40 years ago today Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, icon for some neo-wannabe-revolutionaries who seem to know nothing more about him than maybe the title of one of his books ‘Guerilla Warfare’, was killed in Bolivia.
The irony of Che’s life is, as my friend Matthew points out: “Yes, and now all the Capitalist are laughing to the bank with his merchandise sales.”
Ca-ching… “Will that be cash or charge?”
On a different Che-related note… For those who want to see an interesting film about Ernesto, before he became the “Che” I encourage you to watch ‘The Motorcycle Diaries.’ It has been a while since I have seen the film; but it gives some insight into how how Ernesto Guevara’s compassion and social conscience were developed.
Having seen the film, I cannot help but wonder how Ernesto’s life would have been different had he come to Christ; if his compassion had been nutured and fed by the Gospels and in the Holy Orthodox Church with her Sacraments and spiritual medicines.