October 14, 2010
When I started writing this piece I was in very low spirits
over the dark sides of human nature and a mess in peoples
minds about true and false values in life. However the Chilean
phoenix miracle has somewhat revived me back to life and the
pessimism with which I wrote it only several days ago is taking
me a little by surprise now.
This piece is about purity and innocence as a way of life
and how Michael Jackson managed to prove to us that innocence
is the best path any human being can ever take.
Why did Michael have a paper with the words Children are
innocent pinned to a wall in his room? Why was this message
so important to him that he wanted to see it until his dying
day? The reason for it was probably because he was terribly
tired of what the world is like today and needed a constant
reminder of another force in life which could help keep
When old people return to childhood, I have
seen them, they become very playful and childlike. I relate
very well to old people because they have those qualities of
a child. Whenever I go to a hospital I always find a way to
sneak into another room to talk to the old people. I just did
it two days ago because I was in the hospital and they were
so sweet and they just welcome you like a child does. They say,
Come in, and we talk. They are simple and sweet.
Old people and children are very much alike. They are carefree
and play-free and simple and sweet. It is just a spiritual feeling.
I dont visit the old peoples homes as much as I
have the orphanages. A lot of them get Alzheimers and
they dont recognize. But I have a great relationship with
When you feel that the world is slowly sliding into abyss
and is getting increasingly difficult for you to live in, it
is only small children and very old people who can still give
you some hope. Only those who have just entered life and
havent been touched by its corruption and those who are
on the verge of leaving it and are long past its temptations
are the ones who can side with you and make your company if
you are a lonely heart craving for purity in a world like ours.
You cant imagine how lonely a person is if he happens
to retain some of his childlike innocence in his grown-up years.
It is nothing less than feeling a Martian on Earth surrounded
by a boisterous crowd of its truly earthly children. You can
always try to pretend you are earthly too and a good laugh here
and there or some joint work will let you pass for being
like them for a time being, but the deep sadness you are
feeling for what you see around will inevitably give you away.
These loners are sad because what is a biggest treasure for
them is completely worthless to the world. They cherish cleanliness
of thoughts and a certain freshness of feeling in their relations
with the other sex however the world is deeply suspicious
of this behavior and considers it some kind of a perversion
or pretence or asexuality or a publicity trick or whatever,
because it the world - abandoned its own freshness long
ago and doesnt remember what it is, and the word innocence
has gone completely out of usage with it and is now obsolete
as both word and a phenomenon.
Imagine how far the loners are from this world and you will
know how deep a gap between the two is and how quickly it is
The world is wondering why loners want to set strict
limits for themselves and refuse the so many pleasures it can
offer them, but what the world doesnt know is that these
weirdoes most probably did try or see the other
thing too - to only feel later that they are dirty all over
and it hurts like hell when or if they betray their own selves
and values they believe in. Now they will not trade their regained
freshness for any sophistication in the world because it is
only after they got it back is when they started living again.
They are sad because they are lonely as if in a desert and try
to live a life of their own in quiet seclusion, however the
world doesnt like it as it senses disagreement with what
it is doing. The world is busy seeking more pleasures in life
and intensifying them too as what satisfied the world yesterday
is not enough today and should be taken a further step tomorrow.
The pleasure seeking process is a very pleasant one and is spreading
among people like a pandemic. When the world offers its latest
breakthrough in the field of deeper satisfaction of human desires
there are always some who feebly remonstrate that they are okay
the way it is, however their resistance is quickly smashed as
the younger ones try it and say it is truly fantastic.
Why did you deprive us of this fun? Why dont we
have a right? It is our life and no one can tell us how to live
and what to choose! is their main argument which is really
hard to refute. It is indeed their right to choose and the fact
that they are really choosing it is what really makes it so
If you think that I am talking about one issue only you are
wrong the breakthroughs are all around us and include
lots of things like, for example, hunger for being constantly
entertained, I do what I like principle, the abolition
of human conscience and its replacement by cynicism, the money-decides-it-all
concept, a much greater variety of sex opportunities and an
exciting race for who starts sex earlier and in which way
these are only a few items on the menu list. Some call it progress
and a human rights movement while the loners think differently
they consider it a surrender to the darker
side of human nature as a whole.
You need love. You need love. Thats
the most important thing. Thats why I feel so bad for
those kids who sit in those orphanages and hospitals and theyre
all alone and they tie them to the beds they tie them
because they dont have enough staff. I go, Are you
crazy? And I go to each bed just freeing them, releasing
them. I say, This isnt a way to do children. You
dont tie them down.
Those of them who take the process too close to heart try measures
like Sunday visits to other peoples homes with disguise
on their faces and religious books in their hands.
They also share millions of dollars with the ill and needy to
rekindle in them at least some hope in human nature and belief
in the divine justice which is indeed delivered through people
They make attempts to explain to others that they should
be childlike not knowing how to describe it that the humankind
needs to return to purity as a means of its survival or otherwise
things will become simply irreversible.
They refuse to engage in usual sex orgies out of their great
respect for love, romance and common interests and are looking
only for a perfect match to make love until dawn.
Their find the air they are breathing suffocating and try to
associate only with those with whom they can breathe freely
- small children or very old people.
