Friday, December 12, 2008

Irony is Lost on These People

I read a great book a year or so ago about Che Guevera and the idiots who support him, called "Exposing the Real Che Guevera: And the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him" written by a survivor of Castro's cuba, Humberto Fontova. It's a fairly short read and full of jaw dropping details about the revolution that they don't teach you in school.

Reason TV has a new episode discussing how Che's popularity with the Hollywood set is actually completely ironic. Che hated capitalism and hated artists and anyone part of the educated class. Rock and Roll and Jazz was "imperialist" music. Santana, who actually likes and wears Che, was a banned music group in Cuba! People who listened to his music could be picked up by the police.

He was the main executioner of Castro, often shooting first and asking questions later.



I appreciate their connection between Nazi Germany, Hitler, and Mao with Che.

How is it possible for otherwise normal, thinking human beings to let such a psychopathic murderer be part of their lives? Would anyone (other than a Neo Nazi) wear a shirt with "Hitler is my Homeboy" t-shirt?

I have a Che shirt myself. It's a little different though. :) As you can imagine. Mine isn't this exact one but it's the same theme...


Mine says "Commies Aren't Cool" and I get a lot of double takes when I wear it here in the navy blue Washington State.

2 comments:

SpeakDog said...

"How is it possible for otherwise normal, thinking human beings to let such a psychopathic murderer be part of their lives?"

Ahhh, therein lies your problem. They (for the most part) aren't thinking human beings. They are sheeple who have no idea who Che really is or what he really stood for.

They just know that he hated America, and that's good enough for them. Dissent! Revolution! We hate Bush!

Idiots.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Being a gangster is hip you know. I have no idea either. I don't know what's happening to this once great country. Che was a murdering thug. Plain and simple. We always seem to make hero's out these thugs. Well, I don't, but you know what I mean.

I live in California. You want blue? You can choke on it here.

Have a terrific day. :)