Library of Congress Celebrates Che Guevara and Fidel Castro with Painting
Posted by FactReal on March 2, 2011
|Library of Congress Celebrating Killers
The Library of Congress’s Employee Art show praising communist revolutionaries.
Michael Warren writes, “I was strolling through the halls of the Library’s Madison building — not the magnificent neoclassical Jefferson building across Independence Avenue but its drab, postmodern neighbor — when I came across the corridor containing the employees’ works of art. Most of the items were fairly decent photographs or watercolors, nice contributions to the collection. But in the middle of the hall, I came across this painting, featuring Fidel Castro and Ernesto “Che” Guevara.” (H/t: Weasel Zippers)
|Adding insult to injury, the artist decided to title his piece “Psalm 84:11.”
|Psalm 84:11 says:
“For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”
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The painting has many ironies:
● Hated artists.
● Enforced aesthetic and political conformity.
● Sought to ban rock and roll and jazz.
● Was Fidel’s Executioner.
● Ordered the execution of many people with no trial.
● Served as Castro’s chief executioner, presiding over the infamous La Cabana prison.
● Killing innocents earned him the nickname—the Butcher of La Cabana.
● Che & Castro executed 14,000 by the end of the decade.
(In American terms, this would amount to more than 3 Million executions)
● Idolized Mao who killed 65 million people (This dwarfs Hitler’s body count.)