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Che Guevara was a hero.

Che Guevara was a hero.
I'm not really saying he is. My opinion is mixed. I mean, on one hand, there was terrible poverty in Cuba and other places, but on the other one, it's a fact he was committed to Communist revolution at all costs, often murdering all sorts of people. Also, his movement, in the name of social justice, smashed human freedom in Cuba - as is what goes on in Communist nations. Anyway, another argument involves the fact that many of the poor have oppressed themselves. In other words, their own decisions outweigh say, foreign companies (and the upper class) controlling everything.

Oh, by the way, how do you know the people wearing his shirts and stuff aren't just trying to cool hipsters? I mean, do they really know anything about Che?

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overcast

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He was more of threat to the society than hero. He had radical communist views. And he was nothing but trouble to local people too. After his regime people are breathing more freely. So he is in no way hero. More like he is into the controlling people through state. That's something surely going to damage for many people.
Posted by overcast on 10-16-2017
wiseagent

What?

Hero for whom?

Honestly, I don't understand the devotion that some people have for him. It seems to me something so illogical considering his representativeness in the political scene.

I never read / heard anything that would make me have a favorable opinion of him.

Posted by wiseagent on 10-21-2017

Comments

hermessantos
Definitely not! Martin Luther King also had a great social role as well as many other characters in our history. So why should only Che Guevara be considered a hero?
Posted by hermessantos on 10-15-2017
vinaya
Che Guevara was not a hero. He was a communist fighter. He fought for a wrong cause. I don't believe in violence. If I have to choose a political hero, it would be Gandhi, Mandela, Martin Luther King. These are my heroes.
Posted by vinaya on 10-15-2017
jyy
I can see the situation which brought on Castro and Che but I don't condone their regime. For instance, I'm sure there was a better solution, but given what was available, many chose to support Castro. However, though, it seems like a right-wing government could have made similar reforms. However, though, there are leftists that claim that right-wing governments are so snobby to the poor that they literally do nothing for them at all - and have never had an intention to do so, now or in the future. Nonetheless, there is an argument that people shouldn't be dependent on government, even the poor. Why should it always be the government which rescues the poor?

Anyhow, there is the foreign thing, though. Note, even a lot of right-wing or centrist patriots resent foreign control. You even see this in Canada. Castro and Che were playing to this nationalism.
Posted by jyy on 10-16-2017
overcast
Since when communists are heroes. They are socialist vigilantes. And they can kill and dethrone anyone and anything. Their own speed is considered as free speech. And they make sure nobody else is going to benefit off them. So he is not hero. Neither the people who are supporting him are heroes. In fact communism is so bad that countries relying on it are going down over a period of years as well.
Posted by overcast on 10-16-2017
Marvadaum
Well, I believe that he was an idealist and that is reason enough to admire him. He won the Cuban revolution along with Fidel and he could have settled for a comfortable government job and a national hero status but he declined all that to plunge back into the fight because he wanted to fight for his ideal. Still, that doesn't change the fact that he killed many in pursuit of his goal. Every story has two sides
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-16-2017
wallet
It depends on how you see it, he was a hero for some people but he was a tyrant and a communist for the others, many consider him a hero and they named schools after its name and they start school singing we will be like Che, he is having a statue of bronze in Rosario city. The truth is that he made a change and his name are in the history and I think he can be considered a hero more than a communist!
Posted by wallet on 10-16-2017
muaaz.93
Che Guevera fought for what he thought was right. Maybe he was right, but maybe he wasn't. Humans are a mixture. To try and judge them in absolute terms seems futile. Nobody's a devil, but no one's perfect either
Posted by muaaz.93 on 10-16-2017
kgord
I don't think he was a hero, but it depends on your point of view. I guess if you think communisum is a good system, then maybe you might consider him a hero, but I don't think most people have those viewpoints and don't think he is someone to be looked up to actually.
Posted by kgord on 10-16-2017
babyright
i dont think he is a good hero because he murdered innocent people, a good hero does not do that.
Posted by babyright on 10-23-2017
joey98
Nobody's a hero, some people need to be in the middle in a conflict to feel alive and they tend to enjoy fame, even if they know that the price might be death.
Posted by joey98 on 10-23-2017