Please tell me why Che is such a beautiful, majestic, and fantastic man.
Che Guevara was a hypocrite. He spent a lot of time lecturing about cruel dictators and promoting the Communist vision of a worker's paradise, but turned out to be a rather cruel authoritarian himself. He led the execution of thousands of the Cuban middle-class after the Communist takeover in Cuba, actually executing many himself. He always took advantage of "free speech" but never allowed anyone else to do so. And his methods of shutting them up were to murder them.
I never said he was a beautiful, majestic, fantastic man - you did!
After Fidel and Che took over Cuba they rounded up all the war criminals who served under Batista, gave them a trial, and if they were found guilty of being a war criminal, then yes, they were shot. They killed the very people that were killing and torturing other people - those people deserved to die.
I thought you all might like to know that Che Guevara was actually a clinical sadist and prejudice against black people. He murder hundreds of people and made free expression a crime in Cuba. In his diary, he talks about the thrill he got from shooting people and wrote "The negro is lazy and indolent, and spends all of his money on frivalities on booze."
Questions, comments, cocerns my ignorant liberal friends?
"The blacks, those magnificent examples of the African race who have maintained their racial purity thanks to their lack of an affinity with bathing, have seen their territory invaded by a new kind of slave: the Portuguese." --Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
"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. We must create the pedagogy of the The Wall! (El Paredón)" --Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
"The black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving, which has pursued him as far as this corner of America and drives him to advance himself, even independently of his own individual aspirations." --Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
"The episode upset us a little because the poor man, apart from being homosexual and a first-rate bore, had been very nice to us, giving us 10 soles each, bringing our total to 479 for me and 163 1/2 to Alberto." --Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
"The first person we hit on was the mayor, someone called Cohen; we had heard a lot about him, that he was Jewish as far as money was concerned but a good sort." --Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
"Blind hate against the enemy creates a forceful impulse that cracks the boundaries of natural human limitations, transforming the soldier in an effective, selective and cold killing machine. A people without hate cannot triumph against the adversary."
Excerpt from something I wrote late at night once:
"...Che was eventually named Supreme Prosecutor and sentenced to death a documented 180 'suspected' war criminals from Fulgencio's regime. In fact, there is a video of Col. Cornelio Rojas being executed. Che ordered him to be executed without the right to a trial. [link] After he was done dishing out his fair share of capital punishment, he served in Cuba's government while writing several books about guerrilla warfare.
During the period of the Cuban Missile Crisis, he was Anti-American and pro Soviet. He also wanted a nuclear war so that he could rebuild the earth after cleansing it.
He was captured by the USA in Bolivia in 1965. The Bolivian Army executed him (he was killed by a drunken Bolivian sergeant)."