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December 15, 2006

Target Resorts to Radical Chic

Posted by Dave Blount at December 15, 2006 3:04 PM

Target made the news a couple years ago by banning Salvation Army bell-ringers. This year the giant retailer is back with another outrage: marketing Che Guevara CD cases.

As asks:

What next? Hitler backpacks? Pol Pot cookware?

It's true that Che is très chic among moneyed moonbats like actresses Jennifer Connelly and Kate Hudson, who have been known to dress their babies in little Che shirts. It's true that the New York Public Library has sold Che Guevara watches, and that you can even buy Hillary Guevara underpants. It's even true that Guevara has been portrayed by particularly dim-witted intellectuals as a hero.

But it's also true that in the annals of recent history, there are few monsters more psychopathic than Fidel Castro's chief executioner. He set up Castro's gulag system, signed at least 600 death warrants, was responsible for at least 2,000 deaths, and performed many executions personally using a handgun at point-blank range on helpless prisoners who included children.

An excellent piece by Humberto Fontova describes a few of Guevara's crimes, and provides quotes from this moonbat icon that offer insight into his mentality — and that of his fans.

Succinctly summing up communism, here's what Che had to say about blowing out some poor guy's brains at close range:

He went into convulsions for a while and was finally still. Now his belongings were mine.

Here's the wise Che's take on justice:

We don't need proof to execute a man. We only need proof that it's necessary to execute him. A revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate.

But even if Guevara was as evil a man as ever lived, so long as he represents hipness to ignorant morons, he can help Target sell their CD cases.

Ironically, Guevara was fond of personally executing children.

On a tip from V the K.