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Che Guevara

Posted by Atilla89 on June 28, 2007

I hate this Che, he was a Communist and a mass muderer, yet people still wear his face on T-shirts. Does that mean I should wear Stalin or Mao on a T-shirt? Both were Communists and mass-murders, they fit the profile, yet no one wears them. Why? I can tell, it is because Che is percieved to be the ultimate rebel, the renegade. Thumbs his nose at the establishment, listens to rock n roll, and when pushed creates a revolution in another country to show the society that he loves. Movies such as the Motorcycle Diaries have helped this image take hold over popular imagination for today’s youth. So I think that people should read this article called ‘Turning the page: The real Che’.

http://www.muckraked.com/wordpress/2007/06/07/turning-the-page-the-real-che/

“He’s the ultimate symbol of radical chic but was Che Guevara really a homophobic, racist square who personally ordered the jailing and executions of innocent men, women and children?That’s according to Humberto Fontova, the author of “Exposing the Real Che Guevara and the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him,” who claims that Guevara probably would have imprisoned or punished most of his celebrity fans, from Johnny Depp to Angelina Jolie.

Among the book’s claims:

– Twice, Che plotted terrorist attacks against New York City. In November 1962, the FBI cracked a terrorist plot by Cuban agents who targeted Macy’s, Gimbel’s, Bloomingdale’s and Grand Central Terminal. They planned to blow up those landmarks with 12 incendiary devices and 500 kilos of TNT the day after Thanksgiving. Several months before visiting New York in December 1964 and being feted by the toast of the city’s intelligentsia, Che hatched a plan with the Black Liberation Army to blow up the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell and the Washington Monument. The plotters were infiltrated in 1965 by a sharp-eyed NYPD cadet.

– Che detested rock and roll and railed against “long hairs,” “lazy youths,” and homosexuals. At one point, he wrote that the young must always “listen carefully – and with the utmost respect – to the advice of their elders who held governmental authority.”

– Che sidelined black Cubans and mocked those who were part of the revolutionary movement. He once told radio host Luis Pons, “We’re going to do for blacks exactly what blacks did for the revolution. By which I mean: nothing.”

– Che personally ordered 700 executions by firing squad, which he supervised at his jungle headquarters in Cuba. He also hosted book burnings, torching thousands of books owned by suspect intellectuals and librarians.”

I personally like this comment in the comment section:

Morgan
June 8th, 2007 00:34

“Whether this is true or not (I believe it is and is likely not a surprise to his fans), the ubiquitous red t-shirt will for decades serve as a simple way to tell if you’re looking at a moron or not.”

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