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Che Chic: The Twisted Hero Worship of Mass Murderer Che Guevara

December 15, 2008

Vapid vacuous celebrities and their pop idol crush on Che Guevara.

CELEBRITY LEADERS OF THE CHE CULT
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Hollywood’s Sick Love Affair with Che Guevara – Reason TV

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Gisele Bundchen wears him on the runway, Johnny Depp wears him around his neck, and Benicio Del Toro becomes him in the new, highly acclaimed, two-part epic film from Steven Soderbergh, Che. Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the revolutionary who helped found communist Cuba, is the celebrity that celebrities adore. And be it Madonna, Rage Against the Machine, or Jay-Z, musicians really dig Che.

It’s something that baffles Cuban jazz legend Paquito D’Rivera. “Che hated artists, so how is it possible that artists still today support the image of Che Guevara?” Turns out the rebellious icon that emblazons countless T-shirts actually enforced aesthetic and political conformity. D’Rivera explains that Che and other Cuban authorities sought to ban rock and roll and jazz. […]

Benicio del Toro — propaganda tool Emphasis on ‘tool’.
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[…]Back in May while accepting the “best actor” award at the Cannes Film Festival for his Che role, Benicio del Toro gushed: “I’d like to dedicate this to the man himself, Che Guevara!” as the crowd erupted in a thunderous ovation.”I wouldn’t be here without Che Guevara, and through all the awards the movie gets you’ll have to pay your respects to the man!” […]

Benicio spare us for what all intents and purposes is your demand to respect the evil blood thirsty Che Guevara. For anyone with a sense of human decency would pass. You received a Cannes ‘best actor’ award for your portrayal. Cool. Subject matter of the film aside you are indeed a brilliant actor. But no, you couldn’t accept the award with graciousness and humility and leave it at that, you continued on propagandizing the murderous pig.

When brain dead Hollywood types speak…–out their nether end…the outcome is –inevitable.

Benicio del Toro “Che’s Useful Idiot”

Miami’s media proved equally unwelcoming. At a press conference after the screening in Miami Beach’s Byron Carlyle Theater, Marlene Gonzalez of the Spanish language America TeVe network asked del Toro about some glaring omissions in the movie. What of Che’s role in ordering the executions of ordinary Cubans? And why no mention of the forced-labor camps established on the guerilla fighter’s orders? A suddenly hurried Del Toro denied that Che bore any culpability for these horrors. He refused even to admit Che’s bitter falling out with Fidel Castro, claiming that, to the contrary, the two always got along splendidly and that Castro was genuinely heartbroken when Che was captured and killed after fighting to his last bullet.

Apparently “Che” Director Steven Soderbergh feels the mass murders commanded by Guevara were ‘crimes of passion’.

What I hope happens when people come out of the theater is they’ll ask themselves, ‘Wow, is there anything in my life I feel that passionate about?’ — Director Steven Soderbergh

Guevara is a legend. Not as in ‘hero’ As in legendary monster.

Che Chic
It’s très disgusting.

The fog of time and the strength of antiñanti-Communism have obscured the real Che. Who was he? He was an Argentinian revolutionary who served as Castro’s primary thug. He was especially infamous for presiding over summary executions at La CabaÒa, the fortress that was his abattoir. He liked to administer the coup de grâce, the bullet to the back of the neck. And he loved to parade people past El ParedÛn, the reddened wall against which so many innocents were killed. Furthermore, he established the labor-camp system in which countless citizens – dissidents, democrats, artists, homosexuals – would suffer and die. This is the Cuban gulag. A Cuban-American writer, Humberto Fontova, described Guevara as “a combination of Beria and Himmler.” Anthony Daniels once quipped, “The difference between [Guevara] and Pol Pot was that [the former] never studied in Paris.”

And yet, he is celebrated by “liberals,” this most illiberal of men. As Paul Berman summed up recently in Slate, “Che was an enemy of freedom, and yet he has been erected into a symbol of freedom. He helped establish an unjust social system in Cuba and has been erected into a symbol of social justice. He stood for the ancient rigidities of Latin-American thought, in a Marxist-Leninist version, and he has been celebrated as a free-thinker and a rebel.”

The Real Che Guevara

By Humberto Fontova

Beloved
Mass Murderer

Anyway, Che didn’t want a repeat in Cuba. Upon entering Havana in January ‘59 he started rounding up all army officers. Then – FUEGO!! – his firing squads got busy. Real busy. By his own count, Che sent 2,500 men to “the wall.”

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Che’s true legacy is simply one of terror and murder. That dreaded midnight knock. Wives and daughters screaming in rage and panic as Che’s goons drag off their dads and husbands – that’s the real Che legacy.

Desperate crowds of weeping daughters and shrieking mothers clubbed with rifle butts outside La Cabana as Che’s firing squads murder their dads and sons inside – that’s the real Che legacy.

Thousands of heroes yelling “Viva Cuba Libre!” and “Viva Christo Rey!” before firing squads of murderous drunks whom they’d have stomped in open battle – that’s the real Che legacy.

Secret graves and crude boxes with bullet-riddled corpses delivered to ashen-faced loved ones – that’s the real Che legacy.

And let’s not forget the craven “Don’t shoot – I’m Che! I’m worth more to you live than dead!” (Then why didn’t he save his last bullet for himself?) Perhaps the defiant yells of the men he murdered actually affected Che the Lionhearted?

By 1960 he started ordering that his victims’ mouths be taped shut. Perhaps there was a trace of human emotion in this icy dolt after all? Genuine bravery and defiance unnerved him.

When the wheels of justice finally turned, Che was revealed as unworthy to carry his victims’ slop buckets. He learned nothing from their bravery. He could only beg for his life. So yes, the craven request when cornered in Bolivia is also the real Che legacy. […]

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  1. December 16, 2008 1:00 pm

    Isn’t it simply amazing the damage to society Hollywood has done and is now doing to this country through this slicker than ever propaganda that has these morons nearly hypnotized?

    I can’t believe they tattoo anything or anyone on their bodies, much less this killer, he’s like a Cuban Charles Manson times millions and as you state they think this is cool and chic!!! These people are truly mentally F&^%$d up beyond belief as I think we quipped about that once before.

    What beyond useful idiots, Stalin and Lenin would joy over these people after they were done murdering them all,as would this Evil Ricky Ricardo called Che Guevara.This is the danger of the internet staring us in the face. Great post

    Chicago Ray’s last blog post..Thank The Lord “Santa” Answered This Letter

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