Truth About Communism: Part III

Inexplicably, the face of mass murderer Che Guevara has become a hip novelty on t-shirts, belt buckles, beer cans and even baby onesies. Guevara has been romanticized by the clueless and radical left as a hero and freedom fighter. In fact, nothing could be farther from the truth. Che was a self-taught revolutionary who was instrumental in Castro's takeover of Cuba, where 14,000 men and boys were executed during the 1960s. Guevara became known as the butcher of La Cabaña prison, where he personally oversaw the execution of anywhere from 175 to several hundred people. He was complicit in thousands of deaths after that, saying his dream was to become a killing machine. Che was a racist of epic proportions, describing the "negro" as lazy, indolent and spending money on frivolities and booze. Despite these facts, American artists such as Jay-Z and Carlos Santana adorn themselves in Che shirts. Under Cuba's communist regime, it's unlikely they would have been allowed to perform --- or live.

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GLENN: You know, last episode, we learned that Stalin's horrific intentional starvation of the Ukrainian people, called the Holodomor, the mass starvation which claimed between seven and 10 million people in just one year. It's amazing that such an atrocity is largely hidden from our textbooks and absent from historical conversations.

Unlike Stalin's hideous cleansing, the carnage of another mass murderer lie within our periphery at all times. Pop culture has embraced this genocidal dictator, so much so, that you actually see Che Guevara's face everywhere. As the editor in chief of Reason.com, Nick Gillespie explains...

VOICE: There's the famous T-shirt. It is so famous, in fact, that you can buy T-shirts that have images of the T-shirt on it. Che's image, it sells beer, it sells lighters, it sells belt buckles, it sells baby onesies.

GLENN: But is that who Che really was?

VOICE: One of the things that is fascinating about the cult of Che, is that it effectively thrives in the absence of any kind of historical understanding.

GLENN: For example, look around at an anti-war rally, and you probably see Che.

VOICE: Che was a self-taught revolutionary, who was instrumental in Castro's takeover of Cuba. He became known as the butcher of Lackawanna (phonetic) Prison in revolutionary Cuba, where he personally oversaw the execution of anywhere from 175 to several hundred people. He's complicated in thousands of deaths that come after that.

VOICE: Author of Exposing the Real Che Guevara, Humberto Fontova explains...

VOICE: Fourteen thousand men and boys were executed in Cuba during the 1960s. He said that his dream was to become a killing machine. He said to his revolutionary comrades, if they weren't sure of someone's loyalty, if in doubt, kill him. These are the royalties that we need to understand about Che. You can probably call him clinically a sadist. When you read his diaries, he goes into particular detail about when he himself shoots people in the head.

GLENN: But it goes beyond war. Go to a rock concert, and you're sure to see Che.

VOICE: This is a man who tried to ban free expression, particularly musically expression such as rock music and jazz music because he thought it was imperialist. He was the Caribbean equivalent of the Taliban. He enforced a single moralistic viewpoint. And if you didn't agree with him, you would be killed.

VOICE: One of my favorite is Carlos Santana. At the 2005 Oscars, naturally, The Mortal Psycho Diaries (phonetic) won an Oscar. And Carlos Santana went there to play the theme song. He was wearing a Che Guevara T-shirt. Carlos Santana was showing the emblem of a regime that made it a criminal offense to listen to Carlos Santana music.

GLENN: But surely Che was a progressive and uniting force on race. Right?

VOICE: He says the Negro is lazy and indolent and spends all of his money on frivolities and booze. Whereas, the European is intelligent and forward-looking. This was from his own diaries. Yet we've got Jesse Jackson down there, viva Che. We've got Jay-Z with a song with the lyrics, I'm just like Che Guevara, with the bling on.

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JAY-Z: I'm like Che Guevara with bling on. I'm complex.

GLENN: Maybe he is complex. Either that or this guy doesn't that know this guy would have thought that this guy was nothing but a frivolous lazy drunk just because of the color of his skin. So what's wrong with wearing the T-shirt of a warmongering, bloodthirsty racist? Well, what if he also was a thirsty too?

VOICE: To his places of work, to his places of recreation, we will attack the enemy wherever he lives. Folks, this was written in 1966. He preempted al-Qaeda by 30, 40 years.

GLENN: Let's see if you can tell the difference which quote was from Che and which one was from Osama bin Laden. Who said that if he had nuclear weapons, he would use them against the very heart of America, including New York City? And who said the US is a great enemy of mankind. Against those hyenas, there is no option, but extermination?

Yeah. It was kind of unfair. It was a trick question. Both of those quotes are from Che. Luckily, his attempts at killing Americans on our soil were about as effective as his attempts to ignite revolution around the world.

VOICE: We look 50 years into the future, and there are only two unapologetic communist regimes, North Korea and Cuba. If they had enough nutrition in order to run out of North Korea, they would do that. They are starving there.

In Cuba, we see time and again, people who are so desperate to get off that island hellhole, that they will swim through shark-infested waters. Che was the vanguard of the revolution. He was going to bring communism everywhere around the world. In this sense, Che was an absolute abject failure. And it's a damn good thing that he was.

GLENN: This is Barbara Rangel grandfather. Colonel Cornelia Rojas.

VOICE: He was a freedom fighter, way before Batista came into power. He was the descendent of patriots. His father first a general, and his grandfather was also a general brigadier that fought for Cuba's War of Independence against Spain.

GLENN: One day, her grandfather was just gone.

VOICE: When Fidel Castro and Che Guevara arrived in Havana, it was January '59, and that's precisely when my grandfather disappeared. My family had no idea where he was. All of a sudden, my family was watching television in the living room, and they see my grandfather walking. They were extremely happy to see him.

And then they -- they realized that he was walking towards the wall. He started screaming. And my grandmother collapsed. They realized that he's going to be executed. When they asked him if he wanted to be blinded folded, and he said, no. And he said, there you have the revolution. Take care of it.

He asked if he could give the firing orders. And he says, aim, fire.

He died like a hero.

GLENN: And he was executed by cowards.

VOICE: There was no trial whatsoever. Che Guevara did not allow a trial. He was taken prisoner the beginning of January and executed January 7. That is something that I will not forget. There is not one day in my life that I do not think about him.

GLENN: This is the real legacy of Che. It's murder, destruction, and broken families.

So what can we do to correct the lies? Maybe it's time to make the truth a bit more fashionable. In the next episode, we learn the truth of one of the most prolific communist killers in history, The Chairman, Mao Zedong.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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