Sunday, June 27, 2010

Heal the World: Tribute to Michael Jackson

It is hard to believe that the 25 June 2010 marked one year since the King of Pop passed away. At this point, it makes sense to concede that everything has been said and written about Michael Jackson - arguably the greatest pop star the world has ever seen. As a matter of fact, on 25 June 2010, another well-written bittersweet tribute to Michael Jackson - Memories of a Light that keeps Shinning, was published on BlogFace2Face. However, here On The Road To Success, there is still room, no matter how humble, to pay tribute to Michael Jackson - an unrivaled pop star and humanitarian in his own right.

Through his works, Michael Jackson, sought to, in his own words - heal the world and make it a better place for all natural persons. This is a mission shared by human rights activists, humanitarians and freedom fighters worldwide. Consequently, many do not hesitate to pause - to pay tribute the legend, one year after his death.

Events around the world reiterate the urgent need to heal the world, and resound Michael Jackson's call to make the world a better place: In Myanmar, the military junta rules with an iron fist, and a symbol of freedom remains under house arrest - despite a global call for her immediate release; in Egypt, police brutality and imprisonment of human rights activists is the order of the day; in the D.R Congo, an armed conflict rages - with civilian casualties of epic proportions; in Finland, decision makers face death threats - for favoring laws that protect the less fortunate, precisely refugees and immigrants; in Scandinavia, rapists enjoy impunity; in Malawi and other parts of Africa, homosexuals are convicted; in the U.S., blatant racism still reigns and some still shamelessly suggest that the zoo has an African; in Russia, there is a battle against justice; Turkey jails Kurdish children for supporting anti-government demonstrations. These are just a few of the many reminders of an urgent need to heal the world.

As Michael Jackson rightly pointed out, you can make the world a better place - starting with yourself. Learn to respect other persons; shun discrimination and hatred, help the less fortunate, and speak out against any form of injustice. In a nutshell, try as much as possible to positively impact the people around you. By so doing, you will help heal the world and leave a legacy; a legacy that your next-generation will be proud of.

You are encouraged to do more than just listen to Michael Jackson's music - Heal The World...

Michael Jackson may be dead, but he is clearly not forgotten. He continues to positively impact the world through his music - music that inspires more and more people of goodwill to help heal the world - "starting with the man in the mirror."


  1. I could not agree more with you my friend.. You know what MJ meant to me and how much inspiration he showered into my life..

  2. Wonderful reminder of MJ's legacy of love and caring. Sad that we do still have so much hate and racism in the U.S., as well as other areas around the world. Hard to imagine that people who hate actually enjoy it. Evidently they do and expend a lot of wasted energy to do so. Sad.


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