I was reading the New York Times this morning and read a segment about Michael Jackson begging for a fair trial. Jury selection starts today. In all honestly, I doubt that will happen. No matter what anybody says they will not be able to separate the celebrity from the man. I am sure that he is counting on that. People tend to put superstars above the rest of us. Why? What makes them better than you or me? They can sing well? Play better ball? Act better? No matter what they do, they are still human beings and that along makes them no better than you and me. What does that mean? Well it means that , yes they do rape people, steal from places, lie, molest children, do drugs, murder, drink and drive, among other things. That’s right. They are not perfect. They wake up in a bad mood. They get stuff stuck in their teeth. They step on their shoelaces and untie them. They have lots of money and with that comes problems and benefits that some of us will never know anything about. All I am saying is that being a superstar does not make you innocent or guilty, what it does do is keep you from getting a “fair” trial like the rest of the people. Did you know that in the boy in question is going to have to testify in open court? Tell me something how many times before have you ever heard of a child regardless of his age testifying in open court about being molested? Even when everyone knows who the child is the testimony is always behind closed doors.
Is he guilty or innocent?