Week 11 Blog Post
Ernesto (Che) Guevara someone that I’ve heard of but never really known who he was and what he did. I heard that he had done some ‘bad’ things but never really know what they were, and now I wish I knew earlier.
Che took part in Fidel Castro’s plans to coup the Batista’s government. Chels role was to lead a small group of guerrillas. Once Castro successfully took power, Che was given charge of the prison called La Cabana Fortress. During this there were 144 prisoners executed.
Soon after Che became the president of Cuban National Bank. A year after he eventually became the Minister of Industry. Then left.
In this time (about two years later) he also rallied the people of Bolivia to revolt against their government. Unfortunately, he was unable to recruit many and still had that small guerilla, because of this Che was captured and killed. He died by the Bolivian army.
Like me I feel like this video proves that I wasn’t the only who was so ignorant to not know who he really is. Its crazy to think that Che’s face has become a quick way to market t-shorts to people who really don’t know who and what he’s done. I also wanted to mention that this video does have some over the top edits but at the same time it shows just how easy it is for uninformed individuals to buy it thinking its a nice motif.
I included this next video to provide some more information about Che that I maybe didn’t see as worthy to keep in my blog, and so that if you’re interested you can learn more.