Wednesday, April 4, 2012

No, it is not cool

Apparently, the City of Galway is planning to erect a statue to a mass murderer, torturer, rapist and homophobe. His name? As if you didn't know. Che Guevara, of course, the all purpose pin-up of the ignorant left.
Yale Professor Carlos Eire, author of Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, which won the National Book Award in 2003, wrote this letter and submitted it to the Irish Times in response to plans by the city of Galway to erect a statue honoring Che Guevara. The Times demurred, but it was published in the Galway Advertiser, and Professor Eire has given National Review permission to reprint it.
It is very succinct. Shame on the Irish Times.

Mind you, I think he is a little unfair on Oliver Cromwell.

ADDENDUM: Thanks to a reader for this excellent article on the subject by Kevin Myers who analyzes Che's ludicrous appeal to the left and naive youngsters. He also asserts very firmly that "most of the industrial-scale mass murderers of the 20th century were socialists. Pol Pot, Mao, et cetera, obviously, but also Hitler and his National Socialist Party". This has to be said over and over again.


  1. The letter's here:

    May I be a nag, Helen? Blog roll! (I don't have one.)

  2. The same link unbroken:

  3. Woops, sorry. I shall put that link in. Don't know what came over me. It was rather late in the day or night, I suppose. And blog roll! Yes, you are right. I should do it. But every time I think of sitting down and dealing with it my heart sinks and I start wondering whether any of it is worth it. But it is. Of course, it is. Keep on saying ....


  5. Unbelievable. The levels to which the left will stoop.

  6. The reference to National Socialism and 'industrial scale mass murder' is made with the Holocaust in mind no doubt. Without wanting to start a tiresome discourse the tale of the gas chambers and genocide has been firmly debunked. There are several websites which discuss the issues at length but a good primer for those interested (and it IS interesting) can be found here

  7. As a comment to the Kevin Myers article (can't comment there):

    All Christians should remember: Satan himself was beautiful once.