Saturday, January 31, 2009
Che: A Hero of the 20th Century?
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What would a week be like without me writing about Cuba? I don't know. I don't think it's happened yet. So here is your weekly dose of the rantings of a Canadian about a corrupt government that enslaves its people and tells them it's for their own good...
I recently downloaded from The Pirate Bay the new Che movie with Benicio del Toro. Just because I wanted to see what kind of one-sided propaganda style of film this was going to be without supporting the film monetarily. I never got around to watching it, but it did motivate me to do some research online to see how many people actually thought Che was a hero.
One of the first websites I found was a website called MoreOrLess which lists heroes and killers of the 20th century. Surprisingly Che is listed in the Heroes category along side of the Dalai Lama and Rosa Parks. In his bio on the site there is no mention of the cold blooded killing machine we all know. It's almost like the person writing the site watched "Motorcycle Diaries" and decided Che was awesome.
I wonder what Rosa Parks would say about being categorized as a hero by the same people who think a mass murderer is a hero? Or maybe we should ask the embodiment of peace and serenity himself the Dalai Lama.
Tonight I'm going to sit down in front of my computer and watch the pirated copy of the infamous Che movie and post a review in the coming days for all of you to read. If you need to watch this movie for any reason please do not pay money to go, just "steal" it, I'll post up the link to the torrent along with my revue.