The death of Michael Jackson raises questions like: why and how could this happen... this petition is only for those who would like to contribute to an understanding of this issue... I will start it off with the following post:
Some diarists, poets and artists, like Evelyn Waugh and Michael Jackson, among a host of others, have a taste for exaggeration and fantasy. Indeed, exaggeration appears to be a major problem in our celebrity culture and in autobiography generally. Perhaps this is because, as Oscar Wilde once wrote: “Where there is no exaggeration there is no love, and where there is no love there is no understanding. It is only about things that do not interest one--that one can give a really unbiased opinion; and this is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always valueless.”1 -Ron Price with thanks to Oscar Wilde in the magazine Speaker, July, 1891. I think Wilde is a little over the top here, but his words exhibit a clever turn of phrase containing what is often, it seems to me anyway, an important facet of the truth of a question or issue. --Ron Price with thanks to Oscar Wilde in Robin Markowitz's article "Reconstructing Michael Jackson: Close Readings of Pop-Works," Stranger in a Strange Land: Internet Site, April 2004.
married for 42 years, a teacher for 35 and a Baha'i for 50
We, the undersigned, call on people everywhere to write about why a person, a talent and a man of wealth, like Michael Jackson could die so young.
The Understanding the life and death of Michael jackson petition to all organizations and groups was written by RonPrice and is in the category Culture at GoPetition.