‘Don’t Shoot! I’m Che!’

Forty-five years ago this week, Ernesto “Che” Guevara got a major dose of his own medicine. Without trial he was declared a murderer, stood against a wall and shot. If the saying “What goes around comes around” ever fit, it’s here.

“When you saw the beaming look on Che’s face as his victims were tied to the stake and blasted apart by the firing squad,” said a former Cuban political prisoner to this writer, “you saw there was something seriously, seriously wrong with Che Guevara.”

As commander of the La Cabana execution yard, Che often shattered the skull of the condemned man (or boy) by firing the coup de grâce himself. When other duties tore him away from his beloved execution yard, he consoled himself by viewing the slaughter. Che’s second-story office in La Cabana had a section of wall torn out so he could watch his darling firing-squads at work.

A Rumanian journalist named Stefan Bacie visited Cuba in early 1959 and was fortunate enough to get an audience with the already quasi-famous “Che” Guevara. Upon entering Castro’s chief executioner’s office, Bacie noticed Che motioning him over to the office’s newly constructed window. Bacie got there just in time to hear the command of FUEGO! hear the blast from the firing squad and see a condemned prisoner crumple and convulse.

The stricken journalist immediately left and composed a poem titled “I No Longer Sing of Che.” (“I no longer sing of Che any more than I would of Stalin,” go the first lines.)

Even as a youth, Ernesto Guevara’s writings revealed a serious mental illness. “My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood. Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any vencido that falls in my hands! With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!” This passage is from Ernesto Guevara’s famous Motorcycle Diaries, though Robert Redford somehow overlooked it while producing his heart-warming movie.

The Spanish word vencido, by the way, translates into “defeated” or “surrendered.” And indeed, the “acrid odor of gunpowder and blood” very, very rarely reached Guevara’s nostrils from anything properly describable as combat. It mostly came from the close-range murders of unarmed and defenseless men (and boys). Carlos Machado was 15 years old in 1963 when the bullets from the firing squad shattered his body. His twin brother and father collapsed beside Carlos from the same volley. All had resisted Castro and Che’s theft of their humble family farm, all refused blindfolds and all died sneering at their Communist murderers, as did thousands of their valiant countrymen. “‘Viva Cuba Libre! Viva Cristo Rey! Abajo Comunismo!’ The defiant yells would make the walls of La Cabana prison tremble,” wrote eyewitness to the slaughter, Armando Valladares.

The one genuine accomplishment in Che Guevara’s life was the mass-murder of defenseless men and boys. Under his own gun dozens died. Under his orders thousands crumpled. At everything else Che Guevara failed abysmally, even comically.

During his Bolivian “guerrilla” campaign, Che split his forces whereupon they got hopelessly lost and bumbled around, half-starved, half-clothed and half-shod, without any contact with each other for 6 months before being wiped out. They didn’t even have WWII vintage walkie-talkies to communicate and seemed incapable of applying a compass reading to a map. They spent much of the time walking in circles and were usually within a mile of each other. During this blundering they often engaged in ferocious firefights against each other.

“You hate to laugh at anything associated with Che, who murdered so many,” says Felix Rodriguez, the Cuban-American CIA officer who played a key role in tracking him down in Bolivia. “But when it comes to Che as ‘guerrilla’ you simply can’t help but guffaw.”

So for many, the questions remains: how did such an incurable doofus, sadist and epic idiot attain such iconic status?

The answer is that this psychotic and thoroughly unimposing vagrant named Ernesto Guevara de la Serna y Lynch had the magnificent fortune of linking up with modern history’s top press agent, Fidel Castro, who — from the New York Times’ Herbert Matthews in 1957, through CBS’s Ed Murrow in 1959 to CBS’s Dan Rather, to ABC’s Barbara Walters, to NBC’s Andrea Mitchell more recently — always had the mainstream media anxiously scurrying to his every beck and call and eating out of his hand like trained pigeons.

