A paedophile who totally got away with it thanks to the American legal system
deserves at least a couple of poor taste jokes after his death. At least...
In defense of historical accuracy:
during trial, his accusers were discredited in their testimony,
in front of the jury, which absolved him of all
Of the numerous charges of which he was indicted, he was acquitted of everything.
According to Sam82, there is something rong with the American legal system
if a jury is able to find a defendant not guilty.
The first boy who accused him of molestation
and who was paid millions of dollars in settlement
of civil litigation in the early 1990s, now as a full adult,
has taken the initiative to admit that he was coerced
into saying those things by his father,
who desired some extra millions of dollars, which he received,
so that the alleged victim confessed
that MJ was completely innocent
of his allegations, all of which were lies and venal fraud.
Then there was Macaulay Culkin, who MJ was also accused
of molesting, and who testified that it was a lie and declared
that there had never been any sexual relationship between them.
There was a lot of money to be made by hurling those accusations.
No defect in "the American legal system" has been shown.
Before the birth of MJ, we had the concept of a "smear
whose allegations never come off the smear victim,
if thay were galling enuf and sufficiently invideous.
" . . . All this was inspired by the principle--which is quite true
in itself--that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility
because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted
in the deeper strata
of their emotional nature
or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds
they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie
since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but
would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.
It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths,
and they would not believe that others could have the impudence
to distort the truth so infamously
. Even though the facts
which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds,
they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that
there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent
lie always leaves traces behind it
, even after it has been nailed
down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and
to all who conspire together in the art of lying."
"Adolf Hitler , Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X
[emphasis added by David, for purposes of elucidation]
Note that I have no idea what MJ found erotic;
it might well have been children after all, but that was not proven.
I believe that he was mentally ill
, but I cannot diagnose
. In addition to being crazy, MJ was a target because he was a billionaire.