Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Words that will change your view on Che Guevara


If a human being talks this way and fights the way he did for the freedoom of others, this is called a humanitary person. His words in this video have moved me, I have been searching and reading so much about his life, and I found this video that has confirmed to my doubt about his ways in the revolution. He is definitely not a coldblooded murderer like they say. Haters people that just want to taint his image take the advantage of the killing done in the revolution to make him look like his a murderer not a hero.

Che talking to the world in words that reach your heart ♥

y sobre todo, sean siempre capaces de sentir en lo más hondo cualquier injusticia cometida contra cualquiera en cualquier parte del mundo. Es la cualidad más linda de un revolucionario

The true story of Che by Jon Lee Anderson`~ book

Che Guevara  Song;

Che Guevara

Monday, April 29, 2013

Gandhi and the guerilla

The way Gandhi handle revolution was motivated by the religions of India. 

Despite his own convictions, Che Guevara understood India’s non-violent resistance as arising from a cultural context in which war was distant from the spirit of the people

Jean-Paul Sartre was impressed enough by Ernesto Che Guevara (1928-1967) to call him “the most complete human being of our age” after Che’s death. It was a reference to the Renaissance man, whom Sartre exhorted for possessing fraternal as well as revolutionary ideals. Che, the Marxist revolutionary from Argentina, who became the major figure of the Cuban Revolution, had also spoken of “the New Man”, who would be a gender-blind, anti-imperialist, selfless worker of the people. He contrasted this to the American penchant for producing the “safe subject”, who is geared towards ushering “the revolution of the toilets”
Che battled hard to restore his social and political optimism by upturning America’s hegemony in Cuba. Soon after the revolution was successful, Fidel Castro sent Che as an emissary to a number of countries including India. In this 45th year of Che’s death, which occurred on the October 9, I give here a recollection of Che’s visit to India in 1959, as first described by Om Thanvi jn Jansatta (translated and published in English as ‘The Roving Revolutionary,’ Himal, December 2007http://himalmag.com/component/content/article/1349-The-roving-revolutionary.html) dwelling briefly on his interest in Nehru, noting his remarks on India and more emphatically, drawing out the significance of his brief comments on Gandhi.

he and his delegation met Nehru in his office in New Delhi. Che later said Nehru met them with the “amiable familiarity of a patriarchal grandfather,” Thanvi documents. That comment on Nehru’s demeanour perhaps bordered on sarcasm. However, Che is said to have had an admiration for Nehru. Jon Lee Anderson wrote in his book Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life that Che read The Discovery of India with interest, “underlining and scribbling comments about passages he found thought-provoking”. Anderson unfortunately did not furnish us with those passages. But it is possible to imagine Che being impressed by Nehru’s zeal for industrialisation within a socialist mode of state-controlled productivity. In his recorded impressions of India, Che had approvingly observed that India “had to be industrialised as a base for future economic development”.

Picture of contrast
But Che contrasted these welcoming signs with “the most abject misery”, which he observed during his visit to Calcutta. It opened his eyes to India’s stark social inequalities. In his impressions, which Thanvi sourced and published. Che began by comparing India’s soil with the soil of Egypt — which he had recently visited — finding India’s soil superior to that of the desert country. However, he proceeded to point out that “social injustice has resulted in an arbitrary distribution of land where a few have a lot and many have nothing”.
Though Che put the problem of economic disparities on record, he subtly avoided being judgemental about Nehruvian India. Che’s overall tone was optimistic rather than harsh. He was probably following Fidel Castro’s directives to get friendly with countries close to the socialist bloc. Che also offered to help the “brother people” of Kashmir when an earthquake struck the place near the end of his two-week visit. Even though it was about a non-political event, Che’s desire to help Kashmir and his use of the endearing phrase “brother people” evoke a sense of comradeship in the thick of calamity.
Perhaps the most significant remark Che made in his impressions was this: “In India, the word war is so distant from the spirit of the people that they did not use it even in the tensest moments of their struggle for independence.” This observation can serve to illuminate Che’s admiration for Gandhi’s method of resistance that was largely responsible for India’s non-militaristic struggle during the anti-colonial movement. Che called Gandhi a “mystic figure” but did not elaborate on that description. In an interview on All India Radio to journalist K.P. Bhanumathy, as documented by Thanvi, Che said, “You have Gandhi and an old philosophical heritage; in our Latin America we have neither. That is why our mindset has developed differently.” The mindset of politics, in Che’s inference, depends on the presence or absence of an old culture of thought. By that statement, Che endorses the crucial importance of a tradition of contemplation prior to modernity. Che perhaps also implied that without such a tradition, a figure like Gandhi was impossible. For it was Gandhi alone who had challenged the ideology of modernity and churned out a political response against it.

