6:35 pm - Thu, Jan 12, 2012
4 notes

The Real Che Guevara was a Psychopath: A 13 Part Response To Mercedes Benz Featuring Che Guevara in their new ad campaign.

The Real Che Guevara was a Psychopath: A 13 Part Response To Mercedes Benz Featuring Che Guevara in their new ad campaign.  

Out of compassion for the starry eyed, the naive, and the ignorant, RNN is eager to provide these direct quotes and eyewitness accounts of and about Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna.

Part 1. “I’d like to confess, papa’, at that moment I discovered that I really like killing.” Letter from Ernesto Guevara to his father regarding the point blank shot from his pistol to the temple of Eutimio Guerra, a rebel guerilla ordered executed by Fidel Castro in 1957.
- Marcos Bravo. La Otra Cara Del Che, Editorial Solar. Bogota, Colombia.

Part 2. “Nosotros tenemos que decir aqui lo que es una verdad conocida, que la hemos expresado siempre ante el mundo: fusilamientos, sí, hemos fusilado, fusilamos y seguiremos fusilando mientras sea necesario.Nuestra lucha es una lucha a muerte. Nosotros sabemos cual sería el resultado de una batalla perdida y también tienen que saber los gusanos cuál es el resultado de la batalla perdida hoy en Cuba.”
English translation:
"We must say here what is a known truth, that we have always expressed before the world: Executions? Yes. We have executed. We execute and we will continue to execute while it remains necessary. Our struggle, is a struggle to the death. We know what would be the result of a battle lost and so the worms will have to know what the result of battle lost is in Cuba today. "
-Ernesto “Che” Guevara, United Nations General Assembly, December 11, 1964, audio and video recording

Part 3.”El camino pacífico está eliminado y la violencia es inevitable. Para lograr regímenes socialistas habrán de correr ríos de sangre y debe continuarse a ruta de la liberación aunque sea a costa de millones de víctimas atómicas”.
English translation:
"A peaceful path has been eliminated and violence is inevitable. To obtain socialist regimes rivers of blood will have to flow and should continue en route to the liberation even if it costs millions of atomic lives".
Táctica y Estrategia de la Revoluci6n Cubana. Revista Verde Olivo Prensa Latina 8-10-68. Distribuido por Prensa Latina, numero 3054.



Part 4. Che’s reply to a letter sent to him (English translation in parenthesis)

5 de febrero de 1959

Luis Paredes López
José María Paz,
Pabellón N° 8, piso N° 9
Depto. 93, Villa Celina,
Buenos Aires.

Estimado amigo:
(Dear Friend):

Me alegra mucho recibir cartas de personas que se interesan por la actualidad americana. (I am very happy to receive letters from persons who are interested in keeping up to date about america (latin america).) 

De toda su exposición le diré que capta mi atención especialmente el tema a que usted se refiere sobre los fusilamientos. Creo que está en un error completo. Los fusilamientos son, no tan sólo una necesidad del pueblo de Cuba, sino también una imposición de este pueblo. (Of all the things you talk about I’ll tell you that what caught my attention was the topic you bring up about executions. I think you’re completely in error. Executions are, not only a necessity for the country of Cuba (to carry out), but is is also a requirement for this country.)

Quisiera que usted se informara por prensa que no fuera tendenciosa para poder apreciar en toda su magnitud el problema que entraña. (I would like it if you were to inform yourself from a press that wasn’t biased so that you can appreciate the full extent of the problem posed (or at hand).)

Reciba un afectuoso abrazo de su siempre amigo.
(Receive this warm embrace from your friend, always):

Dr. Ernesto (Che) Guevara,
Cmdte. En Jefe Depto, Mtar.
La Cabaña.

Fuente (Source): Centro de Estudios Che Guevara. http://www.centroche.co.cu/cche/?q=node%2F422


Part 5. “To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary,” “These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution! And a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate. We must create the pedagogy of the paredon (The Wall)!”
- Jose Vilasuso, Come Era El Che, Bayamon/edu, Puerto Rico, 1997

Part 6. “Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any enemy that falls in my hands! My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood. With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!”
- Ernesto “Che Guevara”, Diarios de motocicleta, (Auto-biography) also known as the “Motorcycle Diaries”.


