Friday, June 17, 2005

Hey, Che

Another birthday to commemorate today, that of Che Guevara, immortalised in the 'Motorcycle Diaries' and on countless bedroom walls, a man who "was monumentally vain and epically stupid. He was shallow, boorish, cruel and cowardly. He was full of himself, a consummate fraud and an intellectual vacuum. He was intoxicated with a few vapid slogans, spoke in clichés and was a glutton for publicity." Not my words, but those of this guy.

In short, Che was just a cheap thug and a murderer. So to mark his birthday, Duncan Bayne has a better poster than the one you usually see, and a photo of his corpse. I guess he's glad Che's gone.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Robin Thomsen said...

To todays youth [usually], Guevara is little more than a pop icon.

His actions are unknown, and his evil hasn't been understood.

6/17/2005 04:46:00 pm  
Blogger Duncan Bayne said...

Whatever gave it away? :-)

Actually, the thing I hate the most about Che is that unlike so many of the other socialist murderers, he's still incredibly popular - his deadly legacy is still perverting minds, especially those of the young.

6/17/2005 07:54:00 pm  
Blogger Phantasmagoric Political Junkie said...

I have a cartoon of Che wearing a Bart Simpson t-shirt :-)

6/18/2005 01:11:00 pm  
Anonymous AngloAmerican said...

“..was monumentally vain and epically stupid. He was shallow, boorish, cruel and cowardly. He was full of himself, a consummate fraud and an intellectual vacuum.”
- and those were his good points!

I do think the “cowardly” charge is a little unbelievable. He did after all die while waging revolution in Bolivia when he could have been living it up in Havana. Because of this fact the cowardly charge will not impress the youngsters.

6/19/2005 07:19:00 am  

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