My Two Cents: United Nations, Michael Jackson unbelievable

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.N’s 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 we’re 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 body’s Human Rights Commission. Libya’s 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 it’s only a matter of time before the U.N. appoints the fox to guard the henhouse.

And speaking of bizarre, last week’s ABC special on Michael Jackson saw the rapidly fading – literally – singer stretch credulity to its breaking point.
Jackson would have people believe it’s 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 he’s only had two surgeries on his nose – which is now so sharp and pointy that it could cut glass – dismissing suggestions that he’s had a whole lot of plastic surgery on his face, even though he now resembles a freakish mannequin that’s melting. Clearly Jackson isn’t being truthful, as he has also changed color over the years, which Jackson said was a normal part of aging! Give me a break. He’s now so white he makes most albinos I’ve 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.