A Revolutionary’s suffering.
September 20, 2007
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB
I am here, Che Guevara.
I am aware that you have shown an interest in my life. I now see the folly of what I did. You argue, but the Castro revolution succeeded! Yes, but at what a cost! No, from the vantage point of this spirit world, my career was a miserable failure. I was educated and well-read; from my current perspective, I should have known better. But I believed in Marxism and felt that the violence I did was justified.
It was not. And that is because the consequences were very bad. My revolutionary activity on earth did not contribute one iota to my happiness. In fact, it has only brought me misery.
Now you are wondering, why didn’t my high ideals come back to bless me? You have channeled other revolutionaries with apparently different experiences.
The truth of the matter is that despite my high ideals, I enjoyed the idea of killing people. You read that I deliberately placed myself in danger. Well, I relished the excitement and killing of combat. It gave me pleasure. But this factor completely canceled all those hours I spent in my youth reflecting.
My life could have been so very different. I could have been a blessing for humanity. Instead, I was a curse.
I know there is a certain cult mystique about me, but this is all a lie. I wasn’t a revolutionary hero; I was a killer who truly enjoyed violence. And for someone like me, the spirit world is a curse.
Ernesto “Che” Guevara (June 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967), commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in popular culture. As a young medical student, Guevara traveled throughout South America and was radicalized by the poverty, hunger, and disease he witnessed. His burgeoning desire to help overturn what he saw as the capitalist exploitation of Latin America by the United States prompted his involvement in Guatemala’s social reforms under President Jacobo Árbenz, whose eventual CIA-assisted overthrow at the behest of the United Fruit Company solidified Guevara’s political ideology. Later, in Mexico City, he met Raú and Fidel Castro, joined their 26th of July Movement, and sailed to Cuba aboard the yacht Granma, with the intention of overthrowing U.S.-backed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Guevara soon rose to prominence among the insurgents, was promoted to second-in-command, and played a pivotal role in the victorious two-year guerrilla campaign that deposed the Batista regime. (Source: Wikipedia.)