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Cuban-Americans Protest Santana Concert over Che Guevara Shirt
    #4566215 - 08/22/05 12:58 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Cuban-Americans Protest Santana Concert over Che Guevara Shirt

by Humberto Fontova

Posted Jun 1, 2005

http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=7623

Millionaire rock and roller, Carlos Santana, was immensely proud of the elegant Che Guevara shirt he wore to the last Academy Awards. (For details see Che at the Oscars) But by wearing the face of a mass-murderer on his torso Mr Santana provoked nary a raised eyebrow, a snide comment, nor a peep of protest from the Mainstream Media.

Well, imagine Andy Garcia or Gloria Estefan wearing an elegantly embroidered Augusto Pinochet (who killed far fewer than Che) T-shirt to the Oscars or Grammys. Imagine the squawking. The wearers would NEVER hear the end of it. The chorus of vilification and outrage would run from the New York Times to the Los Angeles Times, from CNN to CBS, from Entertainment Tonight to NPR. Every politician from Maxine Waters to Chris Dodd, every celebrity from Ed Asner to Charlie Sheen, every commentator from Bill Press to Ted Koppel would be shrieking for their heads, or at least a public confession of these stars' stupidity and insensitivity followed by a teary apology. Even then, their careers would probably crash and burn.

Well-- as usual-- it looks like it's up to Cuban-Americans,(you know: that absolutely insufferable "minority" who refuse to file meekly into the Liberal plantation like good little "Hispanics" with a nice little pat on the head by the Democratic National Committee) to protest another glorification of the mass-murdering Che. And --as usual--to do it alone.

More specifically it's up to the "Miami Mafia"(i.e. Cuban- Americans who refuse to recite the talking points on Castro/Cuba handed out by Hollywood/Mainstream Media/Democratic National Committee cabal) to put their time and labor into the task. So tonight several Cuban-American organizations are planning to greet Mr Santana during his concert at Miami's American Airlines Arena with some stark evidence of the gallant Che Guevara's handiwork.

There'll be no screaming and no shouting. Instead some demonstrators will hold candles. Others will carry crosses, (179 of them) bearing the names of brave men who were murdered by firing squad without trial (lynched, if you will) by Mr Santana's icon, Che Guevara. Many, MANY more were murdered by Che and the system he set up. According to The Black Book Of Communism published by Harvard University Press (not exactly an outpost of the vast right-wing conspiracy) Castro and Che's firing squads piled up from 16-18,000 corpses.

The message these generous folks will bring to the American Airlines Arena this Wednesday should be unmistakable to all decent people, to all people of good will. If Mr Santana was merely ignorant of Che's murderous history, perhaps this will serve to enlighten him. If instead he was thumbing his nose at the grieving families of Che's victims...well, then perhaps this demonstration will help educate others.


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Re: Cuban-Americans Protest Santana Concert over Che Guevara Shirt [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4566226 - 08/22/05 01:06 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

those that win the wars are heros, not mass murderers.


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Re: Cuban-Americans Protest Santana Concert over Che Guevara Shirt [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4566308 - 08/22/05 01:39 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

To be honest...I don't think people really see the Che
shirt for Che, I think they see it for all the people who
have also unknowingly worn it as a fashion statement.

Next time you see someone wearing that shirt, ask
them if they know what Che was all about.

If they say anything about the Motorcycle Diaries, deck
them.


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Re: Cuban-Americans Protest Santana Concert over Che Guevara Shirt [Re: afoaf]
    #4566454 - 08/22/05 02:44 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

the motorcycle diaries....

"It is as if someone were to make a film about Adolf Hitler by portraying him as a vegetarian who loved animals and was against unemployment.


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Re: Cuban-Americans Protest Santana Concert over Che Guevara Shirt [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4566461 - 08/22/05 02:49 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

> Castro and Che's firing squads piled up from 16-18,000 corpses

That is quite a range... anywhere from 16 bodies to 18,000 bodies?


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Re: Cuban-Americans Protest Santana Concert over Che Guevara Shirt [Re: Seuss]
    #4566509 - 08/22/05 03:09 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

CHE quote



"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."


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Re: Cuban-Americans Protest Santana Concert over Che Guevara Shirt [Re: Seuss]
    #4566603 - 08/22/05 03:48 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Seuss said:
> Castro and Che's firing squads piled up from 16-18,000 corpses

That is quite a range... anywhere from 16 bodies to 18,000 bodies?



I read that to mean 16,000 - 18,000.


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Re: Cuban-Americans Protest Santana Concert over Che Guevara Shirt [Re: Prosgeopax]
    #4566612 - 08/22/05 03:50 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

and I -17984 :foreheadslap:

But they were all bad guys? :wink:


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Re: Cuban-Americans Protest Santana Concert over Che Guevara Shirt [Re: Arp]
    #4566623 - 08/22/05 03:56 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Various groups have estimated that Cuba held between 15,000 and 500,000 or so political prisoners between 1959 and the 1980s and murdered about 20,000 Cubans. To this day no one knows the exact figure however, because of the regime continues to restrict the flow of information in and out of the country. This is the ?social justice? Che helped bring to Cuba.


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Re: Cuban-Americans Protest Santana Concert over Che Guevara Shirt [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4566685 - 08/22/05 04:16 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Fulgencio Batista & his people didnt do a very good job. They are probably better off with Castro.


Edited by Arp (08/22/05 04:22 PM)


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Re: Cuban-Americans Protest Santana Concert over Che Guevara Shirt [Re: Arp]
    #4567040 - 08/22/05 06:04 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

that's questionable, my friend.

that whole nation is practically in ruin.

they are barely meeking out an existence only slightly
above 3rd world status.

The billboards read "Every child in cuba gets an education"
but the availability of work and the standard of living isn't
something to celebrate.

Remember, people risk life and limb to windsurf, float and
boat it out of that country.

Speak out against the system and you go to jail.


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Re: Cuban-Americans Protest Santana Concert over Che Guevara Shirt [Re: Arp]
    #4567053 - 08/22/05 06:09 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Here's a simple question for you Arp. If things are so much better under Fidel Castrate, how do you explain the numbers of people attempting to emigrate from Cuba and immigrate to Cuba currently with the numbers under Batista?


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Re: Cuban-Americans Protest Santana Concert over Che Guevara Shirt [Re: Prosgeopax]
    #4567116 - 08/22/05 06:24 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Batista wasn't much better.

That's the most painful thing about the whole thing...

They went from really really bad to really bad, and are
continually told how good it is.

I wonder if you *could* emigrate to Cuba.

The country's whole persona is built on revolution but
they are so crippled financially, economically and legally
that it's impossible for them to reclaim their destiny.


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Re: Cuban-Americans Protest Santana Concert over Che Guevara Shirt [Re: afoaf]
    #4567279 - 08/22/05 07:06 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

There are reasons for that...
read

It can be hard to take a good shit if you have the beast breathing down your neck :smirk:


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Re: Cuban-Americans Protest Santana Concert over Che Guevara Shirt [Re: Arp]
    #4567296 - 08/22/05 07:13 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Hat....tin foil.....some assembly required


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Re: Cuban-Americans Protest Santana Concert over Che Guevara Shirt [Re: zappaisgod]
    #4567351 - 08/22/05 07:29 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I changed my avatar.

ooh! ahh! Oh, no! Explosive diahrrea! America is keeping me from getting my drugs!


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