Saturday, October 9, 2010
October 9, 1967
“I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man.” - Che
Forty-three years ago, Ernesto "Che" Guevara was executed in a school house in La Higuera, Bolivia.
Here is a video tribute to him:
If you are a history dork (as you hopefully are, considering the fact that you are reading this blog), here is an interesting website by the prestigious Peter Kornbluh that has pictures of declassified CIA documents detailing the United States' efforts to track down and kill Che: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB5/index.html.
And now, some more quotes:
“If you tremble indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine.”
“Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.”
and of course,
“Let me say, at the risk of seeming ridiculous, that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.”
Rest in Peace, Che. Happy Death Day.
Love and Communism,
Posted by AGW at 12:32 AM