The PJ Tatler

Still Che-zy After All These Years

Proving it’s never too late to praise a mass-murdering, anti-Semitic, homophobe — here comes Darragh McManus:

Yes, Che was ruthless and fanatical and sometimes murderous. But was he a murderer? No, not in the sense of a serial killer or gangland assassin. He was one of those rare people who are prepared to push past ethical constraints, even their own conscience, and bring about a greater good by doing terrible things.

Whether morally justifiable or not, there is something admirable in that — pure principle in a world of shabby compromise.

You want that loft prog-talk translated into a regular human sentiment? Che might have been a mass-murdering, anti-Semitic, homophobe — but he was our mass-murdering, anti-Semitic, homophobe.