Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Glenn Beck on Che Guevara:

"This is a history of a failure" is how he himself described his efforts in the Congo. He was killed in Bolivia, trying to fire up another failure of a war. Earlier, he even managed to drop his gun and shoot himself in the face.

But more important than his incompetence is the fact that the man was a mass killer. Hundreds were reportedly executed on his watch, and that doesn't include the deaths incurred in the wars he was constantly trying to start. He described his maniacal lust for war in his writings, saying he savored "the acrid smell of gunpowder and blood of the enemy's death." How this guy is a hero to the anti-war crowd is truly perplexing.
Cue David Bowie.

Paul Thoreau on George W. Bush:

"This is a history of a failure" is how everyone but himself describes his efforts in Iraq, and damn near everywhere else. He wasn’t killed in Crawford or Washington, trying to fire up another failure of a war. Earlier, his Vice President even managed to not drop his gun, yet shoot his friend in the face.

But more important than his incompetence is the fact that the man was a mass killer. Hundreds were reportedly executed on his watch, and that doesn't include the deaths incurred in the wars he was constantly trying to start. He described his maniacal lust for war in his speeches, saying "Afghanistan is the most daring and ambition mission in the history of NATO." and “Removing Saddam Hussein was the right decision early in my presidency. It is the right decision now, and it will be the right decision ever.” and “You know, the enemy hit us, and they said, oh, this great country is going to wilt. They're not great, they're weak. I like to needle them by saying, they must have been watching too much daytime TV.” How this guy is a hero to the war crowd is truly perplexing.

Now, where can I buy a Dubya t-shirt so I can infiltrate some right-wing terrorist group?

George W. Bush quotes found at DubyaSpeak.com.

4 comments - Post a comment :

Jason Nobody said...

Great post. I DESPERATELY wanted to take Beck to task for his incompetence and accidental shooting comments but I thought answering him with nothing but a picture was kind of nice. Thanks for covering it. =)

How the heck did you find my blog??

Christian Duque said...

Beck is just one of many neo-cons parading on CNN, making baseless statements and drawing attention to himself. These are the same tactics that made Ann Coulter famous.

For those that believed the fall of the Soviet Union meant the end of popular liberation, they've been pissed ever since. The fall of Soviet communism signaled the end to a system that didn't work, however, something's going in Bolivia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and even Chile where the people are ELECTING leftists to office, even far-surpassing the 50% mark.

The people have even taken to the streets and fought off tanks and machine guns (e.g the failed U.S.-backed 2002 coup en Venezuela against Chavez).

Che Guevara has had an impact in the shanties and coal mines of Latin America, the jungles of Vietnam, to the liberation of Angola in the 1980's, to the defiance of the early 1990's starving-but-defiant Cuban population, his image (like that of Jesus Chris) inspires the downtrodden to continue holding on, with the dream one day breaking the chains of slavery.

Glenn Beck is and will be a piss ant, a 'nothing' in the scheme of history. We'll all be forgotten, him, me, all of us. But Che, the image will never die.

Felix Rodriguez and the CIA thought that by murdering Che they would kill his ideals, but in killing the man, they created a martyr and a movement.

Beck's own insignificance is revenge enough for his baseless commentary. www.TheRadikal.com

Paul Thoreau said...

To Jason Nobody:

I searched for Glenn Beck Che Guevara on both Google and Google Blog Search.

Thank you for your comment. I'm glad you liked the post. I don't remember which blog yours was. I found several.

Paul Thoreau said...

To Christian Duque:

Thank you for your comment.

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