The Government Lies

Che Aspiracion

I am a revolutionary minded person and I enjoy writing about propaganda and lies that the United States government tries to keep!! I love my Latino Heritage, having Mexican ancestry is something I am very proud of and I am not proud of my other half exploiting and stealing from my mexican side. I believe that Socialism is the best way to prevail as a society and to offer the best well being of the people.

I am a strong follower of Che Guevara and his Society first way of thinking. Che is my inspiration to accomplish my aspirations.

“There are no boundaries in this struggle to the death. We cannot be indifferent to what happens anywhere in the world, for a victory by any country over imperialism is our victory; just as any country’s defeat is a defeat for all of us” (Che Guevara).

Ernesto “Che” Guevara: Good or Evil?

Ernesto “Che” Guevara De La Serna was born June 14th 1928 in Rosario, Argentina. Rosario is the third largest city in Argentina (Compañero 3). Ernesto was an Irish, Spanish, and Mexican-American blood line. He had ties to the United States through his Grandfather in California (Companero 3-5). He is the son of Ernesto Guevara Lynch and Celia De La Serna y Llosa. Che was a young brilliant college student that was one semester away from becoming a doctor, and chose to put his future on hold and travel what he says was countries and land that he has only learned about through books. Che traveled with a friend which what is infamously known now as The Motorcycle Diaries. During this trip Che witnesses many injustices and meets many poor people that are getting hurt by the economic systems in theses South American countries. Che has always been a man for the people he did medical, emotional, and physical work for the Leprosy people that fell in love with him during his journey. Helping the unfortunate people is what Che knew he wanted to do for the rest of his life, but he felt that being a doctor would not benefit his people as much as he wanted to. The thoughts of revolutions began to enter his mind after all the corruption he witnessed on his trip. During the trip Che had a fire started in his mind by witnessing the perfect government structure of democracy/dictatorships ruin countries economically and socially. Though Imperialistic Democracy has worked and still continues to work for the United States, Che believed that Communism/Socialism is the best type of government for his people of all Latin America. He believed that the only way to be heard and to make a difference is the same way other countries get peoples attention by going to an armed revolt. Che used methods that were seen as non traditional war tactics such as guerilla warfare which was a method perfected by Che.

Does this make Che evil? Is communism evil? Is Democracy good? These philosophical questions can be argued upon for days, now lets look at Che from an American Conservative perspective. Paul Berman wrote an article titled “The Cult of Che: Don’t applaud The Motorcycle Diaries.” In this article Paul Berman talks about how this movie is causing celebration for a man in his opinion should not be celebrated. Paul wrote “Che was a totalitarian. He achieved nothing but disaster. Many of the early leaders of the Cuban Revolution favored a democratic or democratic-socialist direction for the new Cuba. But Che was a mainstay of the hardline pro-Soviet faction, and his faction won” (The Cult of Che). Paul later had to say this about Che “He was killed in Bolivia in 1967, leading a guerrilla movement that had failed to enlist a single Bolivian peasant. And yet he succeeded in inspiring tens of thousands of middle class Latin-Americans to exit the universities and organize guerrilla insurgencies of their own. And these insurgencies likewise accomplished nothing, except to bring about the death of hundreds of thousands, and to set back the cause of Latin-American democracy—a tragedy on the hugest scale” (The Cult of Che). Does this make Che Evil? Is the setting back of democracy really a tragedy?

All these factors come into play but on an economic stand point the only Country banking on Latin Democracy is the United States of America not the Latin Democracy countries. So did it set back these countries or did it financially set back the United States. Letters and documents have been found that show Che was in favor of Chinese Faction of Communism and not with the Soviet Union which what was favored by Fidel. Che Guevara may have been a vocalist for the College students that quit school to join revolutions but there still had to be some kind of injustice or corruption that they have encountered to instill that fire in the mind which is what ignites these revolts. So is Che Good or Evil?

