Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The Verdict is in

Back on April 30, I posted a comment on Michael Jackson, where I predicted he would be acquitted. This was back when I didn't make paragraphs and typed in all lower case letters. Here is an excerpt from that post:
let me shed some heretofore never addressed light on this mess. Several years ago, I did some research on pedophilia and I have some insights into this case that the media hasn't really bothered to touch on, at least as far as I know. To begin with, Michael Jackson says he loves children and would never hurt a child. Believe him. He really does love children. All pedophiles do. And molesting a child, in a pedophiles twisted mind, is not hurting them, rather it is an expression of the love they have for the child. He really believes he has done nothing wrong. pedophiles cannot differentiate between love and sex. When he molests children he is showing the child that he loves him. Is there hope that Michael can be cured? Studies have shown the answer is no. There is no evidence to suggests that pedophilia can ever be cured, however, if the pedophile can be brought to the point that he can acknowledge that he has a problem, he can control the urge to "show love". The problem with this is that one can never know if the sexual urges of a pedophile will stay controlled. There is always a chance that he will molest again. From the press and media reports concerning Michaels childhood and lifestyle, I can say with reasonable confidence that he fits the psychological profile of the textbook pedophile and in my opinion, he is one of the few that will never admit responsibility for his crimes. Therefore, if Michael Jackson is acquitted this time, he will not stop. And even if he is found guilty, he better be locked away or he will continue molesting children the rest of his life, especially if he can continue to find mothers and fathers that are willing to whore their son out for a few dollars and jewelry. With that said, let me say that Michael Jackson should not have to bear the burden of his crimes alone...He could not have gotten away with this for this long had he not had the cooperation of greedy parents, who care more for monetary gain than their own children. In short, even if Michael Jackson has never touched a child in a sexual way, the psychological evidence suggests that he will eventually.
Now, let me add one thing about the outcome of this trial. I tried, unsuccessfully, to find out if the prosecution had put a psychologist on the stand to testify as to the psychological makeup of a pedophile. I don't think he did. I think this may have been the reason he lost his case. Pedophiles are hard to spot unless one knows what to look for. Michael Jackson appears to be weird and freaky, but on the outside, there is little to suggest that he is anything worse than that. Had a psychologist been called to testify, I believe the jury could have seen him for what he is.
Geraldo Rivera, on Fox news, said Michael has assured him that he will never sleep with children again, but, coming from a pedophile, that is a promise that means nothing, in the same way a wife beater tells his wife he will never touch her again or an alchoholic will never drink again. (I can't believe someone with Geraldo's intelligence could be so naive)
If he continues to molest children, (and now that he has been acquitted, there is no reason to suspect he won't) There will undoubtedly be another chance for a prosecutor to do it right.







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6 comments:

Etchen said...

Well said Mark. I believe he is truly guilty as sin but if i was a member of that jury I would have voted him not-guilty as well. Reason being is that the prosecution put on a lousy case and the victim's mother lied repeatedly on the stand about insignificant items and so was difficult to believe in regards to the important facts of her son's molestation. As a juror in a criminal trial, if you don't believe part of the testimony then you must acquit (compared to if you are in a civil trial, you just have to maintain a reasonable belief of a defendent's guilt) I definitely agree with you that MJ will repeat his crimes again and we'll be seeing him back in that defendents chair soon enough. I think if the boy who accused him in the 80's had not accpeted a deal with MJ then the ugly truth about MJ's sickness would have all been revealed then and justice would have been allowed to prevail.

FrenziedFeline said...

I wonder if Jackson will now move out of Neverland to another county. He'll be watched like a hawk as long as he lives there.

Mark said...

The sad part of this is that his fans will continue to idolize him and allow their kids to sleep with him, even after all this. I saw a live video feed of the gates of his house last night and there, to no one's surprise, were parents with their kids. There was even one parent pushing a child in a wheelchair.

tugboatcapn said...

He won't leave Neverland.It is a target-rich environment,and in case anyone missed it,yesterday,he was declared "above the law."
Eventually he will screw up badly enough that he won't be able to get out of it,lets just hope that he does it soon enough to minimize the psycological damage to the children he decides to show his love to.
By the way,Mark,thanks for the comment on my blog.I have added you to my favorites.I feel that we are truly kindred spirits.
Nice to meet you...

tugboatcapn said...

Oh, and thanks for the linkage, Dude. I am truly honored. I will try not to let you down...

Francis Lynn said...

Thanks for the link - I had already linked you on my blog under "Political Blogs".