Just when you thought the che/fidel/commie image idiocy couldnt get any more profoundly absurd, take a gander at this just received from reader Carlos C:
Attached is a picture of some Che merchandise I spotted being hocked in Tokyo’s Akihibara district. These bags are going for about 780 yen or approximately $6.50US. I mean I’d expect this kind of shit from the Euros or Mexicans, but the Japanese? I thought they were cool with the capitalism thing. Akihibara btw is the big consumer technology district, there you can buy electronics that wont hit the US for years, if ever. The irony pains me too.
I hope this doesn’t sour anyone on Japan. It’s a really great country, inside and out. Wonderful people, good food, good work ethic, and loads of history. I just thought this picture was a funny little summer anecdote.
Yes, that’s right, a che and fidel revolutionary purse being sold in Japan, complete with propaganda slogan and everything:
Le sumba el mango.