Why is it that the American left worships mass murderers like CHE

☆astac☆~PWCM 2013/01/01 20:43:20

The cult of Ernesto Che Guevara is an episode in the moral callousness of our time. Che was a totalitarian. He achieved nothing but disaster. Many of the early leaders of the Cuban Revolution favored a democratic or democratic-socialist direction for the new Cuba. But Che was a mainstay of the hardline pro-Soviet faction, and his faction won. Che presided over the Cuban Revolution's first firing squads. He founded Cuba's "labor camp" system—the system that was eventually employed to incarcerate gays, dissidents, and AIDS victims. To get himself killed, and to get a lot of other people killed, was central to Che's imagination. In the famous essay in which he issued his ringing call for "two, three, many Vietnams," he also spoke about martyrdom and managed to compose a number of chilling phrases: "Hatred as an element of struggle; unbending hatred for the enemy, which pushes a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him into an effective, violent, selective, and cold-blooded killing machine. This is what our soldiers must become …"— and so on. He was killed in Bolivia in 1967, leading a guerrilla movement that had failed to enlist a single Bolivian peasant. And yet he succeeded in inspiring tens of thousands of middle class Latin-Americans to exit the universities and organize guerrilla insurgencies of their own. And these insurgencies likewise accomplished nothing, except to bring about the death of hundreds of thousands, and to set back the cause of Latin-American democracy—a tragedy on the hugest scale.



But once there was a real Che Guevara: he is less well known than the fictional puppet that has replaced reality. The true Che was a more significant figure than his fictional clone – he was the incarnation of what revolution and Marxism really meant in the 20th century.

Che was no humanist. No Communist leader, indeed, ever held humanist values. Karl Marx certainly was not one. True to their movement's founding prophet, Stalin, Mao, Castro and Che held no respect for life. Blood needed to be shed if a better world was to be baptised. When criticised by one of his early companions for the death of millions during the Chinese revolution, Mao observed that countless Chinese die everyday, so what did it matter?

Likewise, Che could kill with a shrug. Trained as a medical doctor in Argentina, he chose not to save lives but to suppress them.

After he seized power, Che put to death 500 "enemies" of the revolution without trial, or even much discrimination.

Castro, no humanist himself, did his best to neutralise Guevara by appointing him minister for industry. As could be expected, Che applied Soviet policies to the Cubans: agriculture was destroyed and ghost factories dotted the landscape.

He did not care about Cuba's economy or its people. His purpose was to pursue revolution for its own sake, whatever it meant, like art for art's sake.

Indeed, without his ideology, Che would have been nothing more than another serial killer. Ideological sloganeering allowed him to kill in larger numbers than any serial killer could imagine, and all in the name of justice.

Five centuries ago, Che probably would have been one of those priest/soldiers exterminating Latin America's natives in the name of God.

In the name of history, Che, too, saw murder as a necessary tool of a noble cause.

But suppose we judge this Marxist hero by his own criterion: did he actually transform the world? The answer is yes – but for the worse.

The communist Cuba he helped to forge is an undisputed and unmitigated failure, much more impoverished and much less free than it was before its "liberation".

Despite the social reforms the Left likes to trumpet about Cuba, its literacy rate was higher before Castro came to power, and racism against the black population was less pervasive. Indeed, Cuba's leaders today are far more likely to be white than they were in Batista's day.

Beyond Cuba, the Che myth has inspired thousands of students and activists across Latin America to lose their lives in foolhardy guerrilla struggles. The Left, inspired by the siren call of Che, chose armed struggle instead of elections. By doing so, it opened the way to military dictatorship.

Latin America is not yet cured of these unintended consequences of Guevarism.

Indeed, 50 years after Cuba's revolution, Latin America remains divided. Those nations that rejected Che's mythology and chose the path of democracy and the free market, such as Brazil, Peru and Chile, are better off than they ever were: equality, freedom and economic progress have advanced in unity.

By contrast, those nations that remain nostalgic for the cause of Che, such as Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia, are at this very moment poised on the brink of civil war.

The real Che, who spent most of his time as Castro's central banker supervising executions, deserves to be better known.

Perhaps if Soderbergh's two-part Che epic succeeds at the box office, his financial backers will want to film a more truthful sequel. There is no certainly shortage of material for "Che, The Untold Story."

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  • JT For Political Reform 2013/01/01 21:40:25
    JT For Political Reform
    There is one person in particular that has a Che avatar on this forum who needs a real lesson in life. Anyone that would use the face of a killer as if it's a badge of honor should meet the same end as Che did.

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  • Woof 2013/01/18 23:50:53 (edited)
    Good post. The left loves Guevara I don't know why but I can speculate, perhaps they feel as if he did it as an angry underdog. The little guy teaches the bully a lesson. Like David & Goliath. Che Guevara was, in the view of communist sympathizers, the little tough guy who fought against the big evil doer's like the USA & others in South America. I think they viewed him as a type of Zoro! I know South America still loves him. No one could catch him, one small man against the Rich & powerful. The lefts sympathetic view couldn't be farther from the truth, his cold callous murder of innocent people was widely known but still he was somehow romanticized. He was a Castro Rebel, considered Castro's right hand man, one of the early fighters if my memory serves me correctly. To think he attended medical school ichhh... I read one interesting book in particular, "Shadow Warrior" written by a Cuban exile who's family fled losing everything. The author is the man who took Guevara down in Bolivia. Rodrigues, I believe was his name, a good man who cleared our planet of one more murderous mad man. Oddly, Che has remained a romantic legend for the left. When I see T Shirts with his picture on it I want to rip it up and ask them, " Do you REALLY know who he is"!
  • Stand_Down 2013/01/04 15:35:56
    The hypocrisy and dishonesty of the left is staggering. No longer can we use reason, facts and common sense when engaging them.

