Saturday, May 26, 2007


This is the current President of Cuba, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz. He was famous for leading a revolution overthrowing Fulgencio Batista in 1959, following by organizing and train for the guerrilla invasion of Cuba that took place in December 1956, the Bay of Pigs invasion, etc.
I highlighted him because I think a lot of people are wearing T-shirts of Ernesto Guevara de la Serna who had joined Fidel Castro's revolutionary 26th of July Movement .
Commonly known as Che Guevara or El Che, quite a handsome fella, also a medic, a socialist as well as a Marxist-revolutionary political figure. If you think you have seen his picture somewhere, that will be prints for some Punk/Rock t-shirts. This picture above was entitled Guerrillero heroico (Heroic Warrior). It is a famous 20th century heroic icon.
So, it's not just about punk or rock at all, he is in fact has become an icon/symbol of rebellious youth. Come to think about it, he actually came from a well-to-do family background. He was the smartest officer in Fidel's army. He was agrressive and hated cowards, intolerance to manifestations of weakness and has a strong determination of achieving goals. During all his achievements, struggles and pain; never said a bad word of the people who betrayed him. He was even being respected by his friends and foes. Much of a respected person that you'll hardly find in times like ours, that is why he is an icon of rebellious youth these days!


butaseni said...

soon people will wear t-shirt that have my face on it huhuhu
they will call me wan raja hahaha

Anonymous said...

very informative as so many are wearing that kind of t-shirt that might not know who is that fella is....why cant we jus print our own face onto the shirt and wear it..huh..!!


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