Had Ernesto Guevara not linked up with Raul and Fidel Castro in Mexico city that fateful summer of 1955 — had he not linked up with a Cuban exile named Nico Lopez in Guatemala the year before who later introduced him to Raul and Fidel Castro in Mexico City — everything points to Ernesto continuing his life of a traveling hobo, panhandling, mooching off women, staying in flophouses and scribbling unreadable poetry.

Che’s image is particularly ubiquitous on college campuses. But in the wrong places. He belongs in the marketing, PR and advertising departments. His lessons and history are fascinating and valuable, but only in light of P.T. Barnum. One born every minute, Mr. Barnum? If only you’d lived to see the Che phenomenon. Actually, ten are born every second.

His pathetic whimpering while dropping his fully-loaded weapons as two Bolivian soldiers approached him on Oct. 8 1967 (“Don’t shoot! I’m Che! I’m worth more to you alive than dead!”) proves that this cowardly, murdering swine was unfit to carry his victims’ slop buckets.

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  • PhillipGaley

    Although it's a fairly well done article, I think it would better saying something—in parallel with the actuality—about the psychology of how one vicious mind preys on others who are easily turned to a similar bent, inducing, fear and servile obedience, removing sense of humanity. And, I think that, though as yet unformed, there may be a little bit of the "Che technique" at work in the Occupy bunches or mobs, . . .

    • Miguel

      Well put! I still don't understand why this man has been so idealized around the world. When you look at Che and others ruthless killers you are really looking at demonic beings.

  • http://frontpage richard sherman

    We should all celebrate Che’s death by having a good bowel movement and watching it flush.

    • Mir

      i would also love to celebrate Bush death having a big bowel movement and watching it flush ……he murdered thousands and thousands of innocent people under the excuse of giving the world DEMOCRACY …my ASS….. what do u say now ?

  • DogWithoutSlippers

    The Democratic Party emulating Che in their various Election offices demonstrates their lack of factual reality. That Che is honored shows that murder is condoned if it can be twisted it into the heroic destruction of the establishment or the opposing party.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dana.harbaugh.94 Dana Harbaugh

    The Black Labrador in my photo is actually named "Noche Guevara"… as in No-Che Guevara… going on 10 years old… always love to tweek Liberals when I show them his dog tag.

  • Schlomotion

    With the help and financing of the men who killed John F. Kennedy, Mr. Fontova's hero Felix Rodriguez could not fail. Mr. Fontova should really go into detail about how the drunken wimps shot Che while he was tied up for fear that he might overpower them with his Super Che Power and vanish into thin air, and how they cut his hands off after death so he couldn't punch them with his immortal fists of fury. To this day, Mr. Fontova tries to portray himself as the ultimate outdoorsman in envy of Che Guevara.

    • Omar

      Schlomotion, quit your ignorance. Che was no hero. He destroyed Cuba's economy and society. Mr. Fontova is informing the people about the truth about the so-called "guerrilla warrior", who was really a mass-murderer who wanted to impose Communist totalitarianism in Latin America and around the world.

      • Schlomotion

        I know. Despite your desperate attempt to manage all perception of Che Guevara, I wasn't defending him. You guys are so shaky.

        • Omar

          No, Schlomotion. You are shaky. You keep posting your annoying totalitarian propaganda in order to annoy freedom fighters. Do us a favor and keep your ignorance to yourself.

          • Schlomotion

            "Annoy freedom fighters?" Are you talking about hasbarists or self-righteous brown diaper gusanos who didn't do anything during the Bay of Pigs?

          • Omar

            Schlomotion, quit calling them gusanos (meaning worms). That is really racist. The Castro dictatorship and its supporters and sympathizers are the real gusanos. That includes you.

          • Schlomotion

            I don't support the Castro dictatorship, but I support his military campaign that took the island. It's really a pretty good story, what with him becoming a lawyer, an anti-corruption activist, trying a legal challenge to Batista, and then finally organizing a military assault, and then winning. Then there was the part where he thwarted his own assassination and swam several miles back to Cuba. Not bad, really. If the Dulles brothers were not criminals themselves, and if the United States did not prefer military dictators and gangsters for administrators in countries they were plundering, we probably could have had good relations with Cuba and not driven them to the Soviet Union. You have to admit, if you took a small country, your own country, off the coast of the US, and the US responded by trying to kill you, you would get yourself the biggest nuclear weapon you could find and point it right at the balls of the US. Wouldn't you?

