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.