Mr Terrence Rafferty, writing in the weekend edition of The International Herald Tribute, comments on the new film being released on 12 December of this year, "Che." Given to us by Steven Soderbergh, it tells the story of Mr Guevara in both Cuba and Bolivia, where he was killed by the Bolivian Army.
Mr Rafferty gives us a quick tour of films on revolutions, going back to "Sergei Eisenstein's first two films, "Strike" (1924) and "The Battleship Potemkin" (1925)," which is interesting.
But, back to Mr Guevara, one wonders why he is so glamorized by the youth, given the fact that he is (a) a sociopath and (b) a homophobe. In fact, for the first time in my life the idea of picketing a moving past through my mind.
My recommendation is: have a protest of your own. Avoid the movie and skip the T-shirts. There are a lot of estimable heroes out there. Ernesto Guevara is not one of them.
Regards -- Cliff