Skip to comments.Che Guevara With Bling
Posted on 01/09/2013 7:16:41 AM PST by Academiadotorg
Those who think college offers no material relevant to the current scene might be pleasantly, or unpleasantly, surprised. At the 2013 Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in Boston, Corrie Claiborne of Morehouse College told listeners of a new computer application that enables students to obtain historical background on rap songs.
Like if you hear, Im Che Guevara with bling on, you can click on Che Guevara and find out who he was, she explained. One wonders whether this is an ambition to be pursued.
Guevara was the military advisor to Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, who overthrew the Batista regime on the island nation. From 1959 to 1960, the new government carried out summary executions of at least 1,118 people by firing squad. Guevara himself presided over the notorious La Cabaña prison, where hundreds of the executions took place, Thor Halverson of the Human Rights Foundation notes. For comparisons sake, the Batista regime was responsible for 747 noncombatant deaths between 1952 and 1959.
The Cuban revolution under the direction of Guevara also saw the rise of forced labor camps which gave way a few years later to full-scale concentration camps. These were filled with dissidents, homosexuals, Jehovahs Witnesses, Afro-Cuban priests, and anyone else who had committed crimes against the new moral revolution.
Despite the mountain of evidence for these abuses, much of which comes directly from Guevaras own meticulous journals, popular culture still largely views him as a revolutionary of the people.
The left has never stopped its love affair of Guevera and Castro. I expect that somewhere this is a photo of Obama wearing one of those ubiquitous Guevera t-shirts that young people wear, without any thought about the man who they depict. Although in Obama’s case I suspect that that he knew perfectly well what Guevera stood for and applauded the man’s atrocities in the pursuit of “equality”.
I want this on a shirt
that is F-— Hysterical.