Che Sera, Sera
Back in the 1970s, National Lampoon had an issue dedicated to the question, "Is Nothing Sacred"? The idea was that NatLamp's writers and artists were not above lampooning anything, no matter how much it might offend some people. And the cover image?
A new film is coming out about Che's life and death
, and you can probably tell from the resume of the director what it's going to be like:
Steven Soderbergh is no stranger to political material, directing tough films about the war on drugs (“Traffic”) and environmental laws (“Erin Brockovich”), as well as executive producing the Middle East drama “Syriana” and co-creating the HBO lobbyist miniseries “K Street.”
Ugh. Here's the "relevance" of Che today:
Why make “Che”? What relevance does it have to 2008?
“We’re certainly seeing the result of what happens when you make profit the point of everything, where money that’s being earned doesn’t represent any particular product or labor on anybody’s part. That can’t sustain, because it’s magical thinking. It can’t go on indefinitely, because eventually it crashes. Che’s dream of a classless society, a society that isn’t built on the profit motive, is still relevant. The arguments still going on are about his methodology. “
His dream was noble, but his methods left something to be desired? One could say the same about Stalin, I suppose.
Labels: Che Guevara