| Che Guevara|
Heres something that drives me absolutely insane. To see our youth wearing Che Guevara clothing. Most people who wear his face on their clothing, dont really know who he is. One of Hip Hops biggest names, Jay Z, has his own clothing line out and one of his logos is Che Guevaras face. I was at a store one day when I seen a 5 year old wearing his shirt while his mother who dressed him, seemed as if she didnt know who Che was.
It just proves that people want to follow somebody just like the Israelites wanted to elect themselves a king. Thank God we follow the King of Kings and dont have to follow the nonsense of the world.
Here's a cool article I read on www.frontline.org.za
GLAMOURISING A MASS MURDERER
The popularity of Che Guevaras image on t-shirts is quite bizarre. According to the company that sells Che Guevara products: Ches image has a rock n roll edge to it that we are looking for. Advocates claim that Che is chic for the sophisticated and Its an icon of whats cool.
However, wearing a t-shirt with an image of Che Guevara with his beret and Communist star, makes
about as much sense as wearing an image of Khmer Rouge mass murder Pol Pot of Cambodia, or of Joseph Stalin, or the Guinness Book of Records mass murderer of all time: Mao Tse Tung.
For all the attempts (such as Robert Redfords Motorcycle Diaries propaganda piece) to transform Fidel Castros hitman, Che Guevara, into a romantic cult hero the fact is that Che Guevara was a mass murderer.
In the Cuban Revolution Che Guevara ran the slave labour camps and organised the mass executions. He was Fidel Castros supreme prosecutor and most efficient executioner. Under Che, the walls of the old fort in Havana resounded nightly with the fusillades of the firing squads.
In just three years (1959-1962) over 4,000 executions, most by firing squad, were documented to have taken place under Catro's executioner Che Guevara. All these executions took place without due process of law or fair trial. Che admitted ordering "several thousand executions."
Perhaps those who want to wear Ches image on the front of their t-shirts should have this quote from Che Guevara printed on the back: "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! 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
Karl Marx declared: The first battlefield is the rewriting of history. It would appear that everyone who is participating in the romantising and glamourising of this Marxist mass murderer, Che Guevara, are not only advertising their ignorance of history, but are helping to reorganize reality and promote the undeserved hero worship of a Communist killer.
While Che Guevara could be 'brave' when he was murdering disarmed civilians, including a 14 year old child, in the La Cabana Fortes, he was was cowardly when captured by the Bolivian Army. Che grovelled and begged for his life before the Bolivians did to him what he had done to so many others.
Commies are not cool. I for one am not interested in decorating myself with the image of a dirty, unwashed Communist tyrant and anti-Christian persecutor of the church.
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| 2007/1/19 19:57||Profile|
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
| Re: Che Guevara|
I might be a bit slow, but what has this got to do with "other speakers"? :-(
| 2007/1/19 23:07||Profile|
Yea, sorry, that was a mistake.
| 2007/1/22 15:44||Profile|
| my only wish|
is that I was a policy maker, because many many years ago, I would have gone down and talked with Fidel Castro...about what?
Baseball, he loves baseball. It is my firm conviction, that talking, just talking is better than war, its better than hatred, conflict.
Talking leads to relationship, relationship to reconciliation, reconciliation to God, to Jesus.
I feel the same way about Hugo Chavez. I was aghast when a "preacher" advocated his assassination.
I would much rather talk to him...about baseball.
Many will excoriate me for that, but I don't care.
"Blessed are the peacemakers"
Jesus said that.
| 2007/1/22 19:07|
| Re: my only wish|
i'm on the road a lot around town and most of the small shops that I go to are owned by people outside of the US. Many from Pakistan. So i started learning about thier sports (cricket, soccer, field hockey.) and now I have something to talk to them about everytime, to build on.
Not so then I can sneak a bible out of my back pocket and bang them on the head when they least expect it. no..because i love to make friends. if God opens up a door, then Praise Him.
| 2007/1/23 18:05||Profile|