It’s been a bad year for iconic entertainment cultural figures with the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Merle Haggard and now Muhammad Ali. The celebrated former world boxing champion passed away on Friday after falling ill in the last few days. While there were outpourings of condolences across the ideological spectrum – Donald Trump was one of the first – the scum in the mercenary media just couldn’t waste a chance to take their cheap shots at the presumptive GOP nominee.

I cannot recall a time in my life – and I’m getting damned old now – where anything resembling the intensity of the smear campaign that has been undertaken to subvert whatever remains of American democracy by propagandizing the masses and poisoning them against the nominee of one of this country’s two major political parties has occurred. It is unprecedented and borders on something straight out of Orwell’s 1984 along the lines of Hate Week in it’s stunning and relentless intensity – but an “America First” candidate represents an existential threat to the corrupt system and must be stopped. Ali’s body wasn’t even cold before the necrophiliacs dropped their drawers and mounted it.

According to ABC News “What Muhammad Ali Once Said About Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban Proposal”:

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was the first of the presidential candidates to express his condolences over the death of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

“Muhammad Ali is dead at 74! A truly great champion and a wonderful guy. He will be missed by all!” Trump tweeted shortly after the news broke.

But just a few months before his death, Ali, who was Muslim, had some pointed words in response to Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States if he were elected president this November.

In a statement titled, “Presidential Candidates Proposing to Ban Muslim Immigration to the United States” that Ali issued last December after Trump first floated the proposal, the boxing great never mentioned Trump by name – but his message was clear.

“Our political leaders should use their position to bring understanding about the religion of Islam,” Ali wrote, “and clarify that these misguided murderers have perverted people’s views on what Islam really is.”

The “murderers” he was referring to where the perpetrators of the terrorist attacks in Paris, San Bernardino and other incidents carried out by violent Islamic extremists.

Last month, Trump asserted that the proposed Muslim ban was “just a suggestion.”

Ali received praise on Saturday from leaders with The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights group.

“Muhammad Ali, a man who stood by his principles despite criticism and hardship, exemplified a true patriot and a true Muslim,” the organization’s National Board Chair Roula Allouch said in a statement. “His strength, courage and love of humanity has been, and will continue to be, an inspiration to people of all faiths and backgrounds in America and worldwide.”

Ali whose real name was Cassius Clay, shocked Americans when he converted to Islam, changed his name and denounced the war in Vietnam – “I ain’t got no quarrel with the Vietcong, no Vietcong ever called me nigger” – but went on to become a cherished American icon and a part of the status quo that he once hated. He was but a shadow of his former self in his later years, the combination of Parkinson’s and too many blows to the head sucked out all that once made him great and turned him into a shell of the man that he once was.

But on the day of his death the least that the presstitute parasites could do is to show a bit of freaking respect to the man’s family but maggots just gotta eat.