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Friday, July 17, 2009

What is your opinion on this???


Okay, I need to rant.

I was just watching the news, and I caught part of a report on Michael
Jackson . As we all know, Jackson died the other day. He was an
entertainer who performed for decades. He made millions, he spent
millions, and he did a lot of things that make him a villain to many
people. I understand that his death would affect a lot of people, and
I respect those people who mourn his death, but that isn't the point
of my rant.

Why is it that when ONE man dies, the whole of America loses their
minds with grief. When a man dies whose only contribution to the
country was to ENTERTAIN people, the American people find the need to
flock to a memorial in Hollywood , and even Congress sees the need to
hold a "moment of silence" for his passing?

Am I missing something here? ONE man dies, and all of a sudden he's a
freaking martyr because he entertained us for a few decades? What
about all those SOLDIERS who have died to give us freedom? All those
Soldiers who, knowing that they would be asked to fight in a war,
still raised their hands and swore to defend the Constitution and the
United States of America . Where is their moment of silence? Where
are the people flocking to their graves or memorials and mourning over
them because they made the ultimate sacrifice? Why is it when a
Soldier dies, there are more people saying "good riddance," and "thank
God for IEDs?" When did this country become so calloused to the
sacrifice of GOOD MEN and WOMEN, that they can arbitrarily blow off
their deaths, and instead, throw themselves into mourning for a "Pop

I think that if they are going to hold a moment of silence IN CONGRESS
for Michael Jackson, they need to hold a moment of silence for every
service member killed in Iraq and Afghanistan . They need to PUBLICLY
recognize every life that has been lost so that the American people
can live their callous little lives in the luxury and freedom that WE,
those that are living and those that have gone on, have provided for
them. But, wait, that would take too much time, because there have
been so many willing to make that sacrifice. After all, we will never
make millions of dollars. We will never star in movies, or write hit
songs that the world will listen too. We only shed our blood, sweat
and tears so that people can enjoy what they have.

Sorry if I have offended, but I needed to say it. Feel free to pass
this along if you want...

Remember these five words the next time you think of someone who is
serving in the military;

"So that others may live..."

What do you think about this letter??? Have we mourned over Michael Jackson's death tooo long?


1 comment:

Mrs. Denga said...

The only person who ever died "so that you may live" is CHRIST. Think about this, those in the military, what are they protecting??? Freedom??? What constitution are they fighting for, oh you mean the one that says you, as a black person is only considered 3/5 of a person? Hell, you're not even considered a citizen in actuality. Michael was not just an entertainer. I did love his music but the thing that made me mourn was the fact that people treated him like crap for things they could not even prove! This man was a humanitarian. Did you know that he was in the guinness world records for most charitable? Do you know how much he gave and how much he did for people? What he sung about in his songs? Last time I checked, CHRIST told us to seek peace, not make war, to love our enemies, not hate, to give to our brothers in their time of need. So you tell me, who should be honored?