Che’s Granddaughter as PETA Model

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And just when you thought there might be hope for humans as intelligent creatures.

Entire idiocy here.

Don’t kill flies!–But be sure to murder thousands of defenseless men and boys–and a friendly and inoffensive puppy.

“It’s an homage of sorts to her late grandfather,”

gushes PETA offical Michael Mc Graw about the picture above.

Fine, Mr Mc Graw, here’s an excerpt from Lydia’s grandfather’s diaries:

“Kill the dog, Felix, But don’t shoot him–strangle him.” Very slowly Felix pulled out his rope, made a noose and wrapped it around the little animals neck–then he started tightening,” writes Che.

When Felix had picked him up, the puppy’s tail had been wagging happily. Naturally, as was the usual case with these men, the puppy had expected the usual petting and caresses. Now Felix grimaced as he tightened the noose on the agonized puppy. “That happy wagging of the tail turned convulsive,” writes Che. “Finally the puppy let out a smothered little yelp. It seemed a long time till the end finally came,” recounts Che. “Finally after one little spasm the puppy lay still, his little head resting over a branch.”

For some reason, Che Guevara saw fit to describe such things in loving detail

Unreal.

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35 thoughts on “Che’s Granddaughter as PETA Model

  1. Esta un poco fuerte pero, lets remove the carrots, hopefully she doesn’t remember her murdering grandfather much.
    Le ronca los…

  2. I wonder if this is the granddaughter by his Cuban wife? I know that Guevara has a daugther who lives in Cuba and is a doctor. Does this granddaughter also live in Cuba, or is she exiled? He does have one grandson [I believe] who is exiled and lives in Mexico [?] where he has written against his grandfather.

  3. “It’s an homage of sorts to her late grandfather.”

    Says PETA offical Michael Mc Graw.

    No surprise here, in light of PETA”s record!

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation/AP/story/1103856.html

    Imagine if Hitler had a granddaughter and PETA featured a picture of her in an SS uniform, with arm outstreched in a “Sieg Heil!”

    Then imagine PETA officials declaring “It’s a homage of sorts to her Grandfather!”

    But then, all of us here are well inured to such hypocrisy. Cubans, apparently, belong to a lower animal species, murdering them (unlike roaches or flies) by the thousands is OK according to PETA.

    Unreal.

  4. Notice the typical leftist salute of the clenched fist. I don’t believe she’s an exile. She wouldn’t have posed with fatigues and the beret otherwise.

    All the leftists sites are just panting at the thought that a billboard could be placed in Miami. I for one, would love it. I definitely could use some target practice

  5. Pretty fukkin sad, George and my beloved Babalu Boys, to think how most Cuban families probably never see that many carrots in a year …

  6. She deserves a good kick in the ass, if you asked me; the type of kick that would require major anal surgery to remove the boot.

    On second thought, I rather leave the boot deep inside so that freaking slut would a lesson on pain and suffering.

    Hopefully this way she’ll get to understand the pain her scumbag grandfather put so many prisoners at La Cabana.

  7. Humberto,

    I’m curious do you know which spouse she is from (wife #1, #2, or mistress)? What’s the back story on this #$&%. Does she live in the U.S. or more ironically NYC? Thanks

  8. All of this Che adoration is testimony to our inability to get our message across. Since we have no viable think tank, no publishing houses, no English-language newspapers, no movie industry [people like Leon Ichaso get no help from the Cuban community] and our millionaires see no need in contributing to a get-the-truth-out PR campaign, castro, Inc.. has had a free terrain and has spent the last 40 plus years lionizing Che, making him a God. To the world, Che is a hero, not a murderer. He is a “handsome” “fearless” soldier who gave his life up to save the poor. Remember, a lie repeated a thousand times becomes truth.

    And besides, we’re just “right-winged” “fascists,” “batistianos,” and “cry babies” that were expelled from Cuba for being “exploiters.”

  9. Rayarena,
    Since us exiles are viewed this way, even if we did create our own media – it would be dismissed as you say because of us being “right-wingers”, “crack pots”, “gusanos” etc. Most exiles I know also hate & hated Batista (who was brutal in his own right), but still we get called “Batistianos”.

    There aren’t many things that Fidel does well, but PR is surely one of them. Sadly I think the Che adoration is so embedded in the world culture, that it may never come out. It will probably outlive communism itself.

  10. Rayarena and all, Your points are well taken. But getting the message out and facing the MSM and DC politicians has been an uphill battle. As a Cuban lady told me recently “every Cuban has a story”. Sadly many non Cuban Americans are not listenning.

