10 Che Guevara quotes the left would rather not talk about

by editor on December 15, 2010

Next time your kid comes home in a Che Guevara T-shirt, ask him if he knows what the Cuban murderer of Cubans actually stood for. Sit him down, strip the gauze of ignorance from his eyes and have him read these Guevara quotes.

Then burn the damn T-shirt.

1. “Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any enemy that falls in my hands! My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood. With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!”

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The only good Che Guevara is a dead Che Guevara

2. “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.”

3. “To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary … These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution!”

4. “A revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate. We must create the pedagogy of the The Wall!” The Wall is a reference to the wall where Che’s enemies stood before his firing squads.

5. “I am not Christ or a philanthropist, old lady, I am all the contrary of a Christ … I fight for the things I believe in, with all the weapons at my disposal and try to leave the other man dead so that I don’t get nailed to a cross or any other place.”

6. “If any person has a good word for the previous government that is good enough for me to have him shot.”

7. Che wanted the result of the Cuban missile crisis to be an atomic war. “What we affirm is that we must proceed along the path of liberation even if this costs millions of atomic victims.”

8. “In fact, if Christ himself stood in my way, I, like Nietzsche, would not hesitate to squish him like a worm.”

9. “Let me say, at the risk of seeming ridiculous, that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.”

10. “It’s a sad thing not to have friends, but it is even sadder not to have enemies.”

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Cindey
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Cindey
February 11, 2011 6:43 am

Jhon dear y u r angry that much about this issue? it doesn’t really matter actually. he will stay a hero even without ur approval. so cut it off and go to your work Mr.Hard ambitious worker.

perlcat
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February 12, 2011 6:59 am

Oh, the “any hero is a good hero” canard. Good one. You sure showed us.

Let me show you something. Go to Germany, find a bunch of skinheads, and ask them who their hero is. Now, go to a Klan rally (I would have no idea how to get there — I can only assume that you’d have a better line on that than I), and ask them the same question.

Now think about it. If someone’s hero is a disgusting, hateful person, wouldn’t that make the people who idolize them and seek to emulate them ignorant tools at best, or, far more likely, merely disgusting, hateful people? I realize that the groups of people mentioned here are already disgusting, hateful people, but I have a hard time finding decent people who idolize murderers and criminals. I guess I just don’t run with the “right” crowd.

Since there’s ample proof that *your* hero Che was a murderous, disgusting, hateful beast, the logical conclusion is that you’re either a ignorant tool or a disgusting, hateful person.

Which is it?

john
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john
February 11, 2011 9:42 am

I’m not angry pinko, I’m having a good time and don’t need my statements qualified by you. It’s liberals and commies like you that are always angry and screaching. Now it’s your turn, in my minds eye your a cross between cindy sheehan and rosie odonnel, maybe a little uglier, am I right?

Ashley Storoshenko
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Ashley Storoshenko
February 4, 2011 8:36 pm

Yes he might have said some bad things and done some bad things but he actually did something. He stood up for what he believed in and made a difference. A lot of people talk about wanting to make a difference but not many do anything about it. You can say that he was racist or whatever else you want to call him but he is a hero for many people in Latin America.

john
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john
February 4, 2011 8:48 pm

Ahh, that’s nice, Hitler and Idi Amin are heros to people too, stupid fkn people, like you.

Joe
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Joe
January 4, 2011 2:44 pm

My my my…what a nice little right-winged nuthouse website I’ve stumbled on. So many conclusions being thrown around by people who have no idea what really happened all those years ago. I’m sure you are all mostly suburban white people who hate Obama yet voted for Bush – completely oblivious to the fact that it really doesn’t matter who’s in office. Corruption always prevails. You all probably watch Fox news, feed your children over-processed foods, drive huge SUVs, and continue to fuel the lie that is American society. Did any of you actually SEE what happened all those years ago? Or do you just digest everything the corrupt media feeds you? Did your parents tell you stories about Che’s atrocities? Were they there? I’m sure they gobbled up every bit of misinformation the government controlled media threw at them – spreading the seeds of ignorance for years to come so that we could have websites like this one spewing off right wing hate like it’s going out of style.
This country is a breeding ground for corruption. It shames me to no end every single day that the country I love is the single biggest cause for hardship in the world. You all refuse to believe that your excessive lifestyles are not what fuels our enemies dedication to some fundamentalist bullsh*t idealism. Admit it. You care more about sucking down your grande latte and reruns of CSI than you do about the hardships this country has put the world through.
Back to the subject at hand….
I don’t know if Guevera was a saint or a sinner. He was probably both. I never met the guy nor would I make any conlusions from the history books written and modified by people who WERE NOT THERE. The simple fact that I just can’t trust the media leads me to believe he wasn’t as bad as he is made out to be.
All I know is that we need a second American Revolution – and you have your excess to thank for that.

