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Poland to ban Che Guevara image


McCoy 27 | 1,275  
27 Apr 2009 /  #1
The iconic image of Che Guevara found adorning students' walls and t-shirts across the world could be banned in Poland under a government proposal to outlaw materials that incite "fascism and totalitarian systems".

brilliant idea. always hated all these dumb fvckin hippie cvnts with this commie mass murderer on t shirts
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
27 Apr 2009 /  #2
I have a tee shirt with Bin laden on....am i allowed to wear that....?
anubis - | 35  
27 Apr 2009 /  #3
Hmmm....there's always a demand for something banned by powers that be. I see a black market in Che Guevara t-shirts....travellers smuggling them into Poland, like issues of Playboy in the old days.
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
27 Apr 2009 /  #4
outlaw materials that incite "fascism and totalitarian systems".

Yes, censure prevents totalitarian systems.
Harry  
27 Apr 2009 /  #5
Poland understanding what freedom means: fail.
firkegaard - | 14  
27 Apr 2009 /  #6
T-shirts with Hitler anyone?
Shawn_H  
27 Apr 2009 /  #7
I prefer Uncle Joe myself.
Harry  
27 Apr 2009 /  #8
That's the price of freedom.
Sokrates 8 | 3,346  
27 Apr 2009 /  #9
Harriet you're the price of freedom, we have to read you only because of that :)))
Mr Grunwald 23 | 1,662  
27 Apr 2009 /  #10
Thank god for that one, I wish it would happen in Norway (Too many socialists here)
I can't tell you how many times I see that T-shirt I almost vomit of thinking about it
lesser 4 | 1,311  
28 Apr 2009 /  #11
brilliant idea. always hated all these dumb fvckin hippie cvnts with this commie mass murderer on t shirts

This is wrong way, government should not stick its nose everywhere. Honestly, knowing ideological background of European establishment you could expect from them banning people who dislike Che. This is dangerous trend and very likely will turn ugly someday.

Beside of that such T-shirts are not that bad. When I spot such person I already know that an idiot is walking in front of me. You are immediately informed who you may deal with . If this is your employee then you already know who do you need to get rid during the first opportunity.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
28 Apr 2009 /  #12
It shouldn't be banned. I remember asking someone if they knew whose face it was on their tee-shirt. "I think it's the bloke out of Rage Against the Machine."
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
28 Apr 2009 /  #13
The people who are wearing these tee shirts are hardly dangerous terrorists , mostly students and hippies , not the kind of people who are going to have an explosive belt under their Lenin tee shirt...!

What next...? are they gonna start arresting kids with a telitubbies tee shirt on.....?

I think there are too many people in the Polish government with not enough to do.....
plk123 8 | 4,150  
28 Apr 2009 /  #14
Poland understanding what freedom means: fail.

agreed, bad idea.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
29 Apr 2009 /  #16
geez, che was no fascist.
HatefulBunch397 - | 658  
29 Apr 2009 /  #17
ahaaa!!! we have a che fan! Hee hee Che looks nothing like Zack De La Rocha.
Trevek 26 | 1,702  
29 Apr 2009 /  #18
a government proposal to outlaw materials that incite "fascism and totalitarian systems".

Damn, there goes my Kaczynski T-shirt.
daveithink 4 | 11  
29 Apr 2009 /  #19
I don't think censuring the public's use of images is the way forward... that sounds like something a dictator would do... it's just an image... most people who wear it do it cause they think it's a cool image... I had a Che t-shirt for years before I knew who he was!

Next they will be banning anything that goes against Catholicism, then anything which goes against the image of the family, then anything which the government just doesn't like...

Kinda backwards, no?
southern 75 | 7,096  
29 Apr 2009 /  #20
Poland to ban Che Guevara image

Can you imagine Cuba ban Jaruzelski image for counter-measures?
Babinich 1 | 455  
29 Apr 2009 /  #21
Beside of that such T-shirts are not that bad. When I spot such person I already know that an idiot is walking in front of me. You are immediately informed who you may deal with . If this is your employee then you already know who do you need to get rid during the first opportunity.

Bingo...

I am in total agreement with McCoy's assessment of Che Guevara but there is no better way of identifying an idiot than one that self advertises.
krakowiak  
29 Apr 2009 /  #22
brilliant idea. always hated all these dumb fvckin hippie cvnts with this commie mass murderer on t shirts

Me too
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
29 Apr 2009 /  #23
are they gonna start arresting kids with a telitubbies tee shirt on.....?

They should. Dangerous liberal thinking reactionary creatures that live in a hole in the ground and carry handbags are not to be encouraged.

How come Che has not been replaced on t-shirts by a more modern iconic figure anyway?
Cenowski - | 63  
29 Apr 2009 /  #24
How come Che has not been replaced on t-shirts by a more modern iconic figure anyway?

more iconioc for the commie lovers, if a t shirt or lenin or stalin comes out the all **** will hit the fan
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
29 Apr 2009 /  #25
if a t shirt or lenin or stalin comes out the all **** will hit the fan

True. What about a Dear Leader NK t-shirt for the pinkos and maybe a Pol Pot says burn your books t for budding mass murderers?
Harry  
29 Apr 2009 /  #26
Damn, there goes my Kaczynski T-shirt.

Screw that. I'm off down the t-shirt shop tomorrow to get a shirt printed. It'll have pictures of Walesa, Che, Kaczynski and Twinkie Winkie under the slogan "Great leaders of our time". Let's see the police arrest me for wearing a picture of the President of Poland!
Trevek 26 | 1,702  
30 Apr 2009 /  #27
if a t shirt or lenin or stalin comes out the all **** will hit the fan

But there are such shirts already. There's the ironic Commie-chic which has been going on for a while. A local restuarant has pictures of Bierut and Gomulka on the wall and one place used to be all decked out in Commie regalia.

Next they will be banning anything that goes against Catholicism, then anything which goes against the image of the family, then anything which the government just doesn't like...

Well Giertych tried that with school literature a couple of years ago.
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
30 Apr 2009 /  #28
I bet you'll never see anyone in a Gordon Brown t shirt
isthatu2 4 | 2,704  
30 Apr 2009 /  #29
anyone in a Gordon Brown t shirt

...would be arrested under the UKs prevention of terrorisim act(section 23b-7a, the public display of images likely to spread fear amongst children and horses act 1973.)

in Norway (Too many socialists here)

were they the ones who locked up children in insane asylums simply for being half german?

There's the ironic Commie-chic which has been going on for a while.

Brings in the western tourists though. Love the place in Prague,Museum of communism beside MacDs...Lets face it,you guys who had to live under communism were always obbsesed by the "other" way of life and politics we had in the west,well,likewise,if you were disafected by western norms or politics back then you took an interest in the other way,ie,human nature says the grass is always greener,even when it quite plainly wasnt or isnt.
Trevek 26 | 1,702  
30 Apr 2009 /  #30
Brings in the western tourists though.

A lot of the places I've seen it in in Poland were actually catering for the locals. There are calendars of old commy posters and videos of PRL propaganda films available in EMPIK, hardly a predominantly tourist outlet.

Funny thing about the West is it's OK to say you were a commie in your youth and have a picture/bust of Stalin but not to say you were a member of the Facist Party and have one of Hitler.

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