So, midterms are over and I had looked forward to devoting Thursday through Sunday for writing. Alas, there is something wrong with my computer (the terminal from which I write at this point is my sister's laptop). To those who read, I have posts waiting in the wings, anticipating completion, however, we will see if I can still access the numerous files I have saved once my computer goes in to get fixed.
Also I mentioned in my last entry that I had ordered Michael Jackson's Dangerous Liaisons by Carl Toms. Allegedly (or, according to those who worship at the Church of Michael), Toms is a 'pedophile' named Thomas O'Carroll.
You can Google search the name, as if his status as pedophile delegitimizes his keen viewpoints. (It does not; on the contrary, his perspective is refreshing.)
I received the book a day or so ago and, as usual, all of the fans on Amazon.com who had bashed it as having been written by a pedophile (yawn) and, thus, deserving of scorn did not read it.
Nazism in the Michael Jackson fan community seems common place. If we recall, the Nazis were infamous book burners.
Toms' piece, although somewhat unsavory in its support (of course) of 'boy-loving' and child sexuality, is fantastic! It's literally a tome of astute analysis and tedious research of publicly available information on Michael Jackson; basically, every thing that is available for fan consumption, too.
The old adage is true, isn't it? "Don't judge a book by its cover." Words to live by indeed. While Toms' book is analytical, and he obviously has a bias in the direction of 'boy-loving', he is no stranger to objectivity. He doesn't merely dip his toes into Fairness Pond but dives in.
I am excited to see where his book goes because, so far, it is really good. At the risk of being premature, it certainly is a must to own. His opinions, I'm sure, would invoke the ire of Michael's numerous fans, the ones who bill him as 'pure', 'innocent', and heterosexual. Toms disbelieves all of that and then some.
It's just a damned good book! Only the most foolish of people would log onto Amazon and take an ignorant shot at Carl Toms' work without having read it. If, by chance, anyone is interested in it, I recommend you try to find a reasonably priced copy on the Internet. Please, do not be swayed by anyone who has bashed the book; they only bash it because it questions Michael's non-guilt...
When it comes to his book, all I can say is this: it takes one to know one. Because Toms is a 'boy-lover' himself, he would be able to see the peculiarity of Michael Jackson's conduct around young boys.
More entries to come when I figure out what's wrong with my computer. Hopefully sooner than later. What a way to spoil a weekend! :-(
In the meantime, thanks for reading.