This statement can never be answered by anyone without having certain biases. I love America because it gives me the freedom to explore different things and not fear being punished for expanding my mind. Though I do not like the fact that the country I have lived in for 25 years has hustled and scammed Latin American Countries for any way possible to make as much profit as we can. Che was in a lot of ways a genius who showed so much compassion for his people and loved everyone of his Latino brethren, it is rumored that one possible example of his compassion for his people may have caused his capture and death. One of his last recordings in his diary he talks about an old woman they see on there way to the caves to hide, he said she gave her 50 pesos not to say anything about them and he said in her eyes he knew she was not capable of keeping it a secret but let her go instead of killing her. Though many people including myself think that Che in some way was set up by someone when he was killed, I think that he should be held as a hero and that Motorcycle Diaries should be applauded and that maybe the United States should really get into helping the Latin American countries economically and socially instead of giving weapons and training their troops. I believe that Che is good and I hope his legacy lives on forever.

“Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms” (Che Guevara).

Works Cited

Berman, Paul. The Cult of Che: Don’t Applaud Motorcycle Diaries.

Castaneda, Jorge G.. Companero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara. Alfred A. Knopf Inc. New York (1997).

Under the wings of an Angel named Che, I hope to change this rigorous and unfair way of life we have in this United States of America. Death fell to the arms of a man that died fighting the very system that strives today in America. A system that makes the rich richer and the middle class slowly heading down to poverty. Today the gap between rich and poor furthers on a weekly basis. Poverty annoys my soul as it did Che, the poor hearts do not feel morality when the poor are not shown any morality by the rich. A system that is in comparison to the great Roman Empire, by having standing military bases all over the world. An Empire that has its President viewed as the most powerful position in the world, that has no real boundaries on what the President can do, The President is an Untouchable when it comes to world policy. An Empire that Che accused of ruining the economies of all South and Central American countries to enrich their own economy. An accusation that seemed extreme and was seen as not true, is now being seen as truth by everyone that wants to acknowledge reality. All the countries that America tried to help in Central and South America are still on the lower end of economic ladders but yet exploitation of raw resources were consumed by the American Empire. Under the wings of an Angel named Che, I hope to exploit these travesties by a written ballad on the American Empire, Though this revolutionary used armed combat I have realized that the only true way to fight the Empire and avoid death is to use the freedom of speech and hope that my voice can be heard. Che will not rest peacefully until the people of exploitation get what they deserve. An empire is only as strong as its people make it and I hope that the people stop believing everything that Peter Jennings, Katie Couric, and Brian Williams say and question certain propaganda issues. Che would be disgusted of the propaganda brought forth in today’s news to divert the attention from the unplanned and quite lengthy time we have had soldiers in Iraq. Propaganda that has our citizens focused on border and illegal immigration issues, that have no relevance to any terrorism other than racial profiling that suggests that Mexicans and the Labeled Terrorists look alike and can blend well amongst each other. Mexicans have done nothing but helped American society throughout history and will continue into the future whether by doing jobs that the United States citizen views as to good for or by rebuilding federal buildings that white labeled terrorists like Timothy McVeigh blew up. The border issues shouldn’t be focused in Mexico, they should be focused on the Canadian border which has had the only true proof of a terrorist entrance into the United States.

This is the kind of propaganda you see in the news instead of hearing about the gap between rich and poor. “The White House professes to be untroubled about economy issues. Average after-tax income per person, President Bush often points out, has risen by more than 8% since he took office, once inflation is taken into account. He is right, but his claim is misleading, since the median worker—the one in the middle of the income range—has done less well than the average, whose gains are pulled up by the big increases of those at the top of the Economic ladder” (Economist). Privately, some policymakers admit that the recent trends have them worried. The statistics suggest that the economic boom may fade and Americans still head to the shops and spend, but it is falling savings rates and rising debts, not real income growth, that keep Most U.S. citizens purchasing merchandise of some sort everyday. A bust of some kind could lead to widespread political hostility. Eventually, if things carry on like this for long enough, we are going to end up like Brazil. Brazil has been notorious for the concentration of its income and wealth throughout its history. Several new studies show parental income to be a better predictor of whether someone will be rich or poor in America. Under the wings of an Angel named Che, I hope to exploit these cover ups by the American Government that wants all to keep spending and not pay attention to these economic discrepancies. What deceit, we are all unaware of what the Empire is really doing because most citizens are so busy trying to make money to support their families that they are unable to comprehend what form America really is taking currently and preparing for the future, the world power that bullies all other countries and exploits them for their resources and possible economic growth beneficial to the United States future. This is evident in every country we have occupied, had political, or military influence in, whether it is for crude oil, installment of American products, or for any other political interest of benefit.

