Guevara thought of Latin America as one and even though he is Argentinean he fought for Cuba as if it were his home. He is a great hero to many people and should be an inspiration to all. He was brave enough to stand up and fight for freedom and made a revolution giving hope to a lot of people. He made it happen. The movie contains many of his famous quotes and a compilation of interviews. When some reported asked about how they won when many times they where out numbered nine to one, he answered: “Tolstoy remarks that military science assumes that bigger armies, with more men, wield greater force. On the other hand, only vaguely, do they recognize that during military combat the final strength of an army is also its true physical capacity multiplied by one unknown variable. One unknown variable. This variable is none other that the spirit of the troops measured as their greater or lesser desire to fight and confront danger. Men with the desire to fight that also understand why they are fighting, regardless of whom they are fighting whether under military geniuses or those of normal intelligence they will win.”
What is also interesting is that when the reported asked what was the most important quality of a revolutionary and Guevara said: “Love. A true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love. Love of humanity, justice and truth. It's impossible to conceive of an authentic revolutionary without this one quality.” I truly stand by those words and I really don’t want to get too deep in my island politics and but I believe in a free Puerto Rico.
Below some recent images of the strike where parents and supporters where trying to give them food.The last one on the right it's a parent that was seriously injured by the police.
In conclusion, go see the movie and enjoy a good piece of history (one of Benicio’s finest work). Below the trailer…
“I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.” –Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.