Friday, November 11, 2011

The Triumph of Human Indecency

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” -Edmund Burke

There is a prominent evil that has served as a constant throughout Michael Jackson's lifetime and even in death he hasn't been able to escape it. The level of human indecency that continues to loom over Michael's legacy is disturbing and downright cancerous, considering he was one of the greatest humanitarians to have ever graced this earth with his existence.

Recently, just as Justice for Michael Jackson took a step forward when Conrad Murray was found guilty for causing Michael's death, MSNBC, NBC, and their affiliates swoop in and drag the Jacksons, Michael's children, and his fans 10 giant steps back leaving us all gutted with their inhumane practice of paying a convicted felon for his crime. Not only that, but we're forced to relive June 25, 2009 for the third time.

By some notion, NBC and MSNBC perhaps believe they're doing this in the best interests of the public, but I, for one and I'm certain my fellow MJ fans feel the same, cannot fathom how this type of indecent, immoral, and unethical behavior could be of any interest to the public.

When the human race chooses human indecency over compassion, it illustrates why a soul like Michael Jackson never had a chance of surviving this world with any amount of integrity or dignity granted to him at the level he most certainly deserved.

To allow a killer a platform to spread what is painted as 'his' side of the story with no legal boundaries in place to assure he's telling the truth is incomprehensible.  Regardless, a convicted felon should not be allowed to profit from any crime, let alone one that involves taking the life of another.

Because of this, I stand with my fellow MJ fans and CLAAD in support of the call to action to "Turn My TV Off" and it is my hope that "good men" who are unwilling to allow for the evil of human indecency to triumph will join in and do the same.

All around the world, let's send our message loud and clear that this will not be tolerated.

At 10:00PM Eastern time, wherever you may be, please turn off your TV.

In order to promote this event and assist in the momentum a twitter event has been arranged by the MJJJusticeProject, United4MJLegacy, and other fan groups. Please review your time zone's start time and the instructions that follow. All time zones have been set for the twitter event and all times are set to one hour before the "Turn TV Off" event.

Time Zones: November 11, 2011

Eastern: 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Central: 8:00PM-10:00PM
Mountain: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Pacific: 6:00PM-8:00PM

Time Zones: November 12, 2011
LONDON: 2:00AM-4:00AM
PARIS: 3:00AM-5:00AM
MOSCOW: 6:00AM-8:00AM
SYDNEY:  1:00PM-3:00PM
JAKARTA:  9:00AM-11:00AM
BEIJING: 10:00AM-12:00PM 

We will trend: TURN TV OFF

Please do not include any hashtags(#).
Only use the TT once per tweet.

Please add the following individuals to your tweets: 

@SavannahGuthrie - the "reporter" interviewing the convicted killer
@mgraboff - President of MSNBC & NBC
@NBC - TV Station that has been airing excerpts and promoting the documentary
@MSNBC- TV Station that will broadcast the full documentary tonight

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