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    The real Che Guevara

    Can his reputation survive the publication of his own words?

    In December 1953, he wrote to his aunt from San José, Costa Rica, “I have sworn before a picture of our old, much lamented comrade Stalin that I will not rest until I see these capitalist octopuses annihilated.” [1, p. 62]Another letter to the same aunt was signed with the words "Stalin II." [2, p. 167] More important was the fact that when Guevara visited the USSR in his capacity as one of the most important leaders of the victorious Cuban revolution in November of 1960, he insisted on depositing a floral tribute at Stalin's tomb[1, p. 181]. It is important to remember that this was more than four years after Khrushchev's revelations of Stalin's crimes.

    This from Che Guevara's Guevara journal of his travels through Latin America: “I now feel my dilated nostrils, savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood, of enemy death; I now tense my body, ready for the struggle, and I prepare my being as a sacred place so that in it resounds with new vibrations and new hopes the bestial howl of the triumphant proletariat.” The Motorcycle Diaries omitted this inconvenient portion of Che's diaries form the film.

    A phrase in a letter to his wife on January 28, 1957, not long after disembarking in Cuba, which was published in her book Ernesto: A Memoir of Che Guevara in Sierra Maestra: “Here in the Cuban jungle, alive and bloodthirsty.” It is hardly a surprise that during the armed struggle against Batista, and then after the triumphant entry into Havana, Guevara murdered or oversaw the executions in summary trials of scores of people.

    [1] Jorge Castañeda, Compañero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara (New York: Vintage, 1998).

    [2] Jon Lee Anderson, Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life (New York: Grove Press, 1997.

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    Re: The real Che Guevara

    anyone that doesn't realise he did lead bloody revolutions is a fool anyway, it doesn't make a difference.
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    Re: The real Che Guevara

    Links to primary sources plz.
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    Re: The real Che Guevara

    Christ on crutches, not more of this.
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    See my last post

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    Re: The real Che Guevara

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Christ on crutches, not more of this.
    I agree. I have to wonder if it would be appropriate to extend the Godwin rule to cover this guy as well.

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    Re: The real Che Guevara

    Che was a bloodthirsty militant. The hell you say...

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    The Word (Jesus) became flesh and made his dwelling among us

    The real Che Guevara: . . . thank you for this information .. I hope to learn more about Che Guevara and his Communistic / Socialistic murderous agenda . . . God help our youth .. so many brainwashed by the leftwing-media and government schools . . . turning him into an icconic hero ( a symbol of revolution ) I'm sure it won't be long .. they'll be follwing in his footsteps

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    Re: The Word (Jesus) became flesh and made his dwelling among us

    Quote Originally Posted by dadman View Post
    The real Che Guevara: . . . thank you for this information .. I hope to learn more about Che Guevara and his Communistic / Socialistic murderous agenda . . . God help our youth .. so many brainwashed by the leftwing-media and government schools . . . turning him into an icconic hero ( a symbol of revolution ) I'm sure it won't be long .. they'll be follwing in his footsteps
    Your posts flow exactly like The Prof's except you use ellipses instead of random spacing.

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    Re: The real Che Guevara

    so many brainwashed by the leftwing-media and government schools
    Frankly, I don't see the problem. As far as I'm concerned, it's fewer sharks in the tank. Besides, we need uneducated manual laborers in this nation still.

    If these pale-faced nerds want to violently masturbate to Che posters and Das Kapital instead of learning useful information, let them. My groceries aren't bagging themselves.

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    Re: The real Che Guevara

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    anyone that doesn't realise he did lead bloody revolutions is a fool anyway, it doesn't make a difference.
    so did Jefferson and Washington.

    and Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Voltaire

    Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee....

    lot of folks did.

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