Ernesto Guevara de la Serna. You may know him as simply “Che” but the former is actually the name given to him upon his birth in Argentina. A few of his more memorable quotes appear below:
“I don’t care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting.”
“In fact, if Christ himself stood in my way, I, like Nietzsche, would not hesitate to squish him like a worm”
“Hatred as an element of the struggle; a relentless hatred of the enemy, impelling us over and
beyond the natural limitations that man is heir to and transforming him into an effective, violent,
selective and cold killing machine. Our soldiers must be thus; a people without hatred cannot vanquish a brutal enemy.”
I am able to get a pretty good idea of what this man was about by reading the above quotes. Apparently, many people in this country are not so similarly able. Or, more frighteningly, they are, and actually agree with his philosophy. I decided to write this article after seeing a video of a woman shouting about revolution, capitalism and imperialism. She appeared rather angry and I noticed that she was wearing a “Che” t-shirt. I wondered whether she realized who this guy really was. I concluded from her rhetoric that she was fully aware and further concluded that there was no helping someone like this.