Today marks the 44th anniversary of Che Guevara’s murder as administered and funded by the C.I.A. While I will not deny that military tribunals were a part of Guevara’s identity, the half that U.S.-based history books don’t tell you is that almost all of those tried and executed in Cuba were affiliated with the U.S. Government contractually or actual members of the C.I.A. themselves, attempting to undermine Cuba’s sovereignty.
…But you won’t hear about that, nor will you hear about how the U.S.’ trade embargo shut Cuba off from the rest of the world economically for all intents and purposes, nor will you hear about how responsible the U.S. has been in South America being an unstable slave continent, how every single country in that continent has been basically a policital/economic experiment for originally the American government and now the beneficiaries of NAFTA. Nothing has changed in Latin America insofar as how controlled and undermined it is by Americans, and to make matters worse, the same problems inherent in Latin America economically—lack of employment opportunities, lack of locally-owned industries, lack of representation in defense of these properties/rights—are slowly manifesting themselves in this country, like a sickness.
So ask yourself: Is Che to be reviled as an antagonist of liberty when viewed under the lens of what and who he was fighting—or was he a man who turned his own liberty into results, even if it meant certain death?