Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Magic of Che

Ernesto “Che” Guevara is one of the revered icons of our degraded age. The bloodthirsty Communist thug was idolized by my generation as the ultimate exemplar of Revolutionary Cool, and he is still idolized by empty-headed young people today, who spend millions of dollars every year on Che posters, T-shirts, coffee mugs, hats, and all the other commercial bric-a-brac associated with a mass-market fad. And it’s not just the young — older people, especially Hollywood celebrities and aging rock stars, remain enamored of Che.

The Irish artist who created the iconographic image of Che is now attempting to gain clear copyright to the image so that he can donate the rights to the Guevara family and “the Cuban people”. Vlad Tepes has intermixed an Irish TV news report on the subject with historical footage and personal recollections of Che from a man who came to know the hero of the revolution all too well:

Hat tip: Spackle.


EscapeVelocity said...

Viva la Reagan Revolucion!

Hesperado said...

The best movie about the Cuban revolution and issues surrounding it was actor Andy Garcia's "The Lost City", which he also directed and co-wrote. Nicely incorrect, politically.

Nobody said...

One of the best books about Comrade Che was Humberto Fontova - Exposing the Real Che Guevara
and the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him
!!! I've lost track of the number of Che admirers that are around, including in my own family.

Hesperado said...

Yes Nobody, and Humberto Fontova has written several essays about Cuba and surrounding issues that can be found on the Net. My favorite was the one where he eviscerated Carlos Santana for his inane Che t-shirt at the Grammys.

B.B. said...

RE: Hitler's Kitchen