  11. This is so similar to the way Israel is misunderstood. When people tell me Israel doesn’t have as good PR as the Palestinians, I always disagree. I don’t believe it has anything to do with PR. If facts and logic mattered, compassion and respect would naturally go to Cuban exiles and Israel. No amount of good PR seems to change the reigning orthodoxies.
    There is something visceral in the reasons for anyone who calls Cuban exiles the names you mention as there is in those repetitions of anti Israel diatribes. Some of it may be due to the big lie of subversives. But why would any reasonable person choose to believe that lie? I don’t know the answer to that. The best I can come up with is most Cuban exiles are on the right because they fled the other side and know what it is like for real. Most liberals and other leftists feel frightened when their prejudices are challenged and thus find comfort in easy name calling of anyone who puts dents in their fanatacism. When my book group read Professor Eire’s book, I was pleasantly surprised that they, liberals all, were so sympathetic in their discussion. But when I tried to go further and read a letter from him about details, they became suddenly resistant and came up with nonsense like what if this were a story about the maid in the house instead of the wealthy Eire family. I was stunned and muttered something about this is about freedom. It’s one thing to be sympathetic to a child’s experiences, but quite another when you are asking a liberal to face the results of his beliefs.
    As for Israel, that’s an easy one. A lot of people will never be able to get over their hatred of Jews. No PR is ever going to change that.

  12. Honey has a point, or several. To a significant degree, we’re not dealing with a rational situation. It’s not just a question of ignorance or not knowing any better. No doubt we could have done a better job of getting the truth out there, but a big part of the problem is that a lot of people flat out refuse to accept the truth, and persist in twisting it, denying it or covering it up. Castro, Inc. has always made propaganda a very high priority and is certainly good at it, but they’ve always had LOTS of all-too-willing outside help. What outside help have we had? Who goes out of their way to support us?

    There is massive, deliberate, knowing hypocrisy and double-standard, and that has been so prevalent for so long that it passes for normal. It’s just the status quo, and nobody thinks twice about it–except the victims of the lies and misinformation. There’s also the fashion or image factor, which is especially obvious with the Che business. The sad reality is that all too many people will do or say or support anything to look hip, cool and with-it. It doesn’t matter how shallow or hollow or irresponsible it may be; they’re terrified of being out of the trendy loop and being denied access to the “right” circles. And yes, there IS a price to pay for being out of that loop; there are consequences, so fear is also part of the problem.

    All I can say is we have to rely on ourselves as much as possible and on outsiders as little as possible. The last 50 years provide crushing, overwhelming proof that we’re largely alone in this ordeal, regardless of the righteousness of our cause. We’re still alone, and I don’t see that changing substantially. Either Cubans themselves figure out how to get out of the hole, or they can forget it.

  13. The chick is a chip off the old block – the idiocy is genetic. No hay que darle tanta vuelta. Whaddya wanna bet this photo op will get her a modeling gig?

    Leftists are such hypocrites.

  14. Look … I’m not Cuban … or have any “Latino” blood in my veins. Not a drop … although, in my “mutt” make-up it IS the one ethnicity I would swap a bit of something else for.

    I am highly offended by the mindless Che worship (and in most cases it is mindless either out of choice or out of elitist arrogance), completely discounting his mass murdering reality. It is bad enough to see non-Cuban/Latinos wearing Che T-shirts, but when I see someone as well-accomplished and fucking RICH as a Carlos Santana wearing a Che T-shirt, especially to a public event, it pisses me off to no end.

    http://www.eddriscoll.com/photos/santana-2006oscars.jpg

    What doesn’t a supposedly well-read and ‘artistic’/creative man with a tolerant open mind understand about what Che and Castro did to masses of people on the island nation … and continue to inflict today? What doesn’t he understand about Communism’s merciless control over the artistic/creative process and expression (as you fellas have documented here with Cuban artists/writers/performers)?

    Michael Savage (who I really don’t listen to that much but …) says “liberalism is a mental disorder”.

    I think that is a bit of an understatement … and perhaps a disservice to folks with mental disorders.

    Liberalism is EVIL … period, because those who practice it HAVE access to the truth and refuse to recognize or acknowledge it. It is Communism’s ugly red-headed bastard brother from the same whore mother Marxism.

