09 October 2009

Che Day

"When you saw the beaming look on Che's face as the victims were tied to the stake and blasted apart by the firing squad," said a former Cuban political prisoner, to your humble servant, "you saw there was something seriously, seriously wrong with Che Guevara." As commander of the La Cabana execution yard, Che often shattered the skull of the condemned man (or boy) by firing the coup de grace himself. When other duties tore him away from his beloved execution yard, he consoled himself by viewing the slaughter. Che's second-story office in La Cabana had a section of wall torn out so he could watch his darling firing-squads at work.

Forty two years ago today, Ernesto "Che" Guevara got a major dose of his own medicine. Without trial he was declared a murderer, stood against a wall and shot. Historically speaking . . .

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4 comments:

Chaps said...

Karma is a b*tch, eh, Che?

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

THI is why you must keep your blog, to post things like this!

Michael Bradley said...

Although some who read this blog may wish to deny it, a visit to the web pages of many of the more radical members of the academic community will reveal pictures of Che posted with comments showing this man to be one of their heroes. Several of the academics who signed the letter urging the dishonoring of Confederates at Arlington are in this category.

Prof. David Farley, once of Vanderbilt University, had a picture of Che on his web site. He said, in the public press, that it was too bad that all the Confederates who survived the war had not been hanged. The University soon released Prof. Farley. Hate speech is hate speech and the expressed wish for an American Holocaust is hate speech. Appropriately enough, Prof. Farley is now at the Institute of Lintz,Austria, near the home town of the man who created the 1940's Holocaust.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Hello Michael. Yes, I've made the same observation (which is part of the impetus for the post). Thanks for the input.