Monday, August 15, 2005

Hey! Let's Celebrate Che!

Some great stuff about everyone's fave revolutionary:

First the latest Che Icon. No E-Ticket needed to enjoy this ride, but scroll down a little below the ears to get the full effect.

Then the History lesson:

"Che’s lust for power had other ways of expressing itself besides murder. The contradiction between his passion for travel—a protest of sorts against the constraints of the—and his impulse to become himself an enslaving state over others is poignant. In writing about Pedro Valdivia, the conquistador of Chile, Guevara reflected: “He belonged to that special class of men the species produces every so often, in whom a craving for limitless power is so extreme that any suffering to achieve it seems natural.” He might have been describing himself. At every stage of his adult life, his megalomania manifested itself in the predatory urge to take over other people’s lives and property, and to abolish their free will."

From: The Killing Machine: Che Guevara, from Communist Firebrand to Capitalist Brand July 11, 2005Alvaro Vargas LlosaThe New Republic

Read the whole thing.

Much thanks to WitNit for the heads up.

Remember Lefties, TANSTAAFL!


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