    PETA has time and again proven itself to be an anti-human organization that should just actually commit completely to what they believe and espouse … and commit suicide for the good of the other animal life wandering about on this planet. To seek out someone such as Che’s granddaughter who obviously has lived off her grandfather’s infamous murdering, anti-human crimes is no surprise at all.

  15. Mr. Mojito writes:

    >>Since us exiles are viewed this way, even if we did create our own media – it would be dismissed as you say because of us being “right-wingers”, “crack pots”, “gusanos” etc.<>As a Cuban lady told me recently “every Cuban has a story”. Sadly many non Cuban Americans are not listenning.<>No doubt we could have done a better job of getting the truth out there, but a big part of the problem is that a lot of people flat out refuse to accept the truth, and persist in twisting it, denying it or covering it up. Castro, Inc. has always made propaganda a very high priority and is certainly good at it, but they’ve always had LOTS of all-too-willing outside help.<<

    Asombra, yes, there are many political absolutists out there, indoctronaires who simply love communism and Che, but those aren’t the ones that we are after. We’ve really dropped the ball and have even lost those rational people who would support us. We’ve lost them, because they have been bombarded by Hollywood, the Che Industry, etc…

    People like Humberto Fontova did a wonderful job with his book on Che, but he is only one person and his situation illustrates the problem that Cuban intellectuals must face: they are in it alone. Mr. Fontova to my knowledge doesn’t have a Cuban institution backing him up. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an institution that could buy his books and distribute them around the country? Or if a couple of millionaires gave Leon Ichaso the money to make a movie about Che. Or if the Bacardi’s or the Fanjul’s founded Cuban American Chairs in major Universities? There are so many things that we could have done, should do and never did and won’t do.

    Cubans are not institution builders. Our millionaires only give money to political campaigns, but they fail to see how culture is instrumental in the war over the minds and souls of people.

    castro, inc. has destroyed the country, they are horrible administrators who have bankrupted the Cuban treasury and demoralized the population, but they know how to survive and they have fought tooth and nail to reach the American people.

    Case in point, when the Cuban American National Foundation was still a powerful lobbying group, it was very good at what it did. It even outmaneuvered the pro-Castroites on many occassions and that’s why they were able to pass the Torricelli and Helms-Burton Bills, but they stopped there. What did castro that wily old fox do? Still he couldn’t muster up support in congress, he went to the American people and started a massive PR campaign making Cuban Americans out to be these ungrateful foreigners who run American foreign policy in the USA to the detriment of the American people. His PR campaign made us out to be these horrible people who were starving the Cuban people, etc..

    What did CANF do? Nothing. They stayed with their arms crossed. Did nada, zilch, zero. Because Cuban Americans don’t value the opinion of the masses. To CANF–in their minds—they had done a job well done and did not have to do anything else.

    castro worked so hard on American public opinion that most Americans think that we should lift the embargo and engage Cuba.

    I really think that we are largely to blame for our situation.

  16. Something happened to the previous reply that I posted. The formatting came out weird with whole segments that I wrote sliced out, so I post it again below:

    Mr. Mojito writes:

    “Since us exiles are viewed this way, even if we did create our own media – it would be dismissed as you say because of us being “right-wingers”, “crack pots”, “gusanos” etc.”

    At this point it would probably be dismissed because we have waited far too long. Fifty years of propaganda after all is very hard to remove without a massive PR campaign and even then lies have a way of sticking like a black crust on a frying pan. Try as you might, it’s impossible to remove every residue.

    We Cuban exiles had righteousness on our part, but did we ever make an effort to get our truths out? Individual Cuban Americans, film makers like Leon Ichaso [“Bitter Sugar”], documentary makers like Orlando Jimenez Leal [“Improper Conduct”], Jorge Ulla [“Nobody Listened”] and Alex Anton, Joe Cardona, and Mari Ichaso [“Branded by Paradise”] did, but they received very little help from the Cuban American masses who are UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND the power of culture in a war over the minds of an entire nation. IN fact, Leon Ichaso has to mortgage his house to make “Bitter Sugar.”

    Americans are good people. They are not evil, they are reasonable. But truth be said, they can be a little frivolous. Most Americans don’t even know who their representatives are, they know little about their own history. Why should they know about Cuban history? They’ve been told time and time again that Cuba was a poverty stricken country run by a corrupt tyranny and that Che was a liberator. That’s all that they know.

