Madison Protesters and Che Guevara

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This anti-Stalinist rebellion, involving ten times the number of rebels, ten times the number of casualties, and lasting twice as long as the puerile skirmish against Batista, found no reporter anywhere near Cuba’s hills. The Cuban farmers and laborers’ desperate, bloody and lonely rebellion against their enslavement spread to the towns and cities and lasted from late 1959 to 1966. Castro himself admitted that his troops, militia and Soviet advisors were up against 179 different “bands of bandits” as they labeled these freedom-fighting rednecks and working men. Tens of thousands of troops, scores of Soviet advisors, and squadrons of Soviet tanks, helicopters and flame-throwers finally extinguished the lonely Cuban freedom-fight. Elsewhere they call this “an insurgency,” and reporters flock in to “embed” and report.

In 1962 the Kennedy-Khrushchev swindle that “solved” the Missile Crisis — not only starved these Cuban freedom-fighters of the measly aid they’d been getting from Cuban-exile freebooters (who were rounded up for violating U.S. neutrality laws) — it also sanctioned the 44,000 Soviet troops in Cuba. Elsewhere they call this “foreign occupation,” and liberals wail in anguish.

Che had a very bloody (and typically cowardly) hand in this slaughter, one of the major anti-insurgency wars on this continent. Eighty percent of these anti-communist guerrillas were executed on the spot upon capture, a Che specialty. “We fought with the fury of cornered beasts,” is how one of the lucky few who escaped  described this desperate freedom fight against the Soviet occupation of Cuba through their proxies Fidel and Che.

In 1956 when Che linked up with Fidel, Raul, and their Cuban chums in Mexico city, one of them (now in exile) recalls Che railing against the Hungarian freedom-fighters as “Fascists!” and cheering their extermination by Soviet tanks.

In 1962 Che got a chance to do more than cheer from the sidelines. “Cuban militia units commanded by Russian officers employed flame-throwers to burn the palm-thatched cottages in the Cuban countryside, “reads a report from the USIA of the time. “The peasant occupants were accused of feeding the counterrevolutionaries and bandits.” At one point in 1962, one of every 18 Cubans was a political prisoner. Fidel himself admits that they faced 179 bands of”counter-revolutionaries” and “bandits.”

Mass murder was the order in Cuba’s countryside. It was the only way to decimate so many rebels, mostly farmers and laborers. In a relocation and concentration campaign that shamed anything the Brits did to the Boers, the Castroites, under Soviet tutelage, ripped hundreds of thousands of Cubans from their ancestral homes and herded them into concentration camps on the opposite side of the island Cuba.

This ferocious guerrilla war, waged 90 miles from America’s shores, might have taken place on the planet Pluto for all you’ll read about it in the MSM and all you’ll learn about it from The History Channel or NPR.  To get an idea of the odds faced by those rural rebels and laborers, the desperation of their battle and the damage they wrought, you might revisit Tony Montana during the last 15 minutes of “Scarface.”

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  • Amused

    You're over the top again Fontova . You're making a ridiculous comparison .

  • GKC


    "You're over the top again Fontova . You're making a ridiculous comparison . "

    Cd. you flesh this out a little?

  • Tony

    This guy is still making up stuff.

  • ydroustan

    A union protestor in Madison Wisconsin was caught on camera saying he wants to vote for Fidel Castro and clone Che Guevara. I hope he was not one of the teachers of my children. I am considering private school or home school. The following Spanish saying is appropriate: " Alabancia propia, mierda segura". "Self-praise is s***" I say to all those protesters: "A los pen****jos ni Dios los quiere" "Even God doesn't love an a******e"

  • Phillip Galey

    I, . . . u-u-h-h-h, . . . could a'been a great piece, but, . . . wow, . . . almost a cliff-hanger, . . . and then, . . . bam! What a let down!
    Yeah, just tie it up a little more, maybe two of ya' work on it, . . . because there definitely is a plain connection between Che and the Wisconsin state sponsored union for governmental workers.

