Bil Browning

The Real Che Guevara

Filed By Bil Browning | August 09, 2010 7:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Che Guevara, Latin America, Mussolini

The hero worship of Che Guevara has always irritated me to no end. While Che's life has been romanticized, it's often forgotten that he was a ruthless executioner who reinforced brutal militarism and internecine conflict for many years in Latin America. Imagine my delight to find these pictures from NYC at Andrew Sullivan's blog.


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Comparing Che Guevara to Mussolini is pretty teabaggy and expected from a conservative's website. Go Sully, I guess, but I'm wondering if he would have put up pics comparing George Washington to Hitler (Washington supported armed conflict, frontier justice, and owned slaves, so, like, he sucks).

Bill Perdue Bill Perdue | August 10, 2010 8:03 AM

With few exceptions, conservatives and liberals are deeply divided, although their divisions are less about principles and more about which party gets to feed at the lobbyists trough.

The first exception is that they're united in their fear and hatred of Guevara, Castro and the Cuban Revolution because they're bad for American business.

Another exception is the surprisingly large numbers of conservatives like Sullivan and even out right reactionaries and war criminals like Colin Powell who endorsed Obama because they understood that he's good for business..

Guevara, for all the faults and backwardness that reflect his times and culture, lived and died a hero of the Latin American Revolution against American economic imperialism.

Hasta La Victoria Siempre

This is a sorry excuse of an article, even for filler.

Mark Barnes | August 10, 2010 9:56 AM

Hero worship or blind allegiance to any political or public figure (ideology or theology) is dangerous. Folks love their authoritarian figures because they don't have to think and it sometimes provides a false sense of security.

I'm not surprised Andrew Sullivan would have this drivel on his blog but it's a waste of space on Bilerico. No problems here with debunking 'heroes' and getting to the historic facts, but just posting some right-wing images by some yahoo is pathetic. Like, Limbaugh or Matt Drudge pathetic. Guess you can't take the Indiana out of the boy. :-(