The Truth About Che Guevara – Fidel Castro’s chief executioner has been fashioned into a hipster icon, a counter-cultural hero, an anti-establishment rebel, and a champion of the poor — “A revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by *pure hate*”

[Note: this is apparently not Che, according to a comment, saying this is from Marti National Liberation Front activity. But this is similar to what Che did.]


The Truth About Che Guevara

Che Guevara has the most effective public relations department on earth. The Argentine guerrilla and modern Cuba’s co-founding father has been fashioned into a hipster icon, a counter-cultural hero, an anti-establishment rebel, and a champion of the poor. As James Callaghan once put it, “A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on.”
The truth about Che now has its boots on. He helped free Cubans from the repressive Batista regime, only to enslave them in a totalitarian police state worst than the last. He was Fidel Castro’s chief executioner, a mass-murderer who in theory could have commanded any number of Latin American death squads, from Peru’s Shining Path on the political left to Guatemala’s White Hand on the right.
“Just as Jacobin Paris had Louis Antoine de Saint-Just,” wrote French historian Pascal Fontaine, “revolutionary Havana had Che Guevara, a Latin American version of Nechaev, the nineteenth century nihilist terrorist who inspired Dostoevsky’s The Devils. As Guevara wrote to a friend in 1957, ‘My ideological training means that I am one of those people who believe that the solution to the world’s problems is to be found behind the Iron Curtain.’…He was a great admirer of the Cultural Revolution [in China]. According to Regis Debray, ‘It was he and not Fidel who in 1960 invented Cuba’s first corrective work camp,’ or what the Americans would call a slave labor camp and the Russians called the gulag.”

He was killed in Bolivia by the army in 1967 when he tried to overthrow yet another government and replace it with a communist state. …
Cuba is a police state and Che was its co-founder. …
A whole shelf of books have been written about Che Guevara. Most are hagiographic. Humberto Fontova’s Exposing the Real Che Guevara is an exception. It’s relentlessly critical, not only of the killer himself, but of his fans. He spends hundreds of pages debunking Castro’s state mythology with footnoted sources and interviews with eye-witnesses, but Che’s own words are enough to condemn him.

[Amazon review] This book is a biography of sorts of yet another tyrant in the history of the implementation of socialism and communism around the world. It is amusing to know that the Che image that is plastered all over so many T-shirts is worn by so many not knowing that he actively participated in hundreds of the executions of Castro’s early era, as well as the one who authorized thousands more. This is a portrait of a classical psychopath, right down torture of animals, like the puppy that he ordered strangled in front of him.

[Amazon review] Fontova breaks through the mythology that surrounds Guevara and the Cuban revolution to finally bring some truth to counter the absurd legend that has been promulgated by the left for the past fifty-plus years. Well written and relying on original sources, this fine book is essential to a true understanding of what really happened in Cuba.

It’s relentlessly critical, not only of the killer himself, but of his fans. He spends hundreds of pages debunking Castro’s state mythology with footnoted sources and interviews with eye-witnesses, but Che’s own words are enough to condemn him.
“A revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate.”
“And here’s Che Guevara from his own diaries in 1958. He said, ‘Much more valuable than rural recruits for our guerrilla force were American media recruits to export our propaganda.’ Castro and Guevara cultivated and shmoozed the foreign media. They made it a goal from day one. They needed to export their propaganda and make it not seem like propaganda.” …
Behind Che’s statue in Santa Clara is a factually-challenged museum celebrating his image. He’s portrayed as a doctor (though he had no medical degree), a kind soul who cared for the poor and the oppressed, and a brave guerrilla leader who helped liberate a long-suffering people from an oppressive tyrant. …
That’s what Cubans are taught about him in school. Those who adore him are adoring a lie just like Westerners who emblazon his face on their t-shirts. …
Older Cubans—especially those who fled to the United States—know the real story
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  1. alicia green

    I DON’T BELIEVE THAT. ANYTIME SOMEONE TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT THEY BECOME VILOTILE, AGITATORS AND OTHER DISGRACEFUL NAMES. JUST FOR TELLING THE TRUTH

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