“Thriller” (original upload)

Update: 1/29/01 Video can be seen worldwide except in Germany.

Why "Thriller"? visit:

1,500 plus CPDRC prisoners of the Cebu Provincial Detention as well as Rehabilitation Center, Cebu, Philippines at method! This is not the last routine, and most definitely not a penalty!

WHY THRILLER?

What made me select Michael Jackson's Thriller for the aerobics program is that Michael Jackson was a convicted guy to the eyes of those that hated him. He would certainly have remained in put behind bars had it not been for settlement plans, they would claim. Still Michael Jackson's frailty as a human being makes him like among us– whether one is a prisoner or otherwise.

I saw in the lyrics and also video of Thriller much of exactly what jail society is like. Due to the ugly conditions behind bars, jails are like tombs and inmates resemble eerie creatures. The only distinction is that professional dancers in the MJ Thriller video featured make-up as well as costumes. The Dance Prisoners come as themselves. Individuals regarded to be bad.

The message of the Thriller is a message for everyone. The funk of forty thousand years embedded in the cycle of wrong as well as punishment is a legacy no mere temporal could stand up to or is capable of standing up to. No prison wall can and also will stop wicked from prowling in the dark. No shackle could quit the beast ready to strike. No revengeful or brutal treatment is ever as well solid to quit creatures crawling in search of blood. Unless we quit breeding devils in jails, gruesome ghouls from every burial place will certainly seal the ruin of countries and civilizations.

What I desired prisoners to do in dancing to the Thriller was for them to be convicted to transgression. When I submitted this on the YouTube, exactly what I wanted customers to see is exactly how bad dances in our lives without knowing its deathly repercussions.

However then the story number is however a tool to the message. The message is, governments need to quit looking at jails darkly. We need to quit being captivated as well as delighted by the sting of transgression. We need to take a look at prisons beyond the cycle of criminal activity as well as penalty and also certainly look inside underlying social, social as well as psychological ramifications of recovery.

Despite just how prisons are called, prisons by any type of name are still heck– the remains's shell. It is an area in the map that governments would love to hide however can not hide. It resembles the "horror looking right between the eyes, you're disabled." This immobilizing truth is such that if we make prisons an ordeal, we might be breeding the future generation demons or beast and we might be sending out adversaries once they are released as well as rehabilitated to culture.

Michael Jackson may have revealed the evils of this Earth in the Thriller yet he had a solid message of conserving humanity from doom in his "Recover the Globe" where he stated "recover the globe, make it a far better location, for you as well as for me as well as the whole mankind." Michael Jackson's message was a message of redemption. "There are individuals passing away if you care sufficient for the living, make it a much better area for you as well as for me." We could have lost out exactly what Michael was aiming to claim beyond the verses.

PEACE TO ALL THE HUMAN RACE! Byron F. Garcia

"Thriller" (original upload)

Update: 1/29/01 Video can be viewed worldwide except in Germany.

Why "Thriller" ? visit: http://byronfgarcia.com

1,500 plus CPDRC inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Cebu, Philippines at practice! This is not the final routine, and definitely not a punishment!

WHY THRILLER?

What made me choose Michael Jackson's Thriller for the aerobics routine is that Michael Jackson was a convicted man to the eyes of those who hated him. He would have been in imprisoned had it not been for settlement arrangements, they would say. Still Michael Jackson's frailty as a human being makes him like one of us -- whether one is a prisoner or not.

I saw in the lyrics and video of Thriller much of what jail culture is like. Because of the hideous conditions in jails, prisons are like tombs and inmates are like ghoulish creatures. The only difference is that dancers in the MJ Thriller video come with make-up and costumes. The Dancing Inmates come as themselves. People perceived to be evil.

The message of the Thriller is a message for all of us. The funk of forty thousand years embedded in the cycle of sin and punishment is a legacy no mere mortal can resist or is capable of resisting. No prison wall can and will stop evil from lurking in the dark. No shackle can stop the beast about to strike. No punitive or brutal treatment is ever too strong to stop creatures crawling in search of blood. Unless we stop breeding demons in jails, gruesome ghouls from every tomb will seal the doom of nations and civilizations.

What I wanted inmates to do in dancing to the Thriller was for them to be convicted to sin. When I uploaded this on the YouTube, what I wanted viewers to see is how evil dances in our lives without knowing its deathly consequences.

But then the song and dance number is but a medium to the message. The message is, governments must stop looking at jails darkly. We have to stop being entertained and thrilled by the sting of sin. We have to look at prisons beyond the cycle of crime and punishment and certainly look inside underlying social, cultural and psychological implications of rehabilitation.

No matter how jails are called, prisons by any name are still hell -- the corpse's shell. It is a location in the map that governments would like to hide but cannot conceal. It's like the "horror looking right between the eyes, you're paralyzed." This paralyzing reality is such that if we make jails a living hell, we may be breeding the next generation demons or beast and we may be sending out devils once they are released and reintegrated to society.

Michael Jackson may have exposed the evils of this Earth in the Thriller but he had a strong message of saving humanity from doom in his "Heal the World" where he said "heal the world, make it a better place, for you and for me and the entire human race." Michael Jackson's message was a message of salvation. "There are people dying if you care enough for the living, make it a better place for you and for me." We may have missed out what Michael was trying to say beyond the lyrics.


PEACE TO ALL MANKIND! Byron F. Garcia

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