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  •  My Mexican, Cuban & Brazilian (4.00)
    friends admire Che for this:  He could have stayed in Cuba, accepted a cushy job for life, and been a powerful leader in that small nation.  Instead, he gave up all those trappings to seek revolution - in his mind - to liberate the indigenous people.  They recognize that he was misguided, that he did not have popular support and that was the cause of his ultimate capture and execution.

    But what they take away as their 'lesson' is that Che was a man who tried to put poverty-striken, downtrodden people ahead of his own comfort - that he forsake the trappings of office and power to TRY to help (even though, I repeat, they recognize that his efforts may have been misguided.).

    There are very few saints in the world. There are only those who try and those who do not try.

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