September 22, 2011

Children's Day - September 22, 2011: But The Heart Said No

But The Heart Said No
by Michael Jackson (taken from "Dancing The Dream, Poems And Reflections")

They saw the poor living in cardboard shacks, so they knocked the shacks down and built projects. Huge blocks of cement and glass towered over asphalt parking lots. Somehow it wasn't much like home, even home in a shack. "What do you expect?" they asked impatiently.
"You're too poor to live like us. Until you can do better for yourselves, you should be grateful, shouldn't you?" 
The head said yes, but the heart said no.  

They needed more electricity in the city, so they found a mountain stream to dam. As the waters rose, dead rabbits and deer floated by; baby birds too young to fly drowned in the nest while mother birds cried helplessly. 
"It's not a pretty sight," they said, "but now a million people can run their air conditioners all summer. That's more important than one mountain stream, isn't it?" 
The head said yes, but the heart said no.  

They saw oppression and terrorism in a far-off land, so they made war against it. Bombs reduced the country to rubble. Its population cowered in fear, and every day more villagers were buried in rough wooden coffins. 
"You have to be prepared to make sacrifices," they said. "If some innocent bystanders get hurt, isn't that just the price one must pay for peace?"  
The head said yes, but the heart said no.  

The years rolled by and they got old. Sitting in their comfortable houses, they took stock.
"We've had a good life," they said, "and we did the right thing." Their children looked down and asked why poverty, pollution, and war were still unsolved. "You'll find out soon enough," they replied. "Human beings are weak and selfish. Despite our best efforts, these problems will never really end." 
The head said yes, but the children looked into their hearts and whispered, "No!" 


Future depends on our ability to educate our children. Our actions and inaction will shape the way they will grow and impact our world.
We owe them a world filled with love.
 We owe them to try and better ourselves and free ourselves from the slavery of ignorance.

 We can take action to help end injustice all over the world.

"Please keep the family of Troy Davis in your thoughts as well as the family of Mark MacPhail (the police officer killed in 1989.) Two families are grieving tonight, and the world is heartbroken. Love and peace to all of our friends that helped us spread the word and signed petitions. God bless."
It's All For L.O.V.E. blog team

September 17, 2011

Azja Pryor's Open Letter to a Michael Jackson accuser

Since it's Azja Pryor's birthday today, it's time to remember and appreciate her loyalty and commitment to Michael she's not only shown as a crucial witness during the trial but also never stopped to say, what needs to be said ever since... A true soldier of L.O.V.E. and justice for MJ!

Thank you Azja! We love you!!! Happy birthday!!!

Subpoenaed by the defense in 2005, Azja Pryor writes open letter to Jacksonʼs 2nd accuser

Dear Gavin, Star, Davellin, and Janet:

After Michaelʼs tragic death last week, I have to say that all the negative feelings Iʼve had towards your family following the outrageous claims made by you Gavin and your mother Janet--against Michael--came back to me tenfold. The pain, disappointment, anger, and betrayal I feel towards you simply cannot be put into words. You have shown me that your greed, lies, and personal gain override any “morals” your family claims to have; and you have proven yourselves to be the kind of people capable of turning your back on the very person who came to your rescue when you were most desperate.

The fact that you falsely accused Michael of the most heinous of acts, and made his life a living hell in what would become his last years is unthinkable; and I am sure some would say, unforgivable. In your attempts to destroy him once again, you, Gavin, accused the man you called your “best friend” of the one thing that you (and everyone else) knew would completely turn his life inside out. You took the one thing we all know that Michael cared about most in life--children, especially children who are suffering, and you tried to turn it into a bad thing. You Janet, as a parent, allowed this, encouraged this, and went forward with the awful lies in an attempt to destroy Michael Jackson and swindle money from him.

Shame on you!

