Opinions on Che Guevara (12/28/2010)

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Here's something I'd like to start doing. Everyday I will post a discussion in which we discuss and share opinions on important figures of past and present. Today's person is Che Guevara, what do you think of him? Che Guevara was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, diplomat, military theorist, and major figure of the Cuban Revolution. He traveled the world to preach communism to whom he believed to be oppressed peoples. He was captured and later executed in Bolivia by a joint CIA-Bolivian task force. After his death, he became an international symbol of communism. What are your thoughts on Che Guevera, his life, his works, and his beliefs?

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R_Mac_1

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Seems to me he is a symbol on a shirt worn by clueless "non-conformists" who have no idea who he was.

The guy was a revolutionary, yes. He was also Castro's "enforcer" and murdered thousands of people. A racist Stalinist who was just as concerned with his own power as he was 'helping the poor people fight the man.'
 
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[QUOTE="R_Mac_1, post: 5326752]Seems to me he is a symbol on a shirt worn by clueless "non-conformists" who have no idea who he was.

The guy was a revolutionary, yes. He was also Castro's "enforcer" and murdered thousands of people. A racist Stalinist who was just as concerned with his own power as he was 'helping the poor people fight the man.'[/QUOTE]
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My opinion of Che Guevera is that he was a man who saw what he believed to be wrong with the system, and he took a stand against it, and that makes him a man of much bravery and commitment. However, I can't say I agree with some of the means he used to spread his message.
 

Lebowski

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Personally, I think behind that "Freedom fighter" image he liked to put up, he was also a dictator at heart, enjoying his riches. He fought for his people, my ***.

[QUOTE="R_Mac_1, post: 5326752]Seems to me he is a symbol on a shirt worn by clueless "non-conformists" who have no idea who he was.

The guy was a revolutionary, yes. He was also Castro's "enforcer" and murdered thousands of people. A racist Stalinist who was just as concerned with his own power as he was 'helping the poor people fight the man.'[/QUOTE]

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[QUOTE="Beast of Bourbon, post: 5326774]Overrated beyond belief.[/QUOTE]

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