A mural of a Cuban flag and revolutionary hero Ernesto “Che” Guevara with the Spanish message “Onwards to victory, always,” covers a wall where boys play in the street in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016. Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of U.S. presidents during his half century rule, died at age 90 on Friday night. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
The Blaze’s Sara Gonzales spotted a framed photograph of “communist murderer” Che Guevara in the background of a picture Andrew Cuomo’s daughter, Mariah Kennedy Cuomo, posted to Twitter. Someone must have brought this oversight to her attention because the post has since been deleted.
But as you can see below, nestled among a living room tabletop display of what appear to be family photos, sits the iconic photograph of Guevara taken by Alberto Korda in 1960, complete with beard and beret.
No one would be surprised to see a poster of the Marxist thug adorning a wall in a college dorm or to see teenagers dressed in t-shirts bearing Guevara’s famous image. Most of them have little or no idea of Guevara’s life and deeds. They just think it’s cool to pay tribute to the charismatic Latin revolutionary.
But Mariah Cuomo is well aware that Guevara was a ruthless killer. Yet, she went to the trouble of placing his photograph inside of a frame and then placed it among what I would assume are her favorite photographs.
Ernest Hemingway lived in Cuba at the time of the Revolution. “Guevara was jailer and executioner-in-chief of Castro’s dictatorship. As boss of the notorious La Cabaña prison in Havana, he supervised the detention, interrogation, summary trials and execution of hundreds of ‘class enemies.’”
Hemingway once “witnessed the shooting of prisoners condemned by the tribunals under Guevara’s control. He watched as the men were trucked in, unloaded, shot, and taken away.”
That was the real Ché Guevara.
Yet, he became a hero in the counterculture of the 1960s. Guevara, or rather his famous photo, has become a symbol of rebellion for many in the West.
But he was no hero.
And this is not cool.
— Annie La B 🦅🇺🇸 (@arelab13) April 13, 2020