Sunday, June 28, 2009

Unabashed, Crude Cupidity

The father whom Michael Jackson described as "...very strict, very hard and stern. Just a look would terrify me. There were times when he would come to see me and I would feel sick. And I would say, 'Please don't get mad, Joseph. I am sorry, Joseph.'", busied himself feverishly as soon as his son was pronounced dead, on sending out a moving van to take possession of his son's belongings. As though the $100,000-a-month-rental mansion would be stormed by fans ready to pillage and deprive father Joseph of his just due.

Joseph Jackson, the Jackson family paterfamilias made a statement to his son's fans: "We miss Michael endlessly, our pain cannot be described in words. ... But please do not despair, because Michael will continue to live on in each and every one of you." He will do that by fans' undying devotion to their pop star's family taking steps to release previously unknown Michael Jackson songs, which those emotional and horribly distraught fans will have the opportunity to purchase, further enriching the estate.

As it is Michael Jackson songs have already tipped the download charts in fully thirteen countries. The Internet has become burdened by disconsolate lovers of Michael Jackson's music seeking any new clues or information about their King of Pop, sharing their misery with others for whom his death has become a personal calamity. The Jackson family to the rescue; their famous son and sibling not yet buried, but business talks are ongoing to make of the tragedy a stupendous money-making opportunity.

A travelling exhibit of Michael Jackson memorabilia; the transformation of his Neverland fantasy park into a money-making destination for adoring fans. The money to be made off his memory and the treasury of his music will represent a time-healing salve for the grief of his family. Already an auction that took place one day after death brought in hundreds of thousands far in excess of expectations. That is the tip of the iceberg.

People are well advised to hang onto all the trash they can now collect immediately commemorating his death, for the value it may represent in the near future. Leave no opportunity unturned.

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