A murderer is honered a statue in Rosario, Argentina. The town Rosario is namely the city of birth of the communist revolutionary Che Guevara and is therefore erecting a statue of the killer, 80 years after his birth. This statue won’t give much to the town but I have to admit that it would be hilarious to go there and snap a photo of it together with me in the picture. It is odd that so much romanticism has been flourishing around him ever since he died in the forests of Bolivia; a romanticism which does not correspond together with a closer investigation of how his life really figured.
Che will always be the glamorous socialist Jesus; a savior for a revolutionary and confused white middle-class. A group which will always look for a way out from those gray and boring weekdays that their lives consist of. I think it is funny and it amuses me, not at least due to that he is now a brand, a symbol for capitalist commersialism. To wear a Che Guevara t-shirt is thus to f**k his daughter and to spit on his grave, probably all in the same time. I think it’s great that white kids in Europe and the US are wearing the Che logo. So please all you left-wing hippies who try to look fancy in your t-shirts and your caps, go ahead. F**k Aleida Guevara – buy Che! 🙂