Che Guevara and Historical ResponsibilityNovember 15, 2012 | Print |
Vicente Morin Aguado
HAVANA TIMES — One can write both pros and cons in relation to Che, such a dramatic figure in world history.
He evidently failed in his objectives during his odysseys in the Congo and Bolivia, which in no way minimizes the boldness of his attack against apparently impregnable imperial windmills.
While some people mention the two hundred or so executed in the La Cabaña fortress after hardly two or three days of deliberations by judges, prosecutors and lawyers, I think of the murders of Che and his comrades in the area around La Higuera, where all it took were 24 hours and an OK by the CIA, without the least a semblance of a legal verdict.
I challenge those commentators with their “happy little keyboards” to raise at least one case of a relative, neighbor or friend who was executed at La Cabaña, along with arguments about how unfair it was.
A single case is worth a thousand empty words when it comes to the judgment of history.
I’m a Christian and I’m opposed to the death penalty, but I reject the irresponsibility that distances some writers from the intelligence of readers.