He stood on a lonely highway in Ohio begging for money, for some reason the Columbus Dispatcher went back twice to see this homeless man with sign stating; “he had a God given gift which was his voice. Now on the second day the Dispatcher stated; “he was bored and there was nothing to do so he went back to film this man? The question that came to my mind was if he was that bored why wasn’t he looking for a new job?
Lights, Cameras, Action
Out of the millions of homeless people that plague the cracks and shadows of the world’s streets, why was this person place on that highway on that day? For 15 years this man roamed the streets of Ohio with his gift of the “golden voice.” He remained in the shadows for years. In seeing the video of this man on the news, I saw in this man something that in the 10 days he was placed in front of humanity that everyone missed. This is why I am writing this article.
Human beings are funny creatures, we see for the moment. Many do not see the inside of other human beings; they close in for the kill to what is on the outside first. For all the wrong reasons greed, motivation, and chaos steps in on something that was intended to be good.
Mr. Ted Williams
In seeing Mr. Williams the first time on the “Today Show,” He received a haircut but wore the same Army jacket as he wore on the highway days before. Yes; Humanity did clean him up some what but I was always taught that clothes does not make the man. He was a skeleton of a man barely holding on to the shell that he walked in. Under the lights the smiles were timid and he was overwhelmed by his fame.
This is when the Lights, Cameras and Action should have been turned away from him. We as human beings wanted more from this shadow of a man who was placed at humanity’s feet for a reason. Fame was on everyone’s mind and the frenzy began.
What I saw and the mystery about his face stayed in my mind for a while. He was jetted across America for days like a human cannon ball. Talk show host, radio T.V. stars, commercials, everyone wanted a piece of this man. Even Oprah said he could host her new cable network show. We seemed to have missed one thing about Mr. Williams during this frenzy, and that was his state of mind. Who cared at the time? The world saw money thrown being at their feet and did not care where he came from, the entire world saw dollars signs.
I saw Mr. Williams as a confused, scared, a troubled man who was torn from the shadows of the streets and placed in front of us. Mr. Williams said that he found “God?” In reality this “God” found Mr. Williams. By this spiritual being placing this man in front of the world that was homeless for 15 years in the streets, this spiritual being gave Humanity a test that we were to blind to see. Sadly humanity has failed this test.
The mystery that I could not pinpoint about Mr. Williams at first was his eyes. It is said;“The eyes are windows to the soul.” His eyes had a black void of fear and his spirit and soul remained on that lonely highway of 15 years. The only thing we had to offer this “lost soul” was money and not a box to sleep in for 10 days. Even in seeing his mother for the first time in decades; her words were; “I hope you don’t mess up this time?” During this brief period psychologists were warning us about this mans state but humanity did not heed to the warning signs. The world kept pulls him left to right not caring about the spirit of the man himself. He began to die again right in front of the world’s eyes. Who cared? Kraft gave him $10,000 dollars to do four commercials. Now he has a Manager? Funny he did not have a Manager living in the streets.
Hurray for Hollywood!
Dr. Phil: It is a Miracle
This lost soul was beginning to crack under pressure, “Holy Cow!” “Dr. Phil steps in to save the day.” My question is why? The first day that Mr. Williams was on the show, He was put on trial for the sins of his past. According to Dr. Phil; “the world needed to know what the truth was behind the golden voice.”
Question for the world: Was there a poll taking to know about this lost soul’s past? If there was, I missed the memo.
The first day this man sat in front of Dr. Phil; first he is to admit to the world that he was a “dead beat father.”
News Flash! The world needs to round up all the “dead beat fathers” in this world, bring them to the Dr. Phil show, and the problem with the welfare system is solved.
Dr. Phil made Mr. Williams, a homeless man of 15 years the example for the world.
Mr. Williams had to admit that he was an Alcoholic and a drug addict. Dr. Phil stated to Mr. Williams; “you can’t lie to me, I know when I see an Alcoholic and Drug Addict. I have been doing this for 35 years? And you can’t lie to me!”
