Tuesday, October 09, 2007

In Memory: Che Guevara

Today is Monday, 8 October 2007.

On this date in 1967, Ernesto “Che” Guevara was assassinated by the Bolivian military, under the supervision of a CIA mercenary. Che had been captured the previous day, while leading a small contingent of guerillas who hoped to spark a popular uprising against the Bolivian dictatorship.

There are those who hate Che, because the Cuban Revolution didn’t turn out perfect, and innocent people were undoubtedly harmed in its course. But at least he rebelled in hopes of justice and freedom, unlike the likes of Jefferson and Washington, who rebelled to channel a larger proportion of the profits of slavery into their own pockets.

Comandante Che Guevara: "Presente!"


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