Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 9 years ago

What do you think of Che Guevara?

He was an inspiration for the whole world.

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    "Che’s life is an inspiration for every human being who loves freedom, we will always honor his memory." — Nelson Mandela

    "Che is not only an intellectual, he was the most complete human being of our time, our eras most perfect man." — Jean Paul Sartre

    "There was no person more feared by the CIA than Che Guevara because he had the capacity and charisma necessary to direct the struggle against the political repression of the traditional hierarchies in power in the countries of Latin America."

    — Philip Agee, CIA Agent

    "I have yet to find a single credible source pointing to a case where Che executed 'an innocent'. Those persons executed by Guevara or on his orders were condemned for the usual crimes punishable by death at times of war or in its aftermath: desertion, treason or crimes such as rape, torture or murder. I should add that my research spanned five years, and included anti-Castr­o Cubans among the Cuban-Amer­ican exile community in Miami and elsewhere.­"

    — Jon Lee Anderson, author of the 800 pg 'Che Guevara: A Revolution­ary Life', PBS forum


    - Worked in a Leper colony and treated lepers (as seen in the excellent film ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’)

    - Was instrumental in teaching over 900,000 Cubans to read

    - Tended to thousands of sick campesinos

    - Helped construct dozens of schools throughout Cuba

    - Removed the Mafia and dictatorship of Batista from Cuba which had killed 20,000 Cubans and tortured thousands more

    - Desegregated the schools in Cuba before they were in the Southern US

    - Called out South Africa’s Apartheid in 1964, 30 years before the West!

    - Denounced the racism and KKK in America

    - Warned of the dangers of the IMF, 3 decades before most of the developing world realized they had been scammed into debt slavery

    - Left a bourgeoisie comfortable life of the upper class, a potential well compensated career as a medical doctor, and a high regarded governmental position, each time to slog through the jungle and fight guerrilla wars against impenetrable odds! ... In fact, near the end it took 1,800 rangers to bring down his 25 men.

    Che’s “CRIMES” were:

    ~ Stopping American companies from owning 70 % of the arable land in Cuba

    ~ Teaching peasants to read, by bringing the Cuban literacy rate from 60 to 97 %

    ~ Having the 200 or so War Criminals who killed 20,000 Cubans for Batista shot against a wall

    ~ Fighting white mercenaries in the African Congo with an all black army

    ~ Speaking out against US and eventually USSR Imperialism while demanding that the poor of the world be allowed to live a life of dignity

    CHE's LAST WORDS to his children in a farewell letter: "Above all, always be capable of feeling most deeply any injustice committed against anyone in the world. That is the most beautiful quality in a revolutionary."

    Source(s): 'Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life' - by Jon Lee Anderson
  • Crone
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    If you say so ....

    I think that, like James Dean, Jimmi Hendrix, Marilyn Monroe, Amy Winehouse, ...,

    he's a hero because he died before he became boring.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    I admired him for his convictions. I often wonder how Cuba would be now IF he had been the leader.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I still think he was a terrorist. Any evidence to the contrary is anecdotal and has surfaced as part of a legend since his death.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    do you really think anybody on yahoo answers knows anything at all about Cuban history?

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