Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Ernesto 'Che' Guevara........ our only Hero !!!








*     We all were born rebels !!

*     Remember, mother running after us with milk, which we, as
       children, refused to drink. She pleaded, cajoled, and we
       relented when she threatened us with that famous ghost story
       and how the witch would take us away with her, if we refused.
       And in fear, we closed our eyes, made faces and gulped
       down that tasteless white thing!!!

*     As we grew up, went to school, we first came to know about 
       this man, born on June 14, 1928 in Rosario, Argentina. As a 
       young medical student, he travelled throughout South America
       and was moved by the poverty, hunger, and disease he
       witnessed. He saw that as capitalist exploitation of Latin
       America by the U.S. and he worked with local people to
       overthrow puppet regimes in Central American. 

*     But Che's success story was in Cuba. While living in Mexico
       City, he met Raúl and Fidel Castro, joined their Movement,
       and sailed to Cuba, with aim of overthrowing U.S. backed
       Cuban dictator Batista. He rose to prominence among the
       insurgents, was promoted to second-in-command, and
       played a major role in two-year guerrilla campaign that
       deposed Batista regime.

*     He left Cuba in 1965 to foment revolution abroad, first 
       unsuccessfully in Congo-Kinshasa and later in Bolivia,
       where he was captured by CIA-assisted Bolivian forces
       and summarily executed. 

*     Che was a revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, 
       diplomat, and military theorist, prolific writer and diarist, and 
       composed a manual on guerrilla warfare, along with a best
       selling memoir about his youthful continental motorcycle
       journey.

*     No world leader; Gandhi, Mao, Lincoln, etc.. has fired up       
       imagination of the youth across the world as Che did. He
       remains a revered figure in the multitude of biographies,
       memoirs, essays, documentaries, songs, and films. 

*     Che remains every young man's  melancholy buddy and
       every young woman's secret passion. However the 
       historians might judge him, he would continue to adore 
       walls and warm cockles of millions' hearts. He is rebels
       only hero. 

*     Our  hero, indeed...... 

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