Mike had many health problems and went through a lot of stress.
His hair and skin was caught on fire. He suffered many pains.
He had to take pain killers and medications. His doctors prescribed a lot of things. I also suspect a bit of foul play in their part. You know how people are nowadays.
Anyhow, the man worked murderously hard.
He pushed and pushed himself beyond the capacities of most normal people.
It shows in his work.
My final words on the matter:
sometimes bring things on ourselves. We make mistakes. When you are in the public eye it will cost you dear.
Jackson obviously has suffered a few mental breakdowns. But hypothetically, let's say:
Through my CoS representation in the media a little group of local Christians where I live decided it wasn't acceptable - after all everyone knows what Satanists really
do - and they start a little campaign to remove me from my home.
Rumours would be rife. I'd be spat at and attacked in the street. Soon evidence would start emerging - rumours that would be offered as fact - the police would have to follow up accusations. Oh well, the police are involved now, there must
be something in it.
It would even make the local papers. Opposition to me would mount.
I wouldn't be able to hold my head up in the street. People would have me marked a s child and animal abuser.
The rumours accusations and "facts" would all culminate in something I would never really live down.
If such a thing were to happen I could suffer a mental breakdown. My subsequent behaiour would then add fuel to the fire.
If I, or any other Satanist, had Jackson's kind of money methods against me would, at this point, take a more financial route as people smelled their opportunity to get some of it.
Jackson was stupid to say some of the things he said. So there is an argument that he brought it on himself. Lack of wisdom and such naivety has effects.
But for anyone here to simply accept the manipulated media images as fact is even more stupid.
In this thread it's "Wacko Jacko"
I wonder if anyone thought of that themselves - or did they read it in the paper.
But that really exemplifies my point.
He's not totally blameless. But that does not mean he is a child molestor. I'm really surprised how many people here have shown such lack of guille when it comes to their televisions - it serves as an ample reminder of just how easily people are manipulated.
As far as mental breakdowns are concerned:
There is a line in a Jane's Addiction song - "I was made with a heart of stone / to be broken with one hard blow."
They are poignant words. I've seen some good people, some strong people, be broken by what life can throw at us on our journey through.
This understanding might be seen as a weakness by some. But I'll tell you, it's an understanding that imbues me with a strength of my own.
Even big, bad, impervious Satanists can, and will, be broken at some point in their lives. Some will come through. Others won't.
But a Satanist who lacks human understanding isn't a Satanist at all. And that is just a comment - not directed at anyone in the thread.