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Commit mass murder in support of a failed, inhuman ideology lately? Someone will build a monument to you, don’t you worry.
From The New York Times:
Argentina Pays Belated Homage to “Che” Guevara
14 June 2008
ROSARIO, Argentina (Reuters) – A towering bronze statue of Ernesto “Che” Guevara will be unveiled on Saturday in the Argentine city where he was born exactly 80 years ago, the first such monument to the revolutionary icon in his homeland.
But for Che’s childhood friends, the 2.7 tonne, 12-foot (4-metre) statue made out of thousands of melted-down keys, marks a welcome turning point in attitudes.
Skeptics suggest Rosario’s leaders just want to cash in on the lucrative Che brand by attracting tourists to the city in which he did not grow up. Guevara spent most of his childhood in neighboring Cordoba province.
And many Argentines say Guevara did nothing for his country, leaving at an early age to fight battles elsewhere and eventually becoming a citizen of Cuba.
For some, he remains a threatening figure.
“He was a terrorist. There are a lot of other people who deserve to have statues. It’s not right to give killers monuments,” said taxi driver Diego Benitez. “To cap it off they use public money. We all pay whether we like it or not.”
There’s a Facebook group to join called “Che Guevara was a murderer and your t-shirt is not cool“. Check it out. Good collection of articles there.