Live long Che
If there is one sin which U.S has committed(everybody know they have committed many) which I will never forgive is the killing of Che Guevara. A man true to himself and all he wanted was every human in this world must live in a liberated world and in a dignified manner.He committed himslef for the cause. He frightened U.S. with his determination to go beyond the odds. A doctor by profession, a revolutionist by choice, a citizen of this world and he was one of the great human who has lived in this world, according to me. The methods he has took may be rough one but his thoughts are divine. He didn’t fought for the freedom of his nation. He didn’t seen the people of other nations separately. Whereever people suffers he will be there to help them to come out of their pain. The more I read about him, the more I admire and love him.
He was born on this day June 14th by the year 1928 in Argentina. He was like every other kid used to play and done other things as an ordinary person. He was also an avid reader of books and read many diverse topics at the young age. But the year traversing around the Latin america in his motorcycle at the age of 20 with his friend Alberto Granado changed him a lot made him to think about the people who live around him. An excerpt from wikipedia which says what Guevara thought about this travel as:
Guevara later remarked that through his travels of Latin America, he came in “close contact with poverty, hunger and disease” along with the “inability to treat a child because of lack of money” and “stupefaction provoked by the continual hunger and punishment” that leads a father to “accept the loss of a son as an unimportant accident”. It was these experiences which Guevara cites as convincing him that in order to “help these people”, he needed to leave the realm of medicine, and consider the political arena of armed struggle.
Then he joined with Castro to liberate Cuba from the dictator Batista and they have succeeded by the Guerilla warfare. Remember he was an Asthma patient but he survived the cold conditions of the Cuban mountains and also led a few members in that war as both Castro and Che were separated. After the success of the revolution, Guevara become the Director of the Industrialization Department of the National Institute of Agrarian Reform and also played a big part in Cuban politics. But in 1965, he left Cuba to help Congo revolutionists but he was failed there due to lack of co-ordination between the revolutinists. I couldn’t imagine any great leader will do that. Leaving a ministry to liberate people of other country, in the process also risking his life. phew!!
Then he returned back to Bolivia to free the Bolivian people from the US and once again failed, his health was not also by his side and one of the soldier from his own cadre turned into an informant and that helped the US forces to find him and execute him. His last words: “”Shoot, coward, you’re only going to kill a man”. I say: No sir, you are not. You are much more than that, a human. There is a difference between both. You might be killed sir but you will live in the hearts of millions, like me, until this world revolves around the sun.
Here is one excerpt which made me to think how great he is:
In 1959, Che Guevara was appointed commander of the La Cabana Fortress prison. During his term as commander of the fortress from 1959-1963, he oversaw the execution of what some estimate to be approximately 500 political prisoners and regime opponents. Many individuals imprisoned at La Cabana, such as poet and human rights activist Armando Valladares, allege that Guevara took particular and personal interest in the interrogation, torture, and execution of some prisoners. In fact, when Che’s column had captured enemy soldiers who had not committed crimes against the public, such as rape and torture, he would simply take their ammo and release them.
Here are some of his evergreen sayings:
- If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.
- I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.
- The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.
- The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth.
- Many will call me an adventurer — and that I am, only one of a different sort: one of those who risks his skin to prove his platitudes.
- The ultimate and most important revolutionary aspiration: to see human beings liberated from their alienation.
I have a lot to learn about this great man and I will do. Long live Che 🙂