Re: Off Topic: WW2
posted at 1/12/2013 5:33 AM EST
In response to ricky12684's comment:
Thats not Woodrow Wilson by the way. I don't have to prove Che was a Stalinist. Read his writings. Che himself claimed to be a Stalinist. If you doubt me do a simple search on this here internet. You will find it soon enough. Che was also a murderer and bragged about it at the united nations. It's not like he was born 200 years ago. He was quoted heavily by the communist and western press. He was an incompetent administrator in cuba and a fairly awful general in Bolivia but he looks good in a beret I guess, so keep worshiping the murderer if you want.
oh forgive me! lets fix that!
OMG! Harry Truman is a "stalinist"!
Che NEVER called himself a "stalinist". sorry you can repeat the same thing over and over but you're wrong. when he was young and first got into politics and began studying communism he DID show support for stalin and his fight against american imperialism. however, as i already stated, once he realized stalin's true colors he criticized stalin. (read the literature, if you dabble on this here net long enough you will see)
this is a thread about war. war and murder go hand in hand. was he a murderer? sure, he killed many pro-batista soldiers and supporters. what is your point? you vote for a murderer every 4 years! the difference is Che killed political militants, not civilians and peasants.
i never said Che was a saint. but he is a true hero to all working class people. perhaps you were born into wealth and can't relate... idk.
if you equate stalin to che then you really really really need to do some further research and from multiple sources not just pro-establishment ones.
He is not a hero to working class people. He is a hero to dupes and fools. The Bolivians certainly did not seem to consider him a hero. Stalin on the other hand was Che's hero. He signed letters Stalin 2. He publicly laid a wreath on Stalin's grave after Kruschev had openly confessed Stalin's crimes. Laying the wreath was considered bad form when the communists were trying to move away from Stalin's reputation. Even if Che did not publicly proclaim his admiration for Stalin (which he did repeatedly) he behaved like a Stalinist when he came to power in Cuba by boastfully liquidating the opposition to the Communist regime. His misguided economic policies including rapid industrialization destroyed Cuba's economy and led to food shortages. che himself later admitted he had designed "an absurd plan disconnected from reality, with absurd goals and imiginary resources." Cuba has been an economic wasteland ever since.