Stella McCartney’s New “Anti-Cruelty” Fashion Line Celebrates Fidel Castro and Che Guevara

With a little help from her friendly Dad (Paul) Stella McCartney has made quite a name for herself as an ultra-chic fashion designer. This week she introduced her spring line on Manhattan’s Elizabeth Street with a Cuba-themed garden party where Fidel Castro and Che Guevara featured among the main props of the cheeky soiree.

The Stalinist mass-murderers featured both as mannequins and as live costumed humans who walked around posing for pictures with the ultra-chic models and guests along with the delighted (and scrupulously vegetarian) hostess.

In keeping with Stella Mc Cartney’s “anti-cruelty” beliefs the event featured strictly vegetarian foodstuffs. None of that musty “generation-gap” stuff for Stella. That stuff is “SOOOO 60’s” after all. Instead she’s a proud Daddy’s girl, and as such a proud vegetarian and PETA spokesperson. Indeed, Stella ritually denounces many fellow fashion designers as “heartless” should leather or– heaven forbid!—fur show up in any of their creations.

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The Myth of Che Guevara’s Corpse

PANAMA CITY, Panama—Thousands of Cubans and foreigners have been flocking to a mausoleum in central Cuba to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Che Guevara’s death. For 10 years, the Cuban government has been telling the world that the body inside the mausoleum is that of the famous guerrilla.

It’s a lie designed to bamboozle the population into worshiping the Argentine-born revolutionary as if he were a saint—and the Cuban Revolution as if it were a religion. A brilliant investigation by French journalist Bertrand de la Grange, recently published in Spain’s El Pais newspaper, demolishes the official version.

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Che Guevara Was No Hero to the Many He Abused

Michael Casey’s article “In Argentina, Che Guevara Finally Gets More Than a Lousy T-Shirt—Rebel’s Birthplace Unveils a Statue of Him As It Reconsiders His Complex Legacy” (page one, June 14) on Che Guevara’s revival in Argentina on the 80th anniversary of his birth refers only tangentially to the revolutionary’s crimes and may leave the impression that they are a matter of political opinion rather than historical fact.

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The Killing Machine – Che Guevara, from Communist Firebrand to Capitalist Brand

Che Guevara, who did so much (or was it so little?) to destroy capitalism, is now a quintessential capitalist brand. His likeness adorns mugs, hoodies, lighters, key chains, wallets, baseball caps, toques, bandannas, tank tops, club shirts, couture bags, denim jeans, herbal tea, and of course those omnipresent T-shirts with the photograph, taken by Alberto Korda, of the socialist heartthrob in his beret during the early years of the revolution, as Che happened to walk into the photographer’s viewfinder—and into the image that, thirty-eight years after his death, is still the logo of revolutionary (or is it capitalist?) chic. Sean O’Hagan claimed inThe Observer that there is even a soap powder with the slogan “Che washes whiter.”

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“Don’t Shoot!—I’m Che!” (A Glorious Anniversary)

Forty five years ago this week, Ernesto “Che” Guevara got a major dose of his own medicine. Without trial he was declared a murderer, stood against a wall and shot. If the saying “What goes around comes around” ever fit, it’s here.

“When you saw the beaming look on Che’s face as his victims were tied to the stake and blasted apart by the firing squad,” said a former Cuban political prisoner to this writer, “you saw there was something seriously, seriouslywrong with Che Guevara.”

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Ferguson Demonstrations Invoke Che Guevara—OH! The Ironies!

When a comedian‘s “brilliant” witticism bombs he’ll often complain to the “dumb” audience that: “The irony is loston you people!”

In this spirit of “lost irony” I give you (pro) Michael-Brown demonstratorswearing Che Guevara T-Shirts at the recent Ferguson demonstrations.

Why “lost irony” some readers might ask?

“Don’t Shoot!” was the Ferguson demonstrator slogan/chant right? Well, upon his very first (and very brief) experience with something properly describable as combat, the world’s most celebrated “guerrilla fighter” actually snuck away from the firefight, crawled towards the Bolivian soldiers doing the firing—then as soon as he spotted two of them at a distance, stood and yelled: “Don’t Shoot! I’m Che! I’m worth more to you alive than dead!” Among Cuba-watchers Che’s whimpering plea ranks right up there with Roberto Duran’s famous “No Mas!” to Sugar Ray Leonard in the pantheon of sniveling surrenders.

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The Blackest of Fridays Planned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara

We must keep our hatred (against the U.S.) alive and fan it to paroxysm!” raved Che Guevara in his Message to the Tri-Continental Conference in 1966. “The imperialist enemy must feel like a hunted animal wherever he moves. Thus we’ll destroy him! We must bring the war to the imperialist enemies’ very home, to his places of work and recreation.”

Fortunately on Nov. 17 1962, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI foiled the “war” Castro and Che had planned for us—and in some of some of our very favorite “places of recreation.” To wit: In those days Macy’s got around 50,000 shoppers on Black Friday.

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Britain Bans Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, Welcomes Che Guevara’s Daughter

After slamming the door on American radio star Michael Savage four years ago, the British government now slams it on American authors Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer. The British Home Secretary banned Savage for “extremist views and fostering hatred.”

“The UK should never become a stage for inflammatory speakers who promote hate,” is how the British Home office explains its recent barring of Geller and Spencer.

Yet for the past five years (if not longer) Britain has opened her arms to visits by Che Guevara’s daughter, Aleida. Che’s daughter visits Britain to promote, in her own words: “my father’s ideals, his concerns, and his ambitions. I believe that my father is a banner to the world.” Her last visit was in September 2012 where among other “promotions of her father’s ideals” she demonstrated in front of the U.S. embassy.

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Che Guevara—Hollywood Keeps Lying

“Steven Soderbergh made certain his movie, “Che,” about the life of revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, couldn’t be attacked — at least on a factual level,” stressed CNN Entertainment, upon the movie’s release in 2009.

“I didn’t want was for somebody to be able to look at a scene and say, ‘That never happened.’ “(Steven Soderbergh CNN Entertainment, January 1, 2009)

Well, Mr Steven Soderbergh (and CNN,) pull up a chair.

Soderbergh’s movie shows Che Guevara steely-eyed and snarling with defiance during his capture (45 years ago this week.) Why, according to Soderbergh, only seconds before his capture, Che’s very M-2 carbine had been blasted from his hands and rendered useless by a CIA-Fascist machine gun burst!

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Great News: UN to Honor Mass Murdering Communist Che Guevara

The United Nations is at it again doing what the body of corruption does best: honoring communist mass murderers. According to Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the United Nations is planning to honor Che Guevara by adding “The Life and Works of Ernesto Che Guevara” to the Memory of the World Register.

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