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  • Chow Down at the Che Café!

    9/29/2010 4:27:34 PM Posted by Evan Gassman

    Che CafeWhen you think of college food, what comes to mind? Pizza? Long lines? Questionable health standards? While your answers may be different, I can guarantee there is one thing you didn’t think of: Che Guevara.

    At the University of California-San Diego, if you feel like chowing down on some vegetarian/vegan food, and are committed to “radical social change,” you can visit the Che Café, located conveniently on the UCSD campus. (According to their website, “it is the building covered in colorful murals.” It actually says that on their directions page.)

    Yes, when I sit down for a nice meal after a long day of studies, I want to be reminded of an international terrorist who fought a bloody crusade to impose communism throughout Latin America.

    The dining facility tries to stay true to Che’s cause – it is a co-op, and completely volunteer supported. If you want to help out, all you need to do is “show up.” There is also a section of the restaurant to leave radical leaflets for other diners to enjoy. Great.

    For students at UCSD, good news: The “Che Collective” meets every Thursday at 8:30 PM so you can join in on the fun.

    On a more serious note, this misguided idolization of Che Guevara is why Young America’s Foundation has organized No More Che Day. On October 8th, you can spread truth on your campus by informing your fellow classmates about the “real” Che Guevara. (*Spoiler alert: he was a terrorist who considered murder a leisure activity, and said that he, "likes killing.")  

    For help on organizing No More Che Day on your campus, please contact Patrick Coyle at pcoyle@yaf.org, or call Young America’s Foundation at 1-800-USA-1776.

     

    • Readers' Comments

    • I am a Cuban immigrant escaping Cuba from the communist clutches of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. I know for a fact that Che Guevara murdered my friend's father after torturing him for at least three days putting a bullet in the back of his head to end his misery. My father was accused for conspiring against the Cuban government and working for the CIA. He worked with Polita and Monchito Grau and they are instrumental in helping children escape Cuba through the Pedro Pan program that was able to take about 14,000 kids out of Cuba so they would not be indoctrinated. Che Guevara placed my uncle Oscar Pina in prison and denied him medical services and he died a short time after he was released in very bad medical health. He also accused my father of working with the CIA and wanted to put him in the firing squad. I have a "no Che" t-shirt, and I usually wear it to parks where I know that there will be liberals wearing the Che t-shirts.
      Posted by Eduardo de Cardenas on 10/01/2010
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