Ernesto “Che” Guevara is one of the revered icons of our degraded age. The bloodthirsty Communist thug was idolized by my generation as the ultimate exemplar of Revolutionary Cool, and he is still idolized by empty-headed young people today, who spend millions of dollars every year on Che posters, T-shirts, coffee mugs, hats, and all the other commercial bric-a-brac associated with a mass-market fad. And it’s not just the young — older people, especially Hollywood celebrities and aging rock stars, remain enamored of Che.
The Irish artist who created the iconographic image of Che is now attempting to gain clear copyright to the image so that he can donate the rights to the Guevara family and “the Cuban people”. Vlad Tepes has intermixed an Irish TV news report on the subject with historical footage and personal recollections of Che from a man who came to know the hero of the revolution all too well:
Hat tip: Spackle.