            Or would you let a military dictator run your country. Or would you take your country over and then cry and surrender when the US tries to roll you back? What kind of values are you advertising here? Acquiescence? Surrender? Submission? I don't get it.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Do you support the violence of Che and have several t-shirts with his pic on it?

            You know schlo, if Israel blows up a lot of nuclear facilities in Iran that would make a great story, are you going to get t-shirts about that too?

          • Omar

            Schlomotion, Castro was not an "anti-corruption" activist. In fact, he incited corruption even before he launched the violent military campaign against Batista. In 1948, Castro was partially responsible for intensifying the riots in Bogota, Colombia known as "El Bogotazo". Also, the JFK administration abandoned the Bay of Pigs operation. After the Missile Crisis in 1962, America pledged not only to not invade Castro's Cuba, but also to prevent anyone else from trying to overthrow the regime (the U.S. after October of 1962 became Fidel Castro's de facto protector). After 1962, the U.S. Coast Guard started arresting Cuban exiles who were trying to carry out raids against the regime in Havana. Mr. Fontova interviewed many of those exiles for his books. Also, Castro's anti-Americanism was inherited from his father, Angel Castro (who wasn't even Cuban. He was a Spaniard), who fought for the Spanish military during the Spanish-American War. Angel Castro opposed Cuban independence from Spain. A month after the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Castro regime tried to detonate department stores in Manhattan. The regime plotted to kill many innocent civilians in New York City ion the busiest shopping day of the year (Black Friday). Fortunately, the Cuban agents responsible were caught and arrested by the FBI, and were deported to Cuba. So, no, the United States wasn't and isn't aggressive towards the Castro regime in Cuba (if anything, America has been too generous towards the Castro regime). In fact it is the other way around. The Castro regime has tried at least twice to destroy the United States and transform it into a Communist totalitarian country. Also, many of the so-called "administrators" the Dulles brother opposed were Stalinists/Maoists who supported Soviet and Chinese imperialism. Those Communist autocrats wanted to impose Stalinism/Maoism on a people that rejected Communism (one of the most corrupt ideologies on the planet). Also, the United States placed an embargo on Batista and told him to leave Cuba for at least a year before Castro took power (the State Department and the CIA initially welcomed Castro's ouster of Batista. The United States was even one of the first countries to formally give diplomatic recognition to the Castro regime). Castro never tried a "legal challenge" on Batista. He wanted to overthrow Batista by violent means from the start. The politician who wanted to oust Batista by "legal challenge" (by elections rather than by fighting) was Carlos Marquez-Sterling, (the father of Manuel Marquez-Sterling, who wrote the book, Cuba 1952-1959: The True Story of Castro's Rise to Power, which tells the truth about how Castro became dictator, the truth that the left doesn't want the public to know) who took part in writing Cuba's 1940 Constitution. Quit repeating Stalinist/Maoist propaganda, Schlomotion. Keep your ignorance to yourself.

          • Schlomotion

            Castro did attempt to mount a legal challenge to Batista when he set up to run for the Cuban senate as an anti-corruption, anti-mafia candidate, but his campaign was squashed by Batista. Just assume you are talking to a Spanish speaker with a Political Science degree in Latin American Affairs, please.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Schlo, are you really pretending to be credible on anything?

          • Omar

            Castro never ran for the Cuban Senate. He tried to overthrow the Batista regime by force. Again, read Manuel Marquez-Sterling's book for the truth about 1950s Cuba.

          • Schlomotion

            1952, dude. He ran for Congress, and Batista had a coup instead.

          • Omar

            Yes, Batista's coup happened in 1952, but Castro did not run for public office. Also, do you think the Soviet-backed regimes in Eastern Europe were better? Eastern European countries had to wait from the 1930s (when the Nazis occupied many countries in Europe) to 1989 (when the Soviet bloc collapsed) to regain their freedom. You happen to support an ideology (communism) that was responsible for the deaths of more than 100 million people in peace time. You also support Communism's main allies (Islamism). Enough with supporting extremist regimes.

