It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by thehumbleone
reply to post by David9176
Can you guys stop with comments like this already.
Of course it's a sad day when any human dies. And humans die every day unfortunately. That's life. We're not saying any human life is worth more than another, absolutely not.
Michael Jackson was an entertainment legend. Don't forget this is a man who has inspired children and adults from poor neighborhoods to make something of their lives.
His story is the story of the American dream. A man who came from humble beginnings and reached the heights of fame and acclaim. I think that is something worth venerating a person for.
Originally posted by David9176
Put him on a pedestal...then tear him down...then mourn his death and talk about how misunderstood and great he was...
Yet people will flood to a public funeral and cry for a person they don't even know personally...just by some weird connection they felt through the television and how one song he wrote changed their lives forever.
It acts as an energy or tension release that would otherwise be forced elsewhere. Kind of makes you think doesn't it? Very convenient, whether by divine intervention or contrived plan.