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An Excercise in Sleaze: Schisms, Ism's and Michael Joseph Ja

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Rev Dr Catherine M Gross

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Okay... Gird yourself up! We are going to talk about all the ism's that exist. There is Classicism, Sexism, Nationalism, Racism and probably much more. We have a new ism however. There is now Michael Jackson-ism.That is the root of why the documentary was expected to sell in the first place. So, gird yourself up and come out to talk about it. We are now beyond haters.

This is from the script of "To Kill a Mockingbird", which starred Gregory Peck, one of Michaels beloved friends. Michael was truly a mockingbird, and what happened to him was cruel and evil....it was a sin.

Scene from To Kill A Mockingbird:

Scout: How old were you when you got your first gun, Atticus? 

Atticus: Thirteen or fourteen. I remember when my daddy gave me that gun. He told me that I should never point at anything in the house... and that he'd rather I shoot at tin cans in the backyard. But he said that sooner or later he supposed... the temptation to go after birds would be too much... and that I could shoot all the blue jays I wanted, if I could hit 'em; but to remember it was a sin to kill a mockingbird. 

Scout: Why? 
Atticus: Well, I reckon...because mockingbirds don't do anything...but make music for us to enjoy. Don't eat people's gardens. Don't nest in the corn cribs. They don't do one thing but just sing their hearts out for us. 


 

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