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Che Guevera Statue in Central Park

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  1. IcyPatriot

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    A temporary exhibit in the Doris Freedman Plaza.

    Not sure why some idolize this murderous thug ... thus the post.
    He is despised by many Cubans and loved by many socialists.

    - He was part of 2 plots to commit terrorism in NYC.

    - He despised blacks, rock and roll, and homosexuals.

    - He believed in censorship and burned many books of librarians and scholars.

    - He ordered the execution of almost one thousand poeple and had many others murdered.

    - His statue is in the very city he wanted Cuba's missles to all land.

    - As head of the National Bank he ruined the economy and rationing was introduced.

    - He took land from the peasants and gave it to the bureaucrats.

    - He helped lead Cuba to Soviet dependancy .. to the tune of @$100 billion.

    - He is seen as a guerilla warfare genius even though he failed in Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Haiti, Congo and Bolivia.

    To me he was an amatuer thug who lusted for power ... a lolipop gangster wannabe ... no more.

    Opinions?
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    These were revolutionaries. They fought oppression. There are no heroes if you apply your standard to any revolutionary.

    Our founders allowed slavery to be kept legal even though we introduced a Bill of Rights nad they allowed the murder of Indians. John Han**** was a smuggler; Sam Adams may have been an embezzler; most of them were slave owners.

    But, like Che Guevara, our founders represented something far greater than themselves: they represented freedom from oppression.
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    I get that part ... the part I don't get is Che was more of an oppressor than the oppression they overthrew. The people's lives became worse and not better. How does that make him a hero is what I don't get. I don't see where he cared for the people or for human life in general ... he seemed like a jealous man who wanted the power that others already had.
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    A lot of rebs end up that way - even our own Founders. It's about the power more than the men, IMO. Either way, when there is oppression, I prefer the chances of revolution as opposed to gradual change. It's an American thing.
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    The Che Guevera fad is very played out at this point. Seeing Paris Hilton in a Che Guevera t-shirt is just absurd.
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    I have a picture of Madellene Allbright in my toilet.
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    While I have no idea why this statue has been erected, I am not going to get too upset about one statue while literally thousands of statues and memorials litter the southern part of this country in honor and praise of murderous traitor thugs who rebelled against this great country because they disagreed with the outcome of the 1860 presidential election.

    Some on this board talk about liberal being anti-American or unpatriotic. As far I am concerned there is nothing more unpatriotic or un-American than honoring those who fought against this great nation and for the traitor confederacy.

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