“My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood!” raved Guevara in his Motorcycle Diaries (though this aspiration was omitted from the famous movie.) “Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any vencido that falls in my hands! With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!”
The Spanish word vencido, by the way, translates into “defeated” or “surrendered.” And indeed, “the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood” rarely reached Guevara’s nostrils from anything properly describable as combat. It mostly came from the close-range murders of unarmed and defenseless men – and boys.
“Now you don’t talk so loud!–now you don’t seem so proud,” (say the Bolivian soldiers who defeated, captured and killed him.)
Fifty-four years ago today, Ernesto “Che” Guevara got a major dose of his own medicine. Without trial he was declared a murderer, stood against a wall and shot. If the saying “What goes around comes around” ever fit, it’s here. For many the questions remains: how did such an incurable doofus, SADIST and epic idiot attain such iconic status?
“The answer is that this psychotic and thoroughly unimposing vagrant named Ernesto Guevara de la Serna y Lynch (who was NOT a medical doctor, btw–NO EVIDENCE EXISTS of Ernesto Guevara’s medical degree) had the magnificent fortune of linking up with modern history’s top press agent, Fidel Castro, who — from the New York Times’ Herbert Matthews in 1957, through CBS’ Ed Murrow in 1959 to CBS’ Dan Rather, to ABC’s Barbara Walters, to NBC’s Andrea Mitchell more recently — always had the mainstream media anxiously scurrying to his every beck and call and eating out of his hand like trained pigeons. (Much MUCH more here.)
“Humberto’s book is a very valuable book-a book badly needed around the world.” (Former Chairwoman of the House Committee on Foreign Relations Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R. Fl)
“I read Fontova’s book on Che Guevara in two sittings– I could not put it down.” (Radio and Fox News superstar Mark “The Great One” Levin.)