If Michael Jackson´s haters and supporters
really want to reach for the truth about the man who is intriguing
them so much let both of us agree about THREE MAIN POINTS:
1) It is impossible to study Jordan Chandler´s case
pretending we are still in the year 1993 and operate the facts
known to the general public at that time only. In other words
we should look at the Chandler case with the eyes of those living
in the year 2010 and not 1993.
Therefore all the events since 1993 up to the present day need
to be taken into account now. One such event (or rather, nonevent)
is the Chandlers´ strange unwillingness to state their
case in court. After all if you want to stop ´a child
molester´ who is still going on with his activities and
on a nationwide scale too, isn´t it an absolute MUST for
you to do it at the very next opportunity which presents itself,
i.e. the 2005 trial?
We know now that the confidentiality clause of the 1993 civil
agreement was absolutely NO obstacle for testifying in court
at a time when the prosecution was badly in need of Jordan Chandler´s
testimony for taking the matter to criminal court (the
two grand juries studied the evidence presented by the prosecution
but did not find anything damaging to indict Michael, so Jordan´s
testimony was their last chance). But Jordie never showed up
The agreement didn´t preclude the Chandlers from giving
their testimony in 2005 again when the trial was in full swing
and they could easily speak up to finally have their justice.
Especially since the prosecution demanded their presence
and adjusted the legislation to make their testimony possible
after so many years
Why didn´t they show up again?
True, the confidentiality clause of the agreement didn´t
allow any of the parties to state their case out of court
to avoid the unnecessary tonguewagging. The only thing
Michael was allowed to say at the time was that he was innocent
(without going into any other detail), while the Chandlers did
find a roundabout way to deal with the problem Evan Chandler´s
brother Ray who wasn´t bound by the agreement openly spoke
out against Michael Jackson in his All that Glitters
book claiming it was based on genuine documents.
But isn´t it a strange PARADOX that it was Michael Jackson´s
defense team which decided to carefully listen to Ray
Chandler´s story and subpoena him to testify in court
as a custodian of those documents however Ray regarded
it as ´harassment´ on the part of the defense and
chose never to appear in court? Doesn´t this fact
alone show the true worth of his book?
The Chandlers could of course say that they avoided going to
court as they were afraid of Michael Jackson´s fans or
were threatened by them. Well, since when has it become less
dangerous to stealthily tell lies in a book than openly
state your case in the court of law? Isn´t it more
logical to assume that they didn´t go to court as they
were afraid their case would fall apart there?
When speaking about all those accusations we shouldn´t
forget that the porn materials we´ve all heard so much
about have never been found among Michael Jackson´s
belongings (as is clear from the recently released FBI files)
except the legal erotic heterosexual magazines like Hustler
and Playboy collected over the period of 12 years up to 2005
plus one magazine with pictures of homosexual character (see
the court materials of the Arvizo case). It goes without saying
that there was no trace of any child porn there at all.
Among many other things to remember let us also keep in mind
that none of Michael Jackson´s alleged victims turned
into any kind of ´freaks´ as some experts unanimously
predicted (if something like this does happen it will still
be well within the average freak rate) and that Michael managed
to raise his own children in an absolutely MARVELOUS way which
no one even tries to dispute now. A really strong point in his
favor, by the way
2) The second point we need to agree about is the sad fact
that people sometimes LIE.
The reasons for lying can be different, ranging from the fantasies
of a sick mind and deliberate malice to false conclusions arising
from the distorted vision of a situation and ´innocent´
types of lies when children invent stories to cover up their
wrongdoing or lie for the sake of their parents out of
love, fear, compassion or in order to please or obey them.
I fully agree that Jordan´s interview with a psychiatrist
is horrendous, but WHY are we supposed to believe everything
he said there if he made a crucial mistake in the description
of Michael´s genitalia which automatically turns his graphic
story into COMPLETE FICTION?
He said that Michael Jackson was CIRCUMCISED while in reality
he was NOT ?!
