Moonwalking – The True Story of Michael Jackson
I have found a positive documentary about MJ that was filmed last year! It’s called “Moonwalking – The True Story of Michael Jackson”, and it’s amazing! This isn’t just another “he came, he saw, he conquered” retrospective, but it’s something that attempts to (and succeeds at!) “humanizing” MJ by making viewers feel empathy and compassion for him.
There are a group of writers and psychologists who explain MJ’s desire to be philanthropic, his dedication to improving the lives of underprivileged children, his mental scarring due to the abuse he suffered at the hands of his father (e.g. getting plastic surgery to look less like his father), his shyness due to always being in the public spotlight, his forgiving personality (e.g. he forgive both his father & Latoya), and his respect and admiration for the women in his life (such as his mother, Elizabeth Taylor, and Princess Diana). They don’t try to condescendingly psychoanalyze every decision he ever made in his life, and there is a respectful tone to their diagnosis of him. (Unlike so-called psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman, who helped phantom victim Daniel Kapon “remember” that he was abused by MJ, and tried to get MJ’s kids taken away after the baby dangling incident.)
I truly wish that more documentaries like this could be made, and I’m going to try to get every MJ blog to post these links, because the fans need to see this!
Part 4: There is a quote in this clip that jumped out at me, and I want to address it here. Don’t worry, its not negative! In fact, it’s very positive, but nevertheless it has to be addressed. At 5:20 the psychologist makes the following quote: “I think the press and the media probably has a lot to answer for. He was tried under a court of law and found not guilty, and so for me that means that he was not guilty.”
That is the WORST possible thing that you can say in defense of MJ! The courts are NOT perfect, and as we all know, guilty people get acquitted all the time, and innocent people get convicted all the time! If you say this to an MJ hater, then they’ll say (and we’ve ALL heard this a gazillion times already) “Well, OJ Simpson was also acquitted too, and we all know he was guilty!” This is why you have to learn the facts of the allegations so that you can properly refute the lies that MJ haters are certain to use against him (for example “He paid off the Chandlers in 1993!” My recent article on the settlements clearly debunks that! Here is part 1. Here is part 2.) Thankfully, there are dozens of websites (like this one!), books, and documentaries dedicated to exonerating MJ of those charges!