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Jackson is the reason that a perfect stranger sang “Dirty Diana” to me over morning coffee, why I danced under a restaurant awning at lunch–and why I feel shocked and empty now.
Say what you will about the man–he was the greatest performer that ever was, and a bearer of some shames we may never understand–he will never be forgotten.
We are so repulsed, horrified, and brokenhearted at the ever-evolving scandal surrounding Josef Fritzl, an Austrian man recently taken into custody for keeping his own daughter imprisoned under his house as a sex slave and fathering seven of her children.
There will be no end to the darkness and creepy details of this story as it continutes to be investigated, but more than anything, what we hurt for most is that this poor woman was refused the experience of having a loving father.
Our own respective dads are for sure Hardass Asian ones. But without fail they have always loved us, cared about us, and protected us from every possible ounce of harm they can sense–that’s simply something that every person deserves. We just forget, sometimes, that it’s not what every person gets.
Filed under: Austria, Gratitude, Hardass Asian Parents, Horrific Acts, Josef Fritzl, Shocking News, Sociopaths, Terrible Things That People Do, This is Bullshit, Unfunny Stuff, We Love Our Fathers, WTF?