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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 

V for Vendetta's David Lloyd whitewashed Che Guevara

Alan Moore recently continued his own dismaying descent into mindlessness when he attended an Occupy gathering in London, which the Wash. Post seems to talk about pretty favorably. But while looking over the same topic, I also came across something even more disturbing, which was what Moore's artist on V for Vendetta, David Lloyd, had to say about the Occupy movement's use of the Guy Fawkes mask:
"As far as that mask is concerned, well, I'm happy it's being used as a multi-purpose banner of protest," Lloyd tells Comic Riffs. “It's like [Alberto Korda’s] Che Guevara image on T-shirts and such that was used so often in the past as a symbol of revolutionary spirit — the difference being that while Che represented a specific political movement, the mask of V does not: It's neutral.

“It just represents opposition to any perceived tyranny,” continues Lloyd, “which is why it fits easily into being Everyman's tool of protest against oppression rather than being a calling card for a particular group.”
Does that include Guevara's own tyranny and mass murder when he was running his reign of terror in Cuba? Also note how ambiguous Lloyd is being when he talks about what Guevara represented, as though he can't bring himself to acknowledge that Guevara represented extreme leftism or communism. He's just perfectly awful.

And after the Occupy movement's use of the mask, it'll probably only be seen as a symbol of anarchy and contempt for capitalism.

Lloyd really is screwed up.

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Somewhat related, but here is Humberto Fontova's latest follow-up commentary about Mercedes Benz's recent embracing of Guevara. (You already linked to his initial commentary in your post.)


It would be nice to get an apology from both Mercedes Benz and Lloyd over Che, but I doubt that will be forthcoming. I never understood the cultural appeal of Guevara, but that's the Left for you.

Che also went to Angola, Congo and other countries in Africa with other Cuban soldiers to help teach African soldiers to fight against their white colonial European oppressors. South Africa would not have escaped evil apartheid if not for Che and Cuba. This is a fact you probably hate because it destroys your one-dimensional interpretation of Che.

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