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.