Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara – the Marxist revolutionary guerrilla leader, diplomat, military theorist, author and a physician – is one of the most iconic figures in the global history, who played an instrumental role in uniting the underprivileged sections of society. The society filled with hunger-driven people, the society discriminated by corporates and the society where people cry for ‘rights’. Today we are commemorating the works of the biggest social reformers, whose ideas changed the way global intellects look for development and agencies like UNESCO design their policies for marginalised sections of society.
Born in Rosario region of Santa Fe Province of South American country – Argentina – on June 14, 1928, El Che is one revolutionary whose thoughts are so provoking that initiated the International Monetary Fund to change its course from corporate-driven to society-driven approach. On his 91st birthday, though not much has changed as the alma mater of the University of Buenos Aires fought for, but the extent of diminishing the downtrodden to zero exists no more. Now, people rise against injustice, dictatorship, corporates, hunger, poverty, malnutrition and marginalisation with full force and dignity. Karl Marx 201st Birth Anniversary: Inspiring Quotes Celebrating the Greatest Socio-Economic Thinker’s Vision for Proletariat Class
Here are some interesting quotes of the revolutionary icon:
Real revolutionaries adorn themselves on the inside, not on the surface.
The desire to sacrifice an entire lifetime to the noblest of ideals serves no purpose if one works alone.
When the forces of oppression come to maintain themselves in power against established law; peace is considered already broken.
Democracy cannot consist solely of elections that are nearly always fictitious and managed by rich landowners and professional politicians.
The International Monetary Fund is the watchdog of the dollar in the capitalist camp.
Peaceful coexistence cannot be limited to powerful countries if we want to ensure world peace.
And the last one:
If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.
People – across the globe – get inspired by Che’s speeches, while his journey from a physician to a revolutionary guerrilla leader is more inspiring. The revered and reviled historical figure evolved as into a quintessential icon of various leftist movements not only in the South American continent, but his radical methodologies crossed the barriers of seven oceans. Inspired by the Left leanings and iconic German revolutionist Karl Marx, lift practising medicine after his famous motorcycle journey to the entire South American continent.
With a collection of over 3,000 books, El Che’s passion for reading Karl Marx, William Faulkner, André Gide, Emilio Salgari, Jules Verne, Jawaharlal Nehru, Franz Kafka, Albert Camus, Vladimir Lenin, Jean-Paul Sartre, Anatole France, Friedrich Engels, HG Wells and Robert Frost grew over the years from adolescence to his death bed. Shaheedi Diwas 2019: Bhagat Singh’s Appropriation by Socio-Political Right — Blunder of History?
However, his ‘hunger to explore the world’ initiated his first expedition in 1950 was a 4,500-kilometer (2,800 mi) solo trip through the rural provinces of northern Argentina on a bicycle. This helped him understand the actual economic and social situation of the country, which further crossed the international barriers and rest is an ‘Unforgettable’ history.
Following this immense trip to the continent, the revolutionary Che took birth and rose against the discrimination against the people who had lost their ‘voice’. Along with his good friends like Fidel Castro and others, his methods to fight for justice for people of South American countries – where dictatorship had ruined the basic standard of living for poor people – gained momentum. Thereafter Guerrilla warfare technique evolved, which even had threatened the United States of America.
Considering his opinion on the international IMF and global economic watchdog, El Che had kept his radical approach throughout his life and once he had called IMF as ‘The International Monetary Fund is the watchdog of the dollar in the capitalist camp’. His opinion against the corporates had also been inspirational to billions and led to social revolts worldwide. International Workers’ Day 2019: Date & Significance of The Proletariat Festival Commemorating Struggle to Achieve 8-Hour Working Day.
El Che breathed his last on October 9, 1967, after being Bolivian Special Forces at a guerrilla encampment in the Yuro ravine in Bolivia. LatestLY commemorates the epic journey of the social reformer, radical revolutionist, educator and Guerrilla warfare transformer, who changed the way we looked into society, economics, revolutions and warfare.