“Just Ché No!” Line of Merchandise Launched

Hollywood has dutifully churned out yet another cinematic agitprop paean to a leftist “martyr,” this time Ernesto Guevara, wrote Dr. Douglas Young in a recent piece for the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph.  So let’s recall the real “Ché” and try to discern why many supposedly democratic, civil libertarian liberals still swoon over this Stalinist mass-murderer.

After explaining the myth surrounding “Ché,” Dr. Young describes the despot as he truly was.  A portion of that description appears below:

The real Guevara was a reckless bourgeois adrenaline-junkie seeking a place in history as a liberator of the oppressed. But this fanatic’s vehicle of “liberation” was Stalinism, named for Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, murderer of well over 20 million of his own people. As one of Castro’s top lieutenants, Che helped steer Cuba’s revolutionary regime in a radically repressive direction.

After presenting many worthwhile facts about Guevara that rarely find their way into mainstream media reports, Dr. Young concludes his piece this way:

So why do so many well-heeled American libs still admire this thug? Are the young simply ignorant of his execrable record and drawn to the image of the dashing young rebel? Do older progressives feel guilt for their free market prosperity, and showing solidarity with Che absolves them? Do hippies-turned-yuppies get nostalgic for their youthful protests and rationalize that the symbolism of Che as a “social reformer” eclipses his actual horrific human rights record? And are some American Guevaraistas truly dangerous leftists who seek to emulate their icon and destroy our free, democratic, capitalist society? Ask that guy wearing the Che T-shirt.

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Because I’ve seen too many of those Ché-worship t-shirts, both as I’ve traveled around the country and ventured out in the St. Louis area, I decided to take action and offer an alternative inspired by the anti-drug message made famous by President Ronald Reagan’s wife, Nancy:  “Just Ché No!” merchandise.

Simply click here or click on the image above to see a complete line of “Just Ché No!” merchandise featuring artwork by Michael of My Personal Litmus fame.

5 thoughts on ““Just Ché No!” Line of Merchandise Launched

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  2. Why do moronic right-wing ____tards fear the heroic Che Guevara so much?

    I’ll tell you why, because they know he lives in the hearts of millions of oppressed people across the 3rd world ….. that 50 % of humanity that lives on less than 2 $ a day and who are tired of being slaves to global imperialism and plantation capitalism.

    “The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth.” —- Che Guevara

  3. In most cases, if you want to know how heroic someone is, first gage how much the right-wing hates them. The greater they hate him, the more heroic he/she must be. Che Guevara, (one of the most heroic individuals of the 20th century) invites a large amount of hatred, vitriol, and misinformation from the conservative wing-nuts for two reasons:

    (1) He represents many of the noble attributes that their bankrupt philosophy abhors, namely self-sacrifice, helping the poor, restoring justice when it comes to great inequality, and overthrowing the oligarch puppets of plantation capitalism.

    (2) Che represents everything that the right-wingers secretly wish they were – brave, determined, dashing, charismatic, intelligent, poetic, and unshakable against impenetrable odds – while they took deferments from Vietnam – Che battled armies on 2 continents usually outnumbered 20 or 50 to 1.

    While right-wingers have a dream of becoming rich and owning a 4 car garage – Che had a dream of liberating the entire 3rd world from Imperialism and ultimately gave his life for his ideals.

    The worst propagandists against Che are also the Miami mafia and ex gusano goons of the dictator Batista who Che overthrew. These hacks spread lies about Che from the daily comforts of Miami and against a man who’s been dead for 40 + years. They are also bitter because they want their parent’s hacienda mansions and the slave labor that came with it back – that they enjoyed before Che came and spoilt all their fun.

    The worst clown of all is Humberto Fontova, an exile with no shame, credibility, or appreciation for historical truth. His screeds become the gospel for the Little Havana South Florida squad of hucksters on the CIA payroll – and ultimately get picked up and copy and pasted all across the internet by half-literate right-wing trolls who wouldn’t know their *** from the elbow.

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