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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Cyber parlor game via Atrios

Which revolutionary are you ?

The game is to fill in answers trying to lead to a guessable name then see if you guessed right.

I tried 2,2,2,2,1 and guessed John Calvin (close).
3,4,2,3,3, and guessed Che Guevera and the evil site blew it and gave me Spartacus.
3,4,2,4,3is Che Guevera (favorite passtime is ruling a country not mortal combat).

The site is wrong wrong wrong. Spartacus was a slave trained to be forced to fight mortal combat for public entertainment. He didn't like it. He didn't like it at all. To avoid mortal combat he revolted and tried to get out of the Roman empire so he could rule an independent bit of barbaria and got mortal combat anyway.

Che Guevera, in contrast, was close to power in Cuba and decided to go off to Bolivia for some combat. His actions in Bolivia and Congo (to be Zaire) only make sense if one recognises that, for some reason, he was determined to be martyred. That was someone who chose mortal combat over ruling a country. He got a firing squad in spite of the efforts of a CIA agent to save him. Regis Debray in contrast squealed like a pig so how did he manage to show his face in public again (not to mention in the Elysee palace).

Anyway, I had fun.

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