Murray Rothbard's hooray for Che
Humberto Fontova, Townhall, Rand Paul’s Cluelessness on Cuba, 26-12-2014.
In 1967 libertarian icon Murray Rothbard seemed highly bereaved and aggrieved to hear of Che Guevara’s whacking. Here’ his encomium to the Stalinist who outlawed private property under penalty of torture-chamber and firing-squad:
“Che is dead, and we all mourn him. Long live Che! Why? How is it that so many libertarians mourn this man?...
What made Che such an heroic figure for our time is that he, more than any man of our epoch or even of our century, was the living embodiment of the principle of Revolution… we all knew that his enemy was our enemy – that great Colossus that oppresses and threatens all the peoples of the world, U.S. imperialism.”
Dit citaat verscheen in het tijdschrift Left and Right: A Journal of Libertarian Thought Volume 3, Number 3; Spring-Autumn 1967 (PDF)