Do you think Che Guevera was a hero?
I see alot of teens wearing Che Guevera on their clothing and when you ask them about it they know little or nothing about him. Are young people becoming more political or is this just a poor attempt to be unique? What you think about Che Guevera the man and Che as a fashion icon?
- To me, NO. He was just another murdering communist revolutionary trying to enslave the world.23
- He is not a hero to me. But young people can adopt any fashion without thinking about what they are doing. Che was an instrument of Cuba under Castro, if if he is a hero, why are so many Cubans living in Florida?
I can never understand why young people adopt slogans for other countries that they would never allow in their own country. Early on Cuba had a fascination for American youth. Some went down there to harvest sugar cane. But would these same Americans tolerate a dictator as head of the US? Probably not.
Apparently they feel that it's just jim dandy if brutal dictatorships rule other countries. I'm surprised your not seeing t-shirts bearing the likeness of Robert Mugabe on your campus.10
- had some admirable qualities , like Fidel Castro. Which qualities? Well in particular, the fact that Che and Fidel and a small band of rebels tried to topple the Batista regime and they endured a lot of death defying experiences personally and their resolve to take over Cuba never diminished. Whether you think the former regime was better or not you gotta admire people that walk the walk. You'd never see any American president out there in the trenches. (No, they'd send hundreds of civilians to battle instead.) Che and Fidel spent a good deal hiding in a field of sugar canes day and night avoiding being found and captured.But not everything that glitters is gold. They also have their own shortcomings.
As a fashion icon, only pretentious c.u.nt.s think it's cool to wear shirts with his mug on it.00
- He was a little commie adventurer/thug. He got what he deserved, a chestfull of South American lead. The fact that someone has to actually buy the shirt means that capitalism wins out in the end anyway.13
- I have respect for Che as a person. He was a charismatic leader and a brave man. He was not a saint - he had some annoying character flaws, and his political ideology (poor farmers as the backbone of the revolution) was bugged. So bugged that it led to his death, when he suddenly found himself outnumbered and surrounded in the jungle, without all the support he had hoped for. But that does not change my respect for his general courage.
Che on t-shirts, I am afraid, does not say anything about today's youth. As a fashion icon he has been commercialized and trivialized so badly that it has lost almost all meaning. Che has become just "cool" or, even worse, "trendy". I think Che himself would be utterly nauseated and appalled if he saw who ran around these days with his portrait. But these are our times, comrade. There's no decency left in the world.30
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