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UNESCO’s Grotesque Embrace of Che Guevara

July 19th, 2013 - 9:02 pm

To endorse the Cuban-Bolivian nomination of Che’s papers for UNESCO enrollment, Bokova had to wade through such blathering propaganda as the following excerpts from the nomination form:

Ernesto Che Guevara de la Serna (1928-1967) embodies an outstanding combination of action and ideas forever inscribed in the political thinking of Latin America. … His contribution to revolutionary action and theory … enabled him to inject Marxist theory with creative, anti-dogmatic and humanistic elements … a new emancipatory ideal. … His works and his ethical symbology are of permanent value to all alternative processes of change that human kind may undertake.

The nomination goes on in this vein for 14 pages. Perhaps we should give Bokova the benefit of the doubt, and suppose that in her general enthusiasm for the Cuban regime she simply didn’t bother to wade through this paeon to the totalitarian founder of Cuba’s labor camps before endorsing it. Nonetheless, one might wish for a UN cultural organization endowed with at least some hint of a moral compass.

But this is the real world UNESCO, the one that seats the likes of Cuba, Syria, Belarus, Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, China and Russia on its executive board, and on top of that seats Syria on its main policy committee dealing with human rights (a committee with the Kafkaesque name of the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations).

To this scene, let us add a note that since UNESCO’s General Conference over-rode U.S. objections in 2011 and admitted the Palestinian Authority to full membership, the U.S. government has been required by U.S. law to withhold funding from UNESCO. Regardless of U.S. law, UNESCO has been lobbying Washington for the money, and the Obama administration has been trying to persuade Congress to waive America’s own law in order to resume bankrolling UNESCO — proposing a top-up of more than $233 million in U.S. taxpayer money to this organization. How about sticking to U.S. law, and if UNESCO, from its palatial Paris headquarters, wants to glorify Che Guevara, then let Cuba, Bolivia and their ideologically ruinous cohorts come up with the dough.

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You do realize that the French Revolution created a Democracy, and it was for that reason why I think Benjamin Franklin stated that Democracy was comparable to two wolves and a lamb debating what to have for dinner.
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I can't speak for Israel, as I'm not one, but I can assure you that we Americans were not a "Western Democracy." We were a Constitutional Republic. Unfortunately, people such as Woodrow Wilson basically dragged us into becoming one. Western Democracy is what France became after the French Revolution, during the Reign of Terror. Democracies tried to exterminate various peoples via mob rule, exterminate religion, all because Rousseau wanted a direct democracy, many of these were based on Rousseau's teachings. That as well as Sade's teachings and Voltaire's teachings.
38 weeks ago
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Murderous thugs permeate the UN's halls of disrepute, and their appendages too. To expect them to behave any differently is to believe that pigs can fly. This is the same crew which bestows honors on Iran's genocidal regime, allowed the godfather of suicide terror, 'Chairman Arafat', to rail at its podium, and never mind all the rest who sully the 'world body'.

The question isn't one of shock, but one which begs to be asked: why are western democracies still trolling its halls, including the U.S. and Israel?

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
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38 weeks ago
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Just like the Rolling Stone promoting Tsarnaev as a role model to American youth. Rolling Stone wants to promote terror as a romantic mode of expression
38 weeks ago
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Unless there arrives upon the scene of democracy's crucifixion an honorable and courageous leader to organize and unite those opposed to tyranny and despotism, then yes, the teachings of Lenin, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao, Obama, Arafat, et al will most certainly be taught in the future as right and venerable. The western media is in collusion with the oppressors and it is up to us....the silent majority to stand together; WE are what they fear most, because WE cannot be conquered when we unite together. Who will it be? Who is the next Reagan, or Churchill, or Thatcher....who will rise to prominence by opposing outright the lies and conspiracy of the marxist-revolutionary left? I believe in Jeff Sessions from Alabama...but, is he willing to enter the fight to save humanity from the evil that oozes from our very own White House? Are WE willing to stand as one to support WHOMEVER chooses to stand and fight? I am...

Remember BENGHAZI!
38 weeks ago
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I also stand unashamedly with Bibi Netanyahu....a man of courage, honor, and respect.
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For those that are so blind that they will not see, and so deaf that they will not hear the United Nations is their haven. The UN is an incompetent organization run by self serving bureaucrats, and it's only goal is world wide socialism.
38 weeks ago
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It's not "incompetent," it's evil. If it were incompetent, there wouldn't be socialism, period. Even the fall of the USSR failed to take the socialists/communists out.
38 weeks ago
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"For those who know nothing about Che except that he wore a beret, smoked cigars and continues to turn up as a splash of radical chic on t-shirts and adolescent wall posters"

As a wristwatch collector, I know the famous anti-capitalist was also regularly wearing a Rolex Explorer.

As for UNESCO, their educational programs do wonders for the Gaza children: in their views we're still "pigs and apes" but hey, look at the peace process and... squirrel!
38 weeks ago
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Trust me, this is not the first time the UN supported such a monster like Che Guevara: Back in 1964, he gave a speech in front of the UN General Assembly, and mentioned that "Yes, we execute, and we will continue to execute people for as long as the Revolution allows." The audience (General Assembly) cheered their hearts out. There are even videos of his speech on Youtube.
38 weeks ago
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Nothing the UN does surprises me; a stew created with filet mignon, donkey droppings, camel turds, and cattle dung inevitably will taste like crap; ergo the modern United Nations. What surprises me is our continued bankrolling of this criminal organization. Considering the mindset of the American Left, I shouldn't be.
38 weeks ago
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Forget the modern UN. The UN itself was like that since inception. Heck, the reason the UN was formed was so the USSR would have a platform to spread world socialism/Communism. Heck, the UN's charter is a direct copy of the USSR's constitution (BTW, if there was any doubt the USSR still exists, look no further than to the UN's constitution to see that it does indeed exist).
38 weeks ago
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Murderous thugs permeate the UN's halls of disrepute, and their appendages too. To expect them to behave any differently is to believe that pigs can fly. This is the same crew which bestows honors on Iran's genocidal regime, allowed the godfather of suicide terror, 'Chairman Arafat', to rail at its podium, and never mind all the rest who sully the 'world body'.

The question isn't one of shock, but one which begs to be asked: why are western democracies still trolling its halls, including the U.S. and Israel?

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
38 weeks ago
38 weeks ago Link To Comment
I can't speak for Israel, as I'm not one, but I can assure you that we Americans were not a "Western Democracy." We were a Constitutional Republic. Unfortunately, people such as Woodrow Wilson basically dragged us into becoming one. Western Democracy is what France became after the French Revolution, during the Reign of Terror. Democracies tried to exterminate various peoples via mob rule, exterminate religion, all because Rousseau wanted a direct democracy, many of these were based on Rousseau's teachings. That as well as Sade's teachings and Voltaire's teachings.
38 weeks ago
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Few words have been so mis-applied and mis-appropriated as has "Democracy".

.......cf: "Peoples' Democratic Republic.....", et al.
38 weeks ago
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You do realize that the French Revolution created a Democracy, and it was for that reason why I think Benjamin Franklin stated that Democracy was comparable to two wolves and a lamb debating what to have for dinner.
38 weeks ago
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