Tuesday, August 28, 2012

End-Of-World Video Needs End-Scene Lashing.




A Reader wrote in a comment:
"I live in hope of a large series of natural disasters to get things rolling."
Maybe he will like this video. It is one of those songs that don't seem to make sense for someone like me to like so much, but to me it's all about the aesthetics and the aggressive tension that few can build like Michael Jackson. Add to this his phenomenal visuals crew, I mean, the very color and lighting makes no picture of dead de-tusked elephants as beautiful as they are in this video.

But there's more. It's also about timing and clipping. Take for example the moment when the picture switches to a white sale cup being slaughtered with a club to it's head. That's an awesome moment, you almost go 'AWHH!!!' and it doesn't matter really if you react to how sad it is or how deeply satisfying in it's merciless cruelty.

This is another masterpiece from the King of Pop. The only thing I find myself missing is a whip to Jackson's back towards the end when he stands suspended between two trees, the wind tearing at his clothes. I would've had a blackish indistinguishable figure in the background with a long one-tail lashing at his back, Michael crying real tears and his white shirt going red. Now that would'e been the ultimate message, the message he wanted to tell us all along but couldn't because, in spite of the playing of a Christ image had been obvious for years, adding a whip to his semi-crucifixion in (also) this video would've been too controversial.

The reversal sequences with the animals getting to life and the forests re-erecting the trees was somewhat corny in my opinion and I think the video could've successfully been without it, but it's a small detail in comparison to the whole and I've become very avid in looking past imperfections like this, so it doesn't manage to ruin the experience for me. It's still a great video, and I love the extras and think they did an awesome job giving most of them clearly weren't professionals.

On a side note: I really like the implementation of Native Americans, it's something we rarely see especially from black artists who are themselves an ethnic minority and therefore easier (and probably understandably) tend to overlook the fact that they're far from the only ones.


Let me also add that I really do like Michael Jackson, and I believe his complete honesty when he always claimed to wish the best for the world, piece and love for all. I'm a pretty good reader of people and can usually spot pedophiles and other sex "offenders" a mile a way (there's something to the way they look at you that I can't quite explain, but I learned how to recognize them somewhat early on during the period when I had my own brief encounter with being a rapist). When it comes to Michael Jackson there's no doubt in my mind that there's absolutely nothing to the pedophilia allegations whatsoever.

But to each their own, some of my readers will believe he was guilty, others will agree with me. But to me there was never any doubt, I didn't believe it when the first rumors began, nor when he was charged and went to court, and I don't believe it any more now.

So all in all, though I basically have been considering myself a Heavy Metal guy, I'm more musically versatile than most, and I'm a fan of Michael Jackson too, the man himself - he's a rare and highly well trained talent, I love his incredible innocent belief in Good' - and (a part of) his music both.

12 comments:

VEGITOPATH IN LOVE said...

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POSTUR AT 9:52 am ON SOCIOPATHWURLD

TOLD MEEE YUU HAVE THE PWEENUPTIALS

THAT MEE AND UKAN NEED TO SIEGN

TEEHEEE COULD YUU UNZIP AND TAEK IT

OUT FOR MEE TEEHEE

Christina said...

Hey Zhawq!

Man we've missed you.

Don't let that shit board take your love of writing away, it's what they want you know, so they can put you back in prison. Just think as if they don't exist and your inspiration'll come back. I know it will! You can't kill a real artist, and you're an artist Zhawq, even though you don't believe you can write. You can write or people wouldn't keep reading!

I love that song. But Michael Jackson being whipped! Ugh, Zhawq, you ARE bad sometimes! But we still love you.

That's what people don't get. You have to look past the shit that makes some psychopaths look evil, for not all of them are - though I haven't any doubt some are.

Welcome back! :)

Ray Jackson said...

Welcome back, Zhawq.

Great replies you've made under the last article "Reader: Zhawq can never understand his psychopathy".

I wondered what had happened with you. And Sal's been "gone" too, since early this year when you were going to be with that beautiful girl you took such special liking to.

Oh seems I'm turning this into an email, just wanted to say welcome back, pal.

Anonymous said...

You actually think your 'vision' is beautiful, don't you? You sadistic prick!

Psychopaths all sick we all know that, but you fucking take the prize!

I'd put you out of your misery myself if I had the chance!

There you have it. I say what others don't because they know what you are and you might go out and kill someone if you feel somebody pisses you off.

There's no justification to letting people like you live, that's the simple truth.

Anonymous said...

To The Zhawq

Thank you....
I enjoyed the clip and the article thoroughly .

I wanted to kick michael into the breeze and the end of the clip needs a rocket strapped to it for sure, but I think I'll heed your very wise words and look past the imperfections.

Keep 'em coming mate, its like a well cooked dinner

Anonymous said...

From what I understand, psychopathy develops throughout life. But later in life, it seems to disappear for some. The biology is set but it doesn´t mean that one becomes sick!

I wonder if there are people out there who think like psychopaths but do have issues with anxiety which in turn keeps the pathology under a lid? Or if there are individuals who chose to be "normal" when in fact, they could have turned in to psychopaths?

Another one that bugs me is that they say that psychopaths don't feel. Just because one doesn´t have one or few of the spectrum of emotions, does it mean that all emotions are gone? I mean, who say´s that happy psychopaths don´t exist? Maybe some choose to become celebrities/artist´s/musicians or something more social instead (where one doesn´t have stage freight) because they aren´t miserable enough to commit violent crimes?

Keep posting!

Inzer said...

(I'm curious if you will allow this comment or not?)

- So, I've read a rumour about you on sociopathworld.com... If you actually allow this comment and reply to it, it could be a good way to give your side of the story.

So it goes a little like this. - You are not a psychopath, you have not killed people, you are a girl, and have an eating disorder - for which you used to write a blog about (under this name). This blog was found, and accusations about your pseudo psychopathy started flying - at which point you deleted the ED blog, and made the comments section here so you had to 'approve' them before they posted....

^Of course - I don't know how true these rumours are.... But I know of a few people that believe them... And I'd be very interested in hearing your side of the story regarding them.

All the best.

Inzer



P.s. Lol - the security question for this comment is '85 EDstndr'ED - eating disorder lol get it? How fitting is that?

Nick London said...

Great song. Great video. I've been on hiatus for far too long. It's good to be back.

Virus said...

Interesting website...

Anonymous said...

Really interesting blog, but what I would like to know is your perception on the theory of mind. Do you think you have a better understanding of other people that knows somebody for a long time compared to you knowing someone for a week? From the assumption of how psychopaths are mostly objective to their own being, how do you generally read people in meeting them in a social situation?

Anonymous said...

^reading people ? - for me , better than most. I can build an intricate model of other people's minds in a very short encounter, and how to use this to an end jumps out at me. I can fall dismally short at times when weighing up people's pro social emotions, they just make no sense to me and thus I can usually premeditate what the likely reaction will be, but I don't actually get them so I stuff up with this bit at times.

Anonymous said...

you say " I love his incredible innocent belief in Good "

This comment jumps out at me. I find myself in this position at times, Do you know why we are attracted to the genuine and pure ? Or is it just me?
Maybe they have more to loose? Opposites ? Although I see myself as being pure and genuine in a way too.
Cheers