    We Cuban Americans are not institution builders, and we certainly don’t support our intellectuals. Why did Reinaldo Arenas [who did so much against castro] have to die in poverty? You know that when Reinaldo Arenas was alive, he tried to do a book presentation in Union City [that back then still had a very large Cuban community] and despite distributing flyers all around the city only about 3 people came! But a recently arrived Cuban baseball player who has never done anything for Cuba was given a massive parade down Bergenline Avenue with thousands and thousands of well wishers hooping and hollering!

    rrrod:

    “As a Cuban lady told me recently “every Cuban has a story”. Sadly many non Cuban Americans are not listenning.”

    Yes, every Cuban has a story, but where are the films documenting them? Do the Jews ever stop making movies about the Holocaust? I understand that Steven Spielberg is actually documenting Holocaust survivors, interviewing those that are left before they die. He wants to document it for future generations. We have billionaires and millionaires galore in the exile community. But none of them are willing to help create a foundation to provide funds to Cuban American filmmakers. Take that horrible Alberto Vilar for instance. He is that investor who is now in jail for illegal activity. He was a billionaire and he was known as one of the biggest philanthropists in the USA. He gave 50 million dollars to the Kennedy Center, about 30 million to Lincoln Center, he gave 5 million to Carnegie Hall and he would give millions and millions to Opera Houses around the world, yet when some Cuban Americans who were trying to present a play asked him for $10,000, he didn’t even dignify the request with a reply.

    Asombra:

    “No doubt we could have done a better job of getting the truth out there, but a big part of the problem is that a lot of people flat out refuse to accept the truth, and persist in twisting it, denying it or covering it up. Castro, Inc. has always made propaganda a very high priority and is certainly good at it, but they’ve always had LOTS of all-too-willing outside help.”

    Asombra, yes, there are many political absolutists out there, indoctronaires who simply love communism and Che, but those aren’t the ones that we are after. We’ve really dropped the ball and have even lost those rational people who would support us. We’ve lost them, because they have been bombarded by Hollywood, the Che Industry, etc…

    People like Humberto Fontova did a wonderful job with his book on Che, but he is only one person and his situation illustrates the problem that Cuban intellectuals must face: they are in it alone. Mr. Fontova to my knowledge doesn’t have a Cuban institution backing him up. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an institution that could buy his books and distribute them around the country? Or if a couple of millionaires gave Leon Ichaso the money to make a movie about Che. Or if the Bacardi’s or the Fanjul’s founded Cuban American Chairs in major Universities? There are so many things that we could have done, should do and never did and won’t do.

    Cubans are not institution builders. Our millionaires only give money to political campaigns, but they fail to see how culture is instrumental in the war over the minds and souls of people.

    castro, inc. has destroyed the country, they are horrible administrators who have bankrupted the Cuban treasury and demoralized the population, but they know how to survive and they have fought tooth and nail to reach the American people.

    Case in point, when the Cuban American National Foundation was still a powerful lobbying group, it was very good at what it did. It even outmaneuvered the pro-Castroites on many occassions and that’s why they were able to pass the Torricelli and Helms-Burton Bills, but they stopped there. What did castro that wily old fox do? Still he couldn’t muster up support in congress, he went to the American people and started a massive PR campaign making Cuban Americans out to be these ungrateful foreigners who run American foreign policy in the USA to the detriment of the American people. His PR campaign made us out to be these horrible people who were starving the Cuban people, etc..

    What did CANF do? Nothing. They stayed with their arms crossed. Did nada, zilch, zero. Because Cuban Americans don’t value the opinion of the masses. To CANF–in their minds—they had done a job well done and did not have to do anything else.

    castro worked so hard on American public opinion that most Americans think that we should lift the embargo and engage Cuba.

    I really think that we are largely to blame for our situation.

  17. Rayarena,

    You said it very clear, if the many wealthy Cuban-Americans would get together and contribute to the cause of a free Cuba, we could have effectively countered the Castro propaganda a long time ago.

  18. Cigar Mike: “I wouldn’t f*ck her with Bea Arthur’s rigored dick.”

    Okay … this IS serious …

  19. Some great and productive comments above especially by Rayarena.

    Some random thoughts of mine:

    – It is a shame that Che wasn’t 50 lbs heavier or ugly, I believe that a great amount of his popularity is based on his looks. Lenin & Stalin don’t get the t-shirt treatment because one was bald and the other looked like Burt Reynolds. Sadly we live in a world where looks sell, see your grocery store aisle for proof or this #$%& wearing carrots. Che looked like a Beatle in the age of the flowing locks and scraggly John Lennon beard.

