Skip to comments.Galway strongly warned of plan for statue of Che Guevara by top American politician
Posted on 07/02/2012 7:39:36 AM PDT by george76
Galway city has been warned a proposed statue of revolutionary Che Guevara will be a deep insult to many Americans by the influential head of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida.
Galways beautiful beaches and vibrant arts festival will be marred with a memorial to a man who wished to end their way of life and violently replace it with tyranny.
Che, full name Ernesto Guevara Lynch, had Irish links. A festival in his honor was arranged for nearby County Clare earlier this year.
Guevara's Irish links have been traced to Galway, and one Patricio Lynch, the founder of the Argentine branch of his family, was said to have been born in Galway in 1715. From there he spent some time in Spain before eventually settling in Argentina.
Galway City Council agreed to erect a statue in his honor but it has proven a highly controversial move.
American politicians, especially those of Cuban descent have strongly objected.
The romanticized reputation of Ernesto Che Guevara as a liberator and freedom fighter is nothing more than a myth of the Cuban revolution. In reality, Guevara was a mass murderer and a bigot. Ros-Lehtinen wrote.
Che Guevara embodied hatred.
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For God’s sake, if any country should know what it means to be ruled by tyranny, it’d be the Irish.
The very idea of erecting a statue or in any way commemorating a communist thug like Guevara is repulsive.
Don’t get stupid, Ireland.
I will throw dung upon it.
The world is going insane.
Will they put up a statue of him shooting political prisoners in the back of the head, one of his favorite occupations?
Place an adjacent Bronze placard, listing the slaughter of innocents, and other atrocities he is responsible for.
“The Truth about Che”
P.S. These phrases may not be of 100% Irish derivation but I have permission from Father Flanigan, my local priest, to claim them.
The Irish went bananas in the last 20 years. I won’t even talk to the Irish in New York City because of their strong hatred for America and Americans. But every time their society crashes, we get stuck with them. And I speak as an Irish-American with roots in Galway. Bleeech!
Can’t wait for the Hitler statue for the German-Americans!!
Proof yet again that Jameson’s should be for export only.
A lot of Irish stupidly sympathize with these commies and terrorists, because they were “brothers in arms” back during the IRA days.
Hey, Hitler had a half-Irish nephew, named Patrick Hitler. He moved the United States, and successfully petitioned Roosevelt to let him join the Navy. Reportedly, when he told the Navy recruiter his name, he replied, “Glad to meet ya, Hitler, my name is Hesse.”
Yes, built a monument Hitler. After all, some Irish supported the Nazis on the theory that any enemy of Britain’s was a friend of Ireland. And besides, with Hitler in charge, they could have taken care of the Jews.
Actually, the Irish blame US for the IRA. Go to any Irish newspaper and look at the comments. Because Teddy Kennedy and others supported NORAID, they’re convinced that we were totally responsible for terrorism. Like true libs, they’ve gotten very comfortable with passing the buck.
There’s a lot of bad things you can say about modern day Ireland but I never heard they wanted to eliminate the Jews. As you probably know, Dublin had a large and thriving Jewish community. Perhaps this is a new thing based on their left wing views of Israel?
I never knew he was Irish. Explains a lot of the political blarney I hear from parts of the family tree on St. Patrick’s Day.
The difference between a Socialist Irishman and a Communist one is about three pints, I reckon...
I thought what an uninformed nut...I mean why not Heydrich...way better looking and likely homosexual to boot..a two-fer...they love homosexuals too
I had an employee not long ago who had a Che belt buckle...I educated him...he at least played like he understood...who knows...younger men play Opie to me when it suits them knowing I disapprove of commies and wiggers
sadly..same young man died of a narcotic overdose last week...not terribly surprising but sad nonetheless...he was a twin...his mom and twin brother were devastated
i did read Che's Diary in college and even though unintended you knew from that he was dangerous
It’s been proven that during the Cuban Missile Crisis “Che”,then a top adviser to Castro,was urging Castro to fire those nukes at the US.How can “Che” be classified as being anything but a man of the people...a man of peace?
