R. Kelly and Michael Jackson: What’s not being discussed — Sevyn Scott

 

By: Sevyn Scott March 7, 2019 In case you haven’t kept up with the never ending drama, R. Kelly was busted once again for his kiddie antics. In February, he was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of four alleged victims which is considered a class 2 felony and can serve up […]

via R. Kelly and Michael Jackson: What’s not being discussed — Sevyn Scott

What’s not being discussed is why Harvey Weinstein, who in May, was arrested in New York on charges of rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct related to interactions with two women is not making headlines. What is also not being discussed is why there are hundreds of white men who have been accused of rape, criminal sex acts, sex abuse, groping and sexual misconduct but have not had their lives put front and center, been interviewed by Gayle King, have been sent to prison as is the case with Bill Cosby or is being dragged from the grave to be vilified all over again as is the case with Michael Jackson.

Where is the public outrage over these white male parasitic leeches who have all been accused of some form of sex abuse and sexual misconduct?

Let’s start with singer, song-writer, Ryan Adams and moving right along, there is also,

Portuguese professional footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo,

U.S. Supreme Court Judge, Brett Kavanaugh,

60 Minutes Executive Producer, Jeff Fager,

French Actor, Gerard Depardieu,

CBS CEO, Les Moonves,

TV host and founder of Nerdst Industries, Chris Hardwick,

Dominican-American writer, creative writing professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and fiction editor at Boston Review, Junot Diaz,

American television journalist and author, Tom Brokaw,

Canadian animator and voice actor, John Kricfalusi,

Chairman and CEO of Merrick Ventures, LLC, Michael Ferro,

Architect, Richard Meier,

Writer and Director, Sherman Alexie,

President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., Philip Berk,

Author Lemony Snicket AKA Daniel Handler,

Famed fashion photographer, Patrick Demarchelier,

Talent manager, Vincent Cirrincione,

Fashion designer and co-founder of Guess? Inc., Paul Marciano,

Actor, Scott Baio AKA Chachi,

Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO, Steve Wynn,

World renowned illusionist, David Copperfield,

Actor Michael Douglas,

CEO and publisher at the Los Angeles Times, Ross Levinsohn,

Fashion photographer, homosexual Mario Testino, accused of making unwanted sexual advances to thirteen male models and assistants, including instances of groping and masturbation.

Stunt coordinator, Joel Kramer,

Actor, filmmaker and college instructor, James Franco,

Former Washington Post reporter, Joel Achanbach,

Former Fox News Chief White House correspondent, James Rosen

Actor Kevin Spacey

and the list is endless.

So, what’s really going on? What’s going on is that white men can get away with being sexual deviants because who controls the narrative? White men. Black men and their indiscretions must be touted out at every opportunity even upon death.

But know this, no one has a more deviant nature than the white man for his deviance knows no bounds. Even when his deviant shit hits the fan, it merely settles on the floor and is swept out the door. Who writes the history books? Exactly! And that is why the white man’s filth is (HIS)story. If there is no 24/7 news coverage of it, who is concentrating on it? Hence the reason why there is 24/7 news coverage of a Black man’s indiscretions.

Whites have long heralded the Black man as a sexual predator while Black women are encouraged to engage in sexual relations with white male deviants and the narrative remains the same. While their shit gets swept out the door, a Black man’s sex life gets lit the fuck up in an attempt to get everyone to believe the narrative put out by the white man that only Black men are sex addicts and Black women are sex objects. These are outrageous, bald-faced lies!

Halle Berry was married to Eric Benet and she claimed he wanted sex all the time and of course, Eric Benet stated that he was a sex addict and got treatment for it. Meanwhile, Berry went on to a Canadian, who impregnated her and who has tried to take her for everything she is worth and she ended up leaving his ass. Then she decides to try out one of those French motherfuckers, who also impregnated her and who she is now divorced from. So it would seem that Eric Benet was the least problem for her ass.

Likewise, Janet Jackson, who fears for her child’s safety when the child is visiting with the father, Wissam Saleh Al Mana, a Qatari business magnate, she, apparently, is not happy with what she went all the way to Qatar to find. That slut had to go all the way to Qatar to meet her baby daddy who she then turned around and had to call the police for a welfare check on her son while he was in the custody of her baby daddy. Next time, stick with your own kind! And Halle Berry needs to take note of this as well.

