Guevara’s Own Words Shatter His Myth
Marxist Marketing Gimmick Cannot Overturn Murderous, Racist Legacyat
Perhaps inspired by the fresh sea air that permeates the city, Márquez wrote El Canalla (The Scoundrel): The True Story of Che, where he brings to the surface the man beneath the myth, the Argentinean behind the Latin American, and the murderer underneath the façade of a righteous man.
Márquez speaks slowly and possesses the enviable vocabulary and oratory skills of man who has been immersed in endless debates across the political spectrum. His book has received both visceral reviews from critics and appreciation from those who view it as the unmasking of the real Che Guevara.
The third edition of the book was just released in early August, with presentations in Buenos Aires and Rosario.
Why does the myth of Che persist despite documented truths?
Progressives have strong emotions and weak ideas, and have no objection to sacrificing logic and documented truth before utopian dreams. For progressives, things are judged not by their results (proven to be disastrous), but by their objectives, supposedly noble, consisting of “saving the world’s poor.”
In the collective imagination, this is how Che is viewed. They don’t remember the man who shot and murdered [his opponents], but the man who supposedly serviced the “wretched of the earth.”
What surprised you the most when studying Che Guevara?
Ernesto Che Guevara: “I am not Christ or a philanthropist. I am the complete opposite of Christ. I fight for the things I believe in with all the weapons at my disposal and try to leave the other dead.”
What most surprised me, unlike the other books I’ve written, was how easy it was for me to destroy the myth.
Beyond the numerous biographies and references to other various sources, it is Che Guevara himself, in his memoirs, personal diaries, and complete works that recognize each and every one of his crimes.