Both the United Nations and Michael Jackson have been in the news recently, but for vastly different reasons. I believe, however, the U.N. and Jackson share the same problem.
Right about now you might be asking yourself what a glorified debating society and a ghoulish-looking singer whose career has seen better days have in common. The answer is both are unbelievable, in light of their respective recent actions.
Or inaction – as the case may be – when it comes to the U.Ns foot-dragging on war against the government of Iraq. Anyway, the U.N. has lost what little credibility they had with me by doing two things recently: 1) Allowing Iraq – you know, the country were about to go to war with over the issue of weapons of mass destruction – to head an international disarmament conference this spring, and 2) Electing Libyan ambassador Najat Al-Hajjaji as the president – for a year – of the world bodys Human Rights Commission. Libyas well-known commitment to human rights includes its role in the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland that killed 270 people, as well as its involvement in the 1986 bombing of a dance club in West Berlin that wounded 200 people and killed two U.S. servicemen.
With these bizarre decisions, I predict its only a matter of time before the U.N. appoints the fox to guard the henhouse.
And speaking of bizarre, last weeks ABC special on Michael Jackson saw the rapidly fading – literally – singer stretch credulity to its breaking point.
Jackson would have people believe its perfectly normal for a 44-year-old-man – whose past includes an accusation of sexually abusing a boy – to have children sleep in his bed with him.
The self-proclaimed King of Pop went on to say hes only had two surgeries on his nose – which is now so sharp and pointy that it could cut glass – dismissing suggestions that hes had a whole lot of plastic surgery on his face, even though he now resembles a freakish mannequin thats melting. Clearly Jackson isnt being truthful, as he has also changed color over the years, which Jackson said was a normal part of aging! Give me a break. Hes now so white he makes most albinos Ive seen look like George Hamilton by comparison.
I think the United Nations and Michael Jackson are both suffering from a potentially terminal case of unbelievability.
My Two Cents is a weekly column where the author – who thinks the U.N. should appoint Michael Jackson ambassador to the moon – gets in his two cents worth in spite of the old saying you only get a penny for your thoughts.