Sorry, but there is absolutely NO WAY that ANYONE can box Che Guevara and Human Rights. You have to side with one or the other, and it’s pretty clear which side the UN is on. This is akin to hanging a portrait of Christopher Hitchins in the Vatican.
February 18, 1957 the rural guide Eutimio Guerra, accused of passing information to the enemy, is prosecuted by the rebels and sentenced to death. At the moment of the execution, his companions were undecided to shoot him, and that’s when Che stepped forwards, draws his pistol killing Eutimio with a shot in the temple, describing the act in his diary of the Sierra Maestra: â€œâ€¦.I ended the problem giving him a shot with a 32 (caliber) pistol in the right side of the brain, with exit orifice in the right temporal. He gasped for a little while and was dead. Upon proceeding to remove his belongings I couldnâ€™t get off the watch tied by a chain to his belt, and then he told me in a steady voice farther away than fear: â€œYank it off, boy, what does it matterâ€¦. I did so and his possessions were now mine.â€ . Later Che will write in his diary: â€œâ€¦.to executes a human being is something ugly, but exemplary. From now on nobody here will refer to me again as the tooth-drawer of the guerrilla.â€ In a letter to his father referring to this execution he writes: “I’d like to confess, papa, at that moment I discovered that I really like killing.”
â€œTo send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary. These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution! And a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate. We must create the pedagogy of the paredÃ³n [execution wall].â€
â€• Ernesto “Che” Guevara
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