Alex
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Alex
March 15, 2011 10:59 pm

@Joe: Hey, if both sides of my family LIVED in Cuba and can give me firsthand accounts of the atrocities Che committed, such as ones against their friends who were told, “iPared!” (“To the wall!”) to be SHOT, would THAT shut you up?

And you call me ignorant. Why don’t you go read one of Che’s own books or diaries? That’s where the above quotes come from.

Maybe one day you will learn to educate yourself instead of just listening to your “Revolutionary” friends.

idaho2run
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idaho2run
February 12, 2011 1:00 am

OOOH Rage against the man! Make up some signs and protest, um, something. What a tool.
Your anger and generalizations about race, disturb me, O loving and tolerant one.
How many tinfoil hats do you have in your closet? Been to Area 51 much?
BTW, I was raised in the early 1960’s and was kept up on current events, news and history by my very intelligent parents.
So by your logic, if we gave up our American way of life and amenities and lived by third world standards and poverty, radicals would leave us alone, right? Like in Sudan, Eritria, Somalia, Pakistan, pick a place in the Middle East, or a host of other cesspools around the world. Your theory has some holes in it.
Since you profess to love your country so much, might I enquire as to your employment status or military service? Or public service? And employment as in a real job with a salary paid for by a private entity, not some government hand out.
Since you despise the USA so much and think so little of her, feel free to leave for greener pastures. You can go to Europe, no wait, they are going bankrupt and on the verge of collapse. There is always the far East, or Middle East, naaaah, same crap there. Hmmm, what to do…

perlcat
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January 4, 2011 3:51 pm

Mmmmm. So much lovely hatred, straw men, and bigotry.

However, most of your venom is not based upon any reality, but instead upon the propaganda of your choosing. You have no basis for comparison as to the relative corruption of our government. Really. When a visitor to our country sees a police car, and asks you what the standard bribe is, then you have a start on comprehension.

I’m not telling you that it is a bed of roses here — your lib heroes as well as people like Bush Jr are doing their best to turn our government into a totalitarian state — but there is no comparison at the moment to the corruptocracies of the world.

john
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john
January 4, 2011 3:10 pm

Ok, read your liberal preconcieved predjudices, now here is mine from my side. Your probably gay,really skinny little fk or a big fat slob. Never worked a day in your life, just sucked off your rich liberal parents or accepted welfare from the workers like me. You’ve probably been in college since high school but now in your late 20’s 30’s or even 40’s. Your an oppinionated little prick and a coward. Am I right?

matt connolly
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matt connolly
December 22, 2010 9:39 pm

me i am going to have to take the side of the anti-che anti-communist all the cubans are leaving cuba to go live in the united states I dont think i ever heared of an incident of mass groups of people fleeing a western nation to go live in a communist country

Sick of the hypocrisy & double standards
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Sick of the hypocrisy & double standards
January 2, 2011 10:06 pm

….or to an Islamic one either Matt……..

john
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john
December 19, 2010 8:45 am

What is important to liberals is appearance. They want to appear to be wise, and tolerant, open to ideas and care about people. Of course we know that is all bullsht. Generally I see liberals as stupid, ugly and angry.

moudoka
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moudoka
December 17, 2010 10:25 pm

Che is in the same group as Stalin. Just ponder on that for one tiny, itty bitty little moment. Stalin put Hitler to shame with his ruthless purges of his own people. Stalin was one of the most evil men on earth, killing anyone and anything he thought a threat to his absolute power. And Che is in the same group as him.
Doesn’t that usually indicate something BAD about him?

perlcat
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December 19, 2010 12:59 am

Not to libs.

They prefer to ignore all the inconvenient facts — after all, he looks good on a t-shirt, or tattooed on their ass. It is fun to be a rebel, as long as they don’t actually pay enough attention to the actual history to discover that he opposed every fad they stand for (while it’s convenient).