          • Schlomotion

            No. I don't think Soviet-backed regimes in Eastern Europe are better. And I despise the people who are turning the United States into one of those countries through their security-instead-of-freedom ideology and their embezzling of tax dollars to build a surveillance state. Romney, Obama. There are two extremist regimes right there. Under either of them, infrastructure will collapse more, education will slide more, drones will be released in America more, standard of living will decrease more, and international business law will overtake domestic law more.

            I have not supported Communism or Islamism in my life.

          • Omar

            Romney is not extreme at all. He is a great American patriot. Ron Paul, on the other hand, supports appeasing America's enemies.

    • UCSPanther

      You're a leftist. Just come out and admit it.

      • Schlomotion

        I'm not. I'm a libertarian. Me and Jay Severin.

        • Drakken

          Your a commi loving, marxist inspired, muslim supporting, jew hating leftist POS. Can't wait until Darwin awards you everything your worth.

        • UCSPanther

          I'm more of a Libertarian than you will ever be. I do not worship dictator's lackeys unlike you, phoney.

          • Schlomotion

            "I'm more of a Libertarian than you will ever be." Ha! Oh, man. Clear the decks.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Schlo, anyone that admires Castro's rise to power can't pretend to be libertarian.

            It just isn't possible.

          • Schlomotion

            If you can be 49 and 14 at the same time, anything is possible.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            See, no credibility. You just revert to personal insults.
            Did they teach you that when you were digging around in the cracker jack box trying to find your " Just assume you are talking to a Spanish speaker with a Political Science degree in Latin American Affairs, please." Expertise?

        • Omar

          Right. So you support the isolationist Ron Paul, don't you, Schlomotion?

          • Schlomotion

            Yes I do. Also, refraining from fighting Israel's wars for them does not constitute isolationism. You are simply on the wrong side of the American national interest and the wrong side of the Constitution, and really, on the wrong side of which country we live in. I refer you to Ron Paul's quote to Wolf Blitzer:

            An isolationist is a protectionist that builds walls around their country, they don’t like the trade, they don’t like to travel about the world, and they like to put sanctions on different countries. So some of the people who call me that, are actually much more in favor of sanctions and limited trade, they’re the ones who don’t want to trade with Cuba and they want to put sanctions on anybody who blinks their eye at them. And yet, the opposite is what we believe in, we believe Nixon did the right thing by opening up trade doors with China, because that is when we quit killing each other and we are more at peace, which we better be, because they have become our banker. So non-intervention is quite a bit different since what the founders advised was to get along with people, trade with people, and to practice diplomacy, rather than having this militancy of telling people what to do and how to run the world and building walls around our own country. That is isolationism, it’s a far cry from what we believe in.

            .

            As you see, he even referenced your group of people, the anti-Cubans.

          • Omar

            We are not anti-Cubans at all. We are anti-Castro and anti-totalitarianism. We support freedom and democracy for Cuba. We support the Cuban people's struggle for freedom and democracy for their country, which is currently run by the Monster of the Caribbean (the Castro brothers) for over 50 years. Ron Paul's foreign policy is a leftist's foreign policy. He believes in appeasing the enemy because he sees freedom-supporting America and its allies as terrorists, and the Islamist jihadists who want world domination as freedom fighters (when in reality, it is the other way around). No wonder Ron Paul is supported by the so-called "Occupy" movement (the neo-communist movement that seeks to destroy capitalism and transform the United States into a Communist totalitarian country). You, Ron Paul and your fellow leftist friends are on the wrong side of America's national interests and the wrong side of the Constitution. On the other hand, Mitt Romney supports America, its allies, democracy and freedom around the world. He knows how the Constitution works, unlike Ron Paul, who believes in appeasing the enemy. Mitt Romney supports freedom for all people.

