In my opinion, there are a lot of people to blame for the way Michael Jackson turned out. First, his father and the way the father raised his family, and then the money music machine grabbers. It’s strange how some of the Jackson family were able to leave their childhood, get away from their past, and live a somewhat normal life. But Michael just wasn’t strong enough to do that. It's very sad that there just were no strong good and positive influences in his life that could steer him away from the demons that he kept inside himself.
The money grabbers sought him for his money making capabilities and while he did turn out some remarkable music and contained some incredible talent, it was lost in all of his bizarreness. His escape into plastic surgery; his make believe world made up of half truths and lies and his need to drug himself in order to get thru the day is a sad way to live. It’s very upsetting that no one was able to break thru all of that and pull him out of it and get him some much needed help.
I’ll probably never see another talent like Michael again in my life time. Hopefully when the next one comes along the people in the music business will put a value on the talent and work in a positive way to keep it alive for the long run and not for the short while that we had with Michael Jackson. Peter Pan, the boy who didn’t want to grow up lived in the Real Neverland and not in a home in California. If only someone had explained that to Michael before it got to be too late.