We have staked our positions and we will not leave them.
We flaunt our knowledge, our claims, and our wit, in endless battles that mean nothing to those whom it really matters.
For whether we believe in the beauty or the damnation of Michael Jackson is a choice.
A choice each of us has the right to make.
I hope none of us will ever know what it feels like to hear and see the name of someone we love, mauled in the mouths and minds of strangers - without compassion or thought.
For some, the debates, the questions, and the doubts - will always remain.
I have answered my questions - and believe me, I did ask them.
And that is why I must leave. But I wanted to say this.
If you read words written in my name that insult, disparage, or demean anyone here - know they do not come from me.
I would like to share this.
" In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe. "
What we believe is what we are.