Tegucigalpa, Honduras - It would seem almost inevitable that, when President Manuela Zelaya of Honduras was forcefully escorted from his residence in his pajamas and pushed into exile, he would end up in his own private 'Neverland' - this occurring the week preparations were being made to lay to rest 'The King of Pop'.
Indeed, the similarities between the two righteously indignant individuals, Michael Jackson and President Zelaya, don't end there. Upon his attempted return by jet, Mr. Zelaya was heard to say "The blood of Christ is coursing though my veins," much like 'The King of Pop' tried to defend his actions in front of a probing detective while being investigated for child molestation. 'Jesus made me do it' was Mr. Jackson's defense with regard to his proclivities for investing his emotions in children.
The problem with this line of defense, in both cases, is that, although it garners strong support from vast numbers of people, perhaps due to our Christian sensibilities or, more likely, insensibilities, it does very little to resolve concrete issues in the real world.
Mr. Jackson's demise proves this point. Only time will tell if President Zelaya can avoid the pitfalls that self-righteous indignation and hubris incur.