Iran is in insurrection. Obama is fighting seemingly everyone trying to get meaningful health care reform into a system plagued by nay-sayers. California is about to stop helping very poor people survive because its politicians won't compromise. And on and on and on.
Michael is/was a troubled man with great musical talent which he hasn't used since probably 50% of people alive on the planet were born.
Bread and circuses are nice. How about freedom, reform, and good public policy?
Too boring to cover, I guess.