    If it's all about who gets to levy the taxes and live without working, why then, of his years of mingling with the poor and desperate workers, and of his own physical strength and endurance, and persuaded of his own driving personality, intuitively, Che recognized a place for himself and his kind as the Soviets and the Hammurabi type overlords have always done; and, Che recognized that, the offending corporate impulse—the stockholders—were thousands of miles away, with relatively ineffective local governments standing between him and the unlearned and otherwise weak Obreros.

    But the thread which runs so crookedly, binding Che with the service workers union international types, are two things: 1) whether to a man, or simply categorically, however they might, they deny the idea of benevolent goodness appearing in a person having a name; and secondly, as was—yet remaining—in Cuba, or of Lenin and Trotksy and Stalin, when once they achieve, . . . "It's all for me.".

    And why these two things? Well, it's like the turtle and the scorpion—"That's my nature.", . . .

    • Phillip Galey

      In Cuba, or of Lenin and Trotksy and Stalin in Russia, or as in Burma or, wherever else the thing is put into effect, when once they achieve, . . . "It's all for me.", because in that is the nature of a beast, . . .

  • Rifleman

    I've always despised rage against the machine, and it figures the whiney poser fronting them is a che fan.

    • Justin Stegman

      whiney poser? i suppose you're the real deal then..

  • pennswoods

    Mr Fontova. Thank you once again for telling the facts about Cuba and Communism and for exsposing that cowardly Che. My mother left Czechoslovakia in 1946 after the USSR Red Army occupation. She saw the writing on the wall and it was written by Marx, Engels, and Lenin. Two years later, after the Communists formally took over Czechoslovakia in February 1948, her family found out the real meaning of Communism. The Communists ruined the Czech economy within a year, it was the 9th most prosperous nation in the world in 1939, and turned that once free nation into another Stalinist prison camp. I remember as a boy my mother feeling so very sorry for the people of Cuba after the 1959 Cuban Revolution when Castro showed his true colors which were red, and Cuba became an ally of the USSR. What I see in Wisconsin, and spreading, is the organized beginning of the end of the USA by the far left if we the people don't wake up.

  • Amused

    What a croc! Wake up ?? You're in the throws of delerium man . First off anyone protesting the action of the State in Castro's Cuba or Lenins Soviet Union would be thrown in jail or shot . This comparison is absolutely brainless ,not to mention, based in utter contemptable partisanship …and you guys know it . Everything that doesn't agree with your particular brand of FUNDAMENTALIST CONSERVATISM is a "leftist bent on enslaving the world " . You all sound like a bunch of paranoid 5th graders creating imaginary scenarios and making these absurd predictions . Let me ask you this ….did anyone feel sorry for the Cuban people under Batista ? Did you know that he killed more Cubans than Castro ? Brought more misery ? I dont like Castro OR Communism , NOR do I like "freindly Dictators " .

  • Amused

    And what I find as UNBELIEVABLE HYPOCRISY is THIS:

    Upto 80% off most popular Che items T-shirts, hats, collectibles on NOW

    LOL…..HAWKING CHE T-SHIRTS , not just on this website , but beneath the very article written by Fontova !

    UNFU$%&NG BELIEVABLE !! This is beyond absurd it's bazzar !

  • Speedy

    So Walker and the Kochs should be wearing the Che t-shirts. Alrighty then.

  • Amused

    LOLO….FEEL THE HYPOCRISY . HA HA HA ….in your face Humberto !! Speedy , you're not so speedy up top chum ….it says nothing about Kochs and Walker but everything about a website that rails against communist , marxists ,and the idiots in this country who actually wear Che T-shirts , AND THEN TAKES MONEY FROM A WEB STORE ,AND ADVERTISES THEIR GOODS .
    ….but I guess you missed that huh Speedy ? A bit "over your head huh pal ? LOLOLOL

  • Amused

    LOL>…atleast somebody had the sense to remove that add .