“Reports have surfaced suggesting Muhammad Ali was injected with a drug known to cause Parkinson’s disease in the late 70s as part of a plot by the US government to strip its most influential, charismatic and dangerous critic of his voice and physical strength.
Injection of methyl phenyl tetrahydropyrinide (MPTP), an amphetamine, causes ‘rapid onset of Parkinsonism’ according to the drug’s toxicity report. In 1976 Barry Kidston, a chemistry graduate from Maryland, injected himself with MPTP and within three days began displaying symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Muhammad Ali was examined by the Mayo Clinic in 1981 and the world was told he had mild dementia pugilistica – a condition common among boxers. And as the years went by, the world accepted the idea that his boxing career bought on his Parkinson’s disease.
Here is a study listed on the Mayo Clinic website from 1985:
The clinical syndrome of striatal dopamine deficiency: Parkinsonism induced by MPTP
Because it made sense, right? Well actually, no. There are no other cases of dementia pugilistica developing into Parkinson’s disease. It just doesn’t happen. Plenty of boxers have taken much worse, more regular blows than Ali throughout their careers and none of them have developed Parkinson’s disease via dementia.
If reports are correct and Ali was injected with MPTP at the Mayo Clinic, then the government may have pulled off the perfect crime – nobody raised an eyebrow or asked any questions. The world simply accepted that Ali’s transition from dangerous radical to cuddly icon was due to a disease caused by his boxing career.
From MPTP: A Neurotoxin Producing a Parkinsonian Syndrome
Sanford P. Markey
Academic Press, 1 Jan 1986
But Muhammad Ali’s own neurologist, Dr Abraham Lieberman, has dismissed that explanation, saying it wasn’t taking blows to the head that caused the disease. Neither was it genetic. Lieberman says it is ‘impossible’ to know what the cause was.
“People ask me about this and I tell them: look at George Foreman. He boxed longer than Muhammad did, took many more blows to the head and he’s on television selling his cookware.”
In 1982, six people in Santa Clara County, California, US, were diagnosed with Parkinsonism after having used MPPP contaminated with MPTP.
Former fighter Freddie Roach, now Manny Pacquiao’s trainer, acquired Parkinson’s in 1990, but it manifests differently – he never shakes and can converse almost normally. It is said that Roach is able to control the disease through medication, injections, and actively training other fighters. His doctors say that his excellent hand eye coordination has slowed down the debilitation of the disease.
But if this is the case then surely Ali’s extraordinary hand eye coordination would have prevented his condition from being so incapacitating that it quickly destroyed his ability to speak articulately – arguably his greatest gift of all. And if Freddie Roach can control his condition with medication and training, then surely Ali could have done the same.
The differences in their conditions can be explained. Freddie Roach doesn’t pose a threat to the government. Muhammad Ali did.
It is easy to forget what a dangerous outsider Muhammad Ali was before having his voice silenced. The most famous draft resister in history, he mixed with Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. The Nixon and Johnson administrations bugged his phone.
Most people express their faith and beliefs but risk very little, but Muhammad Ali risked everything – his career, his family, and his finances. He was an enemy of the establishment, and he was willing to fight for his beliefs. He had his professional boxing license revoked in the prime of his career for his refusal to fight in the Vietnam war. He was sentenced to five years in jail.
But they couldn’t break him. The Louisville Lip, as he was dubbed early in his career, just became stronger and more influential.
As far as the establishment was concerned, Ali was blessed with the most dangerous quality of all – charisma. He had the uncanny ability to make you like and admire him even if you were didn’t agree with what he stood for. Even the KKK were susceptible to his charms.
No athlete, politician, or preacher ever had a voice quite like his or used it as effectively as he did. If he was that effective while dedicating his mind, body and soul to life inside the ring, imagine how successful he could have been after retirement when he planned to use his mind, body and soul to make changes outside the ring.
Martin Luther King was assassinated. Malcolm X was assassinated. Muhammad Ali, too big a name to be taken out in a messy assassination, was silenced.
It wasn’t his plan to end up as a loveable, cuddly establishment icon. He didn’t want to be revered as a sanctified sports star. Muhammad Ali was a powerful, dangerous political figure. He may have died in 2016, but the world lost him when his voice and strength were taken away in the late 70s.”