What all of us who make up the Black collective fail to understand or to realize is that we have a common enemy and that enemy is the white parasitic leech in ALL forms, female, male, transgender and whatever else its claiming to be changed into on any given day. I guess, a goat next.

While many of us are busy buying into the bullshit about how depraved Bill Cosby, Michael Jackson and R. Kelly is, who is doing a goddamn thing about ALL of the white male deviants that are listed above beginning with Harvey Weinstein and not ending there? Where are the interviews with Gayle King with Harvey Weinstein sitting somewhere trying to justify what he is accused of? Joel Kramer? James Franco? Steve Wynn? Brett Kavanaugh? Vincent Cirrincione? David Copperfield? Tom Brokaw? Paul Haggis? Mike Germano? Andrew Creighton? Peter Martins? Corey Lewandowski? Chuck Close? Charles Dutoit? Jack Latvala? T.J. Miller? Gene Simmons? Andrea Ramsey? Jerry Richardson? Chris Matthews? Brad Kern? Andrew Duncan? Morgan Spurlock? Eric Alexander Hewitt? Ken Friedman? Dan Johnson? Eric Weinberger? Heath Evans? Ryan Lizza? Tom Ashbrook? Mario Batali? Cade Hudson? Jon Heely? Joe Alexander? U.S. Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski? Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks, Bryan Singer? Donald J. Trump?

Need I continue with the list? I didn’t think so! So no, white males are not sexual deviants, are they? They’re just fine, upstanding, good ole wholesome white men? Is that right? Well, tell that to the men and women who have accused those bastards of rape, criminal sex acts, sex abuse, groping and sexual misconduct. Tell them that shit! But where is the accountability from them? Why aren’t they making headlines, continuously for their criminal sex acts, sex abuse, rape, sexual misconduct and some more shit of the like? Because they control the narrative. They control the script. They write the laws that allow them to break said laws while at the same time enforcing said laws against those whom they have accused of doing exactly what they stand accused of. How sick is that? Now, who is the sexual deviant here? The accused who is paying for any crime he may or may not have committed or the accused who will never be brought before a ‘judge’ to answer for what he has been accused of?

Black folks, there comes a time when we need to take a step back and look at the big picture and the big picture is that there has always been a war being waged against us by our mortal foe; the white parasitic leeches. They are ramping up that war and we as a much put upon group need to step up our game and ‘circle the wagons’. This is US versus them and those ‘thems’ ain’t fucking human and so have not one iota of compassion, empathy or humanity. They don’t even have a soul. They are monsters! Believe what the hell they say at your own peril! Lie down with that vile and atrocious shit at your own peril. Throw your own kind under the bus at your own peril because if we listen to what the white media throws at us about how depraved our Black men are while those pale parasitic leeches crawl and slither away from the vile ass shit they do, then we will deserve everything that those parasites are about to fling our way. We never made it off the plantation! You can’t see that? We are still on the plantation together! Now is not the time to denounce our own. Now is not the time to get on the “Fuck up the Black man” bandwagon that the pale parasitic leeches are dragging around Amerikkka. Donald “Grab Them By The Pussy” Trump was elected president and white so-called female parasites knew this before they voted for him. They then turn around and act quite shocked when he nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the highest court in the land, but yet, Bill Cosby is THE problem? Deceased Michael Jackson is THE problem? R. Kelly is THE problem? Neither Bill Cosby, nor deceased Michael Jackson, nor R. Kelly are/were in any position to lay down the law in this stolen land. Brett Kavanaugh can and so can Donald Trump, but what has happened to those two? Not a goddamn thing and it won’t. Now is the time to ‘band’ together and push back against this bullshit! It is now or never! That’s what’s NOT being discussed!

 

 

My Thoughts On Prince, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston And The Burden Of Fame!

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This is what I think about those who entertain us; the ones we laud, now and forever more for their outstanding achievements. I think that they just get burned out. I think that fame and fortune comes with a huge price tag and to pay that price, it means endless hours of grueling and exhausting work, work and work to continue to produce what they are adored for, to produce more for their fans who expect more and more and more from them.

