Living in Peace and Wisdom on our Planet

  My Profile  Log In   Register Free Now   
Living in Peace and Wisdom on our Planet Planet Thoughts Advanced       Click to see one of our videos, chosen at random from the database, along with its PlanetThought
 Try a video
Home   About   Books&Media   Resources   Contact  
   News   Quote   Review   Story   Tip   All   Blogs   News   Quotes   Reviews   Stories   Tips
Get Email or Web Quotes
or use our RSS feeds:
New Feed:  Fossil Fuel
 Full  Blog  News
Read & Comment:
A Solar Community In Isr...
'Let's You And Him Fight...
Paul Krugman's Errors An...
Why Climate Change Is An...




Most recent comments:
From Farm To Fork
A Simple List: Things We...
Can the affluent rest at...

Actions:
Bookmark the site
Contribute $
Easy link from your site
Visit Second Life
Visit SU Blog





Blog item: Michael Jackson and His Incredible Environment and Peace Song - Earth Song

    Email a Friend     See Related

7 comments, last: Aug-20-2009   Add a comment   Author:  PT (Jun-27-2009)    Play a Video
Categories: Philosophical & Quality of Life, Pollution, Sustainable Living, Wildlife and Nature

Michael Jackson's strongest appeal for the environment - a big hit in some countries, nearly ignored in others including the USA; click to see the videoThis song and video were giant hits in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, and as a single outsold Billie Jean and Thriller, among others in the UK.  It was nearly ignored in the United States.

Released in 1996, this music was ahead of its time in many ways for the popular music world.  And Michael Jackson, early in his career, had stated that he only took on songs if he felt the value of their feeling or message.  We have to believe this song fit his approach as well.  Perhaps we can remember the positive, the beautiful in his legacy, and let the other problems fade somewhat into distant memory; let's remember the inspiration. See the video

Related PlanetThoughts.org reading:
  One Starfish (Aug-10-2011)
  "And the day came when the risk it took to remain..." (Jun-26-2011)
  "In the spring, at the end of the day, you should..." (May-11-2011)
  "I wept and said: "Is this the law of Jesus,..." (Apr-22-2009)
  "If this [separation] is your estimate of your re..." (Apr-3-2009)
  "Live in each season as it passes; breathe the ai..." (Mar-2-2009)
  Nature Words Dropped From Children's Dictionary (Feb-25-2009)
  "I think that I shall never see a billboard lovel..." (Dec-9-2008)

Click one tag to see readings related specifically to that tag; click "Tags" to see all related readings
  
^ top
Add a comment    
  Follow the comments made here? 
  (Please log in or register free to follow comments)
Comment by: DawoodMamedoff (Dawood Mamedoff) (Aug-20-2009)   
P Diddy had very precisely described the genius of Michael Jackson: "He showed that you can actually see the beat. He made the music come to life. He made me believe in magic."

Check other notable tributes paid to Michael Jackson by peers:

http://www.tributespaid.com/category/m/michael-jackson
  
Comment by: edwinq (Edwin Q) (Jul-17-2009)   

No only this video shows that we need to look deeper in people, it also shows that we, the United States of America, need to wake up and show more respect for people, for artists, and for our planet. what a great song and how sad to know that it is true. RIP Michael
  
Comment by: City Worker (Jun-28-2009)   

Loved Michael Jackson's "Earth Song" musical video except for the strong religious overtones. I don't remember ever hearing this song before.
  
Comment by:  PT (David Alexander) (Jun-27-2009)   Web site

It does show that we all need to look deeper about people.
  
Comment by:  GreenHomeBldg (Kelly Hart) (Jun-27-2009)   Web site

Wow! I hadn't seen this before, and was immensely impressed with the message and the passion. I didn't know Michael Jackson had it in him.
  
Comment by: Oemissions (Jun-27-2009)   Web site

Thank you for this. It is timely with the US vote on the Climate Bill.
Thank you Michael, I appreciate the passion in this video.
I went to the Tube and enjoyed the version with the lyrics printed on the screen.
This Earth Song should be playing on every radio and TV station.
  
Comment by:  Wavehunter (William Coffin) (Jun-27-2009)   Web site

Yes, I remember this one. It was indeed a big hit.

Hopefully the production of the video didn't do too much damage. I read that 'liberal' Hollywood is responsible for huge carbon emissions, with its love of explosions and car chases and flights to exotic locations.

This is hardly the first environmental song (Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi" came out in 1970; The Young Idea's "Tar and Cement" was 1967; there must be earlier ones too) but the message is good and it was received by a lot of people.

Could the fact that this was a hit in Europe and a flop in the USA explain why, 13 years later, America lags behind in awareness and action on climate change? Did Michael Jackson kick-start Kyoto and Europe's cap and trade scheme?! Thank you Michael!

  
^ top 
About author/contributor Member: PT (David Alexander) PT (David Alexander)
   Web site: http://www.insightandenergy.com

Member: PT (David Alexander) My lifelong pursuit, since age 18, has been to live more fully and find wisdom. This has involved studies with Zen masters, Tai Chi masters, and great psychotherapists while achieving my license as a gestalt therapist and psychoanalyst.

Along the way, I became aware of how the planet is under great stress due to the driven nature of human activity on this planet.

I believe that the advancement of human well-being will reduce societies addictive behaviors, and will thus also help preserve the environment and perhaps slow down the effects of global warming and other major threats to the health of human societies.

Visit Green Wave Email Marketing
Email Marketing for You and Your Planet


We won a Gotham Green Award for 2010, on Earth Day! Thank you Gotham Networking for this award.

See the attractive event brochure.

Recommended Sites

  Member of:
GOtham Green networking
Green Collar Economy
New York Academy of Sciences
Shades of Green Network

  PlanetThoughts
     Members/Affiliates *

Approaching the Limits
    to Growth
EcoEarth.Info
Environmental News Network
EESI.org
GreenBiz.com
GreenHomeBuilding.com
Heroin and Cornflakes
NewScientist
ScienceDaily


* Members of PlanetThoughts      
  communities on SU or MBL,      
  and blog article affiliates      

  Other Favorite Blogs
21st Century Citizen
Center for Bio. Diversity
Easy Ways to Go Green
EcoGeek
Good Bags
Opposing Views


Valid my RSS feeds


We Do Follow

ClickBlog.org



  Volunteer      Terms of Use      Privacy Policy  

Copyright © 2020 PlanetThoughts.org. All Rights Reserved.
Except for blog items by David Alexander: Some Rights Reserved.