Part 7. “Yet immediately after the Santa Clara bribe and skirmish, Che ordered 27 Batista soldiers executed as “war criminals.” Dr. Serafin Ruiz was a Castro operative in Santa Clara at the time, but apparently an essentially decent one. “But Comandante” he responded to Che’s order. “Our revolution promises not to execute without trials, without proof. How can we just….?”

"Look Serafin" Che snorted back. "If your bourgeois prejudices won’t allow you to carry out my orders, fine. Go ahead and try them tomorrow morning — but execute them NOW!".
-Enrique Ros, Che: Mito y Realidad. Ediciones Universal. Miami, 2002


Part 8. It was during the last days of December 1959; in the dark, cold cell that 16 prisoners slept on the floor while the other 16 were standing so they could lay down, but nobody was thinking about that, our only thought was that we were alive and that was the important thing; we lived hour to hour, minute to minute, second to second without knowing what the next would bring.

It was about an hour before it would be time us to change shifts when the sound of the iron door opening was heard as they threw another person into the already crowded cell. For a moment in the darkness we couldn’t tell that it was a boy some 12 to 14 years old at most who had just become our newest cellmate. And what did you do? We all asked almost in unison. With his bloody and beaten face he stared at us and responded “I defended my father so they wouldn’t kill him, I couldn’t stop it. Those sons of bitches murdered him.”

We all looked at each other as if to find the right words to console the boy but we couldn’t find them. We had enough of our own problems. It had been two or three days since they had executed anyone and each day we had more hope that this would all be over. The executions are unmerciful, they take life when you need it most for you and yours, without listening to your protests or yearnings for life.

Our happiness didn’t last much longer, when the door opened they called out 10, among them the boy who had been the last one in. We had been wrong because those they called, we never again saw.

How could it be possible to take a child’s life in this way? Could it be that we were wrong and that we were to be released? Near the wall where they conducted the executions, with his hands on his waist, paced from side to side the abominable Che Guevera.

He gave the order to bring the boy first and he ordered him to kneel in front of the wall. We all screamed for them not to commit this crime and we offered ourselves in his place. The boy disobeyed the order with a courage that words can’t express and responded to this infamous character: “If you’re going to kill me you’re going to have to do it the way you kill a man, standing, not like a coward, kneeling.

Walking behind the boy, the Che said “whereupon you are a brave lad…” He unholstered his pistol and shot him in the nape of the neck so that he almost decapitated him.

We all shouted “assassins, miserable cowards” and so many other things. He turned around towards us and emptied the pistol’s magazine. I do not know how many of us were killed or injured. From this horrible nightmare, from which never we managed to wake up, we realized that although wounded and in the student clinic of the Calixto Garcia hospital, one thing was clear, the only card we could play was to escape, it was our only hope of survival.
- Pierre San Martin, How Che Murdered, El Nuevo Herald December 28, 1997


Part 9.”The house was among the most luxurious in Cuba,” writes Cuban journalist Antonio Llano Montes. ”Until a few weeks prior, it had belonged to Cuba’s most successful building contractor. The mansion had a boat dock, a huge swimming pool, seven bathrooms, a sauna, a massage salon and several television sets. One TV had been specially designed in the U.S. and had a screen ten feet wide and was operated by remote control (remember, this was 1959.) This was thought to be the only TV of its kind in Latin America. The mansion’s garden had a veritable jungle of imported plants, a pool with waterfall, ponds filled with exotic tropical fish and several bird houses filled with parrots and other exotic birds. The habitation was something out of A Thousand and One Nights.

Llano Montes wrote the above in exile. In January 1959 he didn’t go quite into such detail in his article which appeared in the Cuban magazine Carteles. He simply wrote that, “Comandante Che Guevara has fixed his residence in one of the most luxurious houses on Tarara beach.”

Two days after his article ran, while lunching at Havana’s El Carmelo restaurant, Llano Montes looked up from his plate to see three heavily armed Rebel army soldiers instructing him to accompany them. Shortly the journalist found himself in Che Guevara’s La Cabana office, seated a few feet in front of the Comandante’s desk which was piled with papers.

