Sentinel Saturday Exposé : Che Guevera: They didn't call him "The Butcher of La Cabana" for nothing -
Sentinel Saturday Exposé: Che was very 'brave' when he was at La Cabaña Fortress murdering innocent civilians -
Sentinel Saturday Exposé : More fun facts about Che Guevera The Butcher of La Cabaña
This will be the last Exposé on Che. We will begin a new subject next week.
The more you read about Che, the more you realize the history you have been taught about him is all wrong and the victims of Che deserve better than the lie pop culture has sold us.
If you know someone who adores Che, question them on why they would adore someone who's nickname is The Butcher of La Cabana. Ask them why we should adore someone who was racist against black people? Ask them why he had a section of wall torn out so he could watch the firing squads at work killing people because they didn't believe what Che believed or were considered rebels.
Letting the myth of Che stand would be like honoring Hitler for the Holocaust. Hitler is remembered as one of the worst genocidal murderers of our time. The Cuban regime with Che as it's chief executioner jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin’s gulags and murdered more people in its first five years in power than Hitler’s murdered in its first six.
Yet Che adorns the tshirts of many ignorant youth who don't know the 1st thing about the Butcher of La Cabana.
Read them all but your pop culture friends should pay special attention to these...
All those college kids wearing their Che T-shirts might be surprised to learn that he supported the repression of rock ‘n roll in Cuba
Homosexuals did not fare well in Che’s Cuba. He mounted a campaign to have them jailed.
Another version of his final words is even more pathetic. Far from bravely facing a martyr’s death, Che’s captors reported that he begged for his life saying, “Do not shoot! I am Che Guevara and worth more to you alive than dead.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- Unvanquished: Cuba's Resistance to Fidel Castro (A concise and riveting narrative, mainly in the voices of its participants, UNVANQUISHED unmistakably shows Castro's main opposition is not the exile community in Miami or the U.S. government, but rather the Cuban people who must live under his rule.)
- Against All Hope: A Memoir of Life in Castro's Gulag (Against All Hope is Armando Valladares' account of over twenty years in Fidel Castro's tropical gulag. Arrested in 1960 for being philosophically and religiously opposed to communism, Valladares was not released until 1982, by which time he had become one of the world's most celebrated "prisoners of conscience." Interned all those years at the infamous Isla de Pinos prison (from whose windows he watched the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion), Valladares suffered endless days of violence, putrid food and squalid living conditions, while listening to Castro's firing squads eliminating "counter revolutionaries" in the courtyard below his cell. Valladares survived by prayer and by writing poetry whose publication in Europe brought his case to the attention of international figures such as French President Francois Mitterand and to human rights organizations whose constant pressure on the Castro regime finally led to his release. MUST READ!