Exposing the Real Che Guevara: And the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him by Humberto Fontova
The perfect conservative contrast to the upcoming movie about Che.
Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the mainstream media celebrate Ernesto 'Che' Guevara as a saint, a sex symbol, and a selfless martyr. But their ideas about Che-whose face adorns countless T-shirts and posters-are based on the lies of Fidel Castro's murderous dictatorship.
Che's hipster fans are classic 'useful idiots,' the name Stalin gave to foolish Westerners who parroted his lies about communism. And their numbers will only increase after a new biopic is released this fall, starring Benicio Del Toro.
But as Humberto Fontova reveals in this myth-shattering book, Che was actually a bloodthirsty executioner, a military bumbler, a coward, and a hypocrite. In fact, Che can be called the godfather of modern terrorism.
• How he longed to destroy New York City with nuclear missiles. • How he persecuted gays, blacks, and religious people. • How he loved material wealth and private luxuries, despite his image as an ascetic.
Are Che fans like Angelina Jolie, Jesse Jackson, Carlos Santana, and Johnny Depp too ignorant to realize theyfive been duped? Or too anti-American to care?
Humberto Fontova left Cuba in 1961 at the age of seven. He has written for several conservative magazines and has appeared on radio and television. He is the author of Fidel: Hollywood’s Favorite Tyrant and Exposing the Real Che Guevara.
Table of Contents
Preface vii Acknowledgments xiii Introduction xix New York Fetes the Godfather of Terrorism 1 Jailer of Rockers, Hipsters, and Gays 10 Bon Vivant, Mama's Boy, Poser, and Snob 23 From Military Doofus to "Heroic Guerrilla" 34 Fidel's Favorite Executioner 66 Murderer of Women and Children 81 The "Intellectual and Art Lover" as Book Burner and Thief 111 Academia's Rude Surprise 122 Brownnoser and Bully 132 Guerrilla Terminator 137 "The Brains Of the Revolution" as Economic Czar 143 Che in Africa 167 Che's Final Debacle 177 Notes 201 Index 215