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.

(music)

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 great beyond. What does it hide from us? Do unknown lifeforms linger in the dark? In other words, was David Bowie right? Is there life on Mars? The head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department contends that, yes, there is. Well, not that there's life on Mars. I'll explain in just a minute.

In an academic article for the Astrophysical Journal Letters, Dr. Avi Loeb, the head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department, claimed that an alien probe entered our solar system. He claimed that it is masked as the space rock Oumuamua (Ow-moo-ah-moo-ah), "the first interstellar object to enter our solar system." It turns out that "space rock" is way more than a musical genre.

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In his own words:

Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that 'Oumuamua is a lightsail, floating in interstellar space as a debris from an advanced technological equipment.

His evidence? pointed to the space rock's abnormal acceleration, activity which he gathered via the Hubble Space Telescope.

He added that "the lightsail technology might be abundantly used for transportation of cargo between planets."

Sounds a bit like Star Wars, no? Or are you more of a Star Trek fan? Either way, it's an odd thing to hear from the head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department. Typically, we hear these sorts of things from the darker corners of the History Channel.

Well, I'll say that, at this point, I'm not really surprised. It's 2019. I'm not surprised by anything anymore.

"I don't care what people say," Loeb said. "It doesn't matter to me. I say what I think, and if the broad public takes an interest in what I say, that's a welcome result as far as I'm concerned, but an indirect result. Science isn't like politics: It is not based on popularity polls."

Honestly, I believe the guy. Well, I'll say that, at this point, I'm not really surprised. It's 2019. I'm not surprised by anything anymore. Heck, I welcome alien lifeforms. Maybe they can give us some advice on how to get our world together.

The third annual Women's March is approaching, and the movement has shown signs of strife. It's imploding, really. An article in Tablet Magazine revealed deep-seated antisemitism among the co-chairs of the movement, which is funny for a movement that brands itself as a haven of "intersectionality." The examples pile up, and just yesterday there was another. I'll tell you about it in a minute.

The Women's March has been imploding, and it started at the very top. Four women have come to represent the diverse face of the movement, the co-chairs: Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour, and Bob Bland.

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Increasingly, we've learned that anti-Semitism is common among these women.

Teresa Shook, who founded the Women's March has repeatedly asked them to step down: The co-chairs "have steered the Movement away from its true course. I have waited, hoping they would right the ship," Shook wrote. "But they have not. In opposition to our Unity Principles, they have allowed anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric to become a part of the platform by their refusal to separate themselves from groups that espouse these racist, hateful beliefs."

Tamika Mallory gave us the latest example, by continuing to stand by Louis Farrakhan. Check out Tamika's arrogant, nonsensical response. But the real problem came at the end of Mallory's rambling non-answer.



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Later this week I'll go over the entire controversy on Glenn TV. It's harrowing, really. For now, I'll leave you with this. Critics of 4th wave feminism have argued that the radical identity politics of the left will lead to the exact kind of mistreatment that feminists claim to be against. That argument has been written off as using the slippery slope fallacy. But, as we see with the Women's March, it is in fact a brutal reality.

Remember how serious Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi were last week, when they gave their "rebuttal" to President Trump's address? They made it seem like this government shutdown is apocalyptic. A lot of Democrats have done the same. On social media and CNN at least. Thirty Democrats, however, took a different route. Puerto Rico. For cocktails at the beach.

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A group of 30 Democrats have turned the government shutdown into a live-action interpretation of a Jimmy Buffet song:

Nibblin' on sponge cake, Watchin' the sun bake.

No, seriously. In the words of Press Secretary Sarah Sanders:

Democrats in Congress are so alarmed about federal workers not getting paid they're partying on the beach instead of negotiating a compromise to reopen the government and secure the border.

A photo of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez at a resort beach has gone viral.

They arrived via chartered jet. They're staying at a seaside resort, and attended the ridiculously-priced and overhyped play "Hamilton," where tickets for opening night "ranged from $10 to $5,000," according to the Associated Press. They even attended several afterparties.

Of course, the official occasion seems legit. They're in San Juan for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC. According to a memo for the gathering:

This year's winter retreat promises to be our most widely attended yet with over 220 guests, including 39 Members of Congress and CHC BOLD PAC supporters expected to attend and participate!

Also in attendance, about 109 lobbyists, from a number of places, including "R.J. Reynolds, Facebook, Comcast, Amazon, PhRMA, Microsoft, Intel, Verizon, and unions like the National Education Association."

Donald Jr. said it well:

And of course no one says anything. I'm not even in government and I'd get killed in the press if I was on vacation right now. Why won't they cover their democrat buddies lobbyist sponsored vacation in the islands???

Maduro takes office and Venezuelans vote with their feet

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Venezuela continues to collapse. A country that used to have the world's largest oil reserves is now in rags. Its money is worthless, with inflation near one million percent. People must work an average of five days at minimum wage just to afford a dozen eggs. But there is one person still pumped about Venezuela's future – its noble president, Nicolas Maduro! I'll tell you why he's still enthusiastic in just a minute…

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro had a stellar 2018. Here are some highlights:

  • Running water and electricity only work occasionally and prices for basic goods doubled.
  • Doctors, engineers, oil workers, and electricians fled the country en masse. Over 48,000 teachers also left the country.
  • Over half a million Venezuelans fled to Peru alone.

Maduro created a new digital currency called the "petro." One petro is supposed to equal the price of a barrel of oil, about $60. U.S. Treasury Department officials call the petro a scam. Who could've seen that coming?

Maduro also announced a 3,000 percent minimum-wage hike. Even Ocasio-Cortez might roll her eyes at that one. Or find it inspiring.

And just yesterday, a Human Rights Watch report detailed how Venezuelan intelligence and security forces are arresting and torturing military personnel and their family members who are accused of plotting against Maduro. The torture includes: "brutal beatings, asphyxiation, cutting soles of their feet with a razor blade, electric shocks, food deprivation, [and] forbidding them to go to the bathroom."

It's so bad in Venezuela that even The Washington Post admits Venezuela's problems are mostly due to "failed socialist policies." But President Nicolas Maduro gave a televised New Year's address calling 2019, "the year of new beginnings." He's pumped, you see, because today he will be sworn in for his second six-year term as president. He was "re-elected" last May in an election that the international community declared illegitimate.

Thirteen nations released a statement last week urging Maduro not to take office and saying they would not recognize his presidency.

Maduro doesn't have many friends left at home or abroad. Thirteen nations released a statement last week urging Maduro not to take office and saying they would not recognize his presidency. This week, the U.S. added more Venezuelan officials to its sanctions list.

In a press conference yesterday, Maduro said:

There's a coup against me, led by Washington. I tell our civilians and our military to be ready. Our people will respond.

I think the people of Venezuela who have the means are already responding – by leaving.