Michael Jackson’s story is Darth Vader’s in reverse. In Star Wars, a whiny, sexually frustrated, white man-child no one trusts turns, via hideous disfigurement, into an all-conquering, super-cool black guy who first made it big in the 70s.
15May05 — 5
Friggin’ brilliant! LMAO!
[…] Further to one of my shortest and most cited posts, if you don’t mind having Return of the Sith spoiled [hah!], the frankly strange Mike Doughty explains that, because Darth Vader is black, you must trust your feelings and know that he is your father. Mike was an amazingly prescient child: […]
Sad but true; and too clever not to share 🙂
More evidence accumulates that your hypothesis is correct:
‘The kid is not my son’ .. Michael Jackson (Billie jean)
‘I am your father’.. Darth Vader (Empire strikes back)