Mr. Williams’s eyes and whole body changed. It seemed he was heading over the edge. What right did Dr. Phil have to be the judge of this man? Now the world is the jury for the sins of this man past. “GUILTY!”
Instead of Dr. Phil meeting with this man in private to help him before he went on the show, he stripped the life out of him in front of the world, what tiny fraction that was left from the streets.
The words, Alcoholic, Drug Addict, dead beat father was said so many times in the one hour show that I lost count. We have convicted this lost soul in front of the world, Dr. Phil then shows photos of Mr. Williams arrest history. I failed to see the point for the photos. Now these photos are over the Internet. I want to know the ratings for the three days that the shows aired?
When Mr. Williams was found, I saw on the sign that he had a gift. Not that he could walk on water or part any sea. This whole story reminds me of another person in a book (the Bible) that we did that same thing too. We wonder why the homeless stay and hide in the shadows of time.
Now we know what humanity thinks about the homeless who walk the streets. All are addicts, drunks, taking up space, lazy, sub- human beings. This was not about Mr. Williams’s voice any more. It was now the chance to degrade this lost soul for ratings and praise Dr. Phil for treating Addicts for 35 years.
The Family of Mr. Williams: Someone call the Pope
Day two on the Dr. Phil show; the family of Mr. Williams was on Camera, I was ready to call the Catholic Pope to apply for an application so family could become Saints. But I was busy trying to find wood to burn Mr. Williams at the stake because I thought his trial was over. I was wrong.
Here sat the whole family; his ex- wife and children. I observed them and it appeared they were ready to film a movie rather than to reunite with Mr. Williams. The family’s hair was flawless, the makeup was flawless, and the clothes were flawless. Their whole surroundings were flawless for the cameras. I was confused in the reasoning why would Dr. Phil reunite the family with Mr. Williams in the state of mind he was in? The world did not need to be psychologist to see there was danger on the horizon.
“Out of the mouths of Babes” The son claimed he never knew his father, but his father was the reason he went down the wrong path? Dr. Phil never corrected the statement. The daughter (in the purple blouse) kept looking away and rolling her eyes. The daughter (age 29) had me confused most of all. One-minute she hated his guts and the next minute she claimed she needs Mr. Williams in her life. Then on two other television shows she just knew that Mr. Williams was drinking ever since he was found?
The ex-wife claims the family struggled for years. The question still puzzling me is why was the ex-wife there in the first place? Mr. Williams stated the day before that she had remarried years ago. Where was her husband? One would think he would be by her side also. There was so much tension on that show, but no one did anything. Stones were flying out of the pockets of the family toward Mr. Williams; I was waiting for the cross to appear so they could nail him to it.
Day two was the day of crucifixion and trial from the family and Dr. Phil never questioned the family of their own sins of the past. The drama did not stop. There were two other shows that the daughter showed up on. When the fight broke out at the hotel; Mr. Williams had scratches on his face. The two other children bought Vodka from the store across the street, knowing that Mr. Williams had a drinking problem. If the daughter was punched in the face by Mr. Williams where were the bruises? Why did the L.A. Police arrest Mr. Williams and not the daughter?
There was not one word mentioned that Mr. Williams or the entire family had any supervision at the Hotel, why? Dr. Phil told the desk to lock up the booze and keep it way from Mr. Williams? But there was no counselors on stand by in case things were to get out of hand?
Now the world is waiting for the movie to come on the big screen. Drama played an important factor in all of this and the media ate it up.
I am not condoling anything that Mr. Williams did in his past. I do not like that he used his voice to manipulate people and steal, but who am I to judge him and put him on trial. Everyone on this planet of human being have skeletons in his or her closet. Not until they put on trial in front of the world, do we as humanity tear down that closet just to find something to make the person feel sub-human. Then we have done our job for the day.
