Back when I lived in St. Louis, I met some really cool people. A certain AngryBlackBitch gave your infuriated faggot a nickname (Che) that when coupled with my mentor-given nickname (Hammer) yields "HammerChe." For about two years I've been using this nickname in all of my political dealings and until moving to Amsterdam I've been proud (perhaps naively) of the second part of my "nick."
So, what's the issue?
Well, I have to be honest, everywhere I look I see Ernesto's face and it's starting to piss me off. I really wonder how many of these people know Ernesto. It seems like they're interested in 'looking' counter-culture revolutionaries without really putting in the effort of thinking or know anything. I know this sounds harsh but you have to think about where I'm living as well. Amsterdam is full of pseudo-intellectual pot-smoking counter culture wannabes that talk about drugs all day. So, to see them wearing Che-gear is kind of ridiculous, right?
So, here's some brief education for you Che-wearin' yet history lackin' fools out there talkin' revolution without thinkin'!!
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
If you want to read recently de-classified U.S. government info on Che go here.
Now I know some of you think you are doing good by purchasing these shirts, hats, bags, etc. But, personally, I think you are helping defuse potential revolution (as Che is a strong revolutionary symbol). If you 'believe' in what Che stood for, go out and be active DON'T GO BUY A SHIRT- a shirt that was probably made in S. and C. American sweatshops! That's just crazy!!
Remember people, the spirit of Che and the spirit of revolution can NOT be captured on a T-shirt.