Saturday, June 27, 2009

America Eats It's Babies- Love you Michael


Four years ago, I designed this t-shirt that I didn't really release or make a lot of, in fact I think I only made like 5 t-shirts with it. I kinda designed it to just to get it outta my system. I believe Michael was in a trail or something, It was June 2005. And it was in reaction to the media's and the public's BETRAYAL, not portrayal of this living legend.

"We wanted to consume this lil boy so much that we decided his childhood and innocence was collateral damage."

I Heard Tupac actually use that term "America Eats its Babies" in an interview after one of his many court hearings. And it was relating to the artist and celebrities that we build up and support. It was always interesting how as soon as they show they are human and make mistakes just like everyone else, we eat them alive. Michael Jackson had never really known a normal life, and we stole his childhood away from him for our entertainment. We parented this man. We loved him from the moment he stepped on the Ed Sullivan Show and let him into our hearts. We chased him everywhere he went, did not let him sleep, did not let him play with his friends, did not let him enjoy his beautiful life. We wanted to consume this lil boy so much that we decided his childhood and innocence was collateral damage.

It perplexed me how people could turn their back on him as soon as rumors and alleged charges were brought up against him. For once he needed us more than we needed him. We failed him. All his antics, trials and tribulations were not products of him, they were products of us. We are responsible for the man that he became. We were his support system and easily pulled that plug too many times in his life. Michael Loved children because he wanted them to be children, something he couldn't do. He wanted to live his childhood thru them.

We will never ever know the amount of depression, stress and anxiety we put this man thru.
This man did truly die of a broken heart.
The world mourns for this man and I have no idea how the soundtrack to our lives will continue without him. Every aspect of my life can be put against a Michael Jackson song. He is my namesake, my parents named me after him, I was born to thriller.

We as a society have put so much emphasis on being perfect that at the slight evidence of our children's mistakes, we scold and surround them with disappointment. Please let your children make mistakes. Please don't turn your back on them ever. You have no idea how strong the look of betrayal and disappointment can devastate a life.

Michael is not dead, he lives on in each of us, in every dance move, on every dance floor, in every melody, and in every lover...

"Won't you please let me back into your heart"
-Michael Jackson

“Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.”


  1. Deep Homie, Your writting has gotten much better.

  2. This was beautiful.
    Thank you for writing it.

  3. I like....Very True also