Tuesday, October 09, 2007

"Che is dead, get over it".

A masked Palestinian stands by a poster of legendary guerrilla Che Guevara in Bethlehem, December 11, 2000.

REUTERS/Desmond Boylan



Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez holds up a picture of rebel hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara while driving his vehicle, as U.S actor Sean Penn sits in the back seat, in the western state of Tachira August 3, 2007. REUTERS/Jorge Silva


"If he was to come back and reappear, I think people would betray him again,"
-60-year-old Eliseo Barrancos

People walk past a painting of the late rebel hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Havana. Cuban leader Fidel Castro published an editorial saying the country would continue building up its defenses against the U.S. Claudia Daut- Reuters



Photo from This ain't Hell


The Cult of Che by Paul Berman

Hat tip for the updated title of this post: j_g

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12 Comments:

Blogger Gayle said...

You know what, Wordsmith? It wouldn't surprise me if Hollywood made a film honoring Satan himself! This is... well... words fail me. I can tell you that I have no intention of watching this pos film. I can't imagine what goes on in the heads of people who idolize cretins like this!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007 7:18:00 AM  
Blogger J_G said...

Word, On the post I did about the George Soros funded collectivist anti war protest in Washington DC a few weeks ago I had a picture of a hand made poster that someone on our side had made. It was a skull with the Che Beret on it and below it said "Che is dead, get over it". At that time the adrenaline was pumping real fine and I thought I could improve on the poster to stand at the barricades to register my extreme displeasure with the anti war protester's activities. My poster on that day, at that time would have read "Che is dead, I wish you were too".

Since then though my adrenaline has gone back to normal levels and I can see how wrong that type of thinking is. The same people I targeted for my ire that day though still have the same admiration for a man that could never see how wrong it is to want people dead just because they disagree with your political beliefs.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007 8:05:00 AM  
Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

THANK YOU. The lack of education especially in the younger generations concerning who, what and why Che even entered the world stage during the , "Cuban Revolution, " is staggering in how this guy has been idolized by people who have no idea what he stood for or how many he either personally killed or his actions assisted in killing.

Killer and Thug is right on the mark. Over-rated only because of the ignorance of younger genreations to history and the willing teaching of liberals in the schools about the truth of thugs like Che.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007 9:05:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

gayle,

I forgot that there is a movie coming out. I only posted because this is the (40th?) anniversary of his physical demise.

jennifer,

You just gave me the title of this post. Thanks. I remember seeing that sign.

Your last paragraph reminds me of yesterday's Michael Medved. He was taking Springsteen to task (I'm actually a Springsteen fan- of his music, that is). Before his current album release, he did an album of Pete Seger music. Medved mentioned that Seger's in his 80's, and apparently in the twilight of his years now, admits that maybe Stalin wasn't such a great guy after all. This is a lifelong socialist, finally seeing the light.

Ken,

My "Over-Rated Killer and Thug" title is now replaced.

It is indeed disturbing how many of our young people wear the Che shirt like a hip fad without understanding what he truly was and represents.

Click on the photo for the cure to Che-worship.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007 9:47:00 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Word,

Great Post.

Gayle said it all I dont have anything to add after that :-)

Tuesday, October 09, 2007 11:25:00 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Gayle: my wife (who is Mexican) said her grandmother met Che. And one day I spoke to my wife's mom before she passed away, and she said, darn near word for word: "MY mother said Guevara was an asshole."

BZ

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 7:26:00 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

And yes, I laughed like hell.

BZ

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 7:27:00 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

BZ's wife's grandmother was evidently a smart woman! :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 9:02:00 AM  
Blogger Mike's America said...

I was thinking I might use that middle photo for target practice. But on reflection, which would be the target?

I guess that's what I'd call a "target rich" environment.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 8:30:00 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

BTW, Is that the only shirt Chavez ownes is that red one?

I never see him in anything but a red Shirt and it's driving me nuts!

Thursday, October 11, 2007 1:43:00 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Marie: think what all the others around him must think about that cloying smell!

BZ

Thursday, October 11, 2007 3:25:00 PM  
Blogger Gail A. said...

I want that saying on a bumper sticker!!

Mike, I had similar thoughts on seeing that picture. Traitor, although not the first time we've all thought that.

Friday, October 12, 2007 10:00:00 PM  

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