THE ABSURD TIMES — STILL

MUHAMMAD ALI WAS A POWERFUL, DANGEROUS POLITICAL FORCE

Posted in Uncategorized by @honestcharlie on June 6, 2016

This is pretty good. We will have a version soon, but this corrects a great deal of the nonsense we have seen lately.

Desertpeace

His life was one of polarization and reconciliation, anger and love, and a ferocious, uncompromising commitment to nonviolence, all delivered through the scandalously dirty vessel of corruption known as boxing. Few have ever walked so confidently and casually from man to myth, and that journey was well earned.

Image by Carlos LatuffImage by Carlos Latuff

Don’t remember Muhammad Ali as a sanctified sports hero. He was a powerful, dangerous political force

by Dave Zirin


Muhammad Ali
‘s saga is without parallel: the champion boxer who was the most famous draft resister in history; a man whose phone was bugged by the Johnson and Nixon administrations yet who later was invited to the White House of Gerald Ford; a prodigal son whom his hometown city council in Louisville, Ky., condemned, but who a few years later had a main street renamed in his honor and today has a museum that bears his name.

His…

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