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Admirers of cult heroes seldom know the real life story of their hero, and the real life story of the communist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara is not well known by his admirers.

What Communism Really Looks Like

Che has become a symbol for anti-establishment rebellion against the abuse of power. The truth is the real Guevara was a mass-murderer with little to no regard for human life. He was personally responsible for taking countless lives often without sufficient or just reason.

To Guevara death was a necessity for revolution. His orders consisted of five words: “If in doubt, kill him.” Suspicion was all that was needed to end a human life.

In a speech at the Sierra Maestra, Guevara admitted, “We executed many people by firing squad without knowing if they were guilty. At times, the Revolution cannot stop to conduct much investigation; it has the obligation to triumph.”

Guevara interrogated a 17-year-old boy who was a soldier in Batista’s army. The boy begged Guevara not to kill him.

“I haven’t killed anyone. I just arrived here. My mother is a widow, and I am an only child. I joined the Army for the salary, to send it to her monthly. Don’t kill me, don’t kill me,” the boy pleaded.

Guevara responded with, “Why not?” then tied him down next a newly dug grave and shot him in the head.

Those T-shirts bearing Guevara’s likeness should have inscribed above Che’s image: “I wear a Che T-shirt, and I don’t know why.”

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