This man did nothing but help your family in their darkest hour. I know Michael was just like my family. We were all pulled into your woeful stories and shared your familyʼs plight as Gavin fought for his life during his battle with cancer. Gavin, you told me that Michaelʼs love helped cure you of cancer. Your entire family praised Michael privately to everyone who would listen, yet turned against him so viciously in public. I have remained silent for many years, but I can no longer do so. Right now I struggle to find the words to adequately write this letter, as I am so filled with anger towards you and pain for the Jackson family.

You call yourself Christians. If this is true I call on you, Gavin, and your mother Janet to finally do the right thing for Michael in death that you never did during his days here on earth. You need to completely exonerate Michaelʼs name and legacy from the awful, disgusting claims you made against him. Claims and allegations that you and I both know are completely false and utterly ridiculous. Whatever your motives at the time to create such accusations are now minute and unimportant.

It is much bigger than you.

We are speaking on this manʼs legacy; a man who positively touched lives around the world. A man who is arguably the greatest entertainer the world will ever know. Michael is someone who shared in your familyʼs pain; opened his home to you and included you in his very own family. He was a human being who never deserved any of this.

Gavin and Janet, you can change your identity and try to hide from the public scrutiny, but ultimately, you cannot hide from the wrath of Godʼs judgment. This is the right thing to do. It is the very least you can do for Michael, his children, and his legacy. Gavin you are now 19 years old, no longer an impressionable young boy under you motherʼs guidance, nor are you a pawn in this grand scheme to assassinate Michaelʼs character. I know your heart, and I know that you are capable of doing what is right. Clear Michaelʼs name of your ugly accusationsonce and for all. You owe it to him. You owe it to his family. And you owe it to God. Letʼs finally give Michael the ability to completely rest in peace.

Azja Pryor
July 4, 2009


Later Azja commented on her letter:

Although I have yet to hear from the subjects of my letter, the Arvizo family, I have received an overwhelming show of support from Michael Jackson fans around the world. I have received encouragement from others like myself, who believe in standing up for the truth, and honoring Michaelʼs legacy free of these disgusting lies. For me this was such a heartfelt letter, and one of the easiest letters Iʼve ever written. The support I've received only confirms to me that I am doing the right thing in demanding publiclythat Gavin Arvizo finally come forward and clear an innocent man's name.

I will not stop until this is done.

It is my hope that once Gavin comes forward, he will then set an example for others to come forward publicly and state the truth about Michael! We are all faced with choices in life. We must then be able to live with the choices weʼve made. I do not know how on earth the Arvizo family can live with themselves knowing the choices they made ultimately led to the demise of such a caring, compassionate soul. The Arvizoʼs will never find peace in this lifetime, unless they do the right thing. I ask every Michael Jackson fan to please share this letter with everyone they know. It is crucial that this letter is received by the Arvizo family. Gavin speaking up and exonerating Michaelʼs name from his false accusations is a critical part of the healing process that is needed for everyone who loved Michael, and are now mourning his death. Some may say that itʼs too late. I say better now than never. Michaelʼs legacy will forever reign and touch lives around the world. The Gavin I know is a remarkably brave young man. I know he is capable of speaking the truth even amid the controversy. Letʼs all make sure that the truth is told for Michael, his family, and his millions of fans.

Azja Pryor

September 15, 2011

“Rhythm and Hue”: A Fitting Tribute to MJ

Recently, I came across an awesome work of art by painter/philanthropist David Garibai
At first, I was impressed (mesmerized) by his painting was something I haven't seen before.
                                               The art and the artist speaks for itself!

Looking further into the work of Mr. Garibai, he also has created images in the likeness of President Obama, Bob Marley, Lady GaGa, even Jesus! He also created images to honor the September 11th attacks. Quite impressive to say the least!

David has taken the opportunity to use his craft to help others (sounds like someone we know!) 
He has raised thousands of dollars for various charities and has a vision to help more: you can read more about David, his art and his vision here

As so many of our post conclude, we (IAFL webteam,) hope you, the fans and admirers of Michael Jackson and his legacy will find our post inspiring...encouraging  you to follow your dreams and help others around the world!