A Congresswoman wants a PERMANENT resolution to honor Michael Jackson? Why? What did he ever do that made a real difference? Although those who do not know music claim he changed it some way for the better -- without defining just what that was -- so what? He was an entertainer, for heavens' sake. I take that back, he never did anything for heavens' sake -- everything he did was for his own sake. He was a narcissistic lightweight, as most of those people in Hollywood are.
Did he ever serve his country? I doubt if he ever even paid much in taxes -- the biggest business in Hollywood is accountants whose main business is to help the stars avoid taxes as much as possible. That's one reason he had homes in Bahrain, France and Ireland.
No, he didn't serve his country. He didn't even use his "talent" to entertain the troops. Once, in 2007, while attending parties in Japan, he took time to meet and greet some American troops who were stationed there but he didn't do anything for them. Just honored them with his presence.
If Congress wants to honor someone, I suggest they take a moment of silence and prepare a beautiful plaque for EACH of our troops who die in Iraq and Afghanistan. And they should make it retroactive -- the catch-up might keep Congress out of trouble for a few hours.
It seems the troops have noticed, as well. This is going around the Internet:
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 its mind with
grief. When a man dies whose only contribution to the country was to ENTERTAIN
people, the American people find the need to hold a "moment of silence" for his
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 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 icon?"
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 to. 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.
I'm offended, too, Isaac. You and your compatriots are true heroes and most of us honor you and your service. We are so grateful for you and so proud of all you do. God bless.