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Friday, September 25 

We Are Failing Our Children

The following is my opinion. If you don't want to read my opinion, then you shouldn't be reading my blog.

The average college age person in America is a moron. What got me started on all of this was a chance encounter on Facebook.

One of my coworker's daughters paints in her spare time. She's actually pretty good. She has around 50 of her paintings posted online and I was checking them out the other day. About 7 paintings in, I come across one she has created of Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Okay, the parents are liberal, Obama kool-aid drinkers, so I kind of expected it. But one of her friends left a comment which said something like, (paraphrasing here) "I can't believe you know about Che. Not many people around here do. He's totally my hero."

So, a middle-class, college educated, American girl, looking back at all of history, chooses for her hero a mass-murdering communist revolutionary. That, ladies and gentlemen, is what is wrong with America. Actually, no, that is not all this is wrong. It's not just the fact that one moron chooses Che as her hero, it's that she can say publicly that Che is her hero, AND NO ONE CARES.

Can you imagine the outrage were I to say that, say, Josef Goebbels is my hero? People would be outraged. Why is Che any different? How many deaths was he personally responsible for? But now he's little more than a pop culture icon worn by celebrities and bored college kids.

It makes me fucking sick.

Ted Kaczynski was a revolutionary, too. He also killed people trying to bring down capitalism in order to keep it from destroying nature. Why isn't he hailed as a hero by these same morons? Why don't they walk around wearing shirts emblazoned with his image like they do with Che? Oh right, because Che is "sexy".

There is an entire generation of idiots walking around out there, convinced that Che is sexy and Obama is a moderate.

Fucking morons, the lot of them.

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Hey Frank,
I think most liberal college students listen to their professors without giving much thought beyond the sound bytes.

Che and castro originally were pretty good guys... well, at least their ideology was rooted in helping the poor and disenfranchised fight the powers that were subjugating them... i think we can all agree that is a good thing. You can liken it to how the American Revolutionaries were just trying to get the motherland to avoid taxation without representation...

Though, once their struggle to get Cuba to govern more responsibly and with an eye toward fair treatment of even its lowest income citizens, they went a bit farther and eliminated wealth from everyone who wasn't part of the political party... His work against United Fruit is still an amazing story of success in the shadow of big government.

The thing is, history is written by winners. And ultimately, the United States has a version of history that isn't complete and isn't even remotely accurate. Right wing people see him as an assassin and despot... left wingers see him as a hero and martyr. The truth is somewhere in between.

If nothing else, I suggest you read the history of Cuba BEFORE the uprising...

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