When black men become gods, petrified beings become subjects, and when nationalism enriches its tan, patriotism becomes decrepit through white supremacy’s overthrow by Afrotheism. In one of Joe Frazier’s final interviews, he revealed that before his fight with Ali in 1971 that Ali exclaimed being god himself. If Ali considered himself to be the omnipotent because his religio-Afrocentric advent made him the messianic redeemer of his people, then the government that contended his holy mission were crucifiers of his black righteousness.
The black revolutionary Jesus left the legacy of Christianity and the world augmented instantaneously, the Jesus like Ali was bequeathing the legacy of black pantheism and the world that is more black than not, would have instantaneously augmented by virtue of humanity’s core intuitions: to love and to fear. To love being black is instinctual because the chemical that allows nature and the universe to communicate is black, and to fear relinquishing the black color is to fear not being natural, thus Ali’s gospel was black pride’s conservation for fear that the loss of it is against panegyric order. If a single black man could be the amalgamation of Jesus, Gandhi, King and Malcolm, through a message of black acclamation, in the embodiment of immaculate virility, would the government allow him to recognify the black human’s self image? If the messianic revolutionary is stripped of his voice and the biological configuration of his strength, then his gospel is left up to interpretation and his revolution is fought less laudably by misinterpreters. My logic does not allow my emotion to believe that Ali’s onset of Parkinson’s, at a time during the most pivotal nexus of humanity’s reaffirmation, was accidental. If indeed Parkinson’s is a common disease amongst fighters, surely other fighters have acquired it through pugilism.
Most fighters that acquire a cognitive disorder from repeated concussions have what’s called Dementia Pugilistica or Punch-Drunk Syndrome where 15-20 percent of boxers maintain the deficit after 16-20 years of fighting. In most cases it only manifest as slurred speech, slowed cognitive recall and slowed movements, not the uncontrollable shaking of Parkinson’s. We have may have never seen another fighter with Ali’s version of Parkinson’s disease. It was said that Jack Dempsey suffered from DP but he kept his mental wherewithal until he was 87, professionals claimed that Joe Louis had it but then reattributed it to be schizophrenia from his father’s genes or his cocaine use. Floyd Patterson suffered from Alzheimer’s which they surmise was caused by Dementia Pugilistica but the condition can only be diagnosed accurately through autopsy, which never occurred. Sugar Ray Robinson was also diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, possibly but inconclusively caused by DP because it wasn’t examined in autopsy. Medical professionals asses that Joe Frazier had DP but again it was never revealed in the autopsy. To be more specific, Ali does not have Parkinson’s disease, he has Parkinson’s Syndrome because having the disease implies that it is idiopathic or of genetic causing, but since Ali’s condition is not genetic in orientation and he only suffers from the muscular palsy, it is considered a disorder of unknown origin. Jerry Quarry whom Ali fought in 1970 and 72 developed dementia pugalistica from repeated head trauma, and eventually couldn’t feed or dress himself, but never attained Parkinson’s. Former fighter and boxing trainer Freddie Roach acquired Parkinson’s in 1990, but it manifests more like a form of Turrets Syndrome in that he seldom shakes and can converse with almost fully functional normalcy.
