A little context to these accusations against Guevara. These fools are speaking about the period immediately after the Cuban Revolution's victory in 1959. Guevara was appointed as Chief prosecutor in a series of very public trials that took place at La Cabana Fortress in those early days of the Revolution. What the liars and propagandists always leave out (and that includes any of the scum sucking former Cubans who are experts at lying about the Cuban Revolution) is that all of the 200 persons tried and executed during those trials were secret police, military, snitches, and other worthless parasites who committed crimes against the Cuban people as operatives of the oppressive Batista regime that the revolution overthrew. Those crimes included actual documented torture against innocent persons who dared speak out against the Batista regime. Another important fact about what happened is those 200 persons were ALREADY sentenced to death by Revolutionary Tribunals BEFORE Guevara was assigned as Chief prosecutor. So, his actual job was to review those cases and make final determinations on the fate of those persons.
In spite of intense public anger and demands for justice, Guevara and his assigned staff carefully reviewed each of those cases before making final judgment in each case, often at the consternation of loved ones who suffered from the terrorism those convicted had inflicted on their family members. Once the decisions were made final those 200 persons were indeed executed by firing squads.
The final important missing piece is there have volumes of material researched and written about this entire situation. The exhaustive biography on Che Guevara by John Anderson being one of them. What we know from that research is although the reactionaries claim so many of those 200 were innocent, not one person had ever stepped forward, either in Cuba or the U.S., to provide proof of that. If it exists, please show it to us or shut up!
Finally, to those who continue to badger the Cuban Revolution for it's developing progress in areas of social progress e.g. those who choose not to participate in society, LGBTQ community members, etc., please remember that Cuba is a former slave society that has done the primary thing needed to progress ideologically; the revolution has made education free and available to everyone. What that means is in a matter of time, once more and more people develop new ideas, backward thinking will gradually be wiped out. If you want examples of that, point to the program being currently headed up by Mariela Castro; daughter of Raul Castro and Vilma Espin. She is the Director of Human Services in Cuba and she is leading an aggressive campaign to protect and support LGBTQ persons in Cuba. There are a number of campaigns designed to educate the populace around this question and a strong push for legislative protections. We challenge you to find any other society that is doing anything more on this question, including this U.S.
Was Che perfect? About as perfect as any of you reading this, so end of discussion there - right? But, was he a "psychotic killer?" Absolutely not. Was he deeply concerned about human progress, and more importantly, did he put his life on the line, repeatedly, to contribute directly towards this end? ABSOLUTELY! One need only look to his outstanding contributions on a personal, dangerous, level, in Africa and South America to illustrate this. In fact, it's because of his great sacrifices, which ultimately cost him his life, that we love and respect him so. It's because of his selflessness that he is an iconic hero around the world, but no where more so than Cuba and this is something I've witnessed myself after going there.
So, study up some true history and don't let these lying fools distract you from knowing the truth about Che Guevara. They are only attacking him because they don't want you to be inspired by his example of selflessness, socialism, and taking initiative to bring about forward human progress. These liars don't care about stopping any killers or terrorists. If they did, they would never stand for the fact that unquestionable terrorists like Luis Posada Carrilles and Orlando Bosch have been permitted to live in Florida for years when they have without question committed violent and unspeakable crimes against the Cuban people (shooting down the Cuban airliner in 1977, killing 73 passengers). These actual terrorists walk around Florida on your dime and the hypocrites who claim to be so concerned about "killers" never mention them. It's because their only concern is stopping true revolutionary inspirations like comrade Guevara who was more man and human being in his tailbone than any of these cowardly shucks can claim in their collective worthless bunch.