The most brilliant take on the King of Pop

Alas, it's not my own but my old friend Greg Tate wrote this for Newsday.

It's easy for us to distance ourselves from MJ as a freak and pretend that he has nothing to do with ourselves, our values, or our little sisters who used to scratch "I love Michael Jackson" in chalk on the driveway. The truth, however, is that he's as American as a Chevy ad so maybe trying to understand his perversions will help us understand ourselves.