The talking heads on television are busy lamenting Michael Jackson as a tragic figure regarding his lack of a childhood due to his super stardom. That all may be true, but MJ was destined to somewhat lose out on childhood by virtue of his birth into a jw family.
I'm not a born in, but I've read enough of their posts to know what torture it is to be one. My "worldly" aunt called me this evening to say that MJ must have been "mental" due to being an "in born". She hasn't quite got the lingo down yet, (LOL).
What is sad is that the vast majority of the planet doesn't understand that MJ's problems started well before his stardom. By the time the allegations of child molestation surfaced against him, I had been df'd for about 6 years. Although I didn't know the complete truth about the "truth", I had a gut feeling that his troubles started with the jws. Knowing now the full truth about the "truth", I understand why he expected all of his oddities and wrong doing to be swept under the carpet. After all, any oddities or wrong doing that may have been done against him were more than likely swept under the carpet to protect the image of Jehovah's organization.
So many of his songs, "Thriller", "We Are the World", "Man in the Mirror", etc., flew in the face of the organization's teachings. It's too bad that he couldn't contain his Watchtower experience to his art. So, I wish that he now has peace and that anyone he may have hurt has peace as well.