Last week the Environmental Protection Agency kicked-off its celebration of “Hispanic Heritage Month” with a staff wide e-mail message featuring an image of Marxist Revolutionary Che Guevara along with his famous slogan, “Hasta la Victoria Siempre.”
The EPA has apologized for the internal memo and says it was mistakenly sent by an individual staffer. While the message celebrating Che was “accidently” blasted to over 17,000 employees, let’s hope these U.S. civil servants are aware of some of Che Guevara’s other slogans:
- “The U.S. is the great enemy of mankind!”
- “Against those hyenas [Americans] there is no option but extermination!”
- ” We will bring the war to the imperialist enemies’ very home, to his places of work and recreation. The imperialist enemy must feel like a hunted animal wherever he moves. Thus we’ll destroy him! (the U.S.)
- “We must keep our hatred [against the U.S.] alive and fan it to paroxysm! “
- “If the nuclear missiles had remained (in Cuba) we would have fired them against the heart of the U.S. including New York City. The victory of socialism is well worth millions of atomic victims!”
The lapse of judgment by a taxpayer supported U.S. government employee to even think about passing this message of Che celebration to one other colleague shows that, as usual, most are unaware or just view criticisms of Che as a silly obsession by the hyper-sensitive.
But make no mistake, Che Guevara had a hate-obsession with the U.S. and his true actions in the name of this hate need to be brought to the forefront, rather than the commercialization of his likeness. Most of the defenseless Cubans he murdered in cold blood were killed because he thought they were affiliated with the U.S. (“U.S.–Backed” Batista, the CIA, etc.) In fact, many of the men (and boys, and some women) his regime murdered had no affiliation with Batista whatsoever and the vast majority had fought the Batista regime—but alas, as non-communists.
Unfortunately, this is likely not the first or last time Che will be celebrated by Americans. Since the U.S. government insists on these ethnic celebrations here’s an idea: instead of celebrating a foreign “Hispanic” who dreamed of incinerating and entombing millions of U.S. citizens and obliterating the U.S. as a political entity, why not celebrate a U.S. citizen of Hispanic heritage who voluntarily put his life repeatedly on the line to defend the U.S.! Better still; this American of Hispanic heritage played a key role in capturing the foreign Hispanic who craved to murder millions of Americans!
I know this sounds crazy, Obama administration. But it just might work! EPA, meet Felix Rodriguez. Some background: As a 19 year-old volunteer for Brigada 2506 (the Bay of Pigs freedom-fighters), Cuban-born Felix Rodriguez infiltrated Communist Cuba weeks before what came to be known as the Bay of Pigs invasion, organizing underground freedom-fighters, planning the sabotage of key roads and bridges, staying a step ahead of the Castro’s secret police and their KGB coaches. Almost half of his Band-of-Brothers in the infiltration teams died in front of Soviet-armed firing squads, after KGB-tutored torture. Felix knew the odds. He volunteered anyway, along with hundreds of other young Cuban exiles of the time.