I haven’t commented on Michael Jackson’s acquittal before. Probably most bloggers have by now.
We don’t know for sure what happened. The case was complicated enough, we couldn’t have known unless we were present at the alleged molestations. So I’m not getting into if he was guilty of what he was accused of.
What I am going to address, is his behavior.
He knew well before the incidents he was accused of, that the world was looking at him for child molestation. He kept on doing what he’d done, and has been argumenting that it’s innocent and good.
I can’t see any advisors saying that was a good idea. So it had to have been his idea. Or he can’t help himself. Either way, it might indicate a persona that is incapable of taking good advice. A persona that thinks he knows best, that won’t be denied. Or who doesn’t have the good sense to attract good advisors, only yes people.
That’s a recipe for disaster.
I’m not a shrink, I can’t say exactly what is wrong. But for my untrained eye, something is wrong.
There are so many people walking around, with serious emotional dysfunction. Personality disorders of various kinds. It’s nothing new. Chances are most of us will encounter at least one or two we recognize as having problems, and many we never suspect.
They’re high functioning, in that they’re not raving lunatics that must be kept locked up. But they’re still damaging others. And usually the damage is emotional or psychological. Some go off the deep end now and then, and become physically threatening.
My point being, there are many shades of emotional and psychological problems around us.
Michael Jackson displays what I’d consider odd behavior, judging from TV programs I’ve seen. I hope he gets help. I think he needs someone around him who says no to him, sets boundaries. But, considering his popularity and former wealth, I can’t see that happening. I’m not sure he’d allow it. Sadly.
I’m sure he thinks his behavior is not only perfectly justifiable, but something more people should do. Those were his sentiments a while ago, at least.
You know, when I saw him on TV, I felt that he truly believed what he was saying. That doesn’t mean what he was saying is the absolute truth, but it does mean that it’s HIS reality. Make of that what you will.