Why Do People Love Che Guevara? He has been glorified by the state-run media, Hollywood and other cretins as some sort of hero. Dang IT! The punk was NOT a hero!
When Obama decided that the Che Guevara poster in his was "inappropriate" like a tasteless joke, perhaps Obama is just too young and inexperienced to know who Che really was. Thus once again we have to give him the benefit of the doubt as we bring him and others, "up to speed."
Ernesto "Che" Guevara was born in Argentina June 14, 1928, the eldest of five children in a wealthy White Argentine family of Spanish, Basque and Irish descent. Initially, he trained to become a doctor at the University of Buenos Aires. In 1952, he embarked on the trip dramatized in "The Motorcycle Diaries" across South America. After returning to Buenos Aires to complete his medical degree, Guevara set off again to travel through the Americas. He participated in leftist movements in Guatemala and Mexico and became acquainted with Cuban expatriates in those countries. He joined Castro's "26th of July Movement as a member of the revolutionary Cuban army in 1956 as a top commander and Castro's personal physician. He helped Castro's successful two year guerrilla campaign that deposed the Batista regime in Havana in 1959.
As Castro's second-in-command and right-hand man in the new regime, Guevara ordered the execution of hundreds of people while in charge of the notorious La Caba, a prison in Havana. He was remorseless and unapologetic about the mass killings of innocent people, explaining, "To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary. These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution! And a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate."
Not dislike or lacadasical loatheing but pure hate. It wasn't the first time Guevara used the expression, nor the last. He explained how it must be a tool in the arsenal of revolutionary terrorists allowing them to do things they would otherwise never be able to accomplish.
"Hatred as an element of struggle; unbending hatred for the enemy, which pushes a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him into an effective, violent, selective and cold-blooded killing machine – this is what our soldiers must become," Guevara said.
During the Cuban nuclear armed missile crisis, Guevara was in favor of a nuclear war with the U.S. because he believed that a better world could be built from the ashes, regardless of the cost in millions of lives. He was overruled by cooler heads in the Kremlin and in Cuba. The nuclear missiles headed for Cuba, 90 miles from the U.S., were returned to Russia.
Disgraced by the slight, Guevara went to create new revolutionary movements and wage armed struggle in Africa and Latin America. He was killed in the jungles of Bolivia on October 9, 1967.
Guevara was extremely proud of the fact that he personally shot people in the backs of the their heads, many of whom, he considered counter-revolutionary and recorded these as special occasions in his diary.
Once again, in rallying his guerrillas in Angola, he wrote: "Blind hate against the enemy creates a forceful impulse that cracks the boundaries of natural human limitations, transforming the soldier into an effective, selective and cold killing machine. A people without hate cannot triumph against the adversary."
Would you say displaying this man's picture is "inappropriate"? I'd say that's the biggest understatement since Gen. George Custer said: "Over that hill, I think they're friendly Indians."
Like I said, maybe Obama just doesn't know what a monster Che was. But then, again, if he doesn't, he probably shouldn't be running for president of the United States.
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