It is said that Roach is able to control the disease through medication, injections, and actively training other fighters. His doctors profess that his surpassing hand eye coordination has slowed down the debilitation of the disease. But if this were conclusive medical evaluation then surely Ali’s hand eye coordination would have prevented his condition from being so incapacitating that it deprives speech articulation. And if telling Freddie Roach that training would abate his condition was conclusive medical admonition, surely Ali would have been told the same, the difference is that Freddie Roach is Caucasian and poses no threat to the government. Consider further that it is Dementia Pugilistica that is common in fighters as a result of head trauma, seldom does it manifest as Parkinson’s and even when it does as in the case of Freddie Roach, it is not a severe speech inhibitor. Again, Ali does not have Parkinson’s disease because the cause of his condition is unknown and not genetic; rather he has Parkinson’s syndrome of which he was diagnosed with in 1984 while training to fight Larry Holmes. Ali showed symptoms of the disease in 1981 when he was 39 by the time he was diagnosed he had slurred speech, tremors and slow body movements. Ali was checked into a facility while training for the Holmes fight and it was discovered that he had several cerebral deficits one of which was Ali not being able to locate his nose with his index finger, yet he was cleared to fight because they diagnosed that he was only deficient of recall. At age 50 Freddie Roach can train with his fighters for up to 12 hours a day, at age 50 Ali was not so dexterous, uncanny for a man termed by some to be the best athlete they had ever seen. At the Mayo clinic, it was discovered that Ali had brain deformations which anyone subjected to perpetual head trauma could acquire, he had a hole in the membrane that separated the halves of his brain and he possessed a brain stem abnormality where dopamine functioning persists. Perhaps Ali was exhibiting symptoms of Dementia Pugilistica and not Parkinson’s, yet the discovery of his brain defects made it prime to infer that he had or was going to be induced with a greater affliction, one that rendered him unable to speak in public by the time the first black president was elected.
At the Pharmacology and Toxicology University of San Pablo Monteprincipie in Madrid, it was discovered that amphetamine users could kill dopamine cells in the central nervous system of the brain which causes the onset of Parkinson’s, and the drug MPTP- methyl phenyl tetrahydropyridine causes permanent symptoms of Parkinson’s by destroying dopamine neurons in the mid brain. MPTP is an opioid drug and has similar effects as Morphine and Demurral. Parkinson’s itself is classified as a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system caused by the death of dopamine generating cells in the substantia nigra, also known as the midbrain. It was referred to as a the substantia nigra by the ancients because it was the part of the brain that was black in that in is the region where melanin centrally circulates near the pineal gland. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter and hormone that is a precursor to adrenaline. It is the black athlete’s higher concentration of melanin in the brain that makes him superior and a higher melanin concentration means a higher dopamine concentration which equates to a more voluminous adrenaline flow. Thus black athletes are able to jump over 7 foot tall men on the basketball court or impromptarily flip over 6 and a half inch plus men on the football field with full gear on, or throw a punch at 4 one hundredths of a second! This is how fast Ali threw, what came to be called the “phantom punch,” that knocked out Sonny Liston, it was so fast the referee didn’t see it. Only black men with high amounts of melanin in the brain are this athletically gifted, and higher dopamine due to higher melanin should mean less susceptibility to Parkinson’s because black men have more dopamine to lose. It is my belief that the only way a black man, especially a black athlete that is not genetically predisposed, could acquire Parkinson’s is if he was injected with a chemical that could kill a vast amount of dopamine relatively quickly. I’m going to quote the toxicity report for methyl phenyl tetrahydropyrinide: “Injection of MPTP causes rapid onset of Parkinsonism.” In 1976, a chemistry graduate from Maryland named Barry Kidston injected himself with MPTP and in three days started exhibiting symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. It is my belief that when Ali was examined by the Mayo Clinic in 1981 and it was discovered that he had dementia pugilistica, it was conspired that he be injected with MPTP to give him Parkinson’s because the world would assume that his condition was an extension of DP, a stealthy, yet perfect cover up. The government had already killed Kennedy, Malcolm, King, and abroad the father of black consciousness Steven Biko was killed and Nelson Mandela was in jail, and they had one more influential black man they had to silence. Ali won the Olympic gold medal in Rome the same year that Kennedy was elected president-1960; he won the heavyweight title and joined the Nation of Islam the same year that Civil Rights Bill was passed-1964.
In 1966 the Black Panther Party was formed and Ali was inducted into the military in 1967 to keep his influence away from the movement but he foiled the government’s plans by refusing to go. In 1973 Eldrige Cleaver ran for Mayor of Oakland and in 1974 Ali was a the zenith of his influence after he beat Foreman in Africa and galvanized the African Diaspora by simultaneously championing black nationalism over Christianity. Ali is now the most famous person in the world, but he was on his way to becoming the most influential person in the world and he was too public a figure for the government to murder in the context of the atrocities they had recently committed. As a Black Nationalist, Ali couldn’t be allowed to become that prominent, and it is my belief that the government injected Muhammad Ali with MPTP to give him Parkinson’s to silence his gospel that would have changed the world unprecedentedly.