As much as I hate this genitalia subject we will nevertheless
have to discuss the difference between the erected and circumcised
conditions and see that there is absolutely NO WAY to take one
for the other especially if we talk of an 1) allegedly
prolonged ´relationship´ and not just a one-minute
glance 2) the ´relationship´ with a half-Jewish
boy who himself must have been circumcised and who should have
really known what he was talking about 3) the ´relationship´
with a 13 year-old adolescent whose vision is surely different
from that of a 6-year old!
If the court of public opinion turns into a matter of life or
death for a defendant as is the case of Michael Jackson (and
his children now) it is top important for all of us to be honest
primarily with ourselves and to resist the desire to
stretch any inconvenient truth in order to fit our earlier beliefs
and misconceptions. To avoid a mistake which we might one day
be truly ashamed of it is necessary to keep our minds
open and remember that it´s still better to give someone
the benefit of the doubt rather than have an innocent man crucified
because of all our prejudices and bias.
3) The third point we all need to admit is that one and the
same fact is often interpreted in opposite ways due to the personality
of the interpreter.
Why this happens? Because each of us projects his own personality
onto other people´s behavior and betrays his own way of
thinking by attributing some of his own motives to other persons´
actions. Hence the dirtier our mind is the dirtier our
expectations of the other man´s behavior are. I am really
sorry for having to say that to Michael´s haters but this
little diagnosis of mine is indeed an established psychological
phenomenon called self-identification
. Terribly sorry
again, no offence meant
Didn´t we hear numerous complaints from Evan Chandler
that Michael was seductive, manipulating, calculating to the
point of ´divide and conquer´ and so on? While reading
all those lamentations the only thing that entered my mind in
Evan´s justification was that he started thinking that
way after ´his eyes were opened´ by someone else
some anonymous experts who incidentally,
never communicated with Michael Jackson personally and didn´t
even know whom they were talking about as they were evidently
analyzing some hypothetical situations only.
A seductive and manipulating guy? Hundreds of people who stayed
by Michael´s side are crying out in unison that it was
his natural charm that made them fall in love with him
some five minutes after they met. Both adults and kids found
his personality totally irresistible. Lisa Maria Presley, for
example, was out of her mind over this guy
according to her confidante. Lisa herself spoke of the effect
Michael had on children around him: I did notice that
he had an amazing connection to kids, whether it be a small
baby or a two-year-old girl or a four-year-oldchildren
really responded to him. By the way little children
know a person´s heart better than any adult does and wouldn´t
go into just anyone´s arms!
Thinking that Michael gave all those toys and gifts to children
or adults with an evil aim to win their affection and lure them
into his ´lair of sin´, would be a really grave
misconception on our part rooted in that self-identification
mechanism mentioned above. Michael didn´t have to do it
as people liked him anyway and whenever he was making a present
it was prompted by some very specific motive of his like
for example, breathing a little life into a boy dying of AIDS,
Ryan White to whom Michael gave a Mustang car in an effort to
boost his spirits and make him hold on
I wonder why these days we prefer to think only the worst of
other human beings, while some 2 thousand years ago people wouldn´t
allow themselves dirty thoughts about someone really pure and
innocent who was still unmarried at the age of 33, was
accompanied by 12 male friends everywhere he went and probably
slept with them in the same room too? Humankind must
have gone very much downhill since that time just imagine
all these issues handled by the present-day tabloids!
It isn´t my goal here to pass judgment on Michael Jackson´s
haters. I am not much better than they are as there was a time
when I half-believed those stories and turned my back on him
too. But look at this miracle now
Guys, why don´t
you take my advice and stop wasting your time on meddling with
all this dirt? Just open your mind, soul and heart and let the
HATE and PREJUDICE leave them while the TRUTH, WISDOM and CORRECT
JUDGMENT will quietly take their place.
It is only then that you´ll be able to understand.
Thank you Helena for your generosity
sharing your investigation!