FACTS
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FACTS
December 15, 2010 9:35 pm

Why Che became Che …

“After graduation­, due to special circumstan­ces and perhaps also to my character, I began to travel throughout America, and I became acquainted with all of it. Except for Haiti and Santo Domingo, I have visited, to some extent, all the other Latin American countries. Because of the circumstan­ces in which I traveled, first as a student and later as a doctor, I came into close contact with poverty, hunger and disease; with the inability to treat a child because of lack of money; with the stupefacti­on provoked by the continual hunger and punishment­, to the point that a father can accept the loss of a son as an unimportan­t accident, as occurs often in the downtrodde­n classes of our American homeland. And I began to realize at that time that there were things that were almost as important to me as becoming a famous or making a significan­t contributi­on to medical science: I wanted to help those people.”
— Che Guevara, August 19, 1960

hisham
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hisham
December 16, 2010 10:34 pm

Oh boo-hoo. To hell with what he said, what did he actually do? Christ didn’t blow holes in his enemies’ heads, he prayed for their salvation – moron.

Elrond Hubbard
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Elrond Hubbard
December 16, 2010 12:35 pm

Are we to be impressed by Che’s self-serving words? Every tin pot strong man, dictator and caudillo justifies his deadliest actions with noble words.

perlcat
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December 16, 2010 8:42 am

How can any self-respecting lib who hates the death penalty idolize someone when there is abundant proof that he not only used it frequently, but also enjoyed it?

Not only idolize the monster, but to become their apologist, and carry water for the violence that they propose. Some revolution. In your idiot mind, can you possibly realize that when he said “If any person has a good word for the previous government that is good enough for me to have him shot.”, that he wasn’t talking about a flu vaccine?

FACTS, you’re nothing but a damned hypocrite, and your support of that monster puts the lie to any concern whatsoever you might pretend for your fellow human beings…

Kyle
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Kyle
December 15, 2010 10:17 pm

The irony is that he used this “motivation to help the poor, starving, wounded people” by shooting holes in peoples’ faces.

Some saint.

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Laura
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Laura
December 15, 2010 3:59 pm

Best thing about Che – he’s now worm sh*t.

matthw s harrison
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matthw s harrison
December 15, 2010 2:38 pm

You for got one of the greatest Che quotes ever….

“ay carumba, it hurts when I pee holmes!”

Paden
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Paden
December 15, 2010 1:26 pm

Sara,
As long as it was the right people that got killed I don’t see any problem with that.
Nothing wrong with killing murderers.
But your numbers are extremely inflated, and no conclusive evidence against Regan was ever found, try using something other than Moveon.socialist for research.

Oh, and “teabagger” isn’t very “tolerant” of you, matter of fact it’s “homophobic” and “racist”.
Shame on you, you should have your liberal card revoked.

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Jeff
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Jeff
December 15, 2010 11:28 am

Hey Sara, you’re a moron.

Makes me laugh when people who are clueless about history spout off their socialist bs. Try reading a little history. A murderer is a murderer. Do you like Hitler too? Stalin?

So sad that people can be this clueless.

ryan
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ryan
December 17, 2010 8:48 am

Yes, a murderer is a murderer.

Case and point- Ron Reagan.

nice try bub.

Wara
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Wara
January 2, 2011 11:53 am

I suggest that everybody with negative comments against Che shuts the f*ck up!!! He fought and died for what he strongly believed in!!! What is the war in Iraq and afganistan about??? Nonsense but still innocent people are being killed and tax payers are payin for it!! Not one person makin a bad comment against him lives in a poor country in poverty therefore keep your mouth shut cuz Che wasn’t fighting for you all!! You was the lot he would’ve killed! you are all ignorants and followers of this fucked up society where in one side of the world children are dying of hunger before they even take their first step to the other side with this so called celebrities splashing cash on fake tits, diamond teeth and a whole lot more shit!
I would’ve gladly killed with Che! He didn’t send soldiers or pay hitman how these new cowards in power do! He believed in something and fought for it helping villagers on his paths! So f*ck you all and be glad he is dead for real because you all wouldnt be alive to be talking trash so enjoy it!!

jukin
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jukin
February 11, 2011 8:02 am

LEAVE CHE ALONE!!!1111!!!

If I strongly believe in ridding the world of communist DUchebags will I be put upon a pedestal?

The most hateful people I have ever met are far left liberals.

john
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john
January 2, 2011 8:21 pm

Hey you really are a bad ass aren’t you? You certainly can type with the best of them. Once your mommy kicks you out and you have to support yourself and live on your own you’ll be a scared little mouse rereading Che’s words over and over crying yourself to sleep each night. Ignorant punkass.

perlcat
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January 2, 2011 7:58 pm

“I suggest that everybody with negative comments against Che shuts the f*ck up!!!”

Amusing. You’re telling yourself that you should STFU. I agree.

