Thursday, July 16, 2009

One or Many Men

Ladies, ladies, it's not what your thinking.I was sent an email the other day that has stayed on my mind and I decided to put it on here as I think it really needs to be read. First of all I want to say that I was a fan of Michael Jackson and mean him no disrespect. He Was an extremely talented man, whom I believe did not have much of a life due to his fame. That is my opinion! That being said the following is the content of the email.

...Why is it that when ONE man dies, the whole of America loses their minds with grief. When a man dies whos only contribution to the country was to ENTERTAIN people, the American people find the need to flock to a memorial in Hollywood, and even Congress sees the need to hold a 'momemt of silence' for his passing?
...Am I missing something here? ONE man dies, and all of a sudden he is a martyr because he entertained us for a few decades?What about all those SOLDIERS who have died to give us freedom? All those Soldiers who, knowing that they would be asked to fight in a war, still raised their hands and swore to defend the Constitution and the United States of America. Wheir is their moment of silence? Where are the people flocking to their graves or memorials and mourning over them because they made the ultimate sacrifice? Where did this country become so calloused to the sacrifice of GOOD MEN and Women, that they can arbitrarily blow off their deaths, and instead, throw themselves into mourning for a "Pop Icon?"
...I think that if they are going to hold a moment of silence IN CONGRESS for Michael Jackson, they need to hold a moment of silence for every service member killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, They need to PUBLICLY recognize every life that has been lost so that the American peopple can live their callous little lives in the luxury and freedom that WE,those that are living and those that have gone on, have provided for them. But, wait, that would take too much time, because there have been so many willing to make that sacrifice. After all, we will never make millions of dollars. We will never star in movies, or write hit songs that the world will listen too. We only shed out blood, sweat and tears so that people can enjoy what they have.
...Sorry if I have offended, but I needed to say it. Remember thes five words the next time you think of someone who is seving in the military;

"SO THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE.." signed Issac

Although I know that millions of dollars went to Charities and that Michael Jackson was in the Guiness Book of Records for donating the most to the most charities. That is wonderful.....Issac makes a very strong case does'nt he. I am a Canadian and many of our men have been killed during the events since 911. Death knows no borders!Appreciation and Grattitude should be forefront and center for these amazing men and women whom need to be honored. I want to state that I am not pro War, I am pro Respect for what they do. I AM SO GRATEFUL !

Usually my posts are much lighter than this...sometimes you have to stand up for what you believe. like Issac. I am thankful to be alive, well, loved and at home.


  1. I think this is a great post and an excellent point - one of the many reasons I didn't blog about his death is that he's no more important than the next person to me. I admire the talent he once had but, there are far more important issues to be concerned about.

  2. It can raise questions and give us stuff to consider, but let's face it...this is an extension of the justness in how much a police officer, fire fighter, teacher make for their services as opposed to the obscene amounts of money that actors get for their work.

    Even in consideration how much actors, singers, professional athletes make in comparison to let's say, brain surgeons.

    Yes, doctors get paid a nice salary, but they save lives and still don't get paid to close what those others are given.

    If you have the chance to make that sort of money, have that sort of notoriety, I say do it. But, as a race of people, we spend way too much time and money on things that have no deep value. It's our way.

    Instead of wondering why Michael Jackson gets that sort of attention and our soldiers don't? Why don't we raise our children to understand what is right, true, worthy, and valuable? Let's start there.

  3. Good point Holly about raising the children with the right value system. I think I lost a follower today because of this post.First time I lost one! So maybe I should do best, talk about myself. LOL. take care.

    Char, I thought twice about leaving it alone too, but when I read the email I thought I should post it...I do agree that there are many more issues to think hunger,etc.

  4. I think it's a bit like comparing apples to oranges myself. (I'm prepared for that to be an unpopular statement but I stand by it all the same)

  5. J.S. That's why I love you as much as I do. cinner

  6. Cinner!

    If you lost one reader over this post, GOOD! This is your place, your work, your thinking! You put up what you want to talk about and we read it and take it in. No one is holding a gun to our heads and threatening to shoot us or the family dog if we don't!

    Don't you dare not put up what you want us to consider! Your blog; your rules; your readers!!!

    I'm sick of people getting their noses out of joint over strong feelings and opinions. Milk was meant to be homogenized, not the world at large!!!!

    You do what you do! I'll come here to consider it. I'll tell you what I think. But, I will never say you shouldn't think, feel, say what you have the freedom and right to say!

    Reader who left? To you I say, expand your mind and get moving on it sooner than later.

  7. Holly as ever you are my warrior queen...I was going to say Princess...that would have been a big oops...Your the best and I will write what I want, when and where and why...Because I can!A great big Hug.

  8. I could not agree more!!! A moment of silence for Michael Jackson in the congress? And not a mention of the soldiers who were killed. I agree!! Be silent for all the men and women who sacrifice their lives for this country. Be silent for all the families that are separated for many days and months for this country. When I saw this on TV I was mad. But now that I'm reading your post, it makes me even madder!! Come on America, wake up!

  9. Lois I was hoping that you would get by and see this! God Bless the Colonel and his family.

  10. I tried commenting on todays blog but it won't let me - yay for friends and barbeques!

  11. Char, Holly said the same thing about commenting and then the next day everything is fine....I am not sure why this happened...


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