          • Schlomotion

            Mitt Romney is a yes man who stashes his money on Grand Cayman. He endorses the same kind of crappy soc.ialistic programs as Obama. Also, he kisses the rear end of foreigners, promising them whatever they want as long as they slide him some campaign money. He lives in three states and is a proper resident of none. Don't pretend to tell me what my own governor is like.

          • Omar

            Mitt Romney is a real American hero, unlike Ron Paul (who believes in surrendering to our enemies.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Shariamotion is a typical Socialist.

    • Zionista

      envy – something you know well – it's the only thing an irrelevant, jealous nobody like you has

    • יותר טוב ממך, ​​חזיר

      blah blah blah …

      You're losing the war, anus-in-motion: A new, pro-Israel president is about to be elected.

      Savor it, pig.

    • Ghostwriter

      I'm on Mr. Fontova's side on this one,Schlobrain. Fidel Castro's regime murdered millions. And so did Che Guevara. Besides,Mr. Fontova's originally FROM Cuba so at least he knows what he's talking about,unlike you,who parrots the most idiotic things and wanting the rest of the world to believe that what you say is true.

  • tagalog

    Che Guevara was iconic for two reasons: (1) he achieved prominence as Castro's executioner of the Batista goons, and (2) he had that great photograph that made him look so handsome and romantic that you could transfer to a T-shirt. A third reason is that he entered the public light just after his Cuban Revolution mass murders and achieved prominence as the Baby Boomers were entering their college years, so that he was on the right spot (like Mao) to be a poster boy for adolescent and post-adolescent dreams of overturning everything. Remember, a lot of Boomers liked the Manson Family too.

  • Omar

    The world needs to know the truth about Che Guevara. Che was a mass murderer, not a hero. The world needs to embrace real heroes, like George Washington and Vaclav Havel, not the Communist thug, Che, who killed 14,000 innocent Cubans and many other innocent people in the Third World. Thank you, Mr. Fontova, for exposing the truth about Che the thug.

    • Schlomotion

      And I suppose the 20,000 Cubans killed by Batista deserved it?

      • יותר טוב ממך

        nice try at a complete red herring, you filth ….

        by the way, you're losing the war, anus-in-motion: A new, pro-Israel president is about to be elected.

        Savor it, pig.

      • Omar

        Schlomotion, stop posting Castro lies and propaganda. Batista did not kill 20,000 Cubans. Only 3,000 people died during Batista's seven years in power. Check this link: http://www.jeffjacoby.com/278/castros-true-legacy
        Also, Batista's regime was not brutal the way the Castro/MSM/Academia propaganda claimed it to be. If Batista's regime was really "brutal", the Castro brothers would have been dead over 50 years ago. Instead, the Castro brothers founded and rules the longest (and currently the only) dictatorship in the Western Hemisphere. You should also read Manuel Marquez-Sterling's book, Cuba 1952-1959: The True Story of Castro's Rise to Power, to know the truth about what Cuba was really like before the Castro brothers took over and destroyed a prosperous country. The link to the website and book is here: http://cuba1952-1959.blogspot.com/

        • Schlomotion

          The figure I gave is from Conflict, Order, and Peace in the Americas by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. The Cuba Center says 3,000. 3,000 is between 1000 and 20,000. I am also familiar with Jeff Jacoby's column. He was dismissed for recycling unsourced material. I am enjoying the links you are sending me. We should add Batista's partnerships with Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano in when we are considering death tolls and just how righteous a leader Batista was.

          • Omar

            Schlomotion, the LBJ School of Public Affairs is just like most universities around the country: hubs for radical, far-left ideologies. Of course the "academics" there (much like any other university) are going to publish Castro regime propaganda and lie about the casualties under Batista. In fact, the "20,000" casualties figure was completely made up by none other than Castro's July 26th Movement (M-26-7). The Cuba Center is correct about the 3,000 casualties figure. Also, Jeff Jacoby was dismissed for publishing articles about the truth, not because he was "recycling unsourced material". He is a conservative political pundit who was writing on a left-wing website. Of course there was going to be a problem. Again, quit sourcing Castro propaganda and learn the truth about Cuba from these websites: http://www.hfontova.com
            http://babalublog.com
            http://therealcuba.com
            http://cuba1952-1959.blogspot.com
            http://www.cubacenter.org

          • Schlomotion

            I think it's funny that you are trying to instruct me on a columnist from my own city newspaper. I'll look over your sites. Even with the 3,000 casualties figure, that measures up pretty well to the amount of people Che Guevara either personally shot or ordered executed. It might even exceed the figure. Still, all of this killing is equally disgraceful.