As life goes on and I still try to figure out who I am and what it is I want the outcome to be, I don’t know the answer but I do know that deceit, fear, and propaganda are not the methods that I feel are appropriate to get the general backing of the people in society. We grow up taught to tell the truth but we have been lied to as citizens of this country our whole lives, whether it be the American history full of fallacies we were taught in grade school or the news we watch daily on the National broadcast stations we are lied to. We are forced to educate ourselves but some can’t do that because they need to work and have no time to educate the most important tool any man or woman possesses which is the mind. The information is out there to educate the general public on what I call the propaganda roller coaster of fear. Fear is used as a mind control tool that helps the general public be more submissive to decisions. Fear is what let the American citizens give congress the power to pass things like the Patriot Act, which led to many people just disappearing for a week and find out they were being detained as prisoners and interrogated about any relation to Al-Qaeda. The Military Commissions Act 2006 has now been passed with no citizen upheaval? How can the President of the United States do what he did to get this bill passed. Our checks and balances system is in place to prevent the president and congress to much power, we learned this in any American Government class. The Supreme Court tried to put some light on this unconstitutional bill already which had, and still has no disregard for civil liberties. The Supreme Court ruled in June that trying detainees in military tribunals violated U.S. and International law, this is supposed to be that check into balance, however Bush urged Congress to change the law during a speech on Sept. 6 in the White House East Room conveniently attended by families of the Sept. 11, 2001, victims. He also insisted that the law authorize Central Intelligence Agents to use tough; yet unspecified methods to interrogate suspected terrorists.

Under the wings of an Angel named Che, I hope to change the country for the better by trying to illustrate and make public the real truth of what our government is really doing now and for the future. Though these are elected officials the truth is that if a voting citizen of this country writes his/her Representative or Senator about their only child and how he/she wishes they would bring the troops home, then the Senator or Representative opens a letter from a contractor like Haliburton that says of the money that can be made for the future with contractual work for companies like Haliburton and a good amount of money is offered to be made by that Senator or Representative, than sorry to that family and every other family with loved ones there but they are staying in Iraq. Where is the democracy in any of the decision making by the politician here? This shows the haunting truth that politicians are taking monetary benefits to send voting citizens children to war and the money to be made from this is like the price tag for the citizens lives and if the politician feels the monetary benefit is enough then the vote for war is easier to make despite the deaths of some of it’s citizens. These types of things are happening and many people are blinded from it because we don’t realize that we have been in some sort of war for the past 15 years and yet we continue to back these decisions by voting the same people into office or by not taking civil action against these travesties. Under the wings of an angel named Che, I cry for the citizens of this country and I also cry because I ask myself a question everyday when I wake up that I don’t think many people realize the closeness of reality of this question if we don’t change our Imperialistic ways. The question is, where does the American government expect us to go when the bombs fall?

The threats we have are our own fault. Any problem we have today with terrorist groups are the result of our interference or interactions in the world in history. We as citizens seem to live in amnesia. We don’t remember what we personally did last month, let alone comprehend what our country has done in the past to most of these labeled terrorist groups – to exploit them for American interests. Then once these people realize they are being exploited, or the United States has no use for their services, they are discarded like old laundry.

This is evident with our most targeted labeled terrorist – Osama Bin Laden, who originally was pro-America and Anti-Russia. During the Cold War, the United States exploited his services. But Osama figured out that he and his followers were being exploited, and that the United States had no need for him after the Cold War ended. Yet this exploitation and other U.S. decisions to protect its resource interests in Saudi Arabia have angered Osama and his followers. Now they are the main target of the Labeled terrorists.

