The shiny new glass plate monument to Che Guevara unveiled recently in Venezuela has been shot and shattered in shining example of “performance art,” reports Ian James for the Associated Press:
A glass monument to revolutionary icon Ernesto “Che” Guevara was shot up and destroyed less than two weeks after it was unveiled by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s government.
Images of the 8-foot-tall glass plate bearing Guevara’s image, now toppled and shattered, were shown Friday on state television, which said the entire country “repudiated” the vandalism.
The monument on an Andean mountain highway near the city of Merida was unveiled Oct. 8 by Vice President Jorge Rodriguez and Cuba’s ambassador to Venezuela to mark the 40th anniversary of Guevara’s death.
Chavez venerates Guevara as a model socialist for all Venezuelans. He named a state-funded adult education program “Mission Che Guevara,” and murals of the iconic revolutionary have become a common sight in Venezuela.
Read the whole story at the link above. I can see how Chavez holds up Guevara as “a model socialist,” since he was a brutal, murdering thug, but Che, although espousing Marxist talking points, was more interested in the “revolutionary” side of the movement. He truly enjoyed the “wet work.” Destroying the monument to his vile memory was an act of heroism.
Chavez proves what a complete moron he is by putting up a memorial to Che made of glass. May the day soon arrive when Venezuela is free of this despot.