It took half an hour but Che finally made his grand entrance, “reeking horribly, as was his custom” recalls Llano Montes. “Without looking at me. He started grabbing papers on his desk and brusquely signing them with ‘Che.’ His assistant came in and Che spoke to him over his shoulder. “I’m signing these 26 executions so we can take care of this tonight.’

"Then he got up and walked out. Half an hour later he walks back in and starts signing more papers. Finished signing, he picks up a book and starts reading — never once looking at me. Another half hour goes by and he finally puts the book down. ‘So you’re Llano Montes,’ he finally sneers, ‘who says I appropriated a luxurious house.’

"I simply wrote that you had moved into a luxurious house, which is the truth," replied Llano Montes.

"I know your tactics!" Che shot back. "You press people are injecting venom into your articles to damage the revolution. You’re either with us or against us. We’re not going to allow all the press foolishness that Batista allowed. I can have you executed this very night. How about that!"

"You’ll need proof that I’ve broken some law" responded Montes.

“‘We don’t need proof. We manufacture the proof,’ Che said while stroking his shoulder length hair, a habit of his. One of his prosecutors, a man nicknamed ‘Puddle-of-blood’ then walked in and started talking. ‘Don’t let the stupid jabbering of those defense lawyers delay the executions!’ Che yelled at him. ‘Threaten them with execution. Accuse them of being accomplices of the Batistianos.’ Then Che jerked the handful of papers from Mr. Puddle and started signing them.

"This type of thing went on from noon until 6:30 PM when Che finally turned to his aides and said. ‘Get this man out of here. I don’t want him in my presence.’"
- Marcos Bravo. La Otra Cara Del Che, Editorial Solar. Bogota, Colombia.



Part 10. Executions at “La Cabaña” fortress under Ernesto “Ché” Guevara
(An imperfectly translated document, but you’ll get the gist of it)

Document written by José Vilasuso, a lawyer who worked under “Ché” in the preparation of indictments that often resulted in the death sentence during the first months of the Communist government in 1959

"In January of 1959 I worked under the well known leader of the Purging Commission, Ciro Redondo Column, fortress of La Cabaña. I was a recent Law School graduate and had the enthusiasm of one who witnesses his own generation assume power.

I was part of the team assembling the details of the cases against those accused of committing crimes during the previous government, such as murder, embezzlement, torture, betrayal, etc. Through my desk passed the files of accused men such as Commander Alberto Boix Coma and the journalist Otto Meruelo. Most of the indicted were military of low ranks, or politicians of no renown or charisma. On their side, the witnesses were ardent youth, vengeful, utopian, or simply malicious, anxious to earn revolutionary honors. I remember a Lieutenant Llivre, with an eastern-Cuba accent who would instigate us with “We must set up the show, we must bring real revolutionary witnesses who can shout ‘justice!, justice!, firing squad!, esbirros*!. This is what moves people.” The commissioner of the Marianao section once exhorted us: “We have to get all of these heads. All of them”

At the beginning, the Tribunals were composed of civilian and military lawyers, under the direction of Captain Mike Duque de Estrada and Lieutenants Sotolongo and Rivero (who later went crazy), and the prosecutors Tony Suarez de la Fuente (Pelayito) also known as “Pool o’blood” (Charco de Sangre) among others. Then, most of us quit given the excesses. Later, others without any legal training occupied our positions.

There were relatives of victims of the previous regime who were put in charge of judging the accused.

The first case on which I worked was that of Ariel Lima, a former revolutionary who had gone to the government side. His fate was sealed. He was dressed in prison uniform. I saw him handcuffed with his teeth chattering. According to the Law of the Guerrillas the facts were judged without any consideration to general juridical principles. The right of Habeas Corpus had been suspended.

