Che Guevara was no hero, he was a racist

Joseph Hammond in The Commentator:

Che Guevara was no hero, he was a racist

“The black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink” – Do these sound like the words of a left-wing hero?


When Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., chastised celebrity couple Jay-Z and Beyonce in a TV interview for their recent trip to Cuba, he especially criticized Jay-Z for his adoration of Che Guevara.

“I think Jay-Z needs to get informed,” Rubio said. “One of his heroes is Che Guevara. Che Guevara was a racist. Che Guevara was a racist that wrote extensively about the superiority of white Europeans over people of African descent, so he should inform himself [about] the guy that he’s propping up.”

Jay-Z, Carlos Santana, and Johnny Depp — who have all been spotted in Guevara t-shirts in the last decade — have, as Rubio correctly noted, largely ignored the issue. Yet, some leftist defenders of Guevara do occasionally deal with Guevara’s views on race. A blogger named Faraji Toure at “Afro-Punk” notes a troubling passage from Guevara’s 1952 diary:

“The blacks, those magnificent examples of the African race who have maintained their racial purity thanks to their lack of an affinity with bathing, have seen their territory invaded by a new kind of slave: the Portuguese.”

“The black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving, which has pursued him as far as this corner of America and drives him to advance himself, even independently of his own individual aspirations.”

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Ed. Note: It should be noted that the racist quotes from the assassin Ché Guevara were first translated into English by our very own Humberto Fontova in his book “Exposing the Real Ché Guevara: And the Useful Idiots who Idolize Him,” available at Amazon.

5 thoughts on “Che Guevara was no hero, he was a racist

  1. Look, Che could have been a child molester and it would still be justified somehow. Ask Roman Polanski.

  2. You know, it’s one thing for a Latrine like Santana to pull this Che shit, but why the hell would a black American rapper go there? There’s no shortage of historical black figures Jay-Z could be promoting or identifying himself with, either honestly or opportunistically, so why pick some asthmatic Argentinian asshole who was not only white but racist? Other than being “different” or “original,” at least for the rap world, it makes NO sense. Of course, maybe Jay-Z really is as stupid as he is ugly.

  3. And if you think the Be-Jay vacation trip to Cuba was not related to his Che thing, I’m afraid you’re not thinking.

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