God: Reconnect to Him
The Conspiracy against God is about "The Word", and the profaning of His Holy Name within us. Adam fell in the garden, breaking the direct connection to God. Jesus, the "last Adam" was a quickening Spirit, the Word made Flesh, and the only one with whom we can re-establish our relationship with God. Michael's story is still unfolding. He is the one who is, is not. But Jesus is the only name given under heaven by which we must be saved. Many are trying to rewrite HIStory. We were given a help to instruct us. Learn more "here".
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Michael Jackson Understood “Who is John Galt?”
July 15, 2010 – Michael Jackson Understood “Who is John Galt?”
Revelation 18:11-14 - 11 “And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore: 12 merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble; 13 and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men. 14 The fruit that your soul longed for has gone from you, and all the things which are rich and splendid have gone from you, and you shall find them no more at all."
The things that man searches for to fulfill his soul are unsustainable. They look for tangible riches and not the riches of love or innocence or purity or compassion. When man convinces himself that there is no God so that he can justify his means of obtaining the unsustainable, he has lost his connection to life. When he in his sin conspires to convince others that there is no God, he has lost his soul, and his tangible riches will never be enough.
I have listened to Michael on radio interviews, I’ve read transcripts of discussions book writers have had with him (Schmuley, Ian Halparin, Aphrodite Jones, Linton Guest), I have read his poems, prose and lyrics and I have listened to his music and watched him project through movement on stage.
Michael was blessed because he allowed himself open access to God. That’s not to say that Michael didn’t occasionally make a bad decision. He is after all, human. But Michael was blessed with gifts that could not be contained. They had to be shared. (Isn’t that why God puts us here with our various gifts in the first place?) Michael never shut down or turned off that open vein of communication. It may have been one of the reasons sleep evaded him so often.
However, Michael was also persecuted like no other person I have ever read about in my lifetime. There have been martyrs between the time of Christ and now, but Michael was in our lifetime. After the 2005 trial, Michael was depleted. He left the country, he asked people that surrounded him during the trial, “Why are they doing this to me?” After everything he had given, he did not understand where the hatred and bloodlust was coming from. At least that is what we were led to believe.
However, quotes from Michael give us another side to him. He did know what his purpose was here. He said to a gathering at his home toward the end of his trial, “It has been written in the books for me. I have done my part. Now God will be their judge.”
I do believe that Michael’s fame got in the way of his real work here. He had a hard time getting out to children’s hospitals and orphanages, homes and organizations without being followed by packs of fans and the press. His message was sometimes lost in his stage presence and misinterpretations of his songs. One has to wonder, has Michael’s job here really ended?
While researching him as well as the people surrounding him at the time of his death, curious information would rise to the surface that would keep the tapestry of what happened from being woven. This information forced me to look in another direction. Information from Michael himself. Words he would utter in conversation on tapes, a line of lyrics in a song, a comment he made on “This is It” documentary, a comment his relatives would make or an observation from a sound tech. All of this was piecing together another tapestry that could no longer be ignored.
On Tuesday my husband sent me a link to a radio show about Michael. I listened to Carlotta Chatwood on blogtalk radio earlier this week. This is the first “hoaxer” radio show I had ever listened to. I did not know that is what it was until the show started, since my husband it the one who found and sent me the link, which I will include here: Carlotta Chatwood
On this blogtalk channel, I found that I was listening to a part of a series of shows on the Michael death hoax. I thought I might get some questions answered or at least get some ideas for research further, as I was still of the opinion that neither AEG nor Colony was responsible for Michael’s death. For those of you that have been following my blog, you know I have struggled with conflicting information that has been put out, and have questioned evidence on both sides of the hoax fence.
I almost turned the show off after the first couple of minutes. Carlotta was interviewing two people in regard to the hoax site that they ran. Much of the same information I had seen posted by people before on twitter, so I disregarded most of what they said (sorry Carlotta).
The lady being interviewed expressed how exhausted she was after a year of this constant grabbing for information, investigating, researching . . . I feel her pain. While most of us in the ‘real world’ was searching for evidence to help Michael’s enemies face the music (no pun intended), they were completely disregarding justice in their selfish attempt to bring him back from the dead.
I know this is not fair, as I too have leaned toward him being alive somewhere and have discussed that very possibility on this blog. The popular version of what happened verses the possibility by the fringe of Michael’s fan base and weighing the evidence from both.
One of her guests after the hoax people was a Don Frazier, who was one of Michael Jackson's cousins. If you go to his twitter page at donfrazier614, his background picture is himself, his wife and daughter. I checked the big photo I have of the Jackson Family Reunion in my "Man in The Mirror" tribute book and he is pictured in there. He is real.