The statements of the investigating officer constituted irrefutable proof of wrongdoing. The defense lawyer simply admitted the accusations and requested the generosity of the government in order to reduce the sentence. In those days, Guevara was visible in his black beret, cigar in mouth. Cantinflas-like face and bandaged arm in sling. He was extremely thin and his slow and cold tone demonstrated his “posse” of “gray eminence” of the Revolution and total adherence to Marxist theory. Many people congregated in his office and engaged in lively discussions about the revolutionary process. However, his conversation used to be full of irony, he never showed any alteration in temperament or paid any attention to different opinions He reprimanded in private more than one colleague; in public, he chastised us all: “Don’t delay these trials. This is a revolution, the proofs are secondary. We have to proceed by conviction. They are a gang of criminals and murderers. Besides, remember that there is an Appeals Tribunals”

This Appeals Tribunal never decided in favor of the appeal. It simply confirmed the sentences. It was presided by Commander Ernesto Guevara Serna.

The executions took place in the early morning hours. Once sentence was passed, the relatives and friends exploded in horrible cries, supplications of pity for their children, their husbands, etc, Desperation and terror spread throughout the room. Several women had to be taken out by force. The next step was “goodbye” a room where they embraced for the last time, united by pain. Those embraces of minutes looked like the prelude of a long trip. Once alone, there were some men who resisted until the time of the discharge of the guns. Others went shaking, dejected, overwhelmed. One policeman, as a last wish wanted permission to urinate. Many learned only that day what a priest was. More than one died shouting :”I am innocent” A brave captain commanded his own execution.

To witness such a butchery was a trauma that will accompany me to my grave and it is my mission to let this be known. During those hours the walls of that medieval castle received the echoes of the rhythmic footstep of the squad, the clicking of the rifles, the command voices, the resounding of the shots, the sorry howling of the dying and the shouting of officers and guards upon their final shots. The macabre silence when everything was consummated.,

In front of the wall, full of holes by the bullets, tied to posts, the agonizing corpses remained, soaked in blood and paralyzed in indescribable positions, spastic hands, painful expressions of shock, unhinged jaws, a hole where an eye used to be before. Some of the bodies had the skulls destroyed and exposed brains due to the last shot.

Executions took place from Monday to Saturday, and each day about one to seven prisoners were executed, sometimes more. Death sentence cases had a blanket authorization of Fidel, Raul and Ché, and were decided by the Tribunal or by the Communist Party. Each member of the firing squad got fifteen pesos per execution. The officers got twenty five. In Oriente province summary sentences were profusely applied, but I don’t have reliable figures. Nevertheless, in La Cabaña, until June of 1959, about six hundred prisoners were executed, plus and indefinite number of prison sentences… all this after a revolutionary process in which about four thousand people lost their lives on both sides.”
Source: http://chss.montclair.edu/witness/LaCabana.html


Part 11. List of those executed by Che Guevara:

14 FUSILADOS EN LA SIERRA MAESTRA
(14 Executed in the Sierra Maestra - some with Che’s pistol, point blank)
ARUSTIDIO
MANUEL CAPITAN
JUAN CHANG
EUTIMIO GUERRA
DIONISIO LEBRIGIO
JUAN LEBRIGIO
EL NEGRO NAPOLES
CHICHO OSORIO
DOS “NO-IDENTIFICADOS” EN EL 04/57

10 FUSILADOS EN SANTA CLARA
(10 Executed in Santa Clara)
RAMON ALBA
JOSE BARROSO
JOAQUIN CASILLAS
FELIX CRUZ
HECTOR MIRABAL
J. MIRABAL
FELIX MONTANO
CORNELIO ROJAS
ALEJANDRO GARCIA OLAYON
ALEJANDRO ROJAS
VILALLA

