I am always shocked when I see “progressive” parents trotting out their little kiddies who sport “Che” t-shirts. Either totally clueless about history, are just stupidly “celebrating revolution.” Or something.
And why are we spending taxpayer dollars on celebrating Che Guevara, a ruthless psychopathic mass murderer who sadistically tortured his victims?
Time to defund the National Endowment for the Arts. Let “Babs” Streisand and her Hollywood pals shell out their own money.
Florida Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott cosigned a letter to the National Endowment for the Arts sharply criticizing them for their support of works that feature communist revolutionary and suspected mass murderer Ernesto “Ché” Guevara.
The GOP senators cited a Texas museum that had been a recipient of a grant from the NEA that featured an exhibit called “Pop América 1965-1975.” The exhibit at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio included images of the infamous Argentine Guevara and recently traveled to the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in North Carolina, as well as Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art in Illinois….
“It is disturbing that U.S. taxpayer dollars are being used to fund an exhibition that glorifies an individual who hated the United States, our commitment to democratic principles, and the values of individual freedom that we so deeply cherish,” Rubio and Scott continued.
The senators, citing a passage in Exposing the Real Ché Guevara by Humberto Fontova, also note that Guevara was known to have been opposed to gay rights and even forced gay people into labor camps. “Those who choose to praise Guevara fundamentally ignore his role in the mass murder of innocent lives during the Cuban Revolution, as well as those who were denied the right to due process,” the senators wrote. “His contempt for democracy, freedom of press, and LGBTQ individuals has been well documented.”
“Guevara was a sadistic butcher who murdered and tortured innocent people,” the letter continued. “We do not believe that U.S. taxpayer dollars that appropriated by Congress to the National Endowment of the Arts should be used to glorify or romanticize an individual who so openly disdained American principles and fundamental rights and freedoms.”….