This weekend, my friends - Tina, Jakki and myself found ourselves in the uncomfortable position of having to defend our motives, in regard to our desire to chronicle Michael’s charitable achievements.
A very WIZE member of our Facebook group “ Arrest Conrad Murray” reminded me of this today...and I thank her for the insightful jolt back to reality- to what is really important...
Martin Luther King once said:
”History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”
We must never be silent. Blind obedience and sheep mentality is the reason why bullying exists. It is, when taken to the extreme, the reason the Holocaust happened, and it is the reason Michael Jackson is dead. There is a predator in all of us, and we are all capable of giving in to the urge of preying on the weak for our own self-gratification – some of us just make the effort to try to control it. To quote the well-known Michael Jackson song: “If they say “why, why?” / Tell them that it’s human nature.”
Never be silent.
Here is the truth about “the book”, “the article” or the list”
Recently, I was having discussion with a co-worker who did not believe me when I spoke of Michael’s charitable achievements. When presented with the facts, they responded “How come no one knows about this ?
and I thought “ How come, indeed!”
I then, had a conversation with my 2 best sister friends - jakki and tina. Jakki had the brilliant idea- to chronicle all this information in one place!
We would gather every aspect of MJ’s charitable giving and put it in one document- easy to find- easy to access.
We will No longer let the media paint a picture of Michael that is NOT TRUE! and it is time for Fans to Stand up for his Legacy!
That is the only goal of “the book-list-article”
We also were clear, that we would not charge ANYONE for this information and that it would be readily accessible for anyone in need of the info. THIS INFORMATION WOULD BE FREE OF CHARGE.
It is is time for well-meaning people to speak the truth about the Michael Jackson.
He was a man of boundless generosity , compassion and commitment to children, the planet and all of mankind.
Now, it is time for Michael’s Fans to Speak up - when presented with Lies about Michael!
If not now, when are we ever going to defend him against the lies and speculation.
History will record- all of that is being said about Michael and it is our JOB - to make sure HIS STORY is retold - truthfully! Now is NOT the time to be Silent!
There is TOO TOO much at stake!
I am reminded of this story :
First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out-- because I was not a communist; Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out-- because I was not a socialist; Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out-- because I was not a trade unionist; Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- because I was not a Jew; Then they came for me-- and there was no one left to speak out for me.