Poor Farrah Fawcett. When she lost her protracted battle with cancer, she died the same day as Michael Jackson. Being such a competitive place even for the living, Hollywood gave Fawcett second billing in death. Because Jackson always has retained the highest status among all the top stars.
Reports say that the whole internet slowed down on the news of Jackson’s death from cardiac arrest. And that is to be expected as he has been regarded at various periods to have been the most famous person in the world.
Jackson died relatively young, at 50. What is most amazing, however, is that he lasted so long. Elvis died at 42. Heath Ledger at 28. Marilyn Monroe 36.
Born in 1958, Jackson was the child star without a childhood, always working under the yoke of his domineering father. His Neverland Ranch, complete with amusement park rides for kids, was the mark of a person who never matured. Of children he once is alleged to have said, “They are the only people who tell me the truth.”
But his obsession with children became a sick one. He was said to have been charged as many as eight times with the homosexual molestation of young boys, and was said to have paid as much as $15 million to settle a 1993 charge but was acquitted of a similar charge in 2005.
After the 1993 charge, his popularity dwindled in the US, but he remained popular in Europe and Asia (what else could you expect?).
Whatever your opinion about Jackson – in essence he was just a good pop singer with a handful of memorable songs – it cannot expunge the fact that there was a very evil side to him. And whether you wish to ignore that, do so at your own peril.
Michael Jackson was the Howard Hughes of his time, increasingly reclusive and eccentric, maintaining his grip on us through his bizarre behavior. But the difference was that Hughes changed the world in real ways with his personal and professional contributions to modern aviation, while Jackson was merely an entertainer. If Jackson had never lived, the world would be the same today. If Hughes had never lived, the world would be quite different.
And this shows the discrepancy in the way that people see pop culture figures versus those less-well-known innovators who authentically changed the world with thoughtful inventions that helped mankind to move forward.
Like Nikola Tesla.
Jackson really has been on the wane for more than 20 years, with his fame maintained not by any creative breakthroughs in music, but by his sickliness and weird behavior, his withdrawal from society, his whitening skin (vitiligo, if it was natural) and a 2002 incident where he dangled his child from a balcony – all combining to create something of a monster. His appearance had become doll-like and frightening.
At the time of his death Jackson was deeply in debt after a life of success in which he had earned hundreds of millions of dollars selling hundreds of millions of records. He was planning a 50-concert stint in London to try and salvage his finances. But you have to wonder: How could he pull himself together for such a feat in the frail condition that he was in? After all he no longer was the moonwalker of the 1980s, and much of his persona came from his choreography.
Answer: He certainly knew he could not. He knew he was defeated and ruined. And it probably killed him.
The ruminating about Jackson – one commentator absurdly compared him to Mozart – has gone off the wall. He was an entertainer, yet millions call him a genius, while the media elite are legitimizing Jackson and other Hollywood types as valid commentators on our national needs. They are not.
At the same time, media and university leftists make no light of an authentic genius like Nikola Tesla. And this is to the discredit of our education system and our media.
Tesla was the Croatian immigrant who came to America and figured out how to give us electricity through the alternating current (AC) system that we use today. Competing with Thomas Edison who was advocating direct current (DC), you might not be reading this column today if it were not for Tesla. Yet few people know who Tesla was.
There is a reason for that. Our education system today is geared toward children not being educated. With radicals from the Democrat party controlling everything that the universities and the public schools teach, education today is based on emotion and politics, not fact and history. Since Tesla was a caucasian man, his accomplishments are marginalized by a system whose textbooks increasingly ignore the achievements of EuroAmericans in building the prosperous and free societies that we have today.
Here is how Tesla (1856-1931) is described by wikipedia.org:
After his demonstration of wireless communication (radio) in 1894 and after being the victor in the “War of Currents”, he was widely respected as one of the greatest electrical engineers who worked in America.
Much of his early work pioneered modern electrical engineering and many of his discoveries were of groundbreaking importance. During this period, in the United States, Tesla’s fame rivaled that of any other inventor or scientist history of popular culture, but but due to his eccentric personality and his seemingly unbelievable and sometimes bizarre claims about possible scientific and technological developments, Tesla was ultimately ostracized and regarded as a mad scientist. Never having put much focus on his finances, Tesla died impoverished at the age of 86.
The SI unit measuring magnetic flux density or magnetic induction (commonly known as the magnetic field “B”), the tesla was named in his honor (at the Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures, Paris, 1960), as well as the Tesla effect of wireless energy transfer to wirelessly power electronic devices which Tesla demonstrated on a low scale (lightbulbs) as early as 1893 and aspired to use for the intercontinental transmission of industrial energy levels in his unfinished Wardenclyffe Tower project.
Aside from his work on electromagnetism and electromechanical engineering, Tesla has contributed in varying degrees to the establishment of robotics, remote control, radar and computer science, and to the expansion of ballistics, nuclear physics and theoretical physics. In 1943, the Supreme Court of the United States credited him as being the inventor of the radio.
Pretty impressive in just a few paragraphs, right? His entire biography can be seen on wikipedia. It is amazing. Yet how many university students – never mind schoolchildren – know who this innovator is, the man who essentially invented the modern world?
Few. Yet they all know Al Sharpton and Al Gore and Nancy Pelosi, people who actually are impeding our progress as a nation.
Here is another excerpt from wikipedia.org:
Tesla never married. He was celibate and claimed that his chastity was very helpful to his scientific abilities. Nonetheless there have been numerous accounts of women vying for Tesla’s affection, even some madly in love with him. Tesla, though polite, behaved rather ambivalently to these women in the romantic sense.
This is a story as old as the hills – a man driven to great success by his ability to think his own thoughts without interference and diversion.
Yet how many people are on their knees in tears over Tesla, as they are over someone who brought us some simple pop songs like Thriller and Billie Jean?
Here is one more quote from wikipedia.org:
In 1926, Tesla commented on the ills of the social subservience of women and the struggle of women toward gender equality, indicated that humanity’s future would be run by “Queen Bees”. He believed that women would become the dominant sex in the future.
This quote shows Tesla even more brilliant than we thought. Today, around the world, from the welfare state to extremist environmentalism, feminine thinking predominates. Today, the discombobulated and flighty Nancy Pelosi is one of the most powerful people in America and Barack Obama, a male of similar mindset, is president. Our congress is full of “females” who are emotional and irrational, not level-headed and rational, as conservative men and women are. And if we continue to pursue that thinking, mankind truly is threatened in a world where Michael Jackson is feted and Nikola Tesla lives in obscurity.
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