EURWeb: Jackson Shreds Financial & Musical Limits, Becomes Target – MiniB#24

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EURWeb: Jackson Shreds Financial & Musical Limits, Becomes Target – MiniBullet#24 Christopher Hamilton has published an article at EURWEB about Michael Jackson. He makes some highly interesting points which, of course, this community has been aware of for ages. In his piece titled “IS IT BECAUSE HE’S BLACK?: What They Don’t Want You to Know About Michael Jackson”, he says that Jackson has ascended to a level which no other black person has achieved before. The article has me thinking again about issues of Jackson’s popularity, his meaning to the community, and his literally earth-shattering achievements. Hamilton writes:

All anyone has to do is look when Michael started being portrayed as “Crazy.” It wasn’t during the “Thriller” years. It’s cool being a song and dance man. That’s what they want. DON’T DARE BECOME A THINKING BUSINESSMAN. DON’T DARE BUY THE BEATLES CATALOG. DON’T DARE MARRY ELVIS’ DAUGHTER. DON’T DARE BEAT THE RECORD INDUSTRY AT THEIR OWN GAME. Michael started being labeled crazy when he began making business moves that no one had been successful at doing. Michael took two cultural icons and shattered them to pieces. (see IS IT BECAUSE HE’S BLACK?: What They Don’t Want You to Know About Michael Jackson)

The timing of the trashing of Jackson’s image is more than simply coincidental. Jackson has always been Jackson. He has made idealistic statements about family and children way back in the 70s. His idealism ain’t nothing new. Jackson will always have a special place in history as well. More from Hamilton’s article:

Michael Jackson is literally walking in the shoes that no Black person has ever walked in before. If he ever writes an autobiography, it will be one of the most interesting ever. A Black man with no real formal education becomes the most powerful man in the industry, DESPITE hatred, racism, enemies in his own camps and a media willing to be bought to the highest bidder.

Is it a wonder why some perpetuate the game of “divide and conquer” with Jackson and the black community? I definitely have an opinion on this subject, being a member of this community. Every time Jackson attempts to publicly accomplish positive things for the black community, there are a slew of blacker-than-thou, glorified, big talking negroes — comfortable in their corporate media jobs — who swarm him like the plantation Negroes running to tell ‘Massa John’ when other slaves were trying to escape. And don’t get me started on the ones so smart but so ‘ignant’, with their Michael Eric Dyson-like mentalities. Yeah. I said it, playa. Deal with it. They swarm him like he failed to pass their reverse brown-paper-bag test. They swarm him like he is somehow less-than-worthy of praise because he didn’t grow up living in the projects. As if living in a house the size of a shoebox in hard-time Gary, Indiana in the 50s is somehow the ‘lap of luxury’! You don’t have to live in the projects to know what’s going on. Getting back to Hamilton’s article though, he writes that this culture has bombarded us all with two basic facts: The Beatles are the greatest group of all time and that Elvis is the King of Rock & Roll. By Jackson buying the “Beatles Catalog”, he in essence became public enemy number one; a situation only aggravated when he married “the King’s daughter” Lisa Presley. On those two cultural icons, Hamilton writes:

The Beatles were great, but they weren’t great enough to maintain publishing rights over their own songs. Elvis was great, but he didn’t write his songs. His manager, Col Tom Parker, was the mastermind behind Elvis … keeping him drugged with fresh subscription pills and doing all the paperwork.

The man does have a point. He also makes the point that to “get” someone, one has to use what that person loves most. Though Hamilton didn’t get into the trial or the false molestation allegations, it was quite clear what he meant. Jackson has had a need to protect and defend children in the past. What a perfect way to try to bring him down and grab his assets by accusing him of harming them. Or so they thought. Jackson attorney Thomas Mesereau actually commented briefly on the need for some to get Jackson’s assets during a panel discussion at Harvard Law School Nov 29 2005. The attorney was asked if the desire to get Jackson’s assets plays a part in Jackson being a target for malicious characters. In response, he told the audience:

I happen to fervently believe there are people who were waiting in the winds hoping he would be convicted so they would simply walk in and grab assets. (see Astonishing Jackson Trial Discussion w/ Mesereau – MB#290)

He isn’t the only one who believes that. This may very well have been a situation where those who desired to see his downfall sat back and waited for it to happen, instead of actively lobbying for the truth to come out. Couple those operatives with the list of shysters, crooks and usurpers who were actively working against him, and it made for a toxic situation ripe for someone like the Arvizos to come in and try to run their failed plan: (1) lie well enough to get a conviction; and (2) take that conviction and waltz into civil court to get a $10M – $50M judgment handed to them on a silver platter. Hamilton did, however, mention the ridiculous press conference by Tom Sneddon, the aftermath of Jackson’s acquittal, and the fact that a bunch of absurd articles about his finances materialized. From the article:

The greatest moment for them was the Sneddon press conference. “We got him.” Never was such glee so evident. Who cares if we have evidence? Michael was acquitted, did not celebrate, went home and left the USA. Best move ever. Now what is there left for the haters to do? He’s gone. “Gone, what do you mean he moved to Bahrain? Well, how the hell can we get him if he’s not here? Quick, get that columnist to write a series of articles on how MJ’s teetering on the brink of destruction. Oh we did that? Well, what can we do?” On the outer surface, it appears Michael is not doing anything to make money. … They would rather you believe he is broke than tell you the truth. Neverland is still owned by MJ. The family home in Encino is still owned by MJ. Michael still owns the Beatles songs through the merger with Sony as well as full ownership of his own songs. But, hey, that’s our little secret.

According to rather pathetic regurgitations of financial ruin by the likes of Roger Friedman (fox news), Jackson has been on the verge of bankruptcy for years now. How long does it take a brotha to get broke anyway? The media, in some form or another, has been claiming Jackson is going bankrupt since 1993. Remember how the world was supposed to end on Dec 20 2005? What happened? Not a damn thing. Friedman is just the latest face placed onto a very old story by someone pushing an agenda. Instead of admitting that the information from these wanna-be-“sources” was false or somewhat inaccurate, they create some mythical savior who always rushes in and saves the day just in the nick of time….over….and over….and over again. Oh how blessed Jackson must be! It can’t possibly be due to his own business acumen during the times when he has his eye on the books! Speaking of the books, Hamilton writes that if Sony had any sense, they would much rather have Jackson as an ally than an enemy:

Sony can still do right by Michael, but it may be too late. However, they still should make a goodwill gesture, but how many times do businesses do that? If I were them, I’d still want MJ as an ally, not as an enemy. It is/was a [mutually] profitable merger. I’d be scared as hell if I was an enemy of MJ while he is with the multi-billionaires overseas. Believe me, they aren’t just over there discussing designer clothing. A conglomerate is in the making.

What may be the situation is that you have a powerful and pissed off Jackson, no longer susceptible to the implantation of operatives around him to siphon off money and keep him in a perpetual state of disorder. In an odd way, walking through the fire of this past trial may have finally helped him realize his fully headstrong nature, and an independence from those who would seek to use flattery and talk of “understanding him” for the sole reason of leeching off him. My advice to those who have tried to purposely and repeatedly bring about his downfall? Be afraid. Be very afraid. You can read Hamilton’s full and very on-point article at EURWeb’s website: Your comments: -MJEOL

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