155 FUSILADOS EN LA CABAÑA
(155 Executed en La Cabaña - The main prison fortress in Habana)
VILAU ABREU
HUMBERTO AGUIAR
GERMAN AGUIRRE
PELAYO ALAYON
JOSE LUIS ALFARO
PEDRO ALFARO
MARIANO ALONSO
JOSE ALVARO
ANIELLA
MARIO ARES POLO
JOSE RAMON BACALLAO
CEVERINO BARRIOS
EUGENIO BECKER
FRANCISCO BECKER
RAMON BISCET
ROBERTO CALZADILLA
EUFEMIO CANO
JUAN CAPOTE FIALLO
ANTONIO CARRALERO
GERTRUDIS CASTELLANOS
JOSE CASTAÑO QUEVEDO
RAUL CASTAÑO
EUFEMIO CHALA
JOSE CHAMACE
JOSE CHAMIZO
RAUL CLAUSELL
ANGEL CLAUSELL
DEMETRIO CLAUSELL
JOSE CLAUSELL
ELOY CONTRERAS
ROBERTO CORBO
EMILIO CRUZ
JUAN FELIPE CRUZ
ORESTES CRUZ
HUMBERTO CUEVAS
CUNY
ANTONIO DE BECHE
MATEO DELGADO
ARMANDO DELGADO
RAMON DESPAIGNE
JOSE DIAZ CABEZAS
ANTONIO DUARTE
RAMON FERNANDEZ OJEDA
RUDY FERNANDEZ
FERRAN ALFONSO
SALVADOR FERRERO
VICTOR FIGUEREDO
EDUARDO FORTE
UGARDE GALAN
RAFAEL GARCIA MUÑIZ
ADALBERTO GARCIA
ALBERTO GARCIA
JACINTO GARCIA
EVELIO GASPAR
ARMADA GIL
JOSE GONZALEZ MALAGON
EVARISTO GONZALEZ
EZEQUIEL GONZALEZ
SECUNDINO GONZALEZ
RICARDO GRAO
BONIFACIO GRASSO
RICARDO GRAU
OSCAR GUERRA
JULIAN HERNANDEZ
FRANCISCO HERNANDEZ LEYVA (padre de Pepe Hernandez)
ANTONIO HERNANDEZ
GERARDO HERNANDEZ
OLEGARIO HERNANDEZ
SECUNDINO HERNANDEZ
JESUS INSUA
ENRIQUE IZQUIERDO
OSMIN JORRIN
SILVINO JUNCO
ENRIQUE LAROSA
IGNACIO LAAAPARRA
JESUS LAZO
ARIEL LIMA LAGO
RAUL LOPEZ VIDAL
ARMANDO MAS
ENERLIO MATA
ELPIDIO MEDEROS
JOSE MEDINAS
JOSE MESA
FIDEL MESQUIA
JUAN MILIAN
FRANCISCO MIRABAL
LUIS MIRABAL
ERNESTO MORALES
PEDRO MOREJON
DR. CARLOS MUIÑO
CESAR NECOLARDES ROJAS
VICTOR NECOLARDES ROJAS
JOSE NUÑEZ
VITERBO O’RREILLY
FELIX OVIEDO
MANUEL PANEQUE
PEDRO PEDROSO
RAFAEL PEDROSO
DIEGO PEREZ CUESTA
JUAN PEREZ
DIEGO PEREZ CRELA
JOSE POZO
EMILIO PUEBLA
ALFREDO PUPO
SECUNDINO RAMIREZ
RAMON RAMOS
PABLO RAVELO
RUBEN REY
MARIO RISQUELME
FERNANDO RIVERA
PABLO RIVERA
MANUEL RODRIGUEZ
MARCOS RODRIGUEZ
NEMESIO RODRIGUEZ
PABLO RODRIGUEZ
RICARDO RODRIGUEZ
JOSE SALDARA
PEDRO SANTANA
SERGIO SIERRA
JUAN SILVA
FAUSTO SILVA
ELPIDIO SOLER
JESUS SOSA BLANCO
RENATO SOSA
SERGIO SOSA
PEDRO SOTO
OSCAR SUAREZ
RAFAEL TARRAGO
TEODORO TELLEZ
FRANCISCO TELLEZ
JOSE TIN
FRANCISCO TRAVIESO
LEONARDO TRUJILLO
TRUJILLO
LUPE VALDES
MARCELINO VALDES
ANTONIO VALENTIN
MANUEL VAZQUEZ
VERDECIA
DAMASO ZAYAS
Source: http://www.netforcuba.org/cheasesino.htm


Part 12. “No dispare, No dispare! Yo soy el Che Guevara y valgo para usted mucho mas vivo que muerto”
"Don’t shoot, don’t shoot! I am Che Guevara and I am worth more to you alive than dead."
-Ernesto “Che” Guevara, to his captors in Bolivia on October 9, 1967.

