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[Aug. 15th, 2007|05:21 pm]
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What do you believe is the general view of people wearing items with Che Guevara on them? Do you personally consider it a pop culture thing or see it as having a deeper meaning?
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[User Picture]From: darrendloux
2007-08-16 05:06 am (UTC)
It's entirely revolution a-la-andy-warhol.

Anyone can say that, I know. Take a meaningful revolutionary icon, stick their face on a t-shirt, and it becomes meaningless.Thing about it is, people wear the shirt solely because the face represents "revolution" to them. They know none of the details. I only know some of the details, but, thing is, I don't wear the damn shirt.

It's like when I was six years old and couldn't stomach church anymore. It was all the people chanting prayers in a room together, every week repeating the same words, without actually paying any attention or understanding in any way the meaning of the words they were saying.

I'm sounding elitist. Maybe I am. All I know is, I can wear a shirt that makes you think I'm really cool and hip and down with the "movement", but maybe I know shit and I should just wear an "I love you but I've chosen darkness" or some other type of shirt that makes you think I'm something and I know something that I'm not.

Fuck, I'll wear a plain ass brown shirt. Or black, white, blue or red. Who knows.

T-shirts are like bumper stickers. Do you really care?
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[User Picture]From: playing4_keeps
2007-08-16 08:16 am (UTC)
My personal view is that they're complete idiots because if they knew anything about Che Guevara they wouldn't be wearing them as he would despise everything they're about and by wearing those types of shirts they're actually going against the cause he was fighting for.
I imagine general view is "...who is that on their shirts?"
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From: peasthesmall
2007-08-16 02:45 pm (UTC)
A political statement and a fashion statement are the same thing: the desired outcome is to advertise individual interests.
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From: tibaloo
2007-10-14 05:46 pm (UTC)
Well at uni i once went to this guy's room who had a big Che Guevara flag - He was not able to give me the name of the person on the flag when asked though.
Go figure.
I recon that's quite common as well
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[User Picture]From: _myid
2007-11-22 06:45 am (UTC)
lame
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From: ashesinthewax
2008-04-20 06:24 pm (UTC)
I've met several people who thought it was Bam Margera. The people who wear the shirts are generally young "anarchist" idealists who claim to know the short-comings of humanity and yet don't let it influence their political philosophy. And frankly this point of view is another mass-indulged alternative for independent thought.
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