Friday, May 7, 2010

Che Guevara and Regulated Free Markets

I finished watching the movie "Che" yesterday. It was about four and half hours long, and was worth every minute. Damien Bechir is superb as Fidel Castro, and I think Benicio Del Toro was well-cast in the leading role. I think that the 60s revolutionaries really missed a golden opportunity to reshape the world to be as humane as possible. If only they'd allowed regulated market forces to co-exist side-by-side with all the positive dictates of left-wing ideology.

Free schooling, free health-care, women's rights, WITH regulated free-markets and democracy, might have made the rest of the world look like a poorer version of Scandinavia, rather than a scarier version of Miami, as it is now with its Neo-Liberal dogma.

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