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Che-Tux: Linux + Communism by yashton Che-Tux: Linux + Communism by yashton
To me, Che Guevarra is a hero. The famous 1960 picture of him is a prominent symbol of rebellion. I think, however, that people display the picture simply as a sign of any kind of rebellious attitude without any real reference to the actual man. But I feel more kinship to him than your average teenager who simply wants another role model in simplistic anti-establishmentism.

Che followed his beliefs in freedom, embodying the good that Communism is really supposed to represent. The GNU/Linux community also holds a place in my heart and my personal philosophy. I feel strongly in freedom and the power of the individual, and I hope you get some small satisfaction out of this mash up.

I didn't create all of this from scratch, (And I wasn't the first one to come up with this idea either, but I did everything myself)

Original Photo of Che

Original Tux svg

Original Hammer and Sickle

Done in Inkscape Vector Illustrator and GIMP on a machine running Ubuntu 6.10
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ovams Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ignorante!!!!!  Linux no tiene nada que ver con el comunismo!

YOU IDIOT!!!! Linux it is not communism!!!!

Linux is freedom!!! communism it is NOT!!!!!
4491Fanart Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Free = Freedom = Black People = Really Devastated People
zacmaster Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Que asco, relacionar el comunismo con el software libre, y peor decir que el Che es un héroe...
Aminadi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Communist? er no habibi GNU/Linuux is Libertarian if anything if it were communist you would HAVE to use it the way its creators tell you to because YOU do not own it the "people" far as I can tell I can do almost anything a damn well please with the OS
giogziro95 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
GNU/Linux - Free as in Freedom
Communism - Captivity! :@
Aminadi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
APPLE is communist.....GNU/Linux is almost libertarian if anything....on another note your boy che died as he lived like an animal
RyonWallace Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
It is amazing that anybody would idolize this man or champion communism as having anything to do with freedom. When you say "the good that communism is really supposed to represent"- the key word here is *supposed* . Communism is a utopian vision that sounds good in theory but cannot ever work in reality. All of the failed attempts at this form of government throughout history should be enough evidence to convince us that it doesn't work.
Typically those who believe communism is a good idea are simply looking for an alternative to what they believe is the "evil, greed-driven system" known as capitalism. This usually stems from a popular misconception that the current economic situation we face is a result of "the failure of capitalism". I would argue that capitalism hasn't failed us- we have failed capitalism. We have grown the government sufficiently to allow chrony-capitalism to infiltrate every corner of our economy. Use your rebellious spirit to combat the forces chrony-capitalism.
Nico987 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Why don't you read my reply to Palmerx64? I could just copy-paste it to reply to you too.

You don't know how it's like to live in a country ruled by a CIA puppet. You don't know how it is to vote for a president and the following week he is killed by the CIA.

That is why Che Guevara is a HERO for us.

Of course killing is wrong, but what could you possibly do if you live in a country like that? Would you go to the streets with a banner saying you are aganist it? You'd get tortured to death!

Don't fall in the mistake of criticizing popular revolutions. I'm sure you hate Che, but you love the ideals of the USA revolution and the French revolution... and I'm sure you don't think it was wrong to kill british colonialists and french kings too.
PALMERx64 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too bad Che didn't really believe in freedom, killed people and actually hated Africans and Mexicans, etc.

All of these Che pictures portraying the good and freedom are either uneducated or are just hypocrites.
Bottom line.
Nico987 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
I'm from latin-america, and Che Guevara is a hero to everyone who lived in a dictatorship financed by an empire.

You don't know how it is to live in a country ruled by a puppet. It is the most humiliating thing in the world. Our history is full of political assasinations ordered by the CIA. Imagine how would you feel if you were born here. USA destroyed the democracy in latin america, and the Cuban Revolution was the first attempt to stop it. Take any history book from the americas and see. Che Guevara is the symbol of the freedom and union in latin america. Those commentaries about africans and mexicans are wrong, because if you read this notebooks you will find that statement false.

Because of your opinion, I'm almost sure you are north-american, and you must hate him. I would bet that what you know about him, you read it or saw it in some documentary from the BBC or other media who despises Cuba and Latin-america, and sees socialism as a security threat.

Think for a moment you live in a country where the ruler was installed by a superpower, and with the military trained to torture any political dissident in the School of Americas. You can't imagine how it's like. In my country, only 30,000 where tortured to death for being socialists, most of them were students. An entire generation of activists where erased.

Take a look to the Condor Operation, from the CIA, to establish neocolonies here.

Do you want to know what's the most humiliating thing of this?

Is that we still owe all the money borrowed by the dictators, who was spent in corruption, and we have to pay for it. We have to pay for something we didn't asked neither voted for, and it's a huge load of money, almost impossible to pay, and it was only to subjugate us to the empire.
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