Sunday, October 10, 2010

Che Guevara is still dead

Forty-three years ago, on October 8, Che Guevara met his ignominious end in Bolivia. Humberto Fontova summarizes some of the low-lights of this swine's career.

Here, incidentally, is the best photo ever taken of Che.


JeffS said...

Admiring Che is like admiring Hitler, just on a smaller scale

Thousands of dead versus millions of dead, that is. But no less repulsive.

mRed said...

While I remember the wonderful posters of Che in dorm rooms at OWU in the early 70's with all the glorious socialist art poses in the posters I never understood why there wasn't an audio card to replay the whining cowardly cries of dear Che just before he assumed room temperature. Before all, Che was a wuss.

missred said...

after reading humberto's article, i would say che is no different than chuckles manson, or any other of that ilk. and no different than the ted bundys, son of sams.

Paco said...

He was definitely a sociopath.

By the way, I reviewed Montova's book, Exposing the Real Che Guevara, a few weeks ago. I believe the article linked is adapted from the book. I highly recommend it.

Anonymous said...

Paco, you are SO bad.

And I mean that in the best possible way.

Anonymous said...

Raise a glass to those that sent him on his way to Hell! Long may Che rot!

Humberto Fontova spoke one night about Che and his book, "Exposing the Real Che Guevara: And the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him". There were a few gentlemen in the audience who were with Che at the Bay of Pigs. They did not speak highly of Che. It was a very informative evening. But try to pass that information onto Che devotees and they react in the usual brainwashed way. Especially if they happen to be Mexican or of that heritage and find out that their "freedom fighter" didn't like their people.

Missred, all those you cited are pikers next to Che.

Deborah Leigh

Steve Skubinna said...

I always enjoy the bland "You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs" line you get when you object to Che.

And by "enjoy," I mean "am totally perplexed by." See, I have made hundreds, and enjoyed hundreds more omelets in the course of my misspent life, and not one has required the death of a single human being. Either I'm making them wrong, or they are.

Or perhaps omelets and eggs are code words. What they really mean is "You can't dispossess and enslave an entire population without murdering millions of people." But that's a bit unwieldy, plus your basic totalitarian thug learns early on that candor is a major buzz kill, revolution-wise. The crushing of the human spirit and mass executions turn out to be a really hard sell.

Steve Skubinna said...

Oh, and as a possible Latin American revolutionary tie in, may I recommend a future "Shelves of Paco Library" feature on Don Quixote, USA, by Richard Powell? If the library lacks a copy, it is sadly deficient. ABE can readily remedy that shortcoming, if such a shortcoming exists.

Hysterically funny book, and rapier sharp.

Paco said...

Steve: I shall definitely take a dekko at that one. Thanks.

Minicapt said...

Another funny book would be "Guerrilla Warfare". The best parts are lifted from General Alberto's writings, except that Che had no clue as to what the General was saying. The general incompetence of the book is exacerbated by the commentary from the Institute for Revolutionary Che Warfare, or whatever they call themselves today.

The book may be better in the original 'Spanesche'.