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|Jackson Takes Sword to 'Goblins'|
- Past is a painful country for singer during Oxford speech
MICHAEL JACKSON unleashed what he called the "goblins of the past" on a clearly moved audience at the Oxford Union last night.
After arriving three hours late for the much heralded speech on children's issues, Jackson won over most of student crowd by speaking in emotional tones of his own distant past, a sorry place in which he "didn't have an idyllic childhood," and where all he wanted when young was "to be a typical little boy."
Despite appearing to lay a lot of the blame for his lost childhood on his overbearing father, Jackson said he wants to be "free to step into a new relationship with [his] father."
Although Jacko's speech was serious in style and content, fans of the singer's wackier side were not left disappointed. One of the inalienable rights Jackson said children had was a right to be read a bed time story.