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Monday, October 09, 2017

An Irish stamp marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Che Guevara has aroused the ire of Cuban-Americans. The stamp features the iconic image of the Argentine-born revolutionary by Dublin artist Jim Fitzpatrick. ... Che Guevara played a key role in the Cuban revolution that overthrew the dictator Batista in 1959. He was the son of a civil engineer with Irish roots, Ernesto Guevara Lynch.

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The Story Behind Che's Iconic Photo
Fashion photographer Alberto Korda took Che Guevara's pictures hundreds of times in the 1960s.
One stuck.
www.smithsonianmag.com

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-10-09 09:43 AM | Reply

Great idea, Doc. Honor a socialist who executed thousands.

www.therealcuba.com

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-09 09:48 AM | Reply

Lol

#3 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-10-09 09:52 AM | Reply

Gotta love this ridiculous 5 minute puff piece video. Everyone should watch and listen for any mention of Che Guevara's crimes.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-09 09:53 AM | Reply

Were you wearing your Che beret when you posted this?

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-09 09:54 AM | Reply

Nulli, which meme did you lift that thought from, send me over a copy dude, good stuff.

#6 | Posted by Lohocla at 2017-10-09 10:01 AM | Reply

--Nulli, which meme did you lift that thought from

I don't lift thoughts, I create the memes.

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-09 10:02 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Sure you do, and I'm the King of Siam.

#8 | Posted by Lohocla at 2017-10-09 10:48 AM | Reply

For the anniversary Satan said Che can skip the Pineapple Enema today.

#9 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2017-10-09 10:56 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Mark this date down. I agree with Nulli.

#10 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2017-10-09 12:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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"An Irish stamp marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Che Guevara has aroused the ire of Cuban-Americans."

Americans should mind their own business.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-09 12:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Great idea, Doc. Honor a socialist who executed thousands.

www.therealcuba.com

#2 | Posted by nullifidian

That is the way of the left.

#12 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-09 04:30 PM | Reply

Americans should mind their own business.

#11 | Posted by snoofy

That is what England and Israel said to o'bummer.

#13 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-09 04:32 PM | Reply

POSTED BY DOC_SARVIS

Man, you pull their chain and they ring like bells....apropo for ding-a-lings

#14 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-10-09 05:12 PM | Reply

Ernie was indeed part Irish.

He was also a cruel mass murderer with an insane racist imperialist streak to him.

#15 | Posted by Tor at 2017-10-09 05:19 PM | Reply

He was also a cruel mass murderer with an insane racist imperialist streak to him.
#15 | POSTED BY TOR

don't understand the racist, imperialist part...CIA killed him so his murderers sorta' proved
his point...he was in fact a true believer but it'd be hard to say if he killed more people than
Batista or united fruit/CIA in central america

#16 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-10-09 05:48 PM | Reply

In nations tyrannically ruled by oligarchs throughout South and Central America, Che Guevara is synonymous with the idea of throwing off the chains of American imperialism and military caudillos. The reality is that his tactics were no less violent than the tactics of those he fought against. The only arguable saving grace was that he was nominally on the side of the poor, the disenfranchised and the helpless. (Not that that made any difference to the people who were killed fighting his revolutions.)

#17 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-10-09 06:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

--#17 | Posted by moder8

Were you wearing a Che Guevara beret when you posted that drivel?

#18 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-09 07:45 PM | Reply

#17 | POSTED BY MODER8

yeah..you should be wearin' the hat, shame nullis' dad didn't wear one...lol

#19 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-10-09 08:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

en.m.wikipedia.org(film)
from the book of the same name

#20 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-10-09 08:38 PM | Reply

Viva la revolucion!!! ✊

#21 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-10-09 08:42 PM | Reply

So you like people like this, too?

testing.therealcuba.com

#22 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-09 08:45 PM | Reply

"Gotta love this ridiculous 5 minute puff piece video. Everyone should watch and listen for any mention of Che Guevara's crimes."

We can just ignore the crimes of the Batista regime because he wasn't a socialist.

#23 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-10 08:48 AM | Reply

Ah, the undying love of a marxist mass murderer. They "always" start out so loving and caring for the masses, till they're not. Who would have ever guessed

#24 | Posted by Daniel at 2017-10-10 08:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--We can just ignore the crimes of the Batista regime because he wasn't a socialist.

How many Batista posters, shirts, berets are sold every year?

For all your shopping needs...

www.amazon.com

#25 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-10 09:05 AM | Reply

Che was a an objectively horrible human being regardless of how bad Batista was. Ireland diminishes itself by playing into the mythology that exists around this scumbag all because he looked cool in a beret.

#26 | Posted by Sully at 2017-10-10 09:28 AM | Reply

#1 it's Ireland...I'd think american citizens would at least acknowledge their sovereignty and
the right to print their own stamp.
#2 it's Ireland...Ask someone from Ireland what their opinion is of oppressive imperialism and
see if they don't conflate Che with someone like Michael Collins
#3 educate yourself about companies like united fruit and CIA involvement in central and
south america
#4 he was fighting a war.. consider this carefully as we as a nation concern ourselves with NK
I think Che would have pointed to this sort of situation as one of the reasons his poster
is still popular

#27 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-10-10 12:33 PM | Reply

"In nations tyrannically ruled by oligarchs throughout South and Central America, Che Guevara is synonymous with the idea of throwing off the chains of American imperialism and military caudillos. The reality is that his tactics were no less violent than the tactics of those he fought against."

And the irony is that all the socialists really ever achieved was replacing the existing caudillos with those of thier own choosing. And the replacements were often far worse than the predecessors. See Venezuela...

That being said, I think that this stamp has as much to do with a very iconic piece of art as it does with the man himself. Revolutionary socialism is dead...it's not going to kill anyone else. Most who wear the "Che" image are simply doing so out of rebellion. It's not that different than millions of Asian kids who wear Nazi imagery.

#28 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-10-10 01:56 PM | Reply

Critics seem to forget, ignore or are ignorant about the relationship between Ireland and Socialism. Socialism was a mainstay of the IRA's efforts to get rid of English imperialistic rule in their country. So there is no surprise when the Irish sympathize with a socialist like Guevera.

#29 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-10 02:25 PM | Reply

"Critics seem to forget, ignore or are ignorant about the relationship between Ireland and Socialism. Socialism was a mainstay of the IRA's efforts to get rid of English imperialistic rule in their country. So there is no surprise when the Irish sympathize with a socialist like Guevera."

Maybe that was the case, but like so many other smart countries, they rejected socialism in favor of free markets. Which is why they have become the success they are today.

#30 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-10-10 02:41 PM | Reply

"...they rejected socialism in favor of free markets." - #30 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-10-10 02:41 PM

Somalia is the only contemporary example of a country whose economic system would be described as "free markets."

#31 | Posted by Hans at 2017-10-10 02:54 PM | Reply

"Somalia is the only contemporary example of a country whose economic system would be described as "free markets."

Somalia doesn't even appear on the radar:

en.wikipedia.org

#32 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-10-10 03:16 PM | Reply

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