Che Guevara

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  1. faust

    faust New Member

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    He must be turning in his grave. This is not just pathetic, this is truly dangerous. This is what pop-culture has become best at, assimilating any importance into a mindless blur.

    From New York Times

     
  2. twilight fairy

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    people who wear che shirts don't even know he was exactly.. :innocent: (rebellion and all that)..haha..people are really pathetic..
     
  3. Sugo

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    That's really awful.
     
  4. tangerine

    tangerine Soviet Camaro

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    "...rebellion and all that" :cry:
     
  5. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    i find the whole thing odd...surely the parents of these babies kow who che is...why would you want that on a t shirt?...

    i do find the image very compelling though and can see why it is still popular after all these years...too bad he didn't have this much popular support when he was alive...maybe he wouldn't have been executed... :innocent: ;)
     
  6. Barbie

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    I used to have a picture of Che in my room ...it was Warhol style...the multi color I have also read Che's motorcycle diaries and his speeches and am versed in his beliefs...not saying I agree with all of them...but I have at least took the time to read about the man...These people are following a trend..it's the blind...leading the ignorant !!! It was the same in the 90's with the Malcolm X caps and jackets..people wore them not understanding the man or his message but because someone famous or someone they considered a trend setter did... And when you asked them about the man they utter the words...he was a rebel the same thing that is being said about Che
     
  7. Betty Boop

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    50% of all girls in my collage wear t-shirts or have bags with Che Guevara on them... most of them think that he is the singer in Rage against the machine!! :blink: stupid stupid people!! :angry:
     
  8. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    :eek: ...it's sad...but also kind of funny...you know...? :rolleyes: :lol:
     
  9. chocsta

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    I never knew about him till now... :shock:

    I don't have any Che apparel and I'm glad :p
     
  10. ahhGucci

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    Typical...
    I have read Geurilla warfare by Che Guevara. I don't base my life on Che, and he has little relevance to most Teens in the US. Like Betty said, people think he was a singer RATM (I've never heard that one before)
    Around here, if you wear a Che tee, someone will bound to give you a lecture on how Fidel did or didn't kill him.....
     
  11. strawberry daiquiri

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    Che is my homeboy... déjà vu, déjà vu, déjà vu :ninja:
     
  12. purplelucrezia

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    It's nothing new... :innocent:
     
  13. tangerine

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    When will the shirts be ready, and how much are you charging? :lol:
     
  14. ahhGucci

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    Ohhh, now I remember, when will you stop with your mockery....
     
  15. Atelier

    Atelier Hoppity Hop

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    This thread reminds me of Charlotte making fun of Kelly for checking into the hotel under the name "Evelyn Waugh." The wardrobe choices of people who slept through or didn't take intro poli sci is surely not a sign of the apocalypse. Random adoption of icons takes many forms and, come on, who hasn't done it.
     
  16. Acid

    Acid yes

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    :lol:

    i dont know who this guy is.......something to do with cuba and military

    there is a HUGE picture of him on a bridge in portobello road.

    he looks kinda cool
     
  17. faust

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    I haven't. It is fine to associate oneself with the certian philosphical ideas, but to tout a symbol of something that others fought and gave their lives for as fashion is beyond all shallowness. And to make money off of it is not even shallow, it's immoral...
     
  18. Spike413

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    This isn't a new trend though, I've seen many a t-shirt with Che's image on it (for styles sake of course) But on kids clothes :huh: it's a bit much. I dunno, it's weird in a sense b/c the people wearing it probably are not wearing his image because they support his beliefs or anything. I dunno, it's a little different then wearing a dead rock star on your shirt, don't you think?
     
  19. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    I haven't. It is fine to associate oneself with the certian philosphical ideas, but to tout a symbol of something that others fought and gave their lives for as fashion is beyond all shallowness. And to make money off of it is not even shallow, it's immoral... [/b][/quote]
    good thing you're becoming a teacher ...faust....

    i'm sure you'll set any future generations who cross your path straight on these and many other philosphical ideals... :flower:

    hang on to those ideals, my friend.... B)
     
  20. Atelier

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    Oh really, Mr. Reznor? The NIN logo is no different from Che's image in terms of adoption. I point this out in the spirit of this discussion only, not to be a wise-ass. Would it be immoral for a post-"Closer" bandwagon fan who doesn't know the tracklisting to "Broken" to wear a freshly purchased concert shirt at the mall? Of course not. I don't think Trent or Che would care in the least.
     

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