Saturday, April 20, 2013

What I didn't know about Che Guevara

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“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.


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Elena Toledo said...

Elenushka Toledo
Ability is what you’re capable of doing, motivation determines what you do, and attitude determines how well you do it. This man had it!!

Elena Toledo said...

Only the good die young!!!!

Paula Agostini said...

I like it, is a really interesting story, for many it should be a sensitive subject and for others something the really like, but the fact is if you don't know it or don't like it , respect the ones who does.

Elena Toledo said...