They set up places like very big ranches with attractions in
them and lots of other fun things for the host and his visitors
in order to show to the people the value of simple pleasures
in life like feeding animals, or riding them, or speedy
driving golf-carts or climbing trees or having water fights
or dancing together or reading books. They know that simple
things like that are capable of dragging children away the other
attractions offered by the world. They justifiably think that
the happier is the childhood, the more balanced is the character
and the healthier is the spirit which may be the beginning
of a hope that children will be better than their parents, and
tomorrow will be better than today.
They firmly believe that almost everything in life can be corrected
with a little help from the above if only a human being really
wants it, so they are ready to give it try it even with the
worst characters in human history ever.
They know that all humans have a divine spark in them and implore
people not to allow it to be stamped out as otherwise they become
helpless in the face of vileness, cynicism and corruption.
They feel furious when they see that those who have crossed
the line are taking the innocent babies there too instead of
trying to return to where they were before.
If Michael Jackson system of thought was that weird and crazy
as we are told it is, will anyone explain to me please how
he managed to single-handedly bring up three marvelous children
who, when they were finally presented to the world, turned out
to be pure and innocent, well-tempered and dignified, modest
and disciplined, free-spirited and courageous all at once despite
Michaels weird pedagogical methods?
Cant it be exactly the opposite case and they turned out
to be like that because he shielded them from us and our corruption
and it was his approach to life and people which helped him
to bring them up in such a fantastic way? (OMG, let us keep
our fingers crossed for his children now that they are facing
our reality with all its beauties).
Can Michaels life be a natural experiment God has staged
on all of us to show that it is Michael Jacksons way of
life and thinking which is the best we can offer to our children?
I mean the purity of thought and innocence he always sought
for and spoke about, and a great deal of love which were the
main things to bring about so excellent a result?
SB: Is it possible if someone is not a biological parent to
love a child as much as you love Prince and Paris? MJ: Absolutely.
SB: I have always noticed one the most impressive things about
you is when I say something like, Prince and Paris are
beautiful, you always say, No. All children are
beautiful. You wont let me get away with just praising
Prince and Paris. MJ: They are to me. I see beauty in all children
they are all beautiful to me. It is so beautiful and I love
them all equally. I used to have arguments about it with
people who didnt agree with me. They say you should love
your own more
Doesnt the experiment show that it is the arrogant us
who have completely failed in our upbringing methods and have
a whole pack of problems on our hands who are the real losers
in this competition?
I wish Michael had never been interrupted and had been allowed
to associate with the children he invited to his home without
any interference from the outside. This way he could have brought
up a whole army of great youngsters who could have made a big
difference to his nation now and who could have very well been
as good as his own children especially since we know
it for a fact that he treated all children as his own.
He could have done it if only those beasts had not
interfered with him
P.S. If anyone is interested about who taught Michael strange
views that all children are ours here is a piece
from Michaels tapes with Rabbi Shmuley where Michael tells
him about his tutor, Rose Fine, a Jewish woman who accompanied
the Jacksons on tours since Michael was a little boy till the
age of eighteen. She was their teacher who was always by his
side as he was the youngest and of whom Michael had very tender
memories. Youll see that it is exactly Rose Fines
behavior which was later reflected in the way Michael treated
his or anyones children:
Rose Fine, a Jewish woman who
was my beloved childhood tutor and who traveled with me and
my brothers when we were all in the Jackson Five. MJ: After
the show I would run into [Rose Fines] room. Wed
read and have warm milk and I needed that so badly. She would
always say to me, The doors open, and she
would leave her door open.
SB: You think she saw you as her son?
MJ: She called me her son
SB: Did she show you unconditional love?
SB: So you think unconditional love can be shown even by two
people who are not related by blood?
MJ: Oh my God, yes, of course. I think I learned it through
her and I have seen it and I have experienced it. It doesnt
matter with blood or race or creed or color. Love is love and
it breaks all boundaries and you just see it right away. I see
it in the childrens eyes. When I see children, I see helpless
little puppies. They are so sweet. How could anybody hurt them?
SB: Rose Fine, although she wasnt your biological mother,
was able to show you a lot of motherly affection?
MJ: And boy did I need it. I was never with my mother when I
was little, very seldom, and I had a wonderful mother. I see
her as an angel, and I was always gone, always on tour, doing
back-to-back concerts, all over America, overseas, clubs, just
always gone. [Rose Fine] was with us all the way from the very
first professional tour of the Jackson 5 until I was eighteen.
SB: And she would teach you during the day?
SB: Regular subjects? Mathematics? English? She taught all the
five of you together?
MJ: Yes, together, three hours. She taught Janet, all of them.
MJ: Rose died this year, Janet and myself, we paid for her nurse
and her hospital care, or if her television broke down or the
electricity, or there was anything wrong with the house, we
would cover the bills. Now her husband is sick, so I am taking
care of him, and because we felt she is our mother and you take
care of your mother
SB: You really felt like that?
MJ: Absolutely. She was more than a tutor and I was so angry
at myself that when she died I was far, far away. I couldnt
it hurt when I came to the door to see her and I went,
Mrs. Fine, its Michael, and she would go,
You are not Michael
That hurts so much. Growing
old is not always pretty. Its sad.
Thank you Helena for your generosity
sharing your investigation!