Originally Posted by qrich
Quick google search and found these gems too! Apparently, it's from "The Motorcycle Diaries."
- “Mexicans are a rabble of illiterate Indians.”
- “Bolivian campesinos are simply Animalitos.”
- “Youth must refrain from ungrateful questioning of governmental mandates. Instead they must dedicate themselves to study, work and military service. The very spirit of rebellion is reprehensible.”
- “The negro has maintained his racial purity by his well known habit of avoiding baths.”
That's all fine and good except he never said any of those quotes. Most of those are attributed to an anti Ché Guevara book and specifically to extreme right wing author and avowed Ché hater, Humberto Fontova.
There are multiple books and manuscripts that el Ché wrote himself, none of those are in any of his writings, those are all hearsay from dubious sources. Smells like BS to me.
Fact, Ché has always admired the indigenous peoples of the Americas, he wrote that he would rather be an indigenous campesino than a rich businessman Yankee because the campesino is not materialistic and vapid, the campesino works with his hands and earns his keep, the Yankee businessman gets rich from the backs of other's sweat and toil and spiritually he is empty...
Nice try though