Che Guevera...that inspirational freedom fighter that Hollywood loves to adore and Jane Fonda regrets not....well, you can google Jane Fonda's regrets about Che but be sure to check out a list of the documented victims of che Guevara in Cuba, from 1957 to 1959 Compiled by Cuba Archive as of September 30, 2009 Cuba Archive
From the website The Real Cuba...
Che was a narcissist who boasted that “I have no house, wife, children, parents, or brothers; my friends are friends as long as they think like me, politically.” This is a role model for today’s “post-political” voters claiming we should get beyond partisanship?
Adding to the ridiculousness of the Che cult is that he was virtually a complete failure. As a medical doctor, he never even had a practice. When put in charge of the Cuban economy at the start of Castro’s government, his uncompromising communist diktats ran it completely into the ground, from which it never recovered. Humiliated, and also angry that Castro wasn’t fomenting enough revolution abroad, he then tried to lead such quixotic adventures in Argentina, the Congo, and Bolivia, failing miserably everywhere while sacrificing the lives of scores of naïve, idealistic young followers as deluded pawns in the service of his personality cult.
Another reason he fled Cuba in the mid-1960s was the complete mess he made of his private life. Though he preached sexual purity to his colleagues, he was a shameless adulterer who abandoned two wives and many children, some legitimate, others not. As a grandson put it, “he was never home.” The public Che who supposedly had such great love for humanity privately couldn’t stand most folks.
Guevara’s promiscuous communist adventurism was the pattern of a terminal adolescent running away from his problems to get caught up in some heroic crusade against his eternal bete noir, “Yankee imperialism.”
So why do so many well-heeled American libs still admire this thug? Are the young simply ignorant of his execrable record and drawn to the image of the dashing young rebel? Do older progressives feel guilt for their free market prosperity, and showing solidarity with Che absolves them? Do hippies-turned-yuppies get nostalgic for their youthful protests and rationalize that the symbolism of Che as a “social reformer” eclipses his actual horrific human rights record? And are some American Guevaraistas truly dangerous leftists who seek to emulate their icon and destroy our free, democratic, capitalist society? Ask that guy wearing the Che t-shirt.
Cuban history is as fascinating to me as American History. For those interested in learning more I am starting a reading list for this subject to coincide with today's subject. We will spend a couple of months on Che Guevera before moving on to the next exposé . I love this subject so feel free to leave comments or send me an email at email@example.com if you have any suggestions/thoughts/ideas.
- Exposing the Real Che Guevara: And the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him
- Not a book but a very interesting website on The Truth about Che Geuvera
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