Burma’s famous political prisoner Aung Sang idolizes Che Guevara

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Looks like serious(!!!) “failure to communicate,” amigos!

“The Burmese military junta released Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest a week ago Saturday, only six days after the country’s controversial parliamentary elections. She has spent 15 of the past 21 years in captivity. At the headquarters of her party, the National League for Democracy, pictures hang on the wall of Che Guevara and her father.

Yet victims of the regime co-founded by Aung San’s hero walk the streets of Union City and Miami as I write!–having suffered almost TWICE AS LONG in Castro/Che’s political prisons and torture chambers as the Burmese activist (and for offenses much milder than Aung San’s.) And Biscet rots in a Che/Castro jail-cell for offenses milder than Aung San’s….and Zapata-Tamayo was murdered…and just this week his mother….AHHHH!–sometimes you feel like GIVING UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


3 thoughts on “Burma’s famous political prisoner Aung Sang idolizes Che Guevara”

  1. Nothing suprises me anymore as it relates to Che idolization.

    I’ve seen several stories that have shown pro-democracy activists in China all decked out in Che shirts and then on the other side of the street pro-Chinese govt supporters also wearing Che shirts – with both of them shouting at each other.

    He has become anything to anyone and everything to everyone. The truth behind him has become irrelevant sadly

  2. The depressing Moral of the Story: If you have high cheek bones and wavy Jim Morrison rock star hair – you can pretty much do anything and still be “cool”.

  3. The whole Che business is clearly about perception, not reality. That perception is based on a romantic, glamourous, idealistic myth created and persistently propagated by those who need to package rancid, toxic goods attractively enough to promote or sell them. The myth is especially effective with people susceptible to utopian fantasies, which are ultimately foolish and even infantile, not to mention highly destructive if taken and pursued seriously enough. Cuba is a prime example of that, but there are many others. There is, of course, much ignorance and deliberate misinformation behind Che’s popularity, as well as a good bit of shallowness–many people will go along with whatever’s fashionable. In the case of Aung San Suu Kyi, I hope the photo in question is there primarily because of her father, not Che. Unfortunately, she may not be able to see that Che’s “support” of her father was like Fidel’s support of Mandela, and had nothing to do with true freedom or human rights, which both Che and Fidel repeatedly and consistently trampled in practice, regardless of any lip service to the contrary.

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