Michael Jackson was a great friend to the earth, nature and animals
Celebrities who live in front of the camera and more recently built large social media followings are uniquely placed to influence, especially a younger audience who very often embrace their heroes views as their own. During his all too brief time on earth, Michael Jackson stood out for the work he undertook to make us all more aware of the challenges the world is facing. That conscience and passion lives on in so much of his work which is timeless and will no doubt continue to influence the world for centuries to come.
Jackson had a long-standing history of releasing socially conscious material.As a child, he had recorded the song “In Our Small Way” for his first album Got to Be There. As an adult, Jackson used his fame and wealth to promote various causes. In 1985, he co-wrote the charity single “We Are the World” withLionel Richie, which was released worldwide to aid the poor in Africa and the US. The single became one of the best-selling singles of all time, with nearly 20 million copies sold and millions of dollars donated to famine relief. It was also the first time Jackson was seen as a humanitarian. All of the profits from his single “Man in the Mirror” went to charity. Jackson founded the “Heal the World Foundation” in 1992, inspired by his charity single of the same name.
“Earth Song” was the first that overtly dealt with the environment and animal welfare. It was composed for the Dangerous album but it failed to make the final cut. The song was written and composed by Jackson with the production split between Jackson, David Foster and Bill Bottrell.
The Song is essentially a ballad,a socially conscious track. In it Jackson issues a wakeup call about the dire situations that mankind has caused and is facing, ranging from war to devastation to animals and earth itself. The song reveals itself to be highly spiritual at the end where Jackson calls on people to remember the earth is their inheritance from God via their ancestor Abraham.
The powerful chorus “what about us?” is all about a younger generation questioning their future, given the damage the human race has inflicted on the world. One major question Jackson poses “What about nature’s worth? Given the ongoing destruction of our
Given the ongoing destruction of our planet it doesn’t look like too many politicians are listening to his songs.