Honor Michael Jackson's Dream With "World Day"

Michael Jackson brought much needed attention to the issues of domestic violence, world hunger, poverty, and racism.  From his domineering platform as Earth's biggest pop star, Michael preached love in songs that still resonate from Brooklyn to Tokyo.  Watching his memorial service at the Staples Center, it became painfully obvious that this man has influenced more people than any other human being that has ever lived (except perhaps Jesus, Muhammad, and Buddha).  Not only has he influenced billions of people, Michael Jackson has united Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, and Hindus with his gift of song.  I wish there was a way to quantify the number of smiles and tears (of joy and sorrow) that this one man has brought.

I'm a firm believer that all things happen for a reason.  For the past week people have been scrambling to grasp why Michael Jackson is gone.  I even toiled with the idea that his death was senseless.  After watching the memorial service, the purpose of Michael's death became painfully apparent to me.  Michael Jackson died so that his legacy would be enhanced at a time when the planet Earth needs it most.  His death proves that we can get along with different nationalities, races, countries, and cultures to exemplify the greatest human emotion of all - LOVE.  Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee (D - Houston) mentioned that a bill has been introduced in Congress to recognize Michael's contributions to the United States.  While I admire Lee's effort, I feel this is too small of a measure to truly honor Michael Jackson's legacy.  Therefore, I call for a U.N. resolution to install We Are the World / Heal The World Day as a global holiday.  I envision World Day as a time for everyone to examine the issue of social equality.  It would be a day similar to Christmas, except for the fact that people would give gifts to those whom they've never met and need it the most.  This is the true legacy of Michael Jackson the Humanitarian.  I close with this:

There's a place in
Your heart
And I know that it is love
And this place could
Be much
Brighter than tomorrow
And if you really try
You'll find there's no need
To cry
In this place you'll feel
There's no hurt or sorrow

There are ways
To get there
If you care enough
For the living
Make a little space
Make a better place

Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me
And the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough
For the living
Make a better place
For you and for me

Heal The World - Michael Jackson, The Greatest Entertatiner To Ever Live

We the undersigned,

Believe in Michael Joseph Jackson's vision for a planet Earth free of poverty, violence, and injustice.  His life and death prove that we can get along with different nationalities, races, countries, and cultures to exemplify the greatest human emotion of all - LOVE.  In honor of Michael Jackson's true humanitarian spirit, we call for all countries of the United Nations to hereby recognize June 25th as We Are The World / Heal The World Day for the remainder of all recorded time.  In preserving Michael Jackson's legacy, we seek to uplift the unfortunate and strive for global social equality.  Thank you for giving attention to our request.

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