The Irish government has a bizarre history of honoring marxist murderer Ernesto "Che" Guevara as a son of Ireland. Most recently, the Irish mail service An Post plastered his face on a stamp in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution totalitarian’s death this coming Monday October, 9th, 2017.
An Post is the equivalent of the United States Postal Service. Che Guevara’s father, Ernesto Guevara Lynch, was actually a civil engineer of Irish descent.
An Post is using the infamous portrait of Che Guevara that was created by Dublin artist Jim Fitzpatrick to highlight the revolutionary’s Irish roots. The stamp is accompanied by an envelop that has a quote from Guevara Lynch, saying "in my son's veins flowed the blood of Irish rebels."
This is not the first time the Irish government proudly claimed the mass murderer as one of their own.
Earlier this month the Irish Embassy had to apologize for a display that highlighted Guevara as a famous Irishmen in Latin America.
That unseemly poster was featured in Miami Airport. Miami is home to many Cuban immigrants whose family have suffered under the hands of the communist dictatorship in Cuba.
Che helped implement communism in Cuba through lethal force, to put it lightly. Che was Fidel Castro’s right hand man and would often kill his opponents via firing squad. It is estimated he killed over 14,000 people via firing squad alone. Che is quoted as saying,
“We don’t need proof to execute a man. We only need proof that it’s necessary to execute him.” The brutal authoritatian confimed to the United Nations in 1964, stating “Yes, we have executed, we are executing, and we will continue to execute.”
The poster of Che in the Miami airport was quickly removed after an airport employee complained.
“I saw it last night and I did not agree with it being on display. They should have put another photo of celebrities from Cuba, but not Che, who was a murderer. That's good to put it in Cuba or Venezuela, where there are communists, but not here,” the worker told Irish Central.
But is not just signs and stamps that the Irish use to idolize the anti-capitalist. There was almost statue erected of the communist in the western city of Galway, Ireland.
That plan was shot down, but not before gaining international attention and one screeching letter of condemnation from a Yale professor. Professor Carlos Eire, of Irish and Cuban descent, compared Che to Oliver Cromwell in that letter.
“Everyone in Galway and Ireland should know this: Che has a lot in common with Oliver Cromwell.
“Like Cromwell, Che proclaimed himself a liberator and felt justified in committing thousands of atrocities in a land other than his own, all in the name of a higher cause.
“Like Cromwell, Che stole everyone’s property too, for a sacred purpose. As for reputation: Cromwell received plenty of good press and adulation from those on his side, just like Che.
“To Cromwell’s admirers - and he had plenty who would eagerly build him monuments - the Irish people were inconsequential obstacles to a higher goal, or worse, despicable papist wretches who deserved no mercy.
“Allow me to propose a radical solution to this controversy: If Galway wants to honor Che with a monument, it should also build one for Cromwell, right next to it. It’s only fair.”
Professor Eire continued,
“I don’t mind one bit if those behind this monstrous project want to believe lies - that’s their right in a truly free society - but it would be wrong to allow their abysmal ignorance or willful blindness to stand unchallenged.
“Those who think highly of Che may be surprised to hear it, but they have way too much in common with Holocaust deniers.
“Che was my neighbor in Havana, and I actually saw him in the flesh several times. He lived in an opulent mansion just a few blocks from my very small house, and also ran the prison of La Cabaña, where some of my relatives ended up being tortured and murdered.
“Their crime? Voicing an opinion different from Che’s. Or, in the case of my uncle, simply having a son who voiced an opinion contrary to Che’s.
“The awful truth about Ernesto Che Guevara is that he was a violent thug with despotic tendencies. Che’s admirers prefer to think of him as a righteous warrior, and often cite certain books that portray him as a saint.”
Oliver Cromwell put to death hundreds of thousands of Irish Catholics in the 1600s while conquering the island for the English crown.
Ironically, Che's face has been used to sell countless pieces of merchandise via capitalism since his death. Che more likely than not would despise his posthumous existence and those who benefit from his image. He would surely try to kill these capitalists.