This week, a jury found Michael Jackson’s former Doctor, Conrad Murray, guilty of involuntary manslaughter. A jury heard the evidence and convicted him. That is the way it works. Many media talking heads including the good “Reverend” Al Sharpton are now speaking out on behalf of justice and Mr. Michael Jackson.
Many of us accidentally endured Mr. Sharpton’s monologue discussing the greatness of his “friend” Michael Jackson. The display of affection for a reprobate like Jackson was sickening. Mr. Sharpton’s children were never molested by Michael Jackson, which probably makes it easier to praise the monster. At the same time, Penn State students are rioting because a football coach was fired for allowing a child molester to go unreported. These two stories highlight the weakness and vice prevalent in our American culture today.
Americans worship entertainment icons. We give child molesters breaks if they sing music that we enjoy. We give breaks to people that we wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole if the offender weren’t a celebrity. It is a poor reflection on our culture. We should look to protect the weakest among us, not allow them to be exploited.
If Dr. Murray was guilty of involuntary manslaughter, then we should all be proud that justice was served. No man should have the legal ability to take part in the killing of another human being, no matter how helpless the victim may be. But that doesn’t mean we mourn the passing of perverts and child molesters.
Although none of us expect much out of sharks that feed off of the pain of others like Sharpton, we should still find ourselves appalled that someone would mourn the death of someone so perverted and so willing to bring pain to helpless children.
Obviously, Al Sharpton should be ashamed of himself. He should speak out on behalf of victimized children rather than monsters like Jackson. This type of praise is dangerous. Rather than denouncing people for the unimportant issues that people get tied up in knots about, we should be offended when true evil is excused.
Again, Al Sharpton brings shame on himself. Michael Jackson should be remembered as someone who exploited children through a predatory lifestyle. If our country is ever to come together we must be able to agree on a common set of values to be praised and practiced. Without that social contract, there is little hope for our nation.