hey..i'm an american. sometimes we gotta learn to suck it up. i certainly understand why the rest of the world feels the way they feel. but i think we can seperate ourselves as american fans, from american media. i'm always told not to take certain things too personally. here's one instance where i can be that way. the fact is, our media has what's called an 'ugly american' complex. where the media thinks that the rest of the world is in the stone age, and is very sleazy, and america is puritanical(nothing can be further from the truth), etc. at some point, we gotta realize that the media of this country has made a bed that they have to sleep in. and we, as MJ fans, have to be insightful enough to distance ourselves from our own media, and look at them, with a jaundice eye, and blame them for the way the rest of the world feels.
that's how i can remain patriotic, in the best way, and be objective, at the same time. if anything, the best way to defend my country is to blast the media which is trying to make us look bad. MJ was an imperative part of my life, and the media in my backyard was vicious, brutal, evil, and shitty. (see time mag article from 2006 in someone else's thread, that's in this section, now) they helped to kill Michael. they can't crush him like that, and then use the red white and blue to defend themselves. the worst thing i can do for my country, is to allow it's media to obliterate it. soldiers died so that we could have our freedoms. to abuse those freedoms is to slap the blood splattered faces of those soldiers. using those freedoms to destroy it's own citizens is like killing those soldiers all over again. but, MJ can't be called an american citizen. he's a world citizen. he's earned that. no country is allowed to abuse it's or the world's citizens. some may not like this post. but actions determine later actions. that's life.
we can't forget. we can't allow ourselves to forget. the hellish, vile depths of what was done. sneddon planting evidence on american soil. this is representative of what was done by media and government on american soil. so, who is really tearing a new one on america? fans from around the world? or america's own media and government? what else can you call doing these things to destroy a human being..furthermore, a human being so saintly, and contributative to this world, such as international treasure, Michael Jackson? the issue is not what you, the fan, did, it's what the media and the government, did.