Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Che! The corrupt, communist, killer!!!


Hollywood has released a movie about Che, the radical poster boy.
The film's release is imminent, at least in the US and UK.
So no doubt Hollywood will be whitewashing the past of its new found hero.
Fortunately some of the media are not taking movie fiction at face value.
We may well be getting a better edudcation than Hollywood might give us.
Che, in fact, was a dead loss at almost everything he turned his hand to; an inept militarily strategist, a duplicitous comrade, an idle and vicious public servant, a faithless husband and a neglectful father.
It continued:
His most famous military triumph – the Battle of Santa Clara in late December 1958 – has been widely debunked, with fellow veterans claiming that he used money extorted from local farmers to bribe Batista's officers.
And:
For several months Che installed himself as governor of the La Cabana prison, where political opponents were held, and hundreds, possibly thousands, were executed on his orders. He treated homosexuals and the professional classes with particular contempt, but was broadly happy to dispose of anyone who could be considered an enemy of the revolution.
Here’s a cold-blooded murderer who executed thousands without trial, who claimed that judicial evidence was an “unnecessary bourgeois detail,” who stressed that “revolutionaries must become cold-killing machines motivated by pure hate,” who stayed up till dawn for months at a time signing death warrants for innocent and honorable men, whose office in La Cabana had a window where he could watch the executions – and today his T-shirts adorn people who oppose capital punishment!
Here’s a humorless teetotaler, a plodding paper-pusher, a notorious killjoy and all-around fuddy-duddy – and you see his T-shirt on MTV’s Spring Break revelers! Perhaps competent psychologists (if any exist) will explain this some day.
Che excelled in one thing: mass murder of defenseless men. He was a Stalinist to the core, a plodding bureaucrat and a calm, cold-blooded – but again, never in actual battle – killer. Che’s true legacy is simply one of terror and murder.
That dreaded midnight knock. Wives and daughters screaming in rage and panic as Che’s goons drag off their dads and husbands – that’s the real Che legacy.
Desperate crowds of weeping daughters and shrieking mothers clubbed with rifle butts outside La Cabana as Che’s firing squads murder their dads and sons inside – that’s the real Che legacy.
Thousands of heroes yelling “Viva Cuba Libre!” and “Viva Christo Rey!” before firing squads of murderous drunks whom they’d have stomped in open battle – that’s the real Che legacy.
Secret graves and crude boxes with bullet-riddled corpses delivered to ashen-faced loved ones – that’s the real Che legacy.
Indeed, looking for newspaper commentary on the movie, I came across the Miami Herald, but it linked to the Telegraph piece we have above.
But Florida knows about the success of the Cuban revolution.
Why else does it have such a large community of exiles. the cubans simply voted with their feet! Freedom was what they wanted but Che delivered nothing but communism, death and destruction. And that's the message Hollywood needs to learn too!

10 comments:

Dave Mann said...

Yes, and Cuba now is a decrepit downtrodden rotting third world shithole.

'Viva la Revolucion' my ass!

Why does it not occur to (some) people that there are NOT floods of illegal immigrants bashing down the doors to get INTO Cuba? Why, do they think, that might be...?

Cunts.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like NZ under Helen.

Anonymous said...

Come on, credit where it's due - apparently Che was a bloody good right winger with a tidy sidestep and good cover defence in his younger days. I think as New Zealanders we should all agree that that more than makes up for any other details of his later life.

Anonymous said...

And what was Aunty Helen's favourite movie? Why yes. The Motorcycle Diaries. The romantic OE of young arch mongrel by name of Che Guevara.

The earth is well rid of cunts like this

Harpoon said...

Am experiencing problems making comments on this. This is a test to see what's happenning.

ZenTiger said...

Come on, credit where it's due - apparently Che was a bloody good right winger with a tidy sidestep and good cover defence in his younger days

Rubbish. Born into a middle class family, reading Marx from a young age, and the Motorcycle diaries only reinforce his left wing and anti-capitalist tendencies.

Anonymous said...

Rubbish. Born into a middle class family, reading Marx from a young age, and the Motorcycle diaries only reinforce his left wing and anti-capitalist tendencies.

I wasn't joking - Guevara was a rugby nut, and anyone with more than a passing familiarity with his life would know that.

Granado, his partner on the motorbike tour, was a rugby teammate - and interestingly enough is now the patron of the Cuban Rugby Union.

Example:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/columnists/brendangallagher/2322711/Argentine-rugby-inspired-by-Che-Guevara.html

(mea culpa - my recollections were off, and he played at second five, not right wing)

ZenTiger said...

LOL! Maybe I should have stressed "left wing" in italics?

His marxism was so strong, he distributed brochures complaining about the unfairness of the class structure in rugby!

When he was young, his nickname was "the pig", due to his propensity not to wash. He obviously liked that nickname as he used a variant of it as a nom-de-plume when writing his rugby magazine.

He would wear one shirt for the entire week. My new theory is that it was his favorite rugby jersey.

Anonymous said...

LOL! Maybe I should have stressed "left wing" in italics?

Aha! I completely missed it! (cure you NYE hangover...)

erikter said...

Nobody gives a shit anymore about Guevara. He's been reduced to a lame but fashionable imprint on a t-shirt.

Exactly what a dead communist deserves.