You need to put down the bong, and get out of your mom’s basement. You might notice that the people with the fake boobs and the diamond teeth are the ones wearing the che shirts.

As to the ‘gladly killed with che’ bit? That’s a terroristic threat, dumbass. Do you realize how little sense you make? You’re so damned ignorant that you’re dangerous.

krontekag
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krontekag
January 2, 2011 7:54 pm

Yeah Wara, he “strongly believed in” something.

That doesn’t make him or his beliefs correct though. All the virtue of “believing in” something goes out the window when what you believe in is evil.

If having strong beliefs is all someone needs to be on the side of goodness and right in your mind, you must be loving al-Qaeda and their antics, huh?

But of everything you spewed, this disturbed me the most: “..keep your mouth shut cuz Che wasn’t fighting for you all!! You was the lot he would’ve killed!”

Yep, we should keep our mouths shut about that, and go quietly to the Wall. What a wonderful world Che would have made for us all had he not been involuntarily ventilated while begging for his life like the little coward he was.

perlcat
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December 19, 2010 12:56 am

What is a ‘case and point’?

Is this some sort of bizarre liberal ritual, where you say something stupid in public and hope nobody notices that you’re functionally illiterate and ignorant of common idioms?

Ruben
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Ruben
December 15, 2010 11:10 am

“10 Che Guevara quotes the left would rather not talk about”

Hence, my gravatar. Please keep the hits coming, IHTM.com! I have been loving the recent anti-Che campaign.

john
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john
December 15, 2010 10:58 am

Hey sara let me “bag” on your face hag.

danybhoy
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danybhoy
December 16, 2010 10:07 pm

Hey, you REALLY are a teabagger.

Sara
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Sara
December 15, 2010 10:19 am

Ronald Reagan’s right-wing Contra Death squads slaughtered 70,000 in El Salvador, 100,000 in Guatemala, and 30,000 in Nicaragua. Yet teabagger-morons worship that war criminal.

… If only Che had lived long enough to battle Reagan’s goons and butchers.

hisham
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hisham
December 16, 2010 10:25 pm

Sara, you need to join John.

Elrond Hubbard
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Elrond Hubbard
December 15, 2010 1:53 pm

…If only Che had live long enough to battle Reagn’s goons and butchers.”

But he didn’t. A military incompetent, Che accidently shot himself (after getting lost) during the Bay of Pigs fiasco, then he botched things in the Congo and finally got himself killed in Bolivia. Any battle he might have waged against Reagan would have ended disastrously for “Saint Ernesto”.

But Che dead is more valuable to communism than Che alive. He was an annoyance to the Castro brothers who shipped him abroad to engage in revolutionary mis-aventures. But after he was killed Che was placed in the communist pantheon along side Lenin, Stalin Mao and assorted thugs.

Ruben
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Ruben
December 15, 2010 6:22 pm

“Che was placed in the communist pantheon along side Lenin, Stalin Mao and assorted thugs.

I think it’s partly because, liberals I’ve engaged with, think he has “shining eyes.”

Intellectual perverts.

perlcat
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December 15, 2010 1:45 pm

I wish he was still alive, screaming in his coffin. An eternity of that would be insufficient — however, I feel confident that he will be called to account, and found wanting.

I also wish that ignoramuses who oversimplify a very complex political situation could meet their heroes and enemies first-hand. They would learn ‘the pedagogy of the wall’ from Che, so he would have to be the last one they met. If they were to meet their reviled Reagan first-hand, he’d probably say: “Pleased to meet you.” That’s a far cry from the bullet in the back of the head that Che would give them, but facts have never gotten in the way of a good liberal rant.

Marcos7
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December 15, 2010 9:53 am

CHE GUEVARA …

– Worked in a Leper colony and treated lepers like Jesus did

– Is prayed to as “Saint Ernesto” by the poor in Bolivia

– Was instrumental in teaching over 900,000 Cubans to read

– Tended to thousands of sick campesinos

– Helped construct dozens of schools throughout Cuba

– Removed the Mafia and dictatorship of Batista from Cuba which had killed 20,000 Cubans and tortured thousands more

– Desegregated the schools in Cuba before they were in the Southern US

– Called out South Africa’s Apartheid in 1964, 30 years before the West!

– Denounced the racism and KKK in America

– Warned of the dangers of the IMF, 3 decades before most of the developing world realized they had been scammed into debt slavery

perlcat
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December 15, 2010 1:40 pm

Other Little Known Che facts.

Che could travel fully submerged for up to six weeks.

