Gabriela Calderon

Un blog para discutir eventos politicos y economicos desde un punto de vista liberal. A blog for the discussion of political and economic events from a classical liberal point of view.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Che Vs. Alberdi



Che might be a lot more chic and in tune with today's fashion sense (I myself have even considered owning a highly fashionable and 'oh so cool' Che shirt) but when I have to think things through (unlike with fashion) Alberdi wins. Here is a great comparison of the two by Alvaro Vargas Llosa:

Like Guevara, Alberdi liked to travel: he walked through the pampas and deserts from north to south at the age of fourteen, all the way to Buenos Aires. Like Guevara, Alberdi opposed a tyrant, Juan Manuel Rosas. Like Guevara, Alberdi got a chance to influence a revolutionary leader in power--Justo José de Urquiza, who toppled Rosas in 1852. And like Guevara, Alberdi represented the new government on world tours, and died abroad. But unlike the old and new darling of the left, Alberdi never killed a fly. His book, Bases y puntos de partida para la organización de la República Argentina, was the foundation of the Constitution of 1853 that limited government, opened trade, encouraged immigration, and secured property rights, thereby inaugurating a seventy-year period of astonishing prosperity. He did not meddle in the affairs of other nations, opposing his country's war against Paraguay. His likeness does not adorn Mike Tyson's abdomen.

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Blogger Roberto Iza Valdes said...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You cannot compare Che with any man. His Valor was tremendous and as far as killing is concerned, lady, your freedom is due to soldiers of this country who had to kill, Even as David killed Goliath!

5:04 PM  
Blogger GABRIEL said...

El liberalismo lo llevas como una camiseta o una etiqueta colgando del cuello. Las teorías de libro gringo y las tendencias politicas las profesas como dogmas, formulas sagradas. Esa convición ciega de entender la polítca con un argumento tan maniqueista y pobre como "los buenos y los malos" es lastimosa. Ser tan joven y ya considerarse "neo liberal"...no puedo decir mas que después de leer tu blog creo q te iría mejor dedicandote a hacerle campaña de marketing a la Coca-Cola o la Phillipe Morris. More profitable!

3:57 PM  
Blogger GABRIEL said...

Yo tengo una camiseta que dice "NEO POP" y me la pongo con orgullo...

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

creo que el mas grande hombre de latino America sigue siendo Simon Bolivar, aun con su fracaso de formar la gran Colombia. fuen un tipo de verdadera lucha. podria pasar horas destacando sus virtudes, ahora un individuo como el che no le llega ni a los tobillos. fracasado en lo militar y en lo politico, talvez si no fuera por el sectarismo cuasi religioso que le profesan los de el "ANTI IMPERIALISMO C.A" o mas bien "neo imperialistas" que son mas o menos los ideologos del "nuevo socialismo" no pasaria de ser un estampado en una franela. muestrenme un logro verdaderamente tangible de su" sublime lucha" y permitanme compararlo com Bolivar... luego les cuento un cuento....

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Como diria el popular cantor de mi tierra: "porque aislar nuestras luchas si son las mismas"...

como podria alguien, siquiera pensar, que las luchas del che y los revolucionarios de cuba no tienen nada que ver con las luchas de Bolivar, Sucre, Miranda, Manuela, y todos los revolucionarios de Sur america y el caribe.

Y para compañera Gabriela solo le dejo la palabra al maestro de maestros, Simon Rodriguez: "La libertad no se defiende con libros"

4:36 PM  

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