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Opdateret den 02 november, 2000

Che Guevara - Debatforum
About Comrade Che

Dear Comrade,
My statement about Che:
I was once asked by a friend what people in Latin America and the world meant when they said:
"Che Vive!"
And I thought about means that Che is inside each and every comrade....every Marxist in the world has Che inside of him....every struggle for the movement Che walkes in front leading the way and guiding us along. He will never die. On my red badge he is forever.

-comrade drew


Hi Per,
A statement about Che? Here goes
"From his birth to death, his belief in Marxism never truly faltered. He was rich but fought for the poor, he was ill himself, yet cured ills in the sick and society, he cared little for himself, determined only to ignite others with the revolutionary flame worldwide. He touched the West, and the East, and became a focus for Marxist youth, in a way others could not. The brutal societies and oppression he saw he tried to change, his own humanity shone through all he did, and his errors were pasted over by glories, his death was one of a hero and this makes us love him more, always and forever Che looks over revolutionaries and Cuba with eyes staring from beyond the grave, towards the future........."

Yours in Solidarity


Hi comrade Per,
I think CHE is not respectful only among Marxists, all people who love freedom, equality and humanity loved him and still love him. You know in each century there is some people like him who fight for freedom and humanity and scarify them selves for the people and leave all their interests just because of the people. and I believe that CHE was one of the heroes of our century.

Yours in solidarity,

My father who was 23 at the time Che died. He was in the armed forces and wanted to go fight along side Che. Many of his friends died in the Bolivian jungles. One he remembered in particular. Her name was Tanya. She was killed by the Bolivian government. Che is so Idolized because he was a brilliant guerrilla, second only to Camilo Cienfuegos, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances. But more than that, he fought for what he believed in. He had developed asthma when he was 2 years old. He was very seriously afflicted by this. Yet he still went into the jungles and fought to his death. He fought at Sierra Maestra against Batistas men. He fought in Congo. He fought where ever innocent people were being oppressed by capitalists. But even deeper than that, he represents a part of every one of us. A part that cannot site idly by as others suffer. The part that has convictions so strong, getting on a boat with 80 men and invading a country of 10 000 000 is not out of the question. A part that is so strong it can defeat an army of 50 000 with a dozen men and 3 rifles. That is why Che Guevara is Idolized. That is why he serves as a rolemodle for little boys in all of Latin America. That is why the Che will never let communism die.

Che Acosta

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17 OCTOBER 1997

Relatives of comrades killed in combat, guests, people of Santa Clara, compatriots all:

With deep emotion, we are living one of those moments that can never be repeated. We have not come here to say goodbye to Che and his heroic companions, we have come here to welcome them.
I see Che and his guerrilla forces like a reinforcement, like a detachment of invincible fighters that on this occasion includes Cubans as well as Latin Americans who have come to fight together with us and to write new pages of history and glory.
I also see Che as a moral giant who is growing more and more with each passing day, whose image, strength and influence have multiplied all over the world.
How could he fit below a gravestone, how could he fit in this square, how could he only fit within our dear, small island? Only in the world that he dreamed of, for which he lived and which he struggled for is there sufficient space for him.
His figure is even greater because there is more injustice, more exploitation, more inequality, more unemployment, more poverty, hunger and misery throughout human society.
The values for which he fought will be raised even higher as a result of growing imperialist power, hegemony, the domination and intervention against the most sacred rights of the people -- especially the weakest, the underdeveloped, the poor -- who were colonies of the West and sources of slave labor.
His profound human sentiments will take on even more value as long as there are more abuses, more selfishness, more alienation, more discrimination against indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities, women, immigrants... when more children are the object of sexual exploitation or when millions of children are forced to work. His example will live as long as there is more ignorance, more disease, more insecurity, more abandonment.
His example as a pure human being and revolutionary will continue to stand out while there are more corrupt politicians, demagogues and hypocrites in all parts of the world.
His personal valor and revolutionary integrity will be admired even more while there are cowards, opportunists and traitors in the world. His steel-tempered conviction will be honored while there are those who are weak.
His sense of honor, dignity and his optimism in humanity will grow while there are those who are pessimistic. His bravery will stand out while there are more spineless people. His austerity, his spirit of work and study will continue to grow while there are those who waste away in luxuries all the wealth produced by working men and women.
Che was a true Communist and is today the example and model of a revolutionary and Communist. Che was a teacher and forger of human beings like himself.
Always consistent with his actions, he never stopped doing what he said he would, and was as demanding with himself as he would be with others. Whenever a volunteer was needed for a mission, Che was the first to step forward. Whether in battle or in peace, his greatest dreams were relegated to giving his life freely. He made anything that seemed to be impossible, possible.
The invasion that he led from the Sierra Maestra mountains through vast and unprotected plains and taking Santa Clara with a small rebel force gives testimony, among other actions, of the things he was capable of doing.
His ideas about the revolution in his homeland and in the rest of Latin America, despite enormous difficulties, were possible. If he had succeeded in his quest, perhaps today's world would be different.
Vietnam demonstrated that it was possible to fight against imperialist intervention and win. The Sandinistas defeated one of the most powerful puppets of the United States. Salvadoran rebels were on the verge of achieving victory. In Africa, apartheid was defeated, despite the fact that the regime had nuclear weapons. China, thanks to the heroic struggle waged by its workers and campesinos, is one of the countries of the world with the best prospects for the future. Hong Kong was returned after 150-years of occupation, which began as an attempt to impose drug-trafficking on the rest of China.
Not all epochs or circumstances require the same methods or tactics, but nothing can stop the course of history; its objective laws have constant validity. Che based himself on these laws and had absolute faith in humanity.
Many times, humanity's great revolutionaries and transformers didn't have the opportunity of seeing their dreams come true as soon as they wanted or hoped, but sooner or later, they were victorious. A fighter may die, but one's ideas cannot be killed.
What was a U.S. government agent doing at the place where Che was wounded and in custody? They believed that by killing him, he would cease to exist as a combatant. He is no longer in La Higuera... Instead, he is everywhere that has a just cause to defend.
Those interested in eliminating him were unable to understand that his legacy was already written by history and that his prophetic vision would become a symbol for all the hundreds of millions of poor people on this planet.
Young people, children, old people, men and women... they all knew him. Honest people of this planet, despite their social origin, admire him. Che is waging and winning more battles than ever.
Thank you, Che. Thank you for your history, your life and your example. Thanks for coming as a reinforcement in this difficult struggle we are waging today to save the ideas for which you fought so well, in order to save the Revolution, the nation and socialism. These achievements are part of your dreams come true.
In order to accomplish this enormous task -- of defeating imperialist plans against Cuba, of resisting the blockade -- in order to achieve victory, we count on you, Che.
As you see... this land, which is your land; this people, which is your people; this revolution, which is your revolution... continues waving the banner of socialism with honor and pride.

Welcome heroic comrades of the reinforcement detachment. The trenches of ideas and justice that you will defend, side by side with our people, will never be defeated by the enemy. Together we will continue fighting for a better world.




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