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"Che was the most complete human being of our age."
Jean-Paul Sartre

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  1. After his execution, Che Guevara's body was lashed to the landing skids of a helicopter and flown to nearby Vallegrande, where photographs were taken of him lying on a concrete slab in a dismal laundry room. As hundreds of weeping locals filed past the body, many of these deeply Catholic people believed that Guevara's corpse was Christ-like in its hideous suffering. Freddie Alborta was the photographer who immortalised this last scene.

    I am not sure how Alborta’s post-mortem photograph of Che Guevara was released, but English art critic John Berger observed that it resembled two famous paintings: Rembrandt's very large work, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp 1632 and Andrea Mantegna's smaller Lamentation over the Dead Christ 1490.

    Berger had published many humanist essays and reviews in the New Statesman, and his strongly stated opinions on modern art made him a controversial and somewhat political figure. An early collection of essays, Permanent Red, made a clear statement of his own political commitments.

    John Hess was also interested in the representation of Che Guevara as Christ, particularly following the publication of the post mortem photo in 1967. He quoted an Argentinian film maker who interviewed Freddy Alborta decades later and drew out the circumstances of the photograph.

    What were Alborta’s feelings and impressions? Did he know of John Berger’s interpretations of Alborta’s own photo? He did not, but he was very aware that this was not simple photo journalism. Alborta said he worked very carefully, knowing that he was in the presence of an already legendary figure, a Christ figure even, and that such a moment comes once in a life time.

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  2. "The blacks, those magnificent examples of the African race who have maintained their racial purity thanks to their lack of an affinity with bathing, have seen their territory invaded by a new kind of slave: the Portuguese."

    "The black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving, which has pursued him as far as this corner of America and drives him to advance himself, even independently of his own individual aspirations."

    These quotes don't come from Ian Smith's memoirs, but from 'The Motorcycle Diaries'.

    Che Guevara. Racist, totalitarian, murdering scum. May he rot in hell.

  3. The above was said when he was just 23. He was a completely changed man later.
    Che Guevara was NOT a racist.Period

    - The foreign leader that Che spoke out in memory of, more than any other, was Patrice Lumumba the slain Congolese leader assassinated by the CIA.

    - Che spoke out in favor of black rights in the U.S., against segregation, and against South African apartheid before the U.N. in 1964 (when American blacks in the South couldn't share a swimming pool or water fountain with whites).

    - Do racists against blacks volunteer to risk their life in the Congo fighting alongside black African troops against white South African mercenaries ?

    - Che met with associates of Malcolm X in 1964, and was called by Malcolm X "one of the most revolutionary men in the country at that time"

    - Che offered to fight in Mozambique for the FRELIMO to achieve independence.

    - Che integreated all the schools in Cuba, years before they were integrated in the U.$.

    - When speaking to the UN in 1964, Che spoke in favor of allowing black singer Paul Robeson to be allowed to have his music played in the U.S.
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  4. Che Guevara was a People's champion.

  5. 'The above was said when he was just 23. He was a completely changed man later.
    Che Guevara was NOT a racist.Period'

    Is that a fact?

    Here's a quote from his Congo Diaries about the African guerrillas he loved and respected:

    'Given the prevailing lack of discipline, it would have been impossible to use Congolese machine-gunners to defend the base from air attack: they did not know how to handle their weapons and did not want to learn'.

    You might also want to ask yourself why his efforts to aid revolutionaries in Congo in 1964-1965 ended in disaster. It was because he was a racist arsehole who pissed off the local fighters, and failed to motivate them.

    There's the difference between what people say in public, and what they write in private. Che Guevara's views on race never changed, right up until he got slotted in Bolivia. If you don't think that's true, ask yourself why the Cubans haven't allowed anyone to publish Che's Congo Diaries until recently.

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  8. ernesto che guevara just started the revolution, and we need to procede in his way to find real peace.......hasta siempre!


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