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For Veterans day

Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5ive wrote and performed many anti-war and peace songs hoping the world would make war obsolete. While it is not obsolete yet, oppression and military solutions to problems are becoming more and more unpopular.

Michael in his concerts took on the specter of war with images and special stage effects and “Earthsong” in particular was a unity anthem. Michael liked military style clothing and marched and ran with many militaries. And he supported the troups.



And today in particular, I think Michael would have loved this… and do you suppose this 90 something would have gotten a personal visit?

Until war is no longer a solution, we honor our American troops and those of every nation who sacrificed their bodies and their lives for a righteous cause– eventual peace. May it come today and if not today, soon.




  1. Kim said . . .

    Thank you Rev. Barbara. What an honor for both Michael and the troops! With a grateful heart and deep respect, I honor all of the troops who serve their country. I pray that all troops return home to their families and I pray for world peace.

    Posted November 12, 2012 at 4:23 am | Permalink
  2. Katie Weisz said . . .

    Yes, I had seen the video of Michael at Camp Zuma (or Zama) several I love this video. It is just one example of who he really was that the media missed. I only wish that one day sooner than later, a documentary will be made of Michael’s humanitarian work on behalf of Children (Bucharest, Africa, etc) of his saving the life of Farkas who needed a liver and so many other examples of his charitable contributions and of this particular video. The media doesn’t see this part of MJ and perhaps, perhaps the meme (your word)will change. He wasn’t just a superstar. He was, as Kenny Ortega himself said, “an angel walking the planet”.

    Thank you, Barbara

    Posted November 12, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Permalink
  3. B. Kaufmann said . . .

    The documentary you speak of has begun.

    Posted November 13, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Permalink
  4. gertrude said . . .

    It has occurred to me what a formidable example the troops, who, to paraphrase you Rev B, sacrifice even their very lives “for a righteous cause and eventual peace”, have set for those of us bent on vindicating Michael. Is this righteous cause not what we must time and again gather our strength to do battle for in the unceasing and despicable evil inflicted on yes, this “Angel Who Walked the Planet,” this Michael Jackson? The most recent event of this kind has so revolted and anguished me I can’t speak of it and feel so battle weary. But this simple homage to “the troops” has spurred me to go on. Go on fighting. To paraphrase the Angel, who am I pretending not to see the need?

    Posted November 14, 2012 at 2:35 am | Permalink
  5. B. Kaufmann said . . .

    All warriors believe their cause is righteous. It’s a tribal philosophy. Like most shadow things, humans must indulge for awhile until they come to understand they are toying with their own demise and in the case of weapons of mass destruction, perhaps even the demise of their planet. The only way the sacrifice of life and war itself can be considered righteous is if it leads us to understand that it should be made obsolete on this planet– thus peace. ~B

    Posted November 14, 2012 at 4:26 am | Permalink

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