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posted on May, 18 2013 @ 08:44 PM
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If you heard this headline from a major news organization, who would you expect this person is?
Bin Laden?
Hussein?

How about Michael Jackson???

This is literally the plug I just heard for an upcoming a 60 Minutes special. Michael Jackson is worth more dead than alive!

I don't know their angle, but I imagine it means his monetary wealth.
HOW can someone place a worth on a man's body of work that borders on genius level artistically??
What does a statement like this mean for a society that says his glove is "worth" more than Thriller, for goodness gracious?!




posted on May, 18 2013 @ 08:51 PM
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reply to post by JayinAR
 


that's what they mean.
i saw a ad for the show saying they found a secret stash of his toy's and claim they are worth a lot of money.



eta "
wrong article i'll find it.
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posted on May, 18 2013 @ 08:55 PM
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Yes, but what is with the verbiage?
Why not celebrate the man's worth artistically?? Why vilify him with comments like he is worth more dead than alive?

That is disgusting.



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 08:58 PM
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I heard "He's worth more dead than alive" almost as soon as he died!

Some people believe that was the reason for his killing.



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 09:00 PM
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Originally posted by JayinAR
reply to post by hounddoghowlie
 


Yes, but what is with the verbiage?
Why not celebrate the man's worth artistically?? Why vilify him with comments like he is worth more dead than alive?

That is disgusting.


You yourself said you don't know the angle, so is assuming supposed to be a good thing?



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 09:01 PM
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reply to post by VoidHawk
 


Yes, but again, to flat out say it on the news?
What sort of indictment is this on our society??

It is sick!



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 09:03 PM
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reply to post by mr10k
 


I also said I assume it is his monetary worth, as they were displaying valuable memorabilia as they said it...



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 09:03 PM
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Welcome to America.....America created and sustained him.



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 09:05 PM
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Originally posted by JayinAR
reply to post by VoidHawk
 


Yes, but again, to flat out say it on the news?
What sort of indictment is this on our society??

It is sick!


I agree.
But we live in a sick society.

"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society"
I forget who said that.



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 09:07 PM
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He created and sustained himself.
Aside from James Brown he was the greatest musical and performing talent I have ever witnessed.

And I don't say that lightly.
I don't dig his stuff, but I recognize its brilliance.



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 09:09 PM
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Originally posted by JayinAR
reply to post by hounddoghowlie
 


Yes, but what is with the verbiage?
Why not celebrate the man's worth artistically?? Why vilify him with comments like he is worth more dead than alive?

That is disgusting.


well his catalog of work is nothing compared to the Beatles , which he use to own but this with the right bidders, should bring a lot of cash for hi kids.

Michael Jackson's possessions get a '60 Minutes' warehouse closeup with Lara Logan



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 09:09 PM
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I was with you until:

"borders on genius level artistically?? "

You do realize that he really didn't write a lot of his music right?

Peace



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 09:10 PM
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Originally posted by JayinAR
reply to post by mr10k
 


I also said I assume it is his monetary worth, as they were displaying valuable memorabilia as they said it...


Well what else would it be? Certainly not his giving nature when it comes to children..

They said the same about elvis too. graceland made a lot of money after his death.

Not sure why there is confusion, about someone who made loads of money alive, being worth more now that they're dead.

Or the offence.

Things of value go up if there is less of it around.



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 09:12 PM
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reply to post by jude11
 


He collaborated mostly with Quincy Jones, but he was a very capable musician in his own right.

He wrote a lot of his own stuff, sung like a champion and performed like nobody else.

In my estimation, the only better performer was James Brown.



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 09:16 PM
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Its the verbiage, man.
You cannot put a monetary value on his art. Why? Because his art has influenced much of what we hear today. Much of the performances we see today. Michael Jackson is a freakin' cultural icon.

To say he is worth more dead is sickening.

Although I am not surprised to see you cracking wise about him, honestly.



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 09:21 PM
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When he was alive he was the butt of jokes about his alleged crimes and unconventional behavior. When he died the ridicule was mostly replaced by nostalgia. His brand is more marketable with him dead. Now that he is out of the way they will sell what is left of him, and profit from his legacy for decades.

His story is tragic. I have my doubts about his guilt with regard to the criminal allegations. Seemed more like a character assassination of someone who resisted his controllers. When you consider the circumstances of his death in light of his very frank statements about resisting the control of powerful manipulators and social architects I think its plausible that he was literally assassinated as well, if not acutely via overdose then slowly through heavy pharmaceutical abuse at the hands of shady doctors.

Regarding his "genius": Quantifiably comparing one musician to another demonstrates a lack of understanding about the nature and purpose of art. If you think the Beatles were better than thats fine, but its not a statement of fact. His art was not just about song compositions. Dance and vocal performance are viable artforms as well.



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 09:23 PM
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wrong about 90% of what you see today comes from disney, and the 90's generation of the mickey mouse club.

and the people how use it to build on all of the teenie boppers you see now

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ETA: and i forgot to mention the boy bands of the same time frame.
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posted on May, 18 2013 @ 09:26 PM
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reply to post by hounddoghowlie
 


Off topic a bit, but I am just curious... Do you perform?



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 09:37 PM
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Originally posted by JayinAR
reply to post by hounddoghowlie
 


Off topic a bit, but I am just curious... Do you perform?


how is that off topic.

your words, from the reply to wino



Because his art has influenced much of what we hear today. Much of the performances we see today

and i respond, and if you would care to go and check i'm sure you will see that i'm right


but I am just curious... Do you perform?

not now but back in the day i was in a bar band just like countless others. but what does that got to do with this.

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posted on May, 18 2013 @ 09:37 PM
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Michael Jackson was before boy bands.
He paved the way for boy bands and the Mickey Mouse Club. This is the immeasurable aspect of his career.

Regardless, it is beside the point. The point is that those headlines..."he is worth more dead", is what is wrong. Words are powerful, and those words are disgusting.
May as well spit on his damn grave.





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