And for the die-hard skeptic and Che lover who speaks and understands Spanish, here’s a documentary where dozens of fellow communist guerrillas who fought side by side with him in the Sierra Maestra (hardly a right wing conspiracy here), speak bluntly of his butchery and cruelty. The sound direction is hokey, but nevertheless…:

13. El Che: Anatomia de Un Mito
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3564213335176871572&ei=-m6WS4D7MIToqALe54zfAg&q=El+Mito+Del+Che+Guevara&hl=en#

Comments

11:00 am - Tue, Nov 29, 2011
13 notes

truthstream:

By Ron Paul

Many people have the misconception that sanctions are an effective means to encourage a change of behavior in another country without war. However, imposing sanctions and blockades are not only an act of war according to international law, they are most often the first step toward a real war starting with a bombing campaign. Sanctions were the first step in our wars against Iraq and Libya, and now more sanctions planned against Syria and Iran are leading down the same destructive path.

More: http://www.infowars.com/sanctions-against-iran-are-definite-steps-toward-a-us-attack/

Comments

3:32 pm - Sat, Nov 26, 2011
6 notes

Ron Paul MYTH: “Ron Paul wrote racist newsletters”

RON PAUL IS NOT A RACIST

In a 2008 interview with CNN, Mr. Paul flatly denied writing those articles in his newsletter, he denied knowing who wrote them, and CNN was told by a Paul spokesman that the Paul campaign would not try to find out who wrote them.

WATCH RON PAUL DENY IT

"I don’t know who wrote those things" - Ron Paul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82CYNV0U_kg&feature=related

Read more: http://blogcritics.org/politics/article/a-quick-investigation-into-ron-pauls/#ixzz1eqTuz8g4

Comments

3:13 pm
4 notes
awesome! great idea!

captaincoolasfuck:

Leaving promotional campaign cards in the restrooms of community colleges everywhere.

awesome! great idea!

captaincoolasfuck:

Leaving promotional campaign cards in the restrooms of community colleges everywhere.

Comments

7:00 pm - Thu, Nov 17, 2011
11 notes

eltigrechico:

Ron Paul really does have THE BEST supporters in politics.

We are winning this! Keep fighting! Keep working!

Comments

1:27 pm - Tue, Nov 15, 2011
5 notes

tordify:

Underwhelming Spending Cuts from Congress and Obama

Comments

1:21 pm
25 notes
tordify:

They Grow up so Fast…

tordify:

They Grow up so Fast…

Comments

1:18 pm
25 notes
tordify:

Capitalism Has Failed – Revert to Socialism! 
Oh, wait a second…

tordify:

Capitalism Has Failed – Revert to Socialism! 

Oh, wait a second…

Comments

1:17 pm
76 notes
tordify:

The Problem with Socialism is…

tordify:

The Problem with Socialism is…

Comments

1:17 pm
201 notes
tordify:

Share the Wealth!
Oh, wait a second. Do you really wanna share?

tordify:

Share the Wealth!

Oh, wait a second. Do you really wanna share?

(Source: )

Comments

1:16 pm
185 notes
tordify:

We the People…

tordify:

We the People…

Comments

1:15 pm
167 notes
tordify:

Social Responsibility, Not State Control!

tordify:

Social Responsibility, Not State Control!

(Source: anarcho-americana)

Comments

1:15 pm
181 notes
tordify:

Let’s Go to War! 
Oh, wait. Something missing?

tordify:

Let’s Go to War!

Oh, wait. Something missing?

Comments

1:01 pm
4 notes

riverofliberty:

Ron Paul: Phone Banking Is How We Win

(via riverofliberty)

Comments

4:36 pm - Tue, Nov 8, 2011
12 notes

joswilson81:

Fox (Faux) “News” touts Herman Cain and Mitt Romney as apparent frontrunners in the GOP race. However, The majority of polls, 5 majors state party straw polls, and the many other voter contacted sources have Ron Paul as the favorite.Even when that arrogant and useless waste of a man. Bill…

Comments

Following
Likes
More Likes
Install Headline