When it comes to that icon, there’s no shortage of useful idiots
Rep. Chris Gibson of New York said Thursday the United States should look at diplomatic ways to tighten up Syria’s financial resources instead of bombing President Bashar Assad’s country for his alleged use of chemical weapons on his people last month.
Mr. Gibson, a Republican and members of the House Armed Services Committee, said a disruption to how the Assad regime attracts money could make life difficult for the urbane leader and his government.
“They’re not looking to live the life of Che Guevara,” he told C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, a reference to the late guerrilla fighter who demanded an austere lifestyle.
The Irish Independent:
Che's rebel spirit rears its head again
THE rebel spirit of Che Guevara lives on in Kilkee – where locals have painted fresh images of the Cuban
revolutionary, following a council move to scrub out an existing mural.
Time Warner Cable for including "The Motorcycle Diaries" in their Hispanic Heritage collection which will be available through the end of the September.
This could be an endless post, so I'll stop with useful idiot Russell Brand, a man so confused I almost feel sorry for him. (Yes, I know he's a nobody, but he's perfect example of what I think of as the modern lost man.)
A couple of quotes:
“Christ is largely a radical spiritualist, who at the core believes that divinity is within and that it’s the duty of every human being to love their brother as they love themselves,” says Brand, speaking on a cell phone while traveling in Venice Beach, Ca. “Politically, the ideal Christ is actually closer to Communism than conservatism.”
“Why not write about what actually interested me?” I wanted to write about who inspired me, and why they inspired me, but also why they are relevant to society today … people like Gandhi, Che Guevara, Malcolm X, Jesus Christ — and how figures like that changed the world. It’s an essay on meaning."
In response to a question about atheists:
"I begin my show with the (Friedrich) Nietzsche quote “God is dead,” implying that there is nothing to believe in beyond what we imperially can understand.
The fact that we have a belief system that is meaningless doesn’t mean that all belief systems are meaningless. What we need is a story that we once had ... where instead our Gods were of the Earth. If you have a God who comes from the rivers … this will prevent you from destroying the rivers, you know? People will say, “Hey, don’t (expletive) up the river! That’s our God!”
Happy Friday all.