“I respect the fact that he would die for his convictions. So a mirror of Che Guevara has a profound place in my house. I’m not the least ashamed to say that when I go to wash my hands I look at Che,” gloats Jesse Ventura.
"The jury saw the evidence,” gloats Jesse Ventura regarding his judicial victory over Chris Kyle’s widow. “And the jury found that I had been defamed….Chris Kyle did lie and Jesse Ventura told the truth. I am a victim here."
“Judicial evidence is an archaic bourgeois detail. We execute (and jail and torture and steal) based on revolutionary conviction.” (Jesse Ventura’s source of daily inspiration, Che Guevara, February 13, 1959.)
Maybe it’s a coincidence that Jesse Ventura draws daily inspiration from a regime that jailed and tortured the most women political prisoners of any regime in the Americas —indeed, that introduced this Stalinist horror to the Western Hemisphere?
The regime co-founded by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara jailed and tortured 35,150 Cuban women for political crimes. Some of these Cuban ladies suffered twice as long in Castro’s Gulag as Yelena Bonner suffered in the Soviet Gulag. But naturally, given mainstream media “coverage” (dictation from regime apparatchiks) of Castro’s Cuba, they remain utterly unknown to the world, though many live a short cab ride from most major media studios.
In fact, Castro and Che were well ahead of the Taliban. On Christmas Eve 1961 a young Cuban woman named Juana Diaz Figueroa spat in the face of the executioners who were binding and gagging her. They'd found her guilty of feeding and hiding "bandits" (Che Guevara’s term for Cuban rednecks who took up arms to fight his theft of their land to create Stalinist kolkhozes.) When the blast from that firing squad demolished her face and torso Juana was six months pregnant.
"The U.S. is the great enemy of mankind!" raved Ernesto Che Guevara in 1961. "Against those hyenas there is no option but extermination. We must keep our hatred against them [the U.S.] alive and fan it to paroxysms!...If the nuclear missiles had remained in Cuba we would have fired them against the heart of the U.S. including New York City."
Humberto Fontova holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University and is the author of four books including his latest, The Longest Romance; The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro. For more information and for video clips of his Television and college speaking appearances please visit www.hfontova.com.