#1
Ok, what's up with this Che guy? He was a Communist, so why do so many people who live in a Democracy (America) love him? I'm seeing his famous image everywhere, but what's the big deal? What the hell made him so important?
#2
Because he made such an impact on the world. He helped lead revolutions all over the place. Also, most people don't even know who he is. They just see his face on a shirt and buy it.
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#3
People think Che shirts look cool. So they buy them. They probably just think he's some Mexican dude.
#4
He is the Martin Luther King of Spanish People.
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#6
artsy-fartsy-indie-scene kids want to make a statement by wearing a communist shirt that is the result of capitalist production and propaganda; it is a catch-22 and I find it hilarious (unless it is the one where he is wearing Mickey Mouse ears; true comedy!)
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#7
I'm sure you've at lease researched what he did. Some people are just inspired by his actions. If that's not your kind of thing that's fine.

Plus it's hip.
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#10
he was an anti-government operative in cuba.... he worked with fidel castro to overthrow the cuban government..... he killed people in the name of freedom.... he was not a very nice person.... these days he is a hero for reasons un-warranted.....
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#12
He lead the first (and only) successful socialist revolution. The truth is most people who wear Che shirts don't even know who he is.
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he was an anti-government operative in cuba.... he worked with fidel castro to overthrow the cuban government..... he killed people in the name of freedom.... he was not a very nice person.... these days he is a hero for reasons un-warranted.....


That's generally how revolutions go.
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artsy-fartsy-indie-scene kids want to make a statement by wearing a communist shirt that is the result of capitalist production and propaganda; it is a catch-22 and I find it hilarious (unless it is the one where he is wearing Mickey Mouse ears; true comedy!)


Bingo, people buy shirts with a communist revolutionary on it (or not even knowing what it is) to look cool but don't realize how hypocritical it is.
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#15
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That's generally how revolutions go.


Yeah, the problem with Che is that there where a lot of civillians and peaceful protester types killed. Also some of the governments he helped form weren't exactly the wonderful socialist utopias people make them out to be.
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That's generally how revolutions go.



revolutions do not 'generally' go down the road of murder.... take a look at the industrial revolution the thing that was killed was production inefficieny....

and with che.... he was killing people that were innocent etc. and is held up as a hero because of it....

i have heard it phrased that if hilter were a big mac..... che guevera would be a small fries.....
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#17
Ok, so I'm gathering that I was right in my thoughts about him pretty much being a douche "in the name of freedom."
#18
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Yeah, the problem with Che is that there where a lot of civillians and peaceful protester types killed. Also some of the governments he helped form weren't exactly the wonderful socialist utopias people make them out to be.


That's generally how war goes.
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#19
he massacred a bunch of people and in return is now the face among some of the best selling t-shirts of all time

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#20
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revolutions do not 'generally' go down the road of murder.... take a look at the industrial revolution the thing that was killed was production inefficieny....

and with che.... he was killing people that were innocent etc. and is held up as a hero because of it....

i have heard it phrased that if hilter were a big mac..... che guevera would be a small fries.....


You know what kind of revolution I'm talking about.

I don't idolize Che but I'm sure that the people that actually do, and don't say they do because they think it's cool, have their reasons for believing so. And I'm sure they don't consider him a hero because he killed innocents.

Just because you've heard it phrased doesn't make it true.
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Bingo, people buy shirts with a communist revolutionary on it (or not even knowing what it is) to look cool but don't realize how hypocritical it is.

You're damn right bingo!

I suppose if they trade to obtain the cotton and print the shirt by hand, it wouldn't be such a big deal, but they don't. The only Leftist shirt I've ever considered buying was a joke (it has "Communist Party" on it (it is red) and a bunch of Communist heads dancing around all drunk). Instead, to show my values, I wear solid, plain t-shirts that I obtain by supporting semi-Capitalist China (aka Walmart, the capital maker of the Chinese).

haha, I'm basically joking, but I still wear solid colors.
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You're damn right bingo!

I suppose if they trade to obtain the cotton and print the shirt by hand, it wouldn't be such a big deal, but they don't. The only Leftist shirt I've ever considered buying was a joke (it has "Communist Party" on it (it is red) and a bunch of Communist heads dancing around all drunk). Instead, to show my values, I wear solid, plain t-shirts that I obtain by supporting semi-Capitalist China (aka Walmart, the capital maker of the Chinese).

haha, I'm basically joking, but I still wear solid colors.



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#24
Che who? What? I just bough the shirt 'cause the dude looks cool
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is it wrong for me to admire him for what he did?

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#27
What's ironic however is that after fighting the capitalists his whole life, you can buy a shirt with his face from the Gap.
#28
You mean this guy right?

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#29
Speaking of Che, anyone seen the new movies with that Benicio Del Toro guy? I quite enjoyed the first one.
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Ok, what's up with this Che guy? He was a Communist, so why do so many people who live in a Democracy (America) love him? I'm seeing his famous image everywhere, but what's the big deal? What the hell made him so important?

The fact that he gave up his life in order to follow his ideals and not shifting away from them.

Che was... complicated.
Basically he was an Argentinian doctor who gave up everything to fight the instituted government of Cuba (and later other countries) in order to achieve the emancipation of the poor. He was brave and a good leader and eventually was named comandante in the guerrilla. Though he did have his dark moments (signing documents ordering the execution of prisoners without a fair trial), he was also known to be generous, often helping wounded enemy soldiers, brave on the field despite his asthma, and never giving up his dreams even when facing execution.
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