The Greatest

As you know, the boxer Cassius Clay died yesterday. This accompanied by the obligatory tearful garment rendering of every writer who wanted to keep their job. Those operating under less editorial supervision took a somewhat more sober perspective.

Loudmouthed negro pugilist expires in addled stupor.

As a matter of general inclination, I don’t have much use for trash-talking black Muslim converts. But that’s no surprise, and isn’t itself any commentary on his character or contributions. To his credit he was staunchly opposed to racial miscegenation, philosophically pondering man’s hubris in merging the races God had conspicuously ordained as separate. Granting little exertion, I found this fact mentioned in none of his fawning eulogies.

Of course this wasn’t at all an unusual mainstream perspective on race relations at the time it was spoken. And so whether it would have withstood society’s subsequent leftward lunge is a question the loss of his faculties rendered moot.

Though more relevant in discussing the impact of Ali is his enduring stamp on sporting etiquette that eventually bled through to society in general. MPC cool-cat, Jay Five Killer, tweeted to me its essence.

He negrified our sports.

That’s a key element of his true legacy. One that is necessarily heralded in the racial operation called modern liberalism. Seasoned readers can probably recall a time when black sports celebrities publicly comported themselves as something other than braying jackasses. They may even collect dim memories of black entertainers who went entire performances without grappling with their testicles. Those last of you competing with Methuselah’s longevity might even remember whispers of black fathers actively attending to their offspring.

The dissolution of all these things obviously doesn’t lie at the feet of some blustering boxer. But he was the very forward face of black rejection of white standards. Standards refined over millennia to cultivate an ordered livable western society.

The aspiration of maintaining such a society should have no rational correlation to whatever pathologies blacks choose to embrace for their own. Though with ever-increasing integration now a religious tenet of the West, their behavior bears unavoidably on our lives. And the costs of that bearing have been incalculable.

Ali’s social contribution was to facilitate liberalism’s long diligent effort to worsen that behavior in the name of liberation. The lives of whites and blacks both have suffered for the chore. Fuck him.

16 thoughts on “The Greatest

  1. Ali’s social contribution was to facilitate liberalism’s long diligent effort to worsen that behavior in the name of liberation. The lives of whites and blacks both have suffered for the chore.

    I agree, fuck him.

    Ali’s cocky assholery opened the floodgates for lots more of the same, and John Q Sportsfan can’t seem to get enough of blacks behaving bady.

    Right now there are two major championship series going on. In one, Cleveland v. Golden State, the players are roughly 85% black. In the other, Pittsburgh v. San Jose, the players are at least 95% white. Guess which one gets virtually all of the media’s attention?

    In the first sport, the league’s superstar is a surly, stupid, BLM-supporting, tatted-up thug.

    In the second sport, the league’s superstar is an intelligent, well-mannered and well-spoken gentleman.

    http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/images/photos/002/716/845/hi-res-461883779-sidney-crosby-of-the-pittsburgh-penguins-skates-against_crop_north.jpg?w=630&h=420&q=75

    So how come 99% of Americans are familiar with, and even admire the first guy, while the second guy would mostly elicit reactions of who dat?

    #BoycottBouncyBall

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  3. I can recall first seeing him do his thing on black and white television. Even then, as a youngster I knew something was very wrong. I had seen other acts that my parents didn’t approve of, Beatles, etc. but this was different. At some point towards the end of the performance, the facial expressions should have changed, softened, and the viewers would have assured that this bizarre routine was another weird variety show act. It wasn’t. Around that time I had gone to another school. A school where children often had their clothes ripped and belongings stolen at recess. At my previous school, such occurrences were rare, and dealt with harshly. At this school, it seemed that the authorities had difficulties solving these crimes, and often the facts put forth by the offended party questioned. That was a long time ago. I wonder if the appearance of this jinn on the television and the curiously cold behavior of the authorities were coincident?

  4. The evils springing from his fame were more on the hands of the sycophants who fawned over him; he was a tool used by others. His arrogant, boasting style was not new- he took it straight from Gorgeous George, the white professional wrestler. The wrestler’s bragging, however, was always taken as a kind of carnival-sideshow joke, as it should have been. A sane country would have reacted the same way to Ali’s clowning- “There goes that crazy Cassius Clay again! What wacky things will he say next?”. It was boot-licking toadies like Howard Cosell who effected the real transformation, by taking Ali’s silly bragging and self-promotion seriously, and pretending that a thick-headed pug with a crackpot religion and a creative flair for buffoonery represented some kind of Grecian ideal of wisdom, civic-mindedness, and physical perfection.

  5. So, yes, Ali was ‘just’ an incredible boxer who also factors in the deterioration of the fabric of civility. Thug. The Islamic thing was a by-product of his coming of age in the era of Malcolm x. Another thug.

  6. Not even a black man of Ali’s stature, skill, and verbal facility could open any white cultural door that hadn’t been opened for him by whites (and maybe the occasional (((white)))). He advocated for black nationalism, separatism, and self-reliance. Now I have the same objections to that that I have for white nationalism, but there’s no question that such advocacy beats the snot out of advocacy of black gimmedats.

    Like “dictator”, “thug” is just a sovereign one happens not to like.

    I think the “fuck him” is rather unfair. Separatism, self-reliance, and nationhood are as noble as victimhood, gimmedat, and rent-seeking are pathological.

    • Nick, consider the difference between what he advocated and what he produced. Which is somewhat akin to the difference between conservative rhetoric and results.

      In both cases the gulf is quite vast, and we are obliged by our life outside of words to overweight the latter.

      Ali didn’t produce a generation of self-sufficient non-miscegenating black nationalists. He produced a generation of imbecilic, trash-talking, peacocks.

      That’s obviously not all his fault. But it’s enough his fault to have left the culture uglier than he found it. And that’s enough for me.

    • As a further aside, I think benign black self-reliance was about as central to Ali’s personality as Peter Hook’s majestic bass riff in Age of Consent is central to The Kakistocracy blog.

      Both can be cited, but not by anyone on the street.

    • Blacks of any nationality if left to their own devices seem to like “thugs” and “dictators” just fine.

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