1967: The end of Che and start of the myth……….. http://t.co/zMMBA994Vp
— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) October 10, 2015
Let me thank Carlos Eire, Jorge Ponce, Alberto de la Cruz & Humberto Fontova for posting about the end of Che on this day in 1967.
It’s good for the young people to read these posts and get the truth about Che.
The myth of Che is alive and well.
Check out how History.com covered the events of this day: Professional revolutionary “Che” Guevara is executed in Bolivia
“Despite Che’s death more than 30 years ago, his face is still familiar to millions around the world, adorning T-shirts, key chains, and posters. He is also a constant presence in Cuba, with his image painted on walls and buildings around the nation. Many compelling films have been made about the life of Che, including the 2004 Oscar-winning film The Motorcycle Diaries.”
Professional revolutionary means what?
By any “professional standard”, Che was a complete failure.
His Bolivian experience failed miserably
He died a frustrated man. He was saved by a left wing machine determined to turn a failure into a professional revolutionary, or a symbol of something that he never was.
Che never stood for justice, human rights or freedom. He stood for the exact opposite.
In the end, it was the peasants he was trying to convert who turned him in. These peasants were not in the mood for “liberation messages” from a white guy who spoke with an Argentine accent.
“No Che Day” is a great day for those of us who know the truth and love freedom!
Our friend Humberto Fontova posted a great story about Che.
I loved that he referred to Che as a “….cowardly, murdering swine….”
Thumbs up to Humberto for one of the very best descriptions that I’ve ever heard of that swine named Che!
I sent my sons, nieces and other young friends a copy of the post.
I told them to read it and challenge the next person who comes into their college circles wearing a Che shirt. Within seconds, one of my very pretty nieces wrote back:
“Luckily I haven’t seen any Che hipsters. They know better than to wear those shirts around me….”
Thank God for a niece like that!
Humberto’s post also reminded me of my uncle’s encounter with Che in 1959. My uncle passed away in 2008 and was a great source of information and stories about those early days of what was called “la revolucion”. He was an architect in Cuba and attended The University of Havana in the turbulent 1950’s. He was there and recalls the lively debates about the future of Cuba in the classrooms of the university.
My uncle said that he felt very pessimistic about Cuba when he met Che in the early days.
His words were like this:
“I knew that we were in deep trouble when I saw Che waving a pistol and bragging about himself.”
Tio Pepe’s words stayed with me and I think of them whenever Che comes into the conversation.
Let me paraphrase Humberto: Che met justice that day in Bolivia.
Yes he did!
We are grateful to those Bolivian peasants who turned him in. They saw the same charlatan in Che that my uncle did in the early days of “la revolucion”.
My message is blunt: Anyone who wears a Che shirt is stupid, ignorant or a swine like Che!
I found this from “El Pais” in Spain to be rather interesting:
“Si el Che Guevara levantara la cabeza, probablemente volvería a morirse al ver que uno de los hombres más ricos del mundo, defensor del capitalismo a ultranza que lo ha llevado a la cima de las listas de los más millonarios, ha utilizado su mítica boina, su uniforme y sus gestos más característicos para promocionar la marca que más dinero le ha hecho ganar: Virgin.”
It translates to something like this: If Che raised his head, he’d be shocked to see a big time capitalist dressed up like him.
We can make fun of the picture but there is a serious side to all of this.
Thank God that Mr Branson was not the owner of an airliner in Cuba when the Castro brothers and Che came into power.
He would have been treated to a very bad case of repression and his business would have expropriated in the name of a corrupt revolution.
Branson is really stupid and lucky.
He is stupid for dressing like a communist to promote capitalism.
He is lucky that he never had to live under the leader that he is glorifying with this stupid rebel outfit.
What’s next? Is he “going Mao or Stalin” to promote Virgin’s flights to Moscow or Peking?
P.S. listen to CANTO TALK here!
Tonight on Cubanarama Blog Talk Radio, Barbara Rangel and Silvio Gonzalez, grandchildren of Col Rojas, along with guests, will discuss the life of Col. Cornelio Rojas Fernandez. Born in Cuba in the early 1900’s, following family tradition, he spent his life in the service of his country. He was Chief of Police in the Leoncio Vidal Regiment in Santa Clara when his detention was ordered by Che Guevara. His family was told that no harm would come to him, but as was typical of the regime’s tactics to terrorize the population, just days later, his family watched in horror when regular television programming was interrupted to broadcast his execution.
Agustin Blazquez – Cuban Filmmaker of Documentary “COVERING CUBA 7: Che Guevara. The other side of an Icon”
Steve Pichan – Songwriter / recording artist of “You don’t know Che”
Humberto Fontova – Author of book “Exposing the Real Che Guevara and the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him”
Brian Llyod French – Author of book “Mojito!”
A young Cuban Jehovah’s witness and her family have been forced out of their town over the kid’s refusal to follow her teacher’s instructions to write a prayer in praise of Che Guevara and the “Cuban Five.” (Story in Spanish)
Cuba: Niña Testigo de Jehová reprobada por no redactar oración del Che y los cinco espías
Según alega Danais Alfaro Consuegra, madre de Jessica, los problemas de su hija con los maestros comenzaron desde el primer día del curso escolar, cuando éste le pidió que redactara una oración avalando el heroísmo de Ernesto (Che) Guevara y de los cinco espías cubanos prisioneros en cárceles de los Estados Unidos.
“El mandó a la niña a hacer una oración con el Che y otra con los cinco héroes y ella dijo que no, que su posición era neutral, que ella no se mezclaba en esos asuntos, y él le dijo que si ella no hacía las oraciones la iba a dejar sin merienda; y efectivamente, le quitó la merienda”, -describió la madre.
Read the rest of the story here.
A buddy of mine out in the Big Apple just forwarded me a link to this – pretty much sums it up for a lot of the folks walking around with this brute’s face on their chest.
Who is this guy?