Many historians have been quoted by saying “history repeats itself.” That is something that needs to be understood by all citizens right now. They need to realize the Roman Empire fell, the great French Empire fell, the great Spanish Empire fell, and our Founders the great England fell, so if it’s true which it has been thus far then we are the next to fall somehow. George Washington stated such warnings in his farewell address in 1796: “A passionate attachment of one Nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite Nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest, in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter, without adequate inducement or justification. It leads also to concessions to the favorite Nation of privileges denied to others, which is apt doubly to injure the Nation making the concessions” (Washington Farewell).

All of the European powers of old also know we are heading down the wrong path but the citizens of America don’t understand because the propaganda of deceit and fear, which keeps us ignorant of history and the possibility of repeating itself.

Under the wings of an angel named Che, I hope to form my own Trojan horse trick to put the balance back in a country where less than five percent has the money and power, while the remainder is left trying to hold up the weight – many working for exploited wages or in horrific work conditions – and defending the economic and political interests of that less than five percent, which we still call defending our country. That promotes wealth and prosperity to the elite group while it brings sorrow and poverty to the foot soldiers of today’s society. While the children of the elite grow up with any monetary or educational benefit they want, the children of the middle class working parents, soldiers, or poor grow up fatherless, motherless, or in a dire fight to get a college education, even though it may never accumulate the benefits that an elite child’s college education would.

Under the wings of an angel named Che, I wonder if I am a “terrorist” or one of the only true patriotic people to still exist questioning every governmental decision and following the words of our great Founding Fathers of this country who always warned to keep an eye on your government. Many things that our government has adopted or enacted have been warned by historical American figures as dangers to the prosperity of our countries future. In George Washington’s farewell address he warns of dangers that can occur in the gaining of to much wealth and power. Washington states: Hence, likewise, they will avoid the necessity of those overgrown military establishments, which, under any form of government, are inauspicious to liberty, and which are to be regarded as particularly hostile to Republican Liberty. In this sense it is, that your Union ought to be considered as a main prop of your liberty, and that the love of the one ought to endear to you the preservation of the other” (Washington farewell address). He is stating that by the United States having an overgrown military power it is a threat to our liberty and well being. Another President’s farewell address that had very ironic warnings in them was that of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower talks about the acknowledged military power as not bad if used properly. “We now stand ten years past the midpoint of a century that has witnessed four major wars among great nations. Three of these involved our own country. Despite these holocausts America is today the strongest, the most influential and most productive nation in the world. Understandably proud of this pre-eminence, we yet realize that America’s leadership and prestige depend, not merely upon our unmatched material progress, riches and military strength, but on how we use our power in the interests of world peace and human betterment” (Eisenhower farewell). The military always claims that it is for human betterment, but they keep quiet the monetary implications that these wars bring currently. The monetary implications are also talked about in Eisenhower’s farewell speech when states: “Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations. This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society. In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist” (Eisenhower farewell). The interesting thing about that part of the speech is in his original speech he had prepared he called the military-industrial complex, the military-congressional-industrial complex which makes even more sense in present day because the congress is heavily involved in hearing contract bids from these military industries and accepting monetary perks in voting which industry gets the federal contract. The military-congressional-industrial complex is something that needs to be viewed by all citizens because they need to know that though these military industries employ a great number of people across America it also opens up another debate about war itself. The federal government accepts contracts to continue the success of these military industries but in order to continue contracts for new military equipment wars need to be fought. Though I believe that the complex doesn’t create wars it makes it easier for politicians to go to war when a conflict is brought to the center of attention. People may argue the truth behind this statement but the facts are that we have been in some sort of war for the past 25 years.

I hope that my words make a change on society as Che changed society. Che was not a murderer, he was a Socialist. Socialist wants what is best for the people not for the money. I hope to preach the benefits of Socialism throughout my life and hope that it does not fall upon deaf ears. The benefits of socialism are not fully understood by the masses, the idea is considered Utopian and not rational.

Works Cited

Inequality in America: The rich, the poor and the growing gap between them

Jun 15th 2006 | WASHINGTON, DC
From The Economist print edition


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Propaganda is all around you question everything and formulate your own views and morals.