His p*ss could be used as fuel in ’67 and ’68 VW Beetles, but the oil cartels forced Volkswagen to disable this ability in ’69.

Every time Che got the clap, another angel got her wings.

Che can help ignorant college boys get laid with equally ignorant college girls, but only if they’re drunk, stupid, and butt-ugly.

However, the best single fact about Che so far is that he feeds worms.

David Singhiser
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December 15, 2010 9:20 am

Thanks for the quotes. It makes me crazy to see my students – or anyone! in those damn T-Shirts. They don’t have a clue to the monster he was.

John
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John
December 15, 2010 8:39 am

“Che is an inspiration for every human being who loves freedom”
— Nelson Mandela

hisham
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hisham
December 16, 2010 10:20 pm

John, go home. You just make our point for us. Nelson is as big an a-hole as Che was. Two a-holes do not a wise man make. Go home!

theBeachBumConservative
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theBeachBumConservative
December 15, 2010 9:29 am

Che’s looking ‘Free’ in that picture. Maybe Nelson was referring to the “Freedom” one experiences after a fateful rendezvous with a hail of bullets.

YT
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YT
December 15, 2010 7:26 am

You know what would be awesome? If the aging hippie liberal douche boomers that run things now suddenly realize that THEY are “the man” and are responsible for institutional BS they never would have stood for. Then, putting 2 and 2 together, that the millenials wearing Che T-shirts would be executing THEM.

Like, WOAH man! Suddenly violent revolution isn’t so cool like incense and peppermints.

hisham
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hisham
December 16, 2010 10:15 pm

You forgot “pot” man, incense, peppermints and pot.

FACTS
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FACTS
December 15, 2010 6:21 pm

“I have yet to find a single credible source pointing to a case where Che executed ‘an innocent’. Those persons executed by Guevara or on his orders were condemned for the usual crimes punishable by death at times of war or in its aftermath: desertion, treason or crimes such as rape, torture or murder. I should add that my research spanned five years, and included anti-Castr­o Cubans among the Cuban-Amer­ican exile community in Miami and elsewhere.­”

— Jon Lee Anderson, author of the 800 pg ‘Che Guevara: A Revolution­ary Life’, PBS forum
http://www­.pbs.org/n­ewshour/fo­rum/novemb­er97/che1.­html

RBL
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RBL
January 9, 2011 7:00 pm

PBS is *not* a credible source for anything.

hisham
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hisham
December 16, 2010 10:44 pm

Hey Facts, you marxist pri@k, go rape your own websites with all of your pro-socialist drivel. No sane person would have wasted five minutes of their life, let alone five years of it researching an ego demented wanna-be revolutionary like Che.

Wara
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January 2, 2011 3:10 pm

If u wouldn’t even spend 5 minutes, why you bother to comment?? You obviously don’t know facts so concentrate on what you do best, watching porn!! Small minded prick!

perlcat
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December 15, 2010 7:25 pm

With a quote like this, and you aren’t intelligent enough to STFU?

“To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary … These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution!”

You should be embarrassed.

You know, if you idiots don’t go looking for injustice in your heroes, you won’t find it. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t there. It just means that you’re a tool.

Pittsburgh Z
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Pittsburgh Z
January 2, 2011 5:15 pm

I am not sure, but I think he just gave us permission to execute those Muslim Terrorists in Gitmo…..

YT
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YT
December 16, 2010 5:14 pm

Che really brings ’em out of the wood-work doesn’t it?

IHTM should rag on 2pac next.

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nohammernosickl
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December 15, 2010 6:21 am

Honorable mention, this racist quote:

“The Negro is indolent and lazy, and spends his money on frivolities, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent.”— Che Guevara

Jorge
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Jorge
December 15, 2010 6:00 pm

CHE’s LAST WORDS to his children in a farewell letter:

“Above all, always be capable of feeling most deeply any injustice committed against anyone in the world. That is the most beautiful quality in a revolution­ary.”

… right-wing Cubans can go hang out on the corner of “go” and “f@ck yourself” :o)

julio
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julio
December 16, 2010 4:45 pm

certainly he was very racist, it is well known in cuba he hated to have black soldiers in his army

julio
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julio
December 16, 2010 4:48 pm

plus he was very homophobic, executing many homosexual men when he took control of la habana

perlcat
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December 15, 2010 7:22 pm

That’s right. FEEL the injustice. FEED your rage. Hate is your friend, my liberal non-friend.

BTW, which of his children? The bastards? (Just asking…)

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