April 1, 2012
"As a historian, however, I am deeply aware that Guevara was much more than a grotesque criminal, as it has been suggested. Revolutions are by nature violent events, and those who oppose them are frequently at the end of that violence. By this measure, Washington, Toussaint, and Bolivar could all be considered war criminals if we look at their records - and yet, they all have monuments built to their memory in the United States. Their hands never trembled while giving orders to execute the enemies of the revolutions they led. Do not get me wrong. I am not trying to justify Guevara’s actions, but I do think that they must be examined within the historical context in which they took place."

Guevara statue sparks controversy in Ireland

Thoughts anyone?

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It’s because the revolution he was looking to establish was one for the poor and downtrodden, rather than establishing another capitalist republic.  Just my two cents.

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"It’s my estimation that every man ever got a statue made of him was one kind of sumbitch or another."
—Captain Malcolm Reynolds

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