Michael Jackson Acquittal Repudiates Culture of Hate
Press Release, by Rod Downey, 14 June 2005
Michael Jackson’s acquittal in his globally broadcast trial marks a turning point in the worldwide child-abuse witch-hunt. The jury who acquitted him has sent a message to the “guilty-until-proven-innocent” culture of overzealous prosecutors, “victim advocate” hate-mongers, and greedy child-abuse psychologists: The party is over. It is no longer possible to assume that accusation implies guilt.
The real scapegoat in this case was not so much Jackson himself but his
openly expressed and unabashed love for children.
The hate-mongers had to have his hide. Now that they have been slapped
down, they are attempting to isolate the Jackson case as exceptional because of
who Jackson is. But they can’t hide the whale in the room: The Michael Jackson
verdict is a triumph of love over hate.
The frothing-at-the-mouth pundits, so convinced of Jackson’s guilt, are
now sitting down not for their pound of flesh but a plate of crow. In the
aftermath, their best effort is to focus on prosecutorial failures and
Jackson’s own idiosyncrasies to distract from the fundamental cultural
sea-change that has taken place.