Che Guevara – What’s The Attraction?editor
Che Guevara is the face that launched a billion T-shirts. Even now, more than fifty years after his death, he inspires would-be revolutionaries and social justice warriors. Why is his appeal so enduring? Guatemalan radio and TV host Gloria Alvarez explains.
It is amazing to hear the facts, given the way so many young people regard him as a hero… Shouldn’t the clergy be highlighting such dangerous hero-figures in their homilies and other inter-actions with the young – and even the not-so-young? I was once astonished to hear a relative of mine extol the [imagined] virtues of Che Guevara. And that was before I saw the above exposé.
Who knows? The only feasible explanation is that the worldly are attracted by the worldly – whatever their type of worldiness – political, sexual, whatever. Though certainly not in the same field as Che Guevara, why is Boy George – a convicted sex offender who has served a prison sentence for his crime – still employed and lauded and feted by the British media – and many fans – as a great entertainer?
Good point. I’m not too familiar with the pop scene these days, so I hadn’t realised that Boy George is still a favourite with the blind leading the blind brigade.
One of the reasons I thought of posting this Che Guevara video is the memory from fairly recent years, where it was reported in the print media, that there are priests in Scotland, signed up to the Socialist Party and they are exactly the type of clowns who would idolise this revolutionary. That, and the shock of hearing one of my own relatives praising CG to the skies, made me think that it really is time we did a little educating on the subject. We do speak often of the dangers of Communism, but perhaps some flesh on the bones (so to speak) will help to drive home the reality of precisely what it is of which we warn!
The Guevara myth is a load of rubbish. His apparent popularity is only down to ignorant youth imbibing a sanitised and romanticised version of his life.
It is remarkable how adept the left is at sanitising the image of brutal, leftist warlords – such as Guevara or the leftist brutes of Spanish Civil War, or even the Soviet Union. They commit all manner of atrocities but seem to be teflon-like, when it comes to later association with these.
I am sure we have all heard the retrospective “ah, but that wasn’t real socialism” line – a mockery which could adorn the headstones of untold millions.
Perhaps this PR success is because the left can usually associate themselves with the notion of the poor or downtrodden rising up, even if only in a threadbare way.
I suppose a threadbare idea of a hero is appealing to those who have nothing and know nothing – and so who seek some romantic notion as an escape from the drudgery of their everyday lives.
I believe you’ve hit the nail on the head in your very first sentence. That’s it, in the proverbial nutshell.
Yes I see your point – and believe me I’m no current pop aficianado, but I was channel surfing the TV the other day and saw Boy George being sycophantically interviewed by some woman (a good while after his widely-publicised conviction). I refuse to believe the interviewer knew nothing about it. What about all this ‘MeToo’ movement? Don’t male sex crimes against other males count? Some men have lost their jobs for merely making inappropriate comments to women – and yet we continue to have this convicted homosexual sex offender on our TV screens on a regular basis.
One of my colleagues was praising Marx the other day and thinks it’s acceptable that tax payers should fund CCTV on his grave in Highgate Cemetery because it has been occasionally vandalised. He thinks Marx has caused no problems in the world at all. Others obviously feel the same about the Marxist Che Guevara. Diabolical disorientation. I haven’t read this book yet but it has been recommended to me and I believe directly connects Marxism to Satanism: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Devil-Karl-Marx-Communisms-Infiltration/dp/B08FXQMCC2/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+Devil+and+Karl+Marx%3A+Communism%27s+Long+March+of+Death%2C+Deception%2C+and+Infiltration&qid=1629230807&s=audible&sr=1-1 Che Guevara would have benefited from it.
I am stunned at how many people think Marx was a great guy – I didn’t think it was happening in England, though but up here, we’ve been Socialist/Communist ever since I can remember.
Oh yes, it’s awful down here as well. In my last job there were some extreme left-wingers – real Socialist Worker readers. And Marx is almost revered – when you think his teachings led to the death of millions upon millions of people. He was influenced by satan – if not possessed in some way. No doubt about it. Look at the monstrosity in Highgate Cemetery to which his followers make ‘pilgrimage’:- https://www.victorianweb.org/sculpture/funerary/207.html and then think of the stream of mass murderers throughout history – like Che Guevara – who have been ‘inspired’ by Marx’s teachings.
“Monstrosity” is the word. As for the millions of murders throughout history – devotees get around that by claiming that that just shows that real Socialism/Communism hasn’t been properly tried, or implemented. Gimme a break!
ED sorry for maybe going a bit off Topic Here but it is in the same Vein. Guevara in my reading of Him was no Freedom Fighter and He died a Cowards Death. My Topic is the Horrible Propaganda that is still Pushed in the Spanish Civil War . Songs sung and practically adored by the Abortion Supporter Christy Moore . Poems wrote about the Red Clydesiders who went out to Help their Spanish Brothers. No they were Mostly Orangemen going out to freely Murder Catholic Priests and Nuns . An Estimated 6000 Catholic Clergy were Murdered during the Spanish Civil War a terrible amount considering the overall Population. Of course it was a War where it’s well Known that Hitler Backed Franco, but hardly anything is said of Stalin Backing the Communists.
One of course has always to Remember Guevaras Murdering reign in Cuba which brought the World to the Brink of Nuclear War .
I knew a Man Ex Foreign Legion who fought and Killed Soldiers in Africa where Guevara set up Marxist Regimes to Overthrow Governments. Guevara we know left nothing but a trail of Dead Bodies wherever He went . Why is He seen as a Hero . The Communists Love Him .
Going Back to the Spanish Civil War isn’t it Funny that Never ,not once have I seen Highlighted the amount of Catholic Clergy Murdered. And they were brutally Murdered. Yet the Red Clydesiders like Guevara are seen as Heroes. Of course the Marxists are always Heroes !
Well, as we know, Scotland – especially the west coast – has been all but Communist for most of my life. Yip, that long. 29 years – how time flies, as the husband said when his wife threw the alarm clock at him 😀
Oh come on Editorix, you cannot be that old, going on thirty already?
On the subject of that other Argentinian – Guevara – it is noticeable that the current occupant of the Canadian Premiership Baby Pierre Troudo is a great admirer of Che and Fidel. As was his father and “rumour had it” his mother.
Similarly the string puller in charge of Dementia Joe Biden ,O’Bama, learned his craft from the Chicago Marxists inspired by Alinsky. In fact the whole American Democrat party can now be considered marxist.
This of course includes millions of Irish American CINO’s (Catholic in name only).
So it is not only the left hand side of Scotland which is Red it truly is international.
One of the leaders of the 1916 Irish Rising was an Edinburgh marxist called James Connolly who was executed by the British whilst strapped into a chair.
That is how martyrs are made.
There is hope however, as most young Marxists usually grow up to reality.
But the (Chinese) tee shirt makers will continue to sell them to the young gullible.
I think Marxism is embraced because few, if any, of its adherents actually look into it, thoroughly. If they did, they’d discover that Karl Marx was a Satanist. So, the very idea of Catholics, and even priests, supporting Marxism is abhorrent in the extreme.
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