    We have to use their own disparaging, demonizing and lying tactics on them. I know it would be difficult, that it is unnatural and goes against common decency but... we are faced with those who have no comprehension of truth, decency and decorum.

    While their methods are disgusting... considering the lack of liberal cognitive reasoning...their tactics would work even better on them than it does on us. And yes it is us against...them.
  • Beverly 2013/01/04 15:21:59
    The welfare of humanity is always an alibi for tyrants. This explains every liberal communist from Obama to the ones on facebook.
  • millermedia 2013/01/04 01:38:25
    Thanks so much for sharing this. There are a lot of liberals of SH that I hope will see this. Let's keep passing this around. I will broadcast this to over 5,000 friends.
  • wtw 2013/01/03 04:17:15
  • Bacci 2013/01/03 00:54:13
    Evil worships and admires evil.
  • Hamilton 2013/01/02 23:00:40
    "Birds of a feather...."
  • River 2013/01/02 16:17:02
  • whitewulf--the unruly mobster 2013/01/02 15:45:00
  • Racefish 2013/01/02 15:28:50
    The same reason they all wear Che shirts.
  • whitewu... Racefish 2013/01/02 15:47:20
  • Hamilton whitewu... 2013/01/02 23:01:51
    Because they don't want anyone returning fire.
  • bettyboop 2013/01/02 14:50:19
    I have no ideal. Why do some hate groups look up to Hitler?
  • ☆astac☆... bettyboop 2013/01/03 04:09:05
    You would have to ask the progressives that
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2013/01/02 13:41:14
    Because it is politically correct to protect criminals.
  • Ishmael 2013/01/02 10:32:07
  • Ramon 2013/01/02 10:01:41 (edited)
    Because the Left is all about Fiction, tell the people a good story and they'll get behind you. To them the end justifies the means and the definition of the truth is anything you can get the people to believe.

    che quotes
  • Slayer Tudd 2013/01/02 09:20:16
    Slayer Tudd
    Things like wars, murders, think tanks, atrocities and such are politically useful tools to advance unpopular agendas. This is a symptom of a bigger problem and that is oligarchy and its frame of mind. You can be on the right or left but you still end up playing into the agenda of oligarchs. If they want to see a country's people disarmed for example, they will stage the murders and atrocities and push that govt closer to disarming the populace. Right or left on this is irrelevant because we all know they are both in the pockets of the oligarchs.
  • redhorse29 2013/01/02 08:40:03
    It is all about image and power. Through power comes control and public pacification. Fear and intimidation worked for Che and the other communist or socialists and it works for the liberal progressives too.
  • Biki~pwcm/potl~ 2013/01/02 07:32:15
    I really have no idea, other then good has become evil, and evil has become good.
  • CAPISCE 2013/01/02 04:04:52
  • CAPISCE CAPISCE 2013/01/02 04:06:23
    Most of the Clueless Left just think the T-Shirt looks cool
  • Ramon CAPISCE 2013/01/02 10:04:31
  • Hamilton Ramon 2013/01/02 23:02:56
    You are slandering chimps!!
  • Ramon Hamilton 2013/01/08 00:36:56
    Yeah. lol sorry.
  • goatman112003 2013/01/02 03:05:08
    The left has always had an idealistic illusion about stone cold killers in their pursuit of Utopia.
  • Cat 2013/01/02 02:43:59
    The fantasy is more exciting and romantic than the reality. Reality requires responsibility. Our parenting and education methods have created generations of fools. Lenin called them "useful idiots".
  • Biki~pw... Cat 2013/01/02 07:33:23
    So true Cat.
  • Dan 2013/01/02 02:27:13
    Because they are useful idiots.
  • daany Boy 2013/01/02 02:16:51
    daany Boy
    Why do they worship the murderous Abe Lincoln..who ordered every man woman and child killed in Atlanta. Gen. Sherman was not acting on his own!
  • Constit... daany Boy 2013/01/02 02:42:24
  • daany Boy Constit... 2013/01/02 02:48:57
    daany Boy

    Surely YOU are not what we others have fought for????
  • daany Boy daany Boy 2013/01/02 02:50:21
    daany Boy
    what nationality are you?
  • daany Boy daany Boy 2013/01/02 02:51:19
    daany Boy
    I suppose you adore Joseph smith?
  • Constit... daany Boy 2013/01/02 03:21:43
  • daany Boy Constit... 2013/01/02 03:23:42 (edited)
    daany Boy
    I will not call you anything.
  • ☆astac☆... daany Boy 2013/01/02 03:25:49
    That is not called for
  • daany Boy ☆astac☆... 2013/01/02 03:28:23
    daany Boy
    I sure heard a call!
  • ☆astac☆... daany Boy 2013/01/02 03:30:06
    Maybe so, still not called for
  • daany Boy ☆astac☆... 2013/01/02 03:34:25
    daany Boy
    i will be the judge of that my friend

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