"Che" Guevara was an idealist of freedom
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To be sincere, in those times there were many homophobic ideas; a lot more than now a days; you can't blame some that had been taught that homosexuality is far from common understanding at that time.
He, in fact, wasn't communist, he was a socialist but when Guevara finally won the revolution and Fidel Castro reached the power, "Che" wanted Cuba to keep the revolution going to turn it into a socialist nation but that interferes with Castro's plans so he sent Guevara to Bolivia with just a pinch of soldiers were he was murdered.
Summarising, Ernesto Guevara didn't want the Cuban people to be treated like commoners but by citizens under a socialist nation.
Guevara itself shows his opinion about guerrilla and his usage: "Why does the guerrilla fighter fight? We must come to the inevitable conclusion that the guerrilla fighter is a social reformer, that he takes up arms responding to the angry protest of the people against their oppressors, and that he fights in order to change the social system that keeps all his unarmed brothers in ignominy and misery." So he has no intention to harm Cuban people but to help them.
He represents justice because he put an end to the tyrannical regime of Batista, he wanted equality to the Cuban people:
"If no coffee for everyone, no to anyone" and respect because nevertheless , he left his native country, Argentina , and put his hands on fire to free all Latin American people.
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Guevara was a punisher and an executioner, absolutely. If you were against the state, you were a traitor, and you needed to die. Batista was bad, I would never say he was good, but Castro took it further. Castro put the people under an even worse state of life, so I guess technically i'd consider Batista "better". However I do not consider Batista to be good, not even in the slightest. Guevara was a violent man by nature, he would even record his executions in a diary of sorts. If I may quote his writings, "I fired a .32calibre bullet into the right hemisphere of his brain which came out through his left temple". He also made mention of the fact that the man "moaned for a few moments" before he died. Sometimes later on in state prisons, Che would climb on top of a wall and smoke a cigar while lying on his back, watching the executions take place. This does not sounds like a just man, or an icon of freedom, to me.
Sometimes it takes evil to fight evil, that much is true. However we must prevent ourselves from idolizing murderers, such as Che. He may have ended a tyrant's reign, but that does not make him an idol of justice or equality. If a ravenous wolf kills another wolf who happened to be terrorizing the town, does that make the wolf a fighter for the people of the town and their sheep? It must be noted that Guevara was a killer, an executioner, and a man full of hatred. Regardless of your ideals, it would be wise not to idolize him.
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My opponent has forfeited the last few rounds, as if he has given up. I would like for the viewrs of this debate to make note of that when they cast their votes, now I will end with a few final affirmations.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara was a man who has in modern times become an idol among socialists and liberals alike, however truth be told he was a cold-blooded and savage murderer. He hated those that opposed the government, and he hated individualism strongly. He was against freedoms that those who idolize him themselves hold dear, truly he was someone they would hate if they had to live under the government he supported.
Mr. "Che" was no icon of justice, equality, or freedom, he was a sociopathic and tyrannical executioner.
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