After seeing Michael Jackson's handwritten affirmations on his bedroom mirror and reading his children's message to him on a chalkboard in the kitchen, I am moved beyond words. I can no longer just write these articles as one who is not emotionally affected by this trial. I am angry.
The astonishing evidence that has been presented so far in the case against Dr. Conrad Murray highlights the pressing societal challenge of substance dependency that permeates our culture and extends far beyond the courtroom walls.
The events surrounding the death of Michael Jackson are an allegory of the current state of the doctor-patient relationship in America. Before we cast too many stones at Michael Jackson's doctor, let's recognize the glass house that we are tossing them from.