According to TMZ, Michael Jackson fans are planning to protest the court hearing of Dr. Conrad Murray, who’s being charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. Jackson’s fans plan on meeting at the court house in Los Angeles where the trial will take place, and then spreading out to area freeway overpasses, as well as following Dr. Conrad Murray’s car as he leaves. Michael Jackson’s fans are upset at his death and believe Dr. Murray killed him. But, when are they going to wake up and admit Jackson was to blame for his own death, just as much as Dr. Murray was?
When Michael Jackson died, Dr. Conrad Murray was at his home with him. Dr. Murray was a newly hired personal physician for Jackson, having begun work a few weeks before, after numerous other doctors refused to treat Jackson any more. The reason? Michael Jackson had been ‘doctor shopping’ – going from doctor to doctor, getting as much medication as they would prescribe. He had also been using aliases to get medication and asking for increasingly higher doses of certain drugs, including the drug Propofol – the drug that apparently finally killed him. Doctors had prescribed these medications for months and, in some cases, years, until deciding they wouldn’t prescribe them any more. This was when, Dr, Conrad Murray was hired after meeting Jackson at an event a few months before.
But, at the time of Jackson’s death, even though he was Jackson’s personal physician, Dr, Murray has always said he was trying to wean Jackson off Propofol, a dangerous drug Murray and other sources say other doctors had been prescribing Jackson for a long time. If that is true, whether or not Dr. Murray had also prescribed it and was with Michael Jackson when he died, other doctors were likely as much at fault if not more than Dr. Murray was. But the main person responsible for Michael Jackson’s death was Michael Jackson himself.
While people around the world lauded Michael Jackson as one of the most talented performers ever (which he was) he was, sadly, also a drug addict. According to many news reports, Jackson had been taking various drugs to aid sleep or for pain or depression for years and, as he got older, the doses were increased as his body developed immunity to the drugs.
Michael Jackson was an intelligent 50 year old men who obviously knew the dangers of doing massive amounts of prescription drugs (you’d have to live in a cave not to). But, instead of getting treatment for drug addiction, he chose to not only continue to take the drugs he was addicted to but to get their doses increased the longer he took them.
In a society where so many negative things are blamed on others instead of on the person who’s really to blame – yourself – Michael Jackson became just another guy who refused to take responsibility for his own life and own problems. He may have been a ‘god’ in the eyes of many of his fans, but in real life he wasn’t. He was nothing more than a talented performer, who was weak when it came to self-control and habitually self-destructive.
That Dr. Conrad Murray is being blamed for his death is a little sad. He’d been working for Michael Jackson for only six weeks when Jackson died and, from much that was reported, it looks like he spent much of that time mopping up the catastrophic work of other doctors – doctors who had helped get Michael Jackson addicted to the drugs that killed him in the first place.
So, as Michael Jackson fans prepare to protest at Dr. Conrad Murray’s court hearing, my question is this. Why aren’t they protesting at Michael Jackson’s grave site? After all, it was Michael Jackson’s drug addiction and self-destructive behavior that got him where he is today – dead, and buried in the ground.
Michael Jackson Fans to Protest Dr. Murray Hearing – TMZ
Doctor: Michael Jackson was an addict – CBS News