            It's pretty interesting what a paranoid view you have of the American university system. I paid my way through college. I didn't have any problem speaking my mind, taking my classes, doing my classwork. I was never accosted or persecuted by "leftists." There were a few occasions, Bill Clinton's secret service told me to "shut my F$%^&ing walkie talkie off" once. One of Lenora Fulani's shills tried to get in my face once and demand I sign a petition. There was a lot of rape (cultural) accusations by some traveling Claremont McKenna scammers, but by and large, the most harassing and fanatical group on campus was Boston Church of Christ. I wouldn't say that universities are any more susceptible to "radical" leftist ideologies than they are susceptible to "radical" rightist ones. If anything the biggest subverters of colleges seem to be corporate commercial interests.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            BS from Shariamotion.

            Socialists have carved out islands in universities and strictly control who is permitted into their islands of socialism and disinformation.

            End Tenure for professors and you'll see Freedom return to Universities.

          • Omar

            I'm not paranoid about the American university system. I'm telling you the truth. In fact, i learned about the truth about the university system from the David Horowitz Freedom Center, whose members took many trips to universities across the United States to learn how corrupt the radical "academic" faculties really are. As for the casualties under Che, the Black Book of Communism documents that over 14,000 people were killed by the Castro regime during the 1960s alone. That is almost 5 times the number of casualties under Batista. The fact remains that Cuba has been devastated by tyranny since 1959.

          • Schlomotion

            You're hilarious. I learned about the university system by going to a university. I learned David Horowitz's opinion on the university system when he was trying to use the university system as a vehicle to attack the university system.

    • mir

      If Che was a mass murderer then what do u call George Bush ? i think he the Bush killed 100 times more what Che did ….Che killed 14 thousand innocent , and bush killed reported 80 thousands Iraqies and around the same numbers whose bodies were not found and their families are still searching for some information about them if they r alive or dead ( of course all r dead) . now my dear would u like to compare Bush with any other #1 MURDERER IN THE WORLD? Its a point to PONDER….SUCK IT …

  • dmw

    Yes, thank you again Mr. Fontova for helping the world to remember the real Che. And thanks to the almost two dozen men ("Green Berets") of the 8th Special Forces Group (Airborne) of Fort Gulick, Canal Zone who went to stand up and train a Bolivian "Lancero" (Ranger) battalion to look for and find Che.

  • cruiser navy 67

    And this a man the State Department used as a hero for Cubans.

    • dmw

      No wonder — "Once people start to cast their vote based on a feeling, personal appearance of the candidate, his race or religious beliefs, the whole nation will become just one dysfunctional family—a perfect brewing condition for pushing the idea of socialism or other form of dictatorship on them." — Robert Buchar !!

    • SoCalMike

      I'd love to know more about this.
      The State Department seems to have this infestation problem for some time now.

      • cruiser navy 67

        The State Department was endorsing something and picked this man as a hero to the Cuban people. I did read it on the web, but not sure were, sorry.

        • cruiser navy 67

          It was something that I remember Hillary Clinton endorsed.

          • trickyblain

            You saw it on the Internet. It must be true!

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            You read it in Pravda and the NY Times. It must be true!

  • JakeTobias

    Che looks like a rock star.

    Before there were rock stars! That is why he is so big in America. A true revolutionary. And he looks cool. I am convinced that is the whole of it.

