Sunday, February 22, 2009

Che Guevera an icon of religion replacement

At church the other day and I happened to notice a Mexican man wearing a coat with an iconic picture of Che Guevera the communist murderer of Cuba. Che's crimes were so flagrant that I could not believe that someone would wear a coat with his image on it to church.

It required a second glance and as I looked at the picture closer I realised that it was not Che's image, but the image of Jesus that this pious young man had on his coat. It was an image that the artist had probably drawn without reference to Che; as for the young man he probably doesn't know who Che was.

The artists who created the image of Che on the other hand were most definitely trying to make Che a Christ figure or at least a St. Francis figure that could be easily recognized so that a display of it would act as a message, a reminder, a statement, a teaching device.

In fact in all the lands in which worship of The One True God is banned we see a whole lot of posters, statues, and writings from the "saints of the state" or the great leader. In Stalinist Russia often the only paper to be had was posters of Stalin; they had to make it a capital offence to use his image as toilet paper.

Che is the best example of this sort of thing, because, while he was every bit as guilty as the other communists of mass executions of people guilty of nothing more than having dissenting opinions, or a belief in Christianity, Che alone is known only by the title "freedom fighter" and never as a socialpathic mass murderer.

You never hear of him justifying his slaughter of Christian teens with his referral to trial by jury as a "bourgeois detail". He killed so many (thousands) unresisting Christians that he had to have their mouths taped shut as their singing was starting to unnerve his firing squad goons. Che liked to watch these executions since when it came to "freedom fighting" this was the work he was best at.

Che was also good at being popular, which is why we know that he was never any good at leading men in battle, or fighting armed opponents. In Cuba they have a leader cult that allows for only one popular man at a time so Castro had to send Che off to bring the revolution to Bolivia. Che promptly lead his men into an ambush where they were slaughtered.

Perhaps you have heard of Saint Miguel Pro the Mexican Priest who defied his atheist executioners by refusing the blindfold, spreading arms in the shape of a cross and shouting "Viva Christo Rey". In contrast, here are some quotes of Che's (courtesy of Humberto Fontova): “I'm here in Cuba's hills thirsting for blood,” Che wrote his abandoned wife in 1957. “Dear Papa, today I discovered I really like killing,” he wrote shortly afterwards.

As for Fidel Castro, he directed the Bolivian Communists to whom he sent Che “Not even an aspirin,” , meaning that Bolivia's Communists were not to assist Che in any way -- “not even with an aspirin,” if Che complained of a headache. He then proceeded to keep the American CIA informed of where to find Che.

In revisionist history Che is supposed to have sneered at the firing squad and said " Of what are you afraid of? it is only a man that you kill." This might make you wonder how such a braveheart was ever captured, right? On Oct. 8, 1967, upon finally encountering armed and determined enemies, Che quickly dropped his fully-loaded weapons and whimpered: "Don't Shoot! I'm Che! I'm worth more to you alive than dead!"

So this is our task to bring out the truth of our symbols, or saints, our miracles and therefore our message. As for our opponents we have only to tell the truth about them as well. This we must insist upon or else the lies about the saints will stand and they will be replaced by anti-saints