With the cultural civil war of today going on, it has become nearly second nature to some to assume that a particular religion, race, or background immediately places an individual on one side or another. However, that is far from the truth. And the son of the late and great Muhammad Ali is here to prove that.
Muhammad Ali Jr., since the death of his famous father four years ago, has had the incredible opportunity to continue to represent his father and the things that he once stood for. As the son of a well-known political and religious activist, as well as a man of African American descent, many would find it easy to assume that he would lean towards the left. But, as he has so recently pointed out to the New York Post, that assumption would get you nowhere.
According to the interview, Ali Jr. made it clear that he not only supports President Donald Trump, but he honestly believes that his father would too. He said, “I think Trump’s a good president. My father would have supported him.” And he went on to say that “Trump’s not a racist; he’s for all the people. Democrats are the ones who are racist and not for everybody.”
And that goes for Black Lives Matter too, according to Ali Jr.
He told the Post that he thinks his father would have classified those of the so-called monument mob and BLM activists who are destroying our cities as “devils.” He also said that BLM as a whole is “racist.”
And I have to say that I would likely agree. Now, I never met the famous fighter, nor do I claim to be an expert on his life. But if we take a close look at just a few of his life events, I think you’ll see that violence and hate were very far from Ali Sr.’s mind.
Yes, he used his position of fame to support certain ideals. But it was always peaceful. When he was drafted by the US military to fight in the Vietnam War, he proudly refused based on his religious beliefs, which held to a code of peace and love.
The activists of BLM aren’t at all this way. instead, as the younger Ali says, they are “f–ing up businesses, beating up innocent people in the neighborhood, smashing up police stations and shops.” And for what?
They claim to be doing it in the name of social justice and racial equality, but their actions and hateful words prove a different story. According to Ali Jr., this makes BLM and their entire movement “no different from Muslim terrorists,” as “they’re terrorizing the community.”
Isn’t it odd that movements like this claim to be built on the idea of love, peace, and social equality and justice for all, but actually have roots of precisely the opposite? It seems all they desire is to come to power and wipe everyone else out in the process. Anyone who doesn’t look, think, or act like them is somehow wrong, evil, and racist.
But as it turns out, the pot is calling the kettle black, as the saying goes.
And Ali Jr. and I aren’t the only ones who think so.
Another descendent of a famous civil rights leader also shames the BLM movement. Alveda King is the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who gave his life for the cause of making social equality a reality here in America. She, like Ali Jr., says that the recent protests should be done with “love,” not violence.
Alveda, like most Americans, was horrified by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody after a white officer knelt on his neck for nearly 10 minutes. And, as such, she agreed that justice should be served.
But justice is not trampling on our history and canceling every single historical reminder of our past. Justice is not creating “autonomous” zones or demanding that segregation be implemented again.
In fact, it is the exact opposite. Dr. King fought for segregation to be ended, not continued. Muhammad Ali didn’t believe in taking justice or the law into his own hands just because he didn’t like something. These great men, instead, fought with true equality and peace in mind.
And that is precisely what they got.
We will never really know how Ali Sr. felt about Trump and the times at hand. But if his son’s words are any indication, “The Greatest” wouldn’t like where the progressive left is headed.