Today he ran his own radio show to answer questions he didn't have time to answer during Carlotta's show. The link to that is here: DonFrazier614
UPDATE: DON FRAZIER IS THIS GUY - Daeqwon Frazier of Columbus Ohio. One website has him as being sixteen, another website has him as being seventeen.
Whoever posted that he was the nephew of Marvin the Body Guard may have been right, but I can't confirm that either. I am leaving this info up there on his link so you can listen to him and determine for yourselves, but also because these people are out there.
The photo Have of him in the Jackson Family Album 2003 Reunion looks like him and is built like him, but he is definitely not sixteen or seventeen in that picture. In 2003, if these other websites are correct little "Don" would have been ten years old when that pic was taken. Carlotta on her show said he was Michael's cousin when she first introduced him. FYI Consider this a retraction of the info on him.
This info below I will leave as it explains the paragraph above.
Why is this important? Because Don, Michael's cousin, does not believe Michael is dead either. He tells you why in both radio shows. He was in the house, in Michael's room when the paramedics were there. Don't worry, I am still looking for an angle. I have been back and forth on this so many times, I can take no one's word without a grain of salt.
It is no secret that Michael talked of wanting to "disappear" or "fake his death" to escape what he has more than once described as a life in a prison.
If you have had time to thoroughly investigate and research Michael himself, you already know what an avid reader he was. One surprise to me was a report that he read Ayn Rand. This is what attracted my husband to this theory. My husband, who is a member of the Ayn Rand Institute’s saw a post on their several months ago. I ignored what he said because there were so many stories out there about Michael.
Who is John Galt?
The comment was that Michael was intrigued with the story of “Atlas Shrugged” and had said he wanted to do that with his own life. The character in “Atlas Shrugged” named John Galt. Wikipedia:
“During the main storyline of the book, Galt has secretly organized a strike by the world's creative leaders, including inventors, artists and businessmen, in an effort to "stop the motor of the world," thereby bringing about the collapse of the collectivist society. While working incognito as a laborer for Taggart Transcontinental railroad, he travels to visit the key figures that he has not yet recruited, systematically convincing them to join the strike.”
My husband kept telling me, “read the book!” (it is not a small book!)
The short of it is the character, an inventor and visionary, abandons his inventions when the corporate elitists and the governments of the world conspire to enslave and oppress the creative thinkers of the world.
The story portrays a society based on oppressive bureaucratic functionaries and a culture that embraces the stifling mediocrity and egalitarianism of socialistic idealism. The individualists, the creative thinkers and producers of America were a metaphorical Atlas of Greek mythology, holding up the world, whom Galt convinces to "shrug," by refusing to lend their productive genius to the regime any longer. (Wikipedia, 2010)
This could, metaphorically, be applied to Michael’s situation, in his battle for creative control and ownership of his own work, seeing the same thing happening to other artists decides that copying John Galt and faking his own death to appear as another identity to secretly recruit those visionaries who also are, unknowingly, being oppressed.
From Wikipedia: “Galt spoke against what he saw as the "evil" of collectivism. They prepare to build their own society as the collectivist government collapses.”
Michael could have been enthralled with the idea of disappearing, using the very lies and rumors the press had printed about him to aid and make believable his escape (as Galt did in the novel). Under the guise of being “deceased” move with his ‘recruits’ set about the traps for those that were responsible for his torment, exposing the rats scurrying for what is left of the cheese to the light.
Romantic notion isn’t it?
The problem I have with Ayn Rand is she is completely against Christianity and considers that an “oppression” of sorts. Ayn Rand was also in a lot of personal pain and depressed when she died. I agree with her “individualism” and “creative achiever” philosophy, but not the “controlled selfishness”. If she could have replaced that with God and could have distinguished religion from faith and the personal relationship, her philosophy could have been more attractive.
Without God, there is hopelessness in times like this. How do you get through the tough times without him? Without God, Michael would have never made it as far as he did. Michael may never have made it out of Gary, without that gift God gave him.
One of the most emotional times I read about him was the story told by one of his friends of the prayer circle at his home, before driving to L.A. for the last day of his trial . . . the reading of the verdicts. God answered his prayer that day. His reported reaction to the last verdict read matched mine as I was reading it four years later. One one person in the jury ever remarked outside the courtroom of that one lone tear they saw escape from under Michael’s glasses.
Yes, prayer answered. The strain on his face as he left the courtroom that day after five months of sitting there listening to the lies day after day was evident, as is what came after. He left his home, Neverland for good, left the country that so abused and persecuted him. We saw very little of him from that time until the announcements of the O2 concerts. No one really knows what was going on, but the press speculated plenty.
Michael’s relationship with God was as important to you and I as it was to him. This is why I was surprised to learn that he would even entertain such an idea as to copy a character in one of Ayn Rand’s books, but then that too is just a story put out there on the grape vine, isn’t it?
What better way to expose your enemy then to remove their sustenance and watch from afar as they destroy each other over the remaining crumbs?