After the trial of Mr. Williams, on the third show, Dr. Phil tells him he needs to go to rehab. Dr. Phil stated several times, “I can’t make you do anything.” In the same sentence he also stated:” but do not blow your chance,” “But it’s up to you.”
It appeared that Mr. Williams looked like an animal trapped in a cage with no where to run now.
Now where Mr. Williams is going is supposed to be a private island in Texas? Never new Texas had Islands? Mr. Williams’s convinced Dr. Phil to go back to Ohio for two days so he could see his girl friend, why? If Dr. Phil was so bent on rehab, why allow him to go back to Ohio before he goes off to this heaven in the sky rehab?
I heard the family call his girl friend an addict and many other cruel things. The only thing I heard Dr. Phil state: “he would fly the girl friend out to Texas.
No human being can stop Mr. Williams from his relationship with this woman.
Why didn’t Dr. Phil fly this woman out also so she could have had the chance to defend herself? The family spoke of her like she was a dog off the streets.
But I forgot, His ex-wife and children are the saints of society. I was taught long time ago; “everything that glitters is not gold.”
The “God” Factor
The only time that this “God” is mentioned in society is when human beings find themselves in a crisis. “I found “God.” “You need “God in your Life” Praise “God?”
This word also was brought up so many times in the 10 days.
Let us say that this spiritual being did have a part in all of this? Was this a test for humanity to see what we would do with one of his children?
Let’s throw the Bible into the equation; if humanity believes in this book, then there should be no problem.
“Jesus” disciples were once thief’s and crooks. Paul was a hater of women, Judas betrayed Jesus at the end. They were forgiven and went on to write this book. We have never doubted one word of this book, but we doubt our own fellow human being because he is not what we want him to be in society.
What would happen if 10 days ago this man claimed he was “Jesus” and he could perform miracle. Now once the miracle was performed in front of the camera and it went on “You Tube,” would society put him on shows, offer him money to do more miracles. Then on the fifth day put him on Dr. Phil to see if he was crazy, and addict or did he lie because his family- the whole world; just knew he took a drink. Would we put him in rehab because we think he was threat to himself and humanity?
The world failed this test, because one mans last cry for help turn into a three ring circus for ten days. We striped the last ounce of spirit that was left in him, we were getting bored so we send him off to rehab.
The last minute of the show as Mr. Williams hugged Dr. Phil, he embraced him because Dr. Phil promised fly out is girl to Texas. But during the embrace Dr. Phil – It seemed his only concern was looking into the cameras to see if the world was still watching, why?
Final words for Mr. Williams
I have lived in this world almost as long as you have. Through the years humanity has lost apart of who we are. The word “Compassion” does not exist anymore. When society does not understand a person because he or she is different, there is a problem.
All of humanity has sinned over time, but as long if we think we can get away with sin, nothing is said until we are put in front of the world to be judged.
You were placed in front of the world not because of your “golden voice” or your sins, but some spiritual force was trying to give humanity awake up call, but we failed the test.
We took matters in our own hands and took control of your life for 10 days. Never cared about the 15 years you were on the streets. Humanity saw your voice as a money maker. We did not cared at first about your past, but then greed sat in and your voice was lost, now you are known for the awful sins you have committed in your past.
I cannot imagine your pain for so many years, the guilt you feel for your family. Mistakes in life are the key to all humanity’s future. You have been giving a new gift, the gift of life once again. Money, fame, worldly goods cannot fill the void in your heart and soul. This gift was not from your family, T.V. shows or Dr. Phil.
We may never know why you were chosen, but there is a reason for everything in this life. Someone or some other power saw the good in you deep down to give you this new gift.
The Bible is one of the greatest stories ever told. I have still to understand the meaning but there is one part that I believe if nothing else.
It is 1 Corinthians – Chapter 13 – verses 1-13
The word “Love” is so powerful. You cannot love unless you love yourself. In time the guardian that brought you to us will show you the way back to the word love.
I hope when you come back into light of the world, we as humanity can show you this love also.
Copyright January 14th 2011