With the recent passing of Prince and the not so distant passing of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, there seems to be a common denominator; aging and drugs, drugs to deal with the pain emanating from a body that has been put through a nightmarish and hellish torture. Can you just imagine what it would take to get your body ready for a concert tour? Can you imagine the hours of rehearsals, day after day after day. They have got to achieve perfection. There can be no ‘retakes’. There is no room for failure. Their fans are expecting them to give their all and to continue to give it, forever! They are expected to be above human failings. The problem is, they are not. They are put on a pedestal and they are worshipped and idolized and that has to do something to them. The pressure alone has to be beyond anything I can imagine. I would not have the stamina to withstand the pressures of being under a microscope, forever. I could not imagine the grueling workout routines and regimens they must have had to endure to be able to get through multiple back-to-back concerts and make it all look effortless and for them to look, tireless.

We are all extremely selfish when it comes to those who entertain us. We just hear and see the finished ‘product’. We don’t get to see all that goes into putting that finished ‘product’ together up until the moment they step out onto that stage and perform. We don’t see the sleepless nights when they are trying to pen lyrics to paper and then music to lyrics and then dance moves to the music. We think that it is all just glitz and glamour and fun and a beautiful voice and riches and fame and oh the wonder of it all. They must train their voice in order to extend it through hours of entertaining us and they also have no private life. Who they are friends with is known. Who they are dating or who they marry is known. Where they shop, what they buy and so forth and so on. They have no privacy whatsoever. And it seems as though it is expected of them to know that they have no right to privacy because they should know that they belong to us; their adoring and exacting fans. They cannot let us down for if they do, we will turn our backs on them, just as we did when Whitney Houston’s voice finally gave out due to her giving up. The pressure was just too great. Being in the spotlight all the time was more than she could take and add an aging body into the mix and there you have it, another ‘idol’ gone too soon, but was it too soon for her? We will never know.

And with Michael Jackson, what was different? We hear about his financial problems and we all know the scandals that rocked his life. We have heard about the abuse he suffered at the hands of his father as a child. The man had no childhood. He was expected to perform, get it right the first time and never should the word, ‘imperfect’ be a part of his life; privately or publicly. That would confuse the hell out of me. I wouldn’t even begin to know who I was, especially when I never knew what it was like to be a child; to laugh and to play and to run around a playground. He couldn’t do those things because he had lyrics to write and songs to produce and moves to choreograph; an adoring public to perform in front of and the performance had better be perfect, so said his father in his early years and he knew later on in life that it was demanded of him. But with an aging body, scandals dogging his every footstep, nowhere to turn, what did you think would happen? Oh we think that they are surrounded by a loving family and plenty of bosom buddy friends but Michael Jackson was alone with just a doctor when he died. The Michael Jacksons the Princes and Whitney Houstons of this world were more alone than we can ever know. The kind of life they must live does not bode for a long life. It cannot. The body cannot take it for long and neither can the mind. All of the greats have this in common. Not many live a long life.

Prince died alone. And yet, he was idolized. I have read that his parties were ‘All The Rage’ and everyone wanted an invitation but when the final curtain call came, who was with him? Where were all of these people who had clamored to be around him, to hitch their wagon to his star? Who faced with him, the pain of an aging body, the ravages of countless, sleepless nights spent at the piano attempting to pound out yet another hit because the hits just needed to keep coming? He was Prince. He was not a mere person. He was an idol; a god. He walked, not among us, but above us which is where we put him. No mere mortal can endure that kind of adulation forever. It exacted a toll. And death comes all too prematurely; a common denominator, once again.

These people that we idolize cease to be human and become ‘wonders’. They become stars. And where are stars? Stars are in the sky beyond our reach and so are these people. We cannot touch them. We can only see and hear them from a distance and we can read about them and follow them as best we can on social media and to one country after another when they go on tour.

But have you ever stopped and asked yourself, “Could I handle the pressure?” Have you ever even stopped to question just what it must be like to be idolized; put on a pedestal, not seen as all too human? Our idols will never live ‘up’ to our expectations because we prop them up too high and the higher we prop them up, the greater the distance they have to fall. And when they fall, we are not there to catch them. And so, they die, alone.

