Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Michael Jackson - "They Don't Really Care About Us"

Michael Jackson passed away at the age of 50 on June 25, 2009.

Michael Jackson video of "They Don't Really Care About Us"... I love the drums:

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plez sez: A Tuesday Tribute to the King of Pop from plezWorld.

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Anonymous said...

"You never know what you had, until it's gone..." Isn't that the truth?

Michael was a gift. He was a trail-blazer. He was so sensitive to all the injustices in the world ("They don't really care about us", "We are the World", etc.)that he became a spiritually ethereal soul. I believe he was basically asexual and never harmed any child; all his sexual energy, I believe, came out in his dancing, in his art, in his performance. But I think what I will miss the most about Michael, is his potential; his intellect; the book he might have written about his views on life. We all might have learned more from him. He is gone now, but will live on forever in our hearts and souls.

Francis L. Holland Blog said...


In the week after Michael Jackson died, I was walking through an outdoor market here in Bahia, Brazil, which is the state of Brazil that includes Salvador, where the historic buildings and potent drumming from this video were filmed.

As Michael Jackson sang, "They don't really care about us" in the midsts of an all Black and working class backdrop, in Brazil which is half-white, a chill went down my spine. This, after Michael's death, is the first time I've seen this video.

And yet, here in Brazil, the pirate video stalls began playing Michael Jackson videos wall to wall when Michael Jackson died.

Until his death, many of us (including myself) never took stock of what he meant to us, from back when he was twelve years old until the present. Now, as we see his videos it runs a chill down my spine and at some points immediate after his death, brought tears to my eyes.