On this day in 1967, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, prominent face on many a T-shirt today, was captured and the next day shot to death, slowly, in Bolivia. Here's what I'm currently reading, The Black Book of Communism, said about liberal icon Che: by the mid-sixties, 14,000 men and boys had been executed in Cuba. That was the year, December 1964, when Che Guevara … addressed the General Assembly, and he said: “Executions? Certainly we execute. And we will continue executing as long as it is necessary!” So, in other words, he still claimed the system. It was still his system at work.
I personally think that Che was a latent psychopath who discovered by accident that he derived sexual pleasure from shooting people in the head. This puts the people who wear his image on par with those who wear the image of Ted Bundy or John Wayne Gacy, that is, empty hipster wannabes not to be taken seriously.
UPDATE: I jumped the gun on the date of execution, which is 10/9. Sorry. Post fixed now.
Labels: Communist History