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Santana's Evil Ways Exposed
Tuesday, May 31, 2005 By: Juan Paxety
Carlos Santana Faces the Music
Millionaire rock and roller, Carlos Santana, was immensely proud of the elegant Che Guevara shirt he wore to the last Academy Awards. (For details see Che at the Oscars)
But the stunt provoked nary a raised eyebrow, a snide comment, nor a peep of protest from the Mainstream media. Well, imagine Andy Garcia wearing an Augusto Pinochet T-shirt to the Oscars, or Julio Iglesias wearing the stern visage of Francisco Franco on a shirt as he struts into the Grammy's, or Gloria Estefan wearing an elegantly embroidered Fulgencio Batista t-shirt to the MTV music awards.
Imagine the squawking. These stars would NEVER hear the end of it! The chorus of vilification and outrage would run from the New York Times to the Los Angeles Times, from CNN to CBS, from Entertainment Tonight to NPR. Every politician from Maxine Waters to Jose Serrano, every celebrity from Ed Asner to Charlie Sheen, every commentator from Bill Press to Ted Koppel would be shrieking for their heads, or at least a public confession of these stars' stupidity and insensitively followed by a teary apology. Even then, their careers would probably crash and burn.
Well-- as usual-- it looks like it's up to Cuban- Americans,(you know: that absolutely insufferable "minority" who refuse to file meekly into the Liberal plantation like good little "Hispanics" with a nice little pat on the head by the Democratic National Committee) to protest another glorification of the mass-murdering Che. And --as usual--to do it alone.
More specifically it's up to the "Miami Mafia"(i.e. Cuban- Americans who refuse to recite the talking points on Castro/Cuba handed out by Hollywood/Mainstream media/Democratic National Committee cabal) to put their time and labor into the task. So this Wednesday, June 1st., several Cuban-American organizations are planning to greet Mr Santana during his concert at Miami's American Airlines Arena with some stark evidence of the gallant Che Guevara's handiwork.
There'll be no screaming and no shouting. Instead some of these selfless demonstrators will be holding candles. Others will carry crosses, (179 of them) bearing the names of brave men who were murdered without trial (lynched, if you will) by Mr Santana's hero, Che Guevara. Many, MANY more were murdered by Che and the system he set up, as we all know. According to The Black Book Of Communism published by Harvard University Press (not exactly a Calle Ocho outfit) Castro and Che's firing squads piled up from 16-18,000 corpses.
The message these generous folks will bring to the American Airlines Arena this Wednesday should be unmistakable to all decent people, to all people of good will. If Mr Santana was merely ignorant of Che's murderous history, perhaps this will serve to enlighten him. If instead he was thumbing his nose at the grieving families of Che's victims...well, then perhaps this demonstration will help educate others.
For details on this very worthy event please contact Emilio Izquierdo at 305-345-4927.
Update - The recent spate of che-loving is not the first time the entertainment industry has fallen for a murderous communist. Clive Davis has taken a look at a new book, "Red Star Over Hollywood" by Ronald and Allis Radosh, which revisits the Hollywood blacklist.
The Radoshes pull no punches. While they condemn the blacklist itself as a restriction of free expression, they argue that the tragedy was ultimately not the fault of hectoring congressmen and spineless studio bosses. The real villains, in their view, were politically committed members of the film-making community who manipulated their colleagues, thus besmirching the reputation of scores of people with no real connection to radical politics.
As the Radoshes put it in a recent article: “The Hollywood Ten were among the most committed of the party faithful, yet they've been wrapped and protected in a romantic haze, allowed to wear their appearance before HUAC as a badge of honour. The blacklist was a godsend, enabling them to reinvent themselves as heroic victims rather than what they really were: die-hard defenders of Stalin who accepted every twist and turn of the party line, whether it was the Nazi-Soviet pact, the invasion of Finland or the purge trials.