The body of Che Guevara has been returned to his adopted home Cuba. The parties who dug it up confirmed that his Bolivian Army Captors had chopped off his arms while executing him. Surely to ensure he was rendered 'armless?
'Che's" short life ended in the mountains of Bolivia with the CIA confirming their part in his capture. Indeed but what part did they play in disarming him? Maybe they took off only one arm and used him as a One Armed Bandit before turning him over.
Che was of course an icon of the sixties and even today is regarded as some sort of quasi-saint in Cuba. Unfortunately in Bolivia he is considered to be an arms smuggler. Fortunately for them they took them off him at the off.
As most music lovers know Madonna tried to dress up as Che for the cover of her single "American Life". In light of recent discoveries they're going to have to drug her, drag her down to Bolivia and 'introduce reality' before reshooting Madonna. In light of the changes she may elect to bring a new meaning to shoot. Doubt the Cubans will accept the body of a Material Girl....perhaps the Bolivians.
The nice thing for Che fans is that there are a spate of movies about to be released based on the 'life of the romantic Guerilla'. When I first read that I was hugely disappointed to learn that it wasn't another Michael Moore project.
My wife asked me how one could refer to Moore as a romantic Guerilla, which was puerile I thought. I would imagine that to another Guerilla, possibly female he might be very romant....but I digress.
Che was born Ernesto Guevara to aristocratic but radical parents in Rosaria, Argentina in 1928. I don't care how 'armless he may have seemed, within one year the stock markets were crashing.
My biggest regret is that Woody Allen hasn't picked up on this spate of new movies about Che. He used to love putting on movies about South American revolutionaries who overthrow fascist governments, unlike nowadays where we're left with Michael Moore and his polemics.