“Actually, the Irish blame US for the IRA. Go to any Irish newspaper and look at the comments. Because Teddy Kennedy and others supported NORAID, theyre convinced that we were totally responsible for terrorism. Like true libs, theyve gotten very comfortable with passing the buck.”
Great, they are even blaming us for Teddy Kennedy. That’s really low.
Well, maybe that’s how it is nowadays. Back when the “troubles” were going on though, the IRA and their sympathizers were all for showing “solidarity” with the PLO and the communists like Guevara.
I agree, there was very little open anti-semitism in Ireland during the era of the Third Reich. But there was definitely sympathy for the Nazis among anti-Anglos. I have two Irish grandparents, my father’s mother and my mother’s father, both of whom died in the 1930’s, before my parents married. My father’s mother was basically uneducated shanty Irish, and I know next to nothing of her political beliefs. My mother’s father’s family was lace curtain Irish-Catholic and at least somewhat anglophilic. My grandfather lied about his age to join the Army in 1917. He traveled to Germany on a tramp steamer after failing German at MIT, and spent the summer of 1920 in Hamburg learning enough German to get through engineering school. He died in 1939, but left behind translations of some startlingly bad Nazi books. Not Nazi books in the sense that they had the imprint of the Third Reich, but Nazi in the sense that they were written by prominent Nazi “thinkers”.
Like a lot of engineers, and other educated people, he was susceptible to the half-baked gimcrack “intellectual” nonsense that was in the air in the 1930s.
As the song goes, “There are twice as many pigeons now will come and sit on me”
The problem with the Irish blaming the USA is that they continue to think that the majority of Americans are of Irish descent; therefore, all Americans support the IRA. Ridiculous! Most Americans were disgusted by the activities of the out-of-control terrorists on both sides of the issue.
Wow! Luckily, my family were all grateful to have escaped the Famine and other horrors so they were very pro-America. They did hate the English and it wasn’t until I took my mother to London that she changed her mind! I never heard a nice word about Hitler or a bad word about Jews. But, then, they all were drafted into WWII.
I went to Catholic high school and I do remember my Irish-American classmates referring to f***ing Jew bastards, but probably just to get a rise from me. I wish I could say that I refused to take the bait, but actually, I was shocked, but didn't react. If I had to do over, I would have ridiculed their inane racism.
Pic of Chavez's memorial to Che' soon after it was erected. Seems even in Venezuela they know what kind of slithering vermin that he actually was.
Wacky Irish Bump!
Did you go to school in Boston? I’m lucky that I missed most antisemitism. My High School was heavily Jewish so it never occurred to anyone to be nasty. I went to Catholic grammar school but never heard that stuff either. Maybe I suppressed it!
No, I went to high school in Queens, in the Brooklyn Archdiocese. I had Jewish friends growing up, and many, many more in college. I don’t think it was really antisemitism, they were just trying to get a rise out of me, since I was extremely “liberal” for a Catholic high school kid of my day.
Ah, got it. I went to grammer school in Queens and high school in NJ.
Nice to talk to you!
For Gods sake, if any country should know what it means to be ruled by tyranny, itd be the Irish.”
Well, blaming everything, all the time, on the British, is something very different from having a philosophy of liberty.
The Irish are basically a nation and race of begrudgers. They begrudge success, they mock initiative, they make fun of ambition, they belittle anyone who they see as too big for their boots. Envy and sloth are the main virtues of the Irish. (Though they do have sharp wits to help express it).
Che, of course, promises the “have nots” that they rich got rich on the backs of the poor, and that the poor have only the rich to blame for their plight.
So, while sure, the Irish have tasted tyranny, a thousand years from now, they are still going to be hoping for “Che” to bring them prosperity and they are still going to be blaming the British for everything....
I think its a bit ridiculous to make British rule in Ireland the benchmark for awfulness. Granted, it wasn’t all sweetness and light, but frankly, I think we can all agree that there were far, far worse examples to point to...