That's right, 40 years ago today, Che Guevera stopped spreading communism.
Che Guevera believed that a man of action could revolutionize a people and strove to fight what he saw as Yankee domination of Latin America. Theory held that in spite of his folk hero status, Soviet pressure caused his disappearance in 1965. The CIA apparently had a hand in it, but the Bolivian government announced that Guevera was killed in a guerrilla action on October 8, 1967.
Celebrate in your own way, buy a shirt.
The cult of Ernesto Che Guevara is an episode in the moral callousness of our time. Che was a totalitarian. He achieved nothing but disaster. Many of the early leaders of the Cuban Revolution favored a democratic or democratic-socialist direction for the new Cuba. But Che was a mainstay of the hardline pro-Soviet faction, and his faction won. Che presided over the Cuban Revolution's first firing squads. He founded Cuba's "labor camp" system—the system that was eventually employed to incarcerate gays, dissidents, and AIDS victims.
Watch a movie,
Enjoy Che's (disputed) last words,
..or this quote,
"To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary...These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution! And a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate. We must create the pedagogy of the The Wall! (El Paredón)" --Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
Perhaps you care to relax like Che,
Visit the Cuban Memorial in Tamiami Park in Miami, Fla.
However you decide to celebrate, just remember that with Che dead, and the world is a little bit freer.
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