Monday, February 18, 2008
Che Guervara and Obama Supporters
Che Guevara and the Obama Campaign
From the page: "The U.S. is the great enemy of mankind!" raved Ernesto "Che" Guevara in 1961. "Against those hyenas there is no option but extermination. We will bring the war to the imperialist enemies' very home, to his places of work and recreation. The imperialist enemy must feel like a hunted animal wherever he moves. Thus we'll destroy him! We must keep our hatred against them (the U.S.) alive and fan it to paroxysms!"
Compared to Che Guevara, Ahmadinejad sounds like the Dalai Lama.
I've always been a little bit disturbed by the images of Che Guervara, on tee shirts or used as avatatars on blogs. Do people honestly know what this guy did and the terror and suffering that he brought on so many people? Why would even the American left wish to be identified with this monster? It's ironic that leftists attempt to compare conservatives with Hitler yet willingly line themselves up with a nut job that could have left Hitler in the dust
Scary is, that now we see where supporters of Barrack Obama actually hang posters of Che and a Cuban flag in an Obama campaign office and the news media keeps quiet about it. The actions of these campaign workers are admonished as being "inappropriate". My next question would be is it inappropriate because of the atrocities committed by Che, or because of the fact that such images could hurt Obama in this election cycle?
Obama is to the the left of Hillary Clinton, I wonder just exactly how much to the left he is? I'm sure that he's not going to unleash a reign of terror on the American people, but I have to wonder just exactly how far he may attempt to take his socialist ideology.