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Old 02-03-2013, 07:23 PM   #16
fistsof steel
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Default Re: Muhammad Ali very ill

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Originally Posted by LeBeave View Post
Not saying these are my feelings, just expressing that some of the older generation i have spoke to over the years wouldn't classify him as the definition of a hero.

I'm too young to have seen him fight in his prime and stand up for he's refusal to go to war, I can only go on what has been said over the years. I guess some older people didn't like the fact how he went about race issues and calling other blacks uncle Toms...... Some others may say he was a misogynist towards women, i do note touching up his wife is also swept under the carpet.

Icon....yes.

Hero.... not so sure
Yep probably justified for a lot of them Old blokes,lot's of Criticism about the pro's and Cons of the Vietnam War even from the diggers themselves I think Ali said it best Himself when asked why he did not want to go to Vietnam.!!!

"No Viet Cong ever called me ******"
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