Che for Idiots
Che really wanted to be a Golf pro?
Che was very talented at games and sports when he was younger. For example, he was known to be a very strong amateur in chess. His love of the game was the principal reason why the Olympiad in 1966 was organized in Havana. Che also helps explain why chess is so popular in Cuba even today.
During the 1966 Olympiad Castro at a photo opportunity with the American genius
Trying to become a Golf Pro
BOTH CHE AND CASTRO , SOON AFTER TAKING POWER IN 1959, REALIZED THAT RUNNING A COUNTRY WAS MORE DIFFICULT THAN JUST TAKING IT OVER. FOR A TIME THEY BOTH THOUGHT OF RETIRING FROM THE REVOLUTION, AND BECOMING PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS TOURING ON THE INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT.
AFTER ALL, HOW DIFFICULT CAN GOLF BE?
So they started to practice. But a problem soon arose. It became painfully evident that Che had no talent! Golf was much more difficult than shooting a machinegun in some jungle.
No matter how much he practiced, Che could just not improve. (He actually seemed to be getting worse!) Castro began to get impatient with Che…
”Watch this!” Castro decided to show Che how to hit the damn yankee ball.
”Voila! That is how it is done. Are you paying attention , Che?”
However, fortunately for both the Revolution and the game of Golf, Che and Castro decided against turning pro, and went back to doing what they had talent for…besides, there was little future in the khaki clothing line for golf pros!
IMMEDIATELY AFTER SEIZING POWER IN 1959, CASTRO HIRED A BIG NEW YORK PUBLIC RELATIONS FIRM. HE REALIZED THAT IMAGE WAS ALMOST AS IMPORTANT AS GOOD POLICY. THE RESULTS WERE IMMEDIATELY SATISFYING TO CASTRO…
WHIMPISH! THIS MAN SEEMS TOO FRIENDLY. CERTAINLY NOT A LEADER TO INSPIRE FEAR AND RESPECT
THIS IS MUCH BETTER! NOW THIS IS A REAL LEADER! SOMEONE THAT NO ONE CAN TRUST! NOT EVEN HIS MOTHER.
CASTRO WAS SO IMPRESSED THAT HE TOLD CHE ABOUT THE PR FIRM, AND THEY GOT TO WORK IMMEDIATELY . THEY TRIED SEVERAL IDEAS TO CHANGE HIS IMAGE.
NO WAY! CHE THREATENED TO SHOOT THE PR REPRESENTATIVE
BETTER, BUT POLITICALLY INCORRECT
FINALLY CASTRO SUGGESTED USING THE SAME CIGAR THAT HE USED:
and the result is the second most popular image of the legendary CHE