posted on May, 14 2010 @ 08:15 AM
reply to post by sdcigarpig
I submit that there is no inherent valuation between philosophy and the actions of the person who stated the philosophy. Plenty have killed in teh
name of an overriding vision - history picks and chooses who ends up revered and who is demonized.
Guevara's hardline philosophy was engendered specifically in response to the atrocities he saw in the Latin countries. His was a specific response
meant to unify and present a strong Latin presence. United Fruit was a main shaper of this - to a tee it resembled what Marx was claiming was the bad
guy - the unbridled capitalism victimizing a marginalized worker.
Castro is the same - he came from a wealthy family, married into a richer family, then decided to rebel against the system that let his family be
rich. I see more artists in Cuba than almost anywhere else, and barbers get a state salary, and they still make the best cigar on earth.
Chavez has shown increases in literacy, healthcare, and reduced poverty in Venezuela.
Perspective is everything.