You know what? The 8th of October, the cowardly assassination of Ernesto “Che” Guevara turned 44, and although he was murdered, he will never be gone – he is present in the revolutionary consciousness, not those who sing it, name it and then chase and imprison people if they see Che as a role model.
Guevara, your image was not built by those who have tried to use you as a fashion symbol of rebellion without a cause – your image was built when you fought with the Cuban people, with a rifle in your hands, against Batista’s dictatorship. When you gave accurate shots against the henchmen of imperialism, your image was built when you were suffering with the poor of Latin America, when you were driven by the need for a new man, solidarity and fair man stripped of prejudice, able to give their lives for the lives of the poor, the dispossessed, and thus was forged your image.
The image of your life is so great, that’s why October 8th, day of your murder, is the Day of the Heroic Guerrilla, because you understood the necessity of armed struggle for the liberation of peoples, because imperialism and oligarchies do not understand another language, you not only talk about socialism, practically the same and found when looking for death will expand to other sites, for your spirit of internationalism, Latin American, because we understand that imperialism subjugated peoples actually live the same or similar.
I am sure that if you were alive, you’d be on our side, those who today are fighting a government that sing your songs, but that does nothing for the workers, your name is dropped constantly, but does not understand how it is to be the new man because he believes to be new is to have new home, new aircraft, new life, he understands that being a man again, is to be new money, that’s why I say that if you, CHE, if you were alive, you would be with those who fight for the new nation and Socialism, would be with those on foot, with a poncho, with whom we oppose the introduction of a government of persecution and criminalization of social struggle.
I am sure, if you were alive, you would agree with the young people who rise up against the imposition of a single school, your example is still with us, Commander, to always go forward against any injustice.