Of merit
Even as Che asserted to Bhanumathy that the “practical revolutionary initiates his own struggle simply fulfilling laws foreseen by Marx”, he conceded that Gandhi’s struggle had merit. For a man following the laws of revolution, Che’s estimation of Gandhi reveals his broadmindedness about political practices coming from a different historical context as well as his recognition of ideas resistant to the violence of history.
In his interview at AIR, Che had to face an awkward moment when Bhanumathy told him, “communist dogmas won’t be accepted by a multi-religious society”. In the face of this provocation, Che avoided calling himself a communist and asserted instead that he was a socialist who believed in equality and freedom from exploitation. But he drove a fundamental point home, saying, “The struggle for freedom starts from the hunger of the people.”
If Gandhi’s struggle stemmed from a critique of violence, Che’s ideology was an attack against a system that instilled violence by violating the basic necessities of people. For Che, hunger is a violent condition forced upon the hungry, and he finds violence an unavoidable method to counter that condition. For Gandhi, violence is a boomerang, which, once unleashed against the oppressor, would return to chase the oppressed. Despite Che’s close ties to violence, his endorsement of Gandhi’s non-violent struggle as a historical possibility is food enough for revolutionary thought.
(Manash Bhattacharjee is a political scientist and writer.)

When Che Guevara came to India: Om Thanvi

The fact that farmers could be so extremely poor while heavy industry was thriving deeply disturbed Che, as did the inequality of landholdings in India. He found it unjust that “a few have much and many do not have anything.” At the same time, he was deeply impressed by how the Hindu religion protected its cattle wealth, which he saw as the backbone of the rural economy. Both of these understandings would help Che define his own ideologies in later years.



Saturday, April 20, 2013

What I didn't know about Che Guevara

Free Spirit

“Let the world change you and you can change the world”  Che Guevara

I always heard about El Che in my young years, but I never gave any interest in his life story, it never got my  attention. After years I learned a little about him what I heard people talk about my cuban older family members I heard he was a Fidel Castro aliado, friends, Communist, Revolutionary and that he had killed many people, 
that is all I heard, up until now that my son has awakening in me this interest in knowing about this mans life.
Even though I’m Cuban and I was born before he was killed, but I hardy remember in school or any studying about him, I know that I most of had some teaching in school about his life , but I really don’t remember. I only knew the little things that were said about him. And this is how I got this urge to research on his life. I have just gone through videos and scriptures from people that really knew him, videos of his daughter and guerrilleros that fought with him in the revolution. Alot of people hate Che, but alot love him too. My opinion is not important to others, just to me. I have a deep compation for the story of his life, to me he was just a man who follow his ideals and through a revolution that made it impossible to show how he really was inside. He had to kill because in a revolution theres no other options. But the ideal he had was what made him who he is to many people now.
by Elena Toledo

This is only the begining of this article I told myself to write inspired by the people that hate Che Guevara.
They inspire me because they talk alot of things without any facts, no pure sources from real people that knew Guevara. These haters need to read more, we should never judge without a proof of the existing topic.
I don't know anything, but I have been hours watching videos of people that knew him in this journey. 
So I just advice who ever has not informed themselves in this topic to do so like I am doing now. 
If I find any other sources that will defined Che as a cold blooded murderer I will for sure drop my towel. Remember this, he didn't killed innocent people. I have read about this, as I said. The Army from Bolivia killed a woman in a farm, where Che was traveling, a femal farmer coming out of her house running for her life, they shut her down. Supposedly she was helping Che and his rebels in some way. 

He did many things. He was a revolutionary who fought against the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in Cuba. He tried to create a similar revolution in Bolivia with a small guerrilla group and was killed by the Bolivian army with assistance from the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency. Since his death he has become a symbol of the revolutionary fighting against unjust military dictatorships of which there were too many in Latin America from the 1960s to the 1990s.

This is something Conservatives like to "make-up" and spread to the masses. I hear it a lot, "Che is a murderer", "Che was evil", "Che was bloodthirsty"

Heres something from * Jon Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life"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."

Brother of Che Guevara.

Ernestico Guevara son of Che Guevara speaks

Letter from Che Guevara to his children.

Jon Lee Anderson talks about Che Guevara, short paragraph

But I had found Che serving as the inspiration for young kids who were with the guerrillas in the mountains of El Salvador. I remember a girl in the backwoods of rebel-held Chalatenango, whose parents, who were also underground elsewhere, sent her letters containing quotes of Che’s, so as to encourage her and inspire her. She regarded him as a kind of godlike role model. It struck me that there was this 16 year old girl, in 1990, who spoke about Che Guevara much as a girl in Minnesota might talk about Prince or some pop celebrity of the time. I was struck by that, and by the realization that although it had been years since he’d been on any poster; and that Che was essentially ‘gone’ from the First World, he remained a potent, totemic symbol in the battlegrounds of the Third World. I found it was the same in the Polisario. It was interesting to see that the Sahrawis had created a Che-like figure out of their own early martyr-figure, a guy called Luali Moustafa, whose photos, and whose story of battle and struggle and death too seemed a conscious echo of Che’s symbolism. Che was somehow a Christ-like figure. He died for us.