Monday, December 29, 2008

Profile: Che Guevara

Ah, this is perfect for the new movie that just came out. Except... we can't really imagine sitting in a theater for four hours straight, even with the intermission. The last time we did that was for "Hamlet"... Kenneth Branaugh's, not Mel Gibson's, of course.


  1. I always wonder what would have happened if we ever made up a Jewish rumor. How far would the Intertubes take it?...

    Stupid integrity.

  2. Che Guevara. A homophobe, an anti-Semite and an old school racist (he once quipped that black people “maintained their racial purity thanks to a lack of affinity with bathing” and how “[t]he black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving, which has pursued him as far as this corner of America and drives him to advance himself, even independently of his own individual aspirations” - these are quotes taken from the *actual* Motorcycle Diaries, by the way) who was a key figure in keeping Cuba from developing into a democratic socialist country, instead staying on the path of political and social oppression and dictatorship (the Cuban labour camp system he introduced is now used to contain, among others, political dissidents and gays). For more details, I recommend Paul Berman’s two excellent Slate articles on the subject, and , as well as Alvaro Vargas Llosa’s point-by-point rebuttals to some popular Che myths: But I guess promoting bigotry, totalitarianism and hatred are OK when your face looks that cool on a T-shirt, huh…

  3. Hey there, you guys have a fascinating and interesting site. (Read that you guys like good comments about your site. :) ) Anyway, I'm studying International Political History and upon doing some research I dsicovered this. Now you guys say he wasn't Jewish and that his Mother wasn't Jewish, have a look at this: Seems 100% accurate and real to me. What do you guys think? So... Jew or still Not a Jew.
    Jew or Not Jew?
    Please reply. Thanks

  4. And I just found this as well...‎ Please help. Jewish or Not?

  5. Hey I never got a reply back from you guys. That being said I passed my International Political History unit, but what do you think about those sites? Che Jew or still Not a Jew. That Ham profile was hilarious by the way. Ham... :)

  6. Tevet 1,5777 (Dec. 29, 2016): Okay, There are Spanish Jews (Marranos). They "converted" to Christi...or Cathol...but observe Judaism secretly. They can never or never willing admit to being Jewish, Sephard nor Askanash, but are known as Jews to those in their circle.They may speak Ladino. I read of them in a blog, "I am Marrano". Might have one "r", but the information is fascinating!