40 years since the execution of Che Guevara, it's still worth celebrating, says Marc Sidwell
I belong to a Facebook group called "Che Guevara was a murderer and your T-Shirt is not cool". It has 10,935 members. It's not nearly enough. To celebrate the anniversary of his death, why not join up and get on the right side of history?
Sartre once said Che was "the most complete human being of our age". But Sartre was, of course, French.
Here are some of Che's rebellious bon mots:
"Youth should learn to think and act as a mass."
"Youth must refrain from ungrateful questioning of governmental mandates"
"It is criminal to think of individuals!"
Here is a list of 216 of his recorded killings between 1957 and 1959 without due process -- there were many more that aren't documented, and certainly many hundreds over his full career. That's when he wasn't burning books or railing against homosexuals, long hair and rock and roll.
So let's celebrate the very happy anniversary of the end of a brutal and sadistic freedom-hating, forced-labour celebrating bigoted square. Join the Facebook group -- or buy this T-shirt instead.
Posted in login to post commentsSubmitted by dominichilton on Tue, 2007-10-09 10:42.