March 15, 2005
I have tried not to burden you with any talk about the Michael Jackson trial, but here's something that may be worth considering.
Whatever bizarre behavior Jackson indulges in; whatever crimes he may or may not have committed - this trial isn't all about Michael Jackson.
It is about us and what has produced someone like Jackson.
When I was a child, no one would have permitted the kind of stuff Jackson has gotten away with.
Jackson is what you get what you tolerate everything and condemn nothing.
Jackson is the product of a warped and corrupt culture that fears being called judgmental; a culture that permits and promotes the lowest part of human nature; a culture that permits and promotes, nudity, profanity, homosexuality and all other sorts of things that used to be called sinful before we did away with such notions.
So, as you hear about this trial, think of it as a reflection and an indictment and a representation of the permissive society in which we live.
In Los Angeles, I'm Cal Thomas.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.