Thursday, 12 March 2015

Che Guevara and what he should have learned from Adolf...


I arrived in Samaipata today, its the location of one of Che Guevaras first successful skirmishes with the Bolivian government, he was here to bring them down, Rambo style.

It didn´t quite work out that way, when they went looking for food, since the native Indians had never seen people with bears before, they ran away or ran away and told the police.

He never got the people on his side, they just weren´t interested, in Bolivia ,he was after all a terrorist!

What would you do if ZZ Top approached you looking for food?

Run to the hills!!

Che´s problem reminded me of a tour of a bomb bunker in Berlin. I learned how Hitler whipped the German people up before the war and got them very on his side

First, he got their attention:

People walking their kids to school would see posters of airplanes, with flags underneath, Ireland was there, we had no air force and we still don't, Denmark was there they had a flying trapeze plane

Sign said if you see these planes with these flags, dropping bombs, its because they hate us.

Second, he got them complying on little things, like a good salesman will tell you, get people saying yes to the small things, they will say yes to the big things,
For those too old to fight, they were given the job of going around to check that no lights were visible, apparently blue lights were ok, as they couldn't be seen above 500 feet.

If your was observed with a light, a poster was put on your door, informing you of the danger, then your neighbours would think
Hey this guy is putting out lives in danger!!!
which leads on to the next...

Third, peer pressure, no one wants to be the one letting the team down, people that did not comply with this small thing of covering the light were going to cause bigger problems, so they disappeared, so then you were left with the people that would comply, a good start to a war.

Never forget...

Che couldn't even get food, his Asthma was waging war with him, he had arthritis, he was very old 39 years old, before his time, he didn't stand a chance


And of course, David Bowie said the following to a reporter high on coke

BOWIE: Rock stars are fascists. Adolf Hitler was one of the first rock stars.
PLAYBOY: How so?
BOWIE: Think about it. Look at some of his films and see how he moved. I think he was quite as good as Jagger. It’s astounding. And boy, when he hit that stage, he worked an audience. Good God! He was no politician. He was a media artist. He used politics and theatrics and created this thing that governed and controlled the show for 12 years. The world will never see his like again. 
He staged a country […] People aren’t very bright, you know? They say they want freedom, but when they get the chance, they pass up Nietzsche and choose Hitler because he would march into a room to speak and music and lights would come on at strategic moments. It was rather like a rock ‘n roll concert. The kids would get very excited – girls got hot and sweaty and guys wished it was them up there. That, for me, is the rock ‘n roll experience.

Does this look like a Rock star?

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