Think about that the next time you find yourself worshipping, idolizing and putting on a pedestal a person who, without the gift of a beautiful singing voice or some other extraordinary talent, would be just another you; an ordinary human being and not a ‘god’; a star in the sky, out of reach of us mere mortals. Please remember, they too, were mere mortals who happened to have been blessed with a gift they chose to share with us and though we think we did right by them, we only did them a disservice by never truly realizing all that we expected of them and all that they gave to us; not until after they died. We failed them, they did not fail us. Mankind was not meant to be worshipped, but to love and to be loved.

“Man In The Mirror!”

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I would like to recognize and honor Michael Jackson with this post. That man could move me to tears every single time I heard him sing and every single time I saw him move. He cared so much about this planet and about the children and for that he was targeted. I don’t care how much he settled those erroneous lawsuits for and I don’t care what any media hounds printed about him. He was a victim of an abusive father and yet despite that and in defiance of that, he still went on to become the greatest living legend to have ever graced this planet.
That mess that we are forced to listen to on radios and IPods and other listening devices is not worth a farthing. What I wouldn’t give to be able to turn back the hands of time and change the circumstances under which Michael Jackson died. If only I could replay that day over, he would still be with us today, if I had anything to say about it.

I find myself going to YouTube and just watching and listening to the magic that IS Michael. I sit and shed tears whenever I hear “Man In The Mirror.” That song right there speaks volumes. What this world could look like if only each and every one of us looked in the mirror and if we did not like what we see, and most of us do not, confront the evilness in our hearts and fight against it, if we would confront the hatred and ugliness that consumes us and turn that into something positive, what a wonderful world this could be.

Can you just imagine what this world is going to look like in a mere five years from now if we continue down the road we are headed? There will be no bright future for our children and our grandchildren. That is a fact. What we lack is even the basics in humanity 101. We don’t even have the basics down pat to what it means to be ‘human’. How can we even look our children in the eye and say, “This world will be a better place for you when I am gone because I am going to see to it,” when we see to it that it gets more and more fucked up as each day passes. We are not only failing our children, we are failing ourselves. We moan and whine about some unseen forces that are in control of our lives and yet what do we do about things that are within our control? We do nothing but bellyache and complain and hope that some savior will come from who the hell knows where and do the hard part; carve a better future for us all. We are supposed to be doing that.

When was the last time you helped someone? Or saw someone in a store with not enough money to pay for their food and you stepped up and paid the difference? When was the last time you went to a shelter and handed out socks or personal hygiene items to those in need? When was the last time you passed by a homeless person and looked the other way? Consoled your conscience with the thought that, “Well, he probably is just scamming us?” It is so easy to tell ourselves that there is nothing that we can do about anything. For starters, you could visit a nursing home and brighten some sick and elderly person’s day. It does not have to always cost you money to do some good instead of just posting about how bad shit is. We all know this. Yeah, it’s bad, but what are we doing about it? How about we leave our keyboards, let them collect dust and help someone instead of bringing the stories of the downtrodden for us to scroll and peruse, and instead, blog about the fact that you got off your ass and took canned goods to a food shelf and said, “Pass it on! Play it forward!” Blogged about the fact that you ladled soup out at a homeless shelter, and said, “Pass it on! Play it forward!” Blogged about the fact that you cleaned out your closet, found winter coats that you couldn’t wear and donated them, “Now pass it on! Play it forward!” Blogged about the fact that you brightened a child’s day by tutoring him/her and again said, “Pass it on! Play it forward!” There are programs in every city in every state that need volunteers. If we really want to provide a better future for our children and grandchildren, then don’t bother looking to Bernie Sanders to get it done. Don’t bother looking to Hillary Clinton to get it done or Donald Trump. You be the change that makes a difference. No politician is going to ever get it done. We, the people have it within our power to help one person at a time. When will you write about what you have done to help someone as opposed to writing about what you hope some politician will do?

Stand and look in your mirror. You be the ‘man’ in the mirror. Not Bernie Sanders. Not Hillary Clinton. Not Donald Trump. Not Jeb Bush, but YOU! Change can start with YOU and ME! “Pass it on! Play it forward!” Make that change!