"Che was just one of those guys who walked the walk and talked the talk. There's just something cool about people like that. The more I get to know Che, the more I respect him."
Yes, del Toro was indeed talking of that mass-murdering child-killer, Che Guevara. At the time, I was, quite rightly I believe, incensed at this disgusting and uncritical support for such a cunt.
Well, here's some news for you, Benicio: if walking the walk and talking the talk means that Che Guevara was a mass murderer, then you are right. But if that is why you respect him, will we see you saying the same thing about Hitler or Stalin? Because, by your measure, they too "walked the walk and talked the talk".
Benicio del Toro, ladies and gentlemen, supporter of mass murderers and useful idiot to a despotic, Stalinist regime responsible for the execution and imprisonment of ten of thousands of innocent people.
Benicio is brilliant advert for why actors should only open their mouths to speak the lines written for them, rather than giving us all the benefit of their utterly valueless opinions. Shut the fuck up, you mass-murder-condoning fucktard.
And obviously, I stand by every word of that diatribe.
Now, it seems, the film of Che's life is actually out, and the Nameless Libertarian has dredged up another quote from the fuckwit Benicio.
Still, no doubt the filmmakers have a sense of perspective around their chosen subject. Oh, wait, no they don’t. Producer and leading man Del Toro seems to have very clear ideas on Che:"I hear of this guy and he's got a cool name. Che Guevara!" Del Toro as good as swoons when he says it. And the appeal does seem as simple as that - groovy name, groovy man, groovy politics… “So I went to a library and I was looking at books, and I came across a picture by René Burri of Che, smiling, in fatigues, I thought, 'Dammit, this guy is cool-looking!'"
I cannot describe how irritating I find this sort of thing. Seriously, it makes me want to punch strangers in the face and unleash some sort of disease into the general population that can directly attack those with the moron gene.
I'm with you, brother...
This worshipping of a totalitarian ideologue and vicious warmonger shows just how dumb some people can be. Since when has Communism been groovy? What is groovy about it? The Stalinist purges? The killing field of Cambodia? And what sort of fresh bullshit is it to support Che because he was cool-looking? Fuck that. With bells on. He was also a mass-murderer, and some who fought for would-be authoritarian dictators. Deep down, Che is no different from Stalin. Or Pol Pot. Or Kim Jong-Il. Same ideology, same willingness to suppress freedom and murder people for the realisation of a deeply flawed system of political beliefs.
Deep down, Che is no different from Stalin? You really don't have to go that deep: Che was pretty much exactly the same, it's just that he wasn't even competent enough to get really dug in.
In terms of thinking that everyone is equal but some are more equal than others—and that those less equal then Che himself deserved to be tortured and killed on a whim—Che demonstrated that he was precisely the same as his rather more overachieving totalitarian Communist buddies.
In short, the man was a total fucking scumbag and anyone who reveres him is competing to be almost as bad. After all, to paraphrase Obi Wan Kenobi, who is the bigger shit—the shit, or the shit who follows him?
Che Guervara isn’t cool; he was a mass-murdering enemy of freedom everywhere. And whilst I support the rights of anyone—from pretentious film stars through to pseudo-fashionable youths wearing their Che T-shirts—to believe anything they like about Guevara, I also support my right to call them ignorant morons for their beliefs.
I can't help thinking that the Nameless Libertarian is being more than generous here. Benicio del Toro is an utter cunt whose pig-ignorant views render him utterly contemptible.
So, Benicio del Toro wins the Idiot of the Week Award. Again. And he gets a bonus Cunt of the Month Award too because, a year and a half after he last spouted this unpleasant shit, the fuckwit moron actor is still wibbling on about how marvellous this mass-murdering parasite actually was.