    – Maybe Cuban exiles need more non-Cuban spokesman. Because of the bias against us, whenever someone like Humberto speaks out against Che he is easily & unfairly dismissed as a “bitter” exile or someone who is obviously unobjective. It all plays into the narrative of Castro & co vs the formerly ‘rich & white exiles’, that the media loves to latch onto.

    – Maybe us on the anti-Che side should first just try and get from the white into the gray before we shoot for the black. Right now Che to many people is next to Jesus and infallible, maybe there should be an effort to acknowledge at least a few of the “positive” traits about him so that we can get to and remind people of the negative ones as well. Possibly the myth and “heroism” needs to be unbuilt a few stages at a time.

    – Perhaps we should acknowledge Batista’s wrongs so that we can point out the worse ones by Fidel & Che. I believe that Batista’s crimes allow the pro-Che people an outlet to say “see Che was just killing war criminals”. If we acknowledge that yes a few torturers/fmr secret police might have been shot at La Cabana, then maybe we could then point out those many shot there that weren’t.

    … Just some random thoughts

  20. Mr. Mojito,
    No that won’t work. Professor Eire’s book makes it very clear that Batista was to be feared and Castro was welcomed when he first showed up. So do most Cubans. And everyone knows that, anyone who has read anything about exiles. But if people want to keep their prejudices toward liberalism, they will ignore this fact.

    As for wishful thinking that Che be uglier, could Castro look worse? He had a scraggly beard, wore ugly army fatigues and never shut his mouth. Yet he was wooed by mindless admirers.
    Just look at Arafat. Could he be described as handsome? Egad. His very unpleasant look worked in his favor. If people want to side with Arafat against a well dressed, honest, better looking spokesman for Israel, no appeasement can change that or ever did.
    Look how handsome Humberto Fontova is. That doesn’t cause people to wear t-shirts with HIS face on them. Now THAT might be a good idea!

    Most Israelis learned long ago that all efforts to appease those angry at their country to persuade them to “understand” do not work. In the end you have to protect yourself.
    I am a white Jewish person who is with you. There are many others like me. But we have very little power to change the current prejudices.
    And do not forget that the President before this guy was solidly in your corner and very vocally so. That didn’t seem to do the trick, either.
    Never demean yourself to try to win anyone to your side. It’s what Bush and McCain tried sometimes and such things never work with liberals who demand “purity” in allegiance to their excesses. The only things that work are good humor, fun, personal excellence and a consistency of support of the correct principles. You’ll never bring over to your side those who don’t choose to be there. But you’ll keep your side strong.

  21. Hold on a minute. The belief of “I really think that we are largely to blame for our situation.” doesnt hold too much water.

    The first few waves of Cubans settled right here in S. Florida. Most with the intentions at first of “going back” in the near future. As time went the state of mind changed and the Cubans settled in to a new life, raised families and as families grew the natural evolution into American society. But in truth Cubans have been to quiet(did I really just say that?!?)

    Comparing the Cubans to the Jews/Israel is like apples to oranges. There was a world war to start and Jews came from a variety of countries.
    Granted the Jews were/are(thank God) persistant in their quest. They never let the evils of what happened to them die. But their enemy at the time was destroyed. Of course today is a different story.

    The Cubans have yet to have their opportunity. The time will come, as it always does, so keep the faith.

  22. rrrod:

    “Hold on a minute. The belief of “I really think that we are largely to blame for our situation.” doesnt hold too much water.”

    Rod, we’ve allowed the mainstream media to roll over us with a steamroller time and time again.

    For instance, if Oliphant had made a cartoon about Mexicans, American Jews, Gays, Women, blacks, etc… suggesting that Uncle Sam kick them out of the country like he did with Cuban Americans, he would have lost his job.

    Why? Because Mexicans have the National Council of la Raza and MALDEf, because American Jews have the Anti-Defamation League, and B’Nai Birth, because Gays have the National Gay Task Force, because women have N.O.W. and because blacks have the NAACP.

    We don’t have a single civil rights organization representing us. Fidel Castro and the mainstream media aren’t to blame for that. We are. Fidel Castro and the MSM are bullies. They pick on us constantly, because we don’t fight back. We don’t have the institutions to do so. We’re to blame for that, because Cuban Americans are too blase and nonchalant about everything. They don’t see the need in a public relations campaign. Incredibly enough, it’s never been part of our strategy.

  23. I only made the comparison of Israel and Cuban exiles in the sense that elements of each community like to blame bad PR for the prejudice against each.

    I intended no other comparison.

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