Dead People are Always Good People

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This is just an observation, I really don’t go deep on political issues and other stuff. But the recent events made me write this one. We all know that Michael Jackson died a few months ago, and along with his death, people mourned especially the fans. Even his detractors stopped for a while. Funny thing is, before he died, the news is filled with reports and negative things about the King of Pop.

Same with the late President Corazon C. Aquino, who died recently from colon cancer complications. Before her death, I often hear political issues against the former President. But the tide seemed to turn after her death. People gather up to say prayers, gifts piled up on her residence, her detractors even said sorry after everything they did.

Sad thing is, she can’t hear them now. Why can’t we say sorry while the person is still alive? Why can’t we give gifts and praises while she can hear us?


Why can’t we just forgive for the sake of peace? Why do we remember the good things they did when they are already gone? Even the most bitter of their enemies seem to remember them in a good way. I can’t help but think, dead people are always good people.


Written by addjdl

August 4, 2009 at 9:30 PM

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  1. I think its a case of we mostly remember the good when when we morn the dead


    August 5, 2009 at 6:56 AM

  2. Beautifully said and true. I have asked this of people many, many times. It hurts to see how much people rally for a dead person who they would have bashed if still alive. People only learn to appreciate something once it’s gone. If only dead people could see how much they’re missed and really were loved.


    August 6, 2009 at 3:03 AM

  3. […] Dead People are Always Good People […]

  4. Your observation is valid. And now we are seeing it again in the wake of Ted Kennedy’s death. Dispite the fact that the so called ‘lion of the senate’ had been an enemy of this republic right up the day he dies, the media reflections on his life would lead one to believe that he was a patriot.

    A huffer even suggested that Mary Jo Kopechne might have been glad to give up her life if she knew how her death would spur the career of Sen. Kennedy.

    See that story here;

    da Patriot

    August 31, 2009 at 12:25 AM

  5. Very good and sincere post. It’s true that people often remember the good more than the bad after the person dies, we saw it with Nixon, with Michael Jackson and with Ted Kennedy. On that last note, (according to the Lexus-Nexus database) the media has always portrayed certain individuals in a better light for being behind a particular political party such as with the so called ‘lion of the senate’.

    Gil Pizano

    September 2, 2009 at 7:46 AM

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