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Old December 7 2011, 06:07 PM   #150
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Re: Frank Miller completely loses the plot

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True, he was unable to kill as many people as Bin Laden but not really for lack of trying. More for lack of opportunity.
No, more of a lack of trying.
Whether or not you think Che or bin Ladin are guilty of equivalent crimes, the basic principle -- that people who did horrible things or fought for oppressive causes can later be lionized as somehow good or heroic by subsequent political movements -- remains an apt comparison. The question is not "Was Che as bad as bin Ladin?" The question was, "Did Che commit atrocities or fight for an oppressive cause, and was that fact later whitewashed to create a heroic image?" The answer is yes, and yes -- just as happened with Guy Fawkes and the same could, in theory, happen with bin Ladin.
In fact, to play devil's advocate, one could legitimately argue that Bin Laden is actually more admirable than Che.

Bin Laden, to borrow an argument some have made, saw himself as a freedom fighter attacking an outside enemy (western society) attempting to subjugate the Muslim world. He was attacking an invader, that argument goes.

Che was killing his own people, largely in an attempt to suppress opposition.

But Che looks better on a t-shirt so I guess he's more "moral"
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