    Now there is a lawsuit over the image. First, the actual photographer, Alberto Korda, who took the photo in 1960, sued Smirnoff Vodka (originally a company founded by an illiterate Russian peasant, who was a victim of the Tzars nationalizing all alcohol, and then fled for his life from the Bolsheviks), for unlawful use of the image. He donated an out-of-court settlement of $50,000 to the Cuban health care system. You have to admire that kind of faith.

    And now, one Jim Fitzpatrick, is attempting to copyright his more famous "version" of the Che image (he's a regular Andy Warhol). To stop its commercialization. I think he's too late.

    Based on everything I have read about Che, there is no doubt in my mind, if he had come into $50,000, he would have spent it on wine, women, and song (like Negros would do, according to Che). Forget murder. He's a rock star who died young. Unfortunate, in a way. Because it's the perfect ending for a legendary rock star.

    • Western Canadian

      I can’t get hold of the idea that he had any appeal…. He looked like an ape. But to compare him to an ape, would be insulting to the ape.

    • Questions

      Say this for Che: At least he had the right idea about Negroes. On everything else, this douchebag was wrong.

      • Ghostwriter

        Bigotry,thy name is Questions.

  • BLJ

    Anyone who glorifies this lowlife or wears one of his t-shirts is an idiot. Che was human feces and deserved much worse than we he got in the end. Hollywood and the Left's infatuation with this clown is par for the course.

    The picture posted should be the one on t-shirts.

    • Questions

      In all fairness, Hollywood's "infatutation" of Che has been very limited. Robert Redford helped finance a small indie picture about him several years ago. Big whoop. He's backed dozens of pictures over the years, most of which have had nothing to do with Communism. As for Stephen Soderbergh (a consistently excellent filmmaker), his four-hour long Che biopic was entirely funded by outside money and NOT by a mainline studio. And he has grown very critical of Communism as of late. John Podhoretz, movie critic for The Weekly Standard, wrote as much. And I wouldn't classify Podhoretz as a liberal.

  • LindaRivera

    This utterly EVIL being will receive his proper punishment from God.

    God warns in the Bible. Punishment is Mine. I will repay.

  • LindaRivera

    Rest in eternal peace all you brave HEROES who fought and died for FREEDOM for Cuba!
    You fought for freedom for ALL people, not just Cubans. Thank you. Forever.

  • Jeanne T.

    I have read many of Mr. Fontova's articles over the past few years here at FP and other sites, and am very grateful to him for exposing this monster.

  • Batista

    What a garbage article. While I don't agree with what Fidel and Che did and I hate communism, I respect the guts these guys had to go to Cuba to fight a country's army. I think that takes more courage that any of you will ever have. Also all this talk of how he would have become a hobo if he didn't meet Castro is laughable. Che was a doctor from a wealthy Argentinian family, if his adventures through south and Central America had turned to nothing he would have gone back to Argentina and had a comfortably life as a physician.

    • Omar

      Che was not a doctor. No university in Argentina ever found a copy of his medical degree. Che was a medical school drop-out. He dropped out of medical school without graduating. In fact, on his last day alive, when he was trying to play nice with his captors in the Bolivian Army, the army had a wounded soldier. Che said, "Oh, should I help?". The Bolivian officer then asked, "What are you a doctor?" And Che said, "No, but I have some knowledge of medicine". So on his last day alive, Che admitted that he was not a doctor. Quit repeating Castro regime propaganda.

  • Anamah

    Today I've received an email with an incredible history of Che according with revelations from the CIA and KBG. It says this criminal was Jewish??? This email says he new about by his mother just before her death… in 1965, then he went to Middle East and Israel via Cyprus under false name… to talk with his cousin Ariel Sharon… I find this absolutely ridicule. Maybe Humberto knows this farce… seems to be "the new history" from Progressives authors. Have you read about this?

  • Steve Jobs

    You're a muppet, compared to Che how many people have the Americans killed in Vietnam, Cuba, Afghanistan… etc. etc..

    • Omar

      And you think victims of Stalinism/Maoism deserved their fate? Quit repeating Communist totalitarian propaganda and learn from the facts.

      • mir

        And what about the propaganda of America ? lolzzzzzz…..America is founded on the base of propaganda , its look like that …