; “ The love of money is the root of all evil.” How many of us could have lived on a daily basis of facing constant pain of such cruelty and ridicule? This was used over and over just for others to build their global empires.
If you will read author Aphrodite Jones book "Michael Jackson Conspiracy" she does reveal in her writing on a first hand basis, that she was once one of the media's strongest supporters portraying distain for Michael and joining the masses. Sitting through his 2005 trial she did a complete about face on her opinion of his innocence and she speaks in one aspect of media involvement in the barrage of evil forces upon Michael. This evil came in not only the form of his accusers, the district attorney, and the media at large, but also those whom he some trusted as friends who in doing nothing proved their loyalty. It is a lesson in organized discrimination and brutality. If you read Aphrodite's book you will find truth concerning the 2005 trial. In a book called “Redemption” pinned by legal assistant to the Chandler's attorney in the 1993 charges against Michael, Geraldine Hughes, you will find the same truth. Though it was proven that Jordan Chandler's father, Evan, planned extortion for Michael in 1993, and though Michael was found innocent on all counts in a court of law on June 13, 2005, Michael has forever been drug through mud filled trenches of libel, slanderous claims, and complete lies about him from as long as we all can remember.
Michael spoke and wrote openly of his God, Jesus, and his faith and many of his lyrics were filled with Christian values. He had his share of flaws, as do we all, but Michael led to many a very moral life. He was raised on the Word of God, the Bible, and understood God's purpose for him and his life. He spent his life always thanking God and giving credit to the Lord for all the gifts and talents that flowed through him.
Quote: I wrote "Will You Be There?" at my house, "Never Land" in California....I didn't think about it hard. Thats why its hard to take credit for the songs that I write, because I just always feel that it's done from above. I feel fortunate for being that instrument through which music flows. I'm just the source through which it comes. I can't take credit for it because it's Gods work. He's just using me as the messenger.... Ebony 2002 MJ
Most importantly he learned and thrived on one concept. That concept, if the world at large could learn and would follow in his footsteps, that concept of love from his Heavenly Father. It is the concept of Godly Love, the world could be healed and be the better place he longed and strived for.
Quote: "...But I will never stop helping and loving people the way Jesus said to."MJ
What is it we can as fellow human beings gleen from such a torchered and yet sometime blissful life?
One thing that genius refers to a level of aptitude, capability or achievement which exceeds even that of most other exceptional contemporaries in the same field. And oh did Michael Jackson ever surpass his contemporaries, past, present and future. Not only with his art, but more importantly with his heart.
Michael's genius was more than just originality, creativity, or intelligence. His genius is associated with achievement of insight which had and even now still has transformational power, especailly for the children he loved dearly. A work of genius that fundamentally altered the expectations of his audience, in the likes of Princess Diana, Martin Luther King Jr. and even Mother Theresa. What is that power? What is that genius that even Michael did not have a monoploy on. The power he posessed that he tried with every fiber of his being to profess to us all to envelope ourselves in, as he did. That genius power, the power of L.O.V.E.
A most comprehensive website on the complete Michael Jackson can be found on Deborah Kunesh's website http://www.reflectionsonthedance.com/ .
I L.O.V.E. You More ~ RG Huffman ~ 2010