"I see guys who surely have 'Hate is Not a Family Value' bumper stickers on their cars walk around memorializing the beast who cried, in April 1967, that justice is 'hatred as an element of struggle; unbending hatred for the enemy, which pushes a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him an effective, violent, selective, and cold-blooded killing machine.'...
The number of homosexuals killed under the reign of horror he helped establish in Cuba is still unknown and will remain so until the death of his accomplice, Fidel Castro.
But what is known is that the forced-labor camps he started in Cuba with the founding of the Guanahacabibes camp were populated by what they considered the scum of society: gays, and later people with AIDS, as well as Christians and Afro-Caribbean priests. "
A good article. Points to the larger problem in the general population of romanticization of revolution, whether it be of the communist variety or Islamist variety, that clouds the thinking of a subset of the Left. They remind me of Marie Antoinette playing at being a peasant in her hamlet at Versailles.
These 'hamlet players' willfully turn away from the acknowledging fully (or in many cases, at all) the victims of such revolutions. In the case of the radical Islamic empire builders, the hamlet players are disinterested and willfully play down the Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim victims of an ideology of implacable hatred that divides humanity in to the superhuman and the subhuman. They prefer not to fully acknowledge how gays and women are treated.
And people still wonder how Nazism could have happened?
Revolution in the mind of the comfortable Westerner, is never what it is in the material world. The mental construct is their Disneyworld of Dissent.
In Che's own words: “Crazy with fury, I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any enemy that falls in my hands! My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood.”
Read the rest here.