Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The Cult Of Che

Che's Dark Side
By Robert Stacy McCain

One of the most famous faces of communism is getting a makeover this week, with
a new poster designed to teach students the whole story about Cuban revolutionary icon Ernesto "Che" Guevara.

"The Victims of Che Guevera" poster, produced by the Young America's Foundation, centers on a collage that uses tiny photos of those killed by Cuba's communist regime to compose the face of the Marxist guerrilla, who has become a popular T-shirt icon.

"Che is one of the heroes that the left idolizes," said Patrick X. Coyle, vice president of YAF. "But a lot of kids don't know anything about him. We thought this would be a great way to highlight his atrocities."

The occasion for the poster is Freedom Week, YAF's annual commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989, which has since become the most famous event symbolizing the collapse of Soviet communism.

Conservative students on more than 100 college and university campuses will participate in Freedom Week events, and YAF has printed 10,000 copies of the Guevara poster to dramatize the fact that communism "affected real individuals," Mr. Coyle said. "In fact, collectivist regimes, according to 'The Black Book of Communism,' murdered more than 100 million people worldwide in the 20th century," he said.

The Che poster was the brainchild of YAF President Ron Robinson and created by designer Jonathan Briggs.


Here's a little taste of the Young America's Foundation "The Victims Of Che Guevara" poster; it's as faithful a rendition as I can hurriedly snatch off a pdf file.

To see the original, and the appropriate attributions, please go to the link in blue provided. I know Townhall was offering this poster for free for a short time; please visit them at: to check it out.


Anonymous tom said...

great poster. i've always despised che.

10:26 AM  
Anonymous cassie said...

Donal, wow, do you know how they do those 'portrait' images?

11:45 AM  

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