Re: R.I.P Michael Jackson
The lack of common sense on this board is hard to believe.
When you make these statements that imply or outright state that he is a child molester then you are committing Libel. You are defaming him. (for those of you too stupid to know what that means…or too lazy to look it up, it means damaging his character and reputation)
The reason why you will not be held accountable for what you say here is only because nobody gives a shit about your opinion. You are a nobody. You have anonymity because you hide behind a computer so you throw respect and decency out the window. You say whatever you want, not caring if you are hurting or disrespecting others. It is sad really, but in the end you WILL have to answer for what you have done. You have to live with yourself. When you end up trying to teach your children about treating others with respect you will know how much of a hypocrite you are.
Response to other posts:
Shadeblack. Before you talk about something you should get your facts straight.
Michael Jackson was found NOT GUILTY! period. A grand jury looked at all the information, heard from all the witnesses and found him NOT GUILTY on all counts. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_v._Jackson. IN the CIVIL Lawsuit he settled out of court for 22million. This does not make him guilty you dumb f*ck. A more logical conclusion would be that he paid the boy 22million so that the allegations and media coverage of the case would finally stop. I know it might be difficult, but picture picking up the newspaper or turning on TV and all you see are people accusing YOU of molesting kids. You respect the legal system and do all that is asked of you. In MJ's case he even allowed the Police to look and take pictures of his private parts to see if they matched up with what the boy said his penis looked like. Could YOU imagine having to do that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Someone accuses YOU of molesting a child and then to prove your innocense you suffer through the indignity of having to expose yourself to the police and have them analyze and take pictures of your penis. MJ did this! Then after you prove your innocence you are faced with another year or two of a civil case! He just wanted all of it to end. He was getting treatment for painkillers and no doubt he had serious thoughts about ending his own life. It was family and friends that urged him to settle out of court so the Media circus would finally come to an end. (the media was really bad at the time. Wacko Jacko, Peter Pan or pervert? it was every day on every news station). MJ, his family and friends have suffered enough…why do you feel the need to make jokes about him? especially after he is dead? IT IS NOT FUNNY!
Shadeblack. When you wrote that statement that “Respect does not exist anymore and that by the age of 40 you will have only 2 people you should respect” I thought to myself “What a shitty attempt at hijacking the thread. What the hell did that contribute to the thread? You then wrote that “respect has to be earned”. While both these statements are invalid (wrong) It got me thinking… … When i was young I was taught to respect others. To respect others because they are human because they have feelings. I decided to read an essay on respect (http://www.beyondintractability.org/essay/respect/?nid=6573)
Here is an excerpt from this essay:
Respect… It means being treated with consideration and esteem and to be willing to treat people similarly.. It means to have a regard for other peoples’ feelings… Even more importantly, respect means treating one with dignity.
As stated in my first post. This is what many of you are lacking. You have no regard for his feelings, the feelings of his family and loved ones or the feelings of the Millions of his fans. He was found not guilty in a court of law. You should RESPCT this decision. What other evidence do you have? Do you have proof he molested children? Were you a 'victim'?
Please think about what you are doing. You are making inappropriate jokes about a person who has just DIED! These so called 'jokes' are based on allegations that were not substantial enough to gain a guilty verdict in a court of law. His family, friends and millions of fans are Grieving his loss and it hurts them to read these statements. It also reflects negatively on you. Just because you can retain your anonymity on a message board should not give you licence to say these type of harmful things towards another human being. Innocent until proven Guilty. Enough said.
Response to Pokenny:
In respose to Miiitch's comment you wrote: “Miiiitch your right, it doesn't mean he was guilty… However it doesn't mean he was innosent. This is going to be one of those unanswerable questions like… What hurts more, being kicked in the nuts, or giving birth? We will never know.
First off the word is spelled Innocent.
Secondly with that type of logic I could accuse you of anything I want and there is nothing you could say because it COULD be true. Again Innocent until proven guilty.
and Finally, Giving birth is far more painful than a kick in the nuts. Picture pushing a mentos out your pee hole. Also the pain of giving birth to someone like you who has become an inconsiderate and uneducated asshole who thinks its funny to make jokes about child molestation towards someone who just DIED would be more painful than 10 kicks to the nuts.
ps. Pokenny, Earthsong had nothing to do with respecting 'opinions' you stupid f*ck. It has to do with the destruction of the planet. and harm to humans and animals.
Here is a link to the lyrics. point out the part where MJ sings about how I should respect your opinions.