Che Guevara statue in Venezuela torn down

Hugo Chavez continues to plunge Venezuela deeper and deeper into moonbattery, draining Venezuela dry of every resource it possesses. Chavez is apparently using Cuba as his model of how a country should be run. The newest example of this was a monument built in honor of Fidel Castro’s chief executioner, Ernesto “Che” Guevara.

Less than two weeks later, it was toppled and shattered.

A glass monument to revolutionary icon Ernesto “Che” Guevara was shot up and destroyed less than two weeks after it was unveiled by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s government.

Images of the 8-foot-tall glass plate bearing Guevara’s image, now toppled and shattered, were shown Friday on state television, which said the entire country “repudiated” the vandalism.

The monument on an Andean mountain highway near the city of Merida was unveiled Oct. 8 by Vice President Jorge Rodriguez and Cuba’s ambassador to Venezuela to mark the 40th anniversary of Guevara’s death.

Chavez venerates Guevara as a model socialist for all Venezuelans. He named a state-funded adult education program “Mission Che Guevara,” and murals of the iconic revolutionary have become a common sight in Venezuela.

Police said they had yet to identify those responsible. The Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional published a copy of what it said was a flier found by the monument signed by the previously unknown “Paramo Patriotic Front.”

“We don’t want any monument to Che, he isn’t an example for our children,” the flier read. It called Guevara a “cold-blooded killer” and said the government should raise a monument in Chavez’s hometown of Sabaneta, in the nearby lowland plains, if it wants to commemorate the Argentine-born revolutionary.

The local mayor, Jesus Maria Espinoza, suggested the vandals came from elsewhere.

“We can’t tolerate people from outside … damaging something that was unveiled with so much happiness, with so much enthusiasm that day,” Espinoza told state television.

Interesting how a commemmoration of Che Guevara caused so much “happiness” and “enthusiasm”.

I’m going to let Che himself describe just who and what exactly he was:

Go ahead and try them tomorrow morning — but execute them NOW!

In fact, if Christ himself stood in my way, I, like Nietzsche, would not hesitate to squish him like a worm.

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.

From his Motorcycle Diaries:

Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any enemy that falls in my hands! My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood. With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!

And this, unsurprisingly, is who Hugo Chavez (along with liberals, of course), loves to idolize.

Happily, it appears that there are some Venezuelans still willing to stand up against this madness — not everyone is choosing to join the “revolution”.

Hat Tip: Moonbattery

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