Wednesday, October 12, 2005

No Sé Por Qué: Che Guevara on a t-shirt.
It is customary for followers of a cult not to know the real life story of their hero, the historical truth. (Many Rastafarians would renounce Haile Selassie if they had any notion of who he really was.) It is not surprising that Guevara’s contemporary followers, his new post-communist admirers, also delude themselves by clinging to a myth—except the young Argentines who have come up with an expression that rhymes perfectly in Spanish: "Tengo una remera del Che y no sé por qué," or "I have a Che T-shirt and I don’t know why."
Read the article, if you have the time. It would be if funny if it weren't, you know . . . not funny at all.

Via A&LD.

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