Che Guevara’s farewell letter to his children
Dear Hildita, Aledita, Camilo, Celia, and Ernesto:
If you read this letter one day, it will be because I am no longer with you. You will hardly remember me, and the smaller ones will not remember at all.
Your father has been a man who acted on his beliefs and has been absolutely loyal to his convictions.
Grow up as good revolutionaries. Study hard so that you can master technology, which allows us to master nature. Remember that it is the Revolution which is important and that each of us, taken in isolation, is worth nothing. Above all, always be capable of feeling any injustice committed against anyone, anywhere in the world. This is the most beautiful quality in a revolutionary.
Yours, always, my children. I still hope to see you… A big kiss and a strong hug from Poppa
Dr. Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevera, executed by Bolivian Army special forces, assisted by the CIA Special Activities Division, La Higuera, Bolivia, October 9, 1967.
Three weary wolves - Omega Park, Canada | image by Daniel Parent
Saturday Night Live 36x12
“When you talk about guns you always hear a lot about the Second Amendment and the Founding Fathers, and what they would say if they were here. Well, I for one think that if the Founding Fathers were here today, they would be super freaked out by cars. You can talk to them all you want about the Second Amendment, and they would just yell, ‘What are all these metal beasts doing rolling down the thoroughfare?’ And you’d tell them, ‘Those are cars’. And then you’d try to talk to them about militias and they would scream, ‘How can you speak of militias when steel dragons fly through the sky?’ And you’d say, ‘Those are airplanes.’ But even if they could wrap their heads around that they would eventually ask, ‘Why are all the slaves out?’ And they would think that. You can groan all you want, but they would think that.
And yes, the Founding Fathers wanted you to have the right to bear arms, but the guys who wrote that would pee through all eight layers of their pants if they saw what guns are now. In 1787 shooting a bullet was slightly faster than throwing one. If you wanted to be bulletproof in 1787 you put on a heavy coat. So with that in mind, I’m all about Americans having guns as long as they’re the muskets from 1787 that take forever to load.”
…I could tolerate that arrangement. None of this concealed crap, and you can’t really shoot twenty people if you’ve got like two little bullets and then have to sit there and reload.
Photographer unknown, Three Planters at Drink, British India, c. 1870s.