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Ali vs Trump

Just an observation, but we universally mourn the passing of a narcissist ("The Greatest") whose job was to beat people senseless. OK he stood up for racial equality and turned pugilism into a sort of art form. But he was an extreme egotist who openly insulted his opponents, calling them ugly etc, made up simple sound bites to increase his popularity, and was utterly devoted to claiming he was the best looking, most intelligent, most successful human being that ever lived. The more he told people how wonderful he was, the more popular he became.

Sound familiar?... except Trump's orange and unlikely to become a muslim.

Is this what it takes to become sanctified as a global hero... a total lack of humility?

There's a picture going round in some of the endless newspaper supplements showing Mandela and Ali meeting. I'm sorry, but sad though his life became as a bankrupt sufferer of Parkinson's, they're world's apart in my book.

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