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Merdedes Benz used Che Guevara, the mass murdering psycopath in their car ad. What demographic was that supposed to reach?

Cuban-Americans Infuriated After Mercedes-Benz Uses Che Guevara to Promote Cars

Using a Che Guevara reference or image to sell a product is one rapid way to get a rise out of people – especially Cuban-Americans, many of whom fled their homeland when the revolutionary leader helped Fidel Castro gain power back in 1959. Somehow, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, Daimler AG, overlooked this fact when it used Guevara to promote its cars in a recent presentation.

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They went as far as doctoring the image so Che was wearing his signature beret with the Mercedes emblam on it!
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I agree, way to tarnish the image of a good revolutionary by associating him with some scummy car company.
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Hahaha I am just trolling you though. Of course, I am wearing a Che T-shirt this very second as I type this post. I am victim to the meta-conspiracy!
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Ernesto "Che" Guevara (June 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967), commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, diplomat and military theorist.

>>> [link to en.wikipedia.org]

"Mass murderer" didn't make it into the credentials? cool2
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I agree, way to tarnish the image of a good revolutionary by associating him with some scummy car company.
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Che was certainly not a "good revolutionary", he was a cold blooded murderer. He sent hundreds of people to the firing squad, and if he felt like it, he would kill the freedom fighters himself. He was known to walk in during the shootings and use his pistol to shoot men in the head at close range. He killed for fun.
Of course the macho bullshit went out the window when he was captured. He cryed, begged and tried to bribe his captors before he was executed.
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When I read the title I just assumed it would be a president of the United States.
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Ernesto "Che" Guevara (June 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967), commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, diplomat and military theorist.

>>> [link to en.wikipedia.org]

"Mass murderer" didn't make it into the credentials? cool2
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I wouldn't use Wikipedia for anything where facts matter. Use a reliable source, like a history book. Che killed for fun. He was known as Castro's executioner.

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When I read the title I just assumed it would be a president of the United States.
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Priceless!!
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Hahaha I am just trolling you though. Of course, I am wearing a Che T-shirt this very second as I type this post. I am victim to the meta-conspiracy!
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It's scary that so many kids in the world today are wearing Che shirts and other branded cloths. They have no idea who this killer really is.
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When I read the title I just assumed it would be a president of the United States.
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Priceless!!
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That's one I had not thought of. It might work, at that. But, Che was the number two man in Castro's revolution, until even Castro got scared of the sadistic bastard.
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I'll be writing a letter to Mercedes telling them they just lost a potential customer, as we are their targeted demographic and were just last week considering buying one.

Anyone who so blatantly endorses Communism (as if it were a joke) in light of the MILLIONS worldwide who have been exterminated in communist regimes must be OUT OF THEIR EVER-LOVIN' MINDS!!

The CEO's resignation should be demanded immediately.
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So many kids are wearing Che fashions, it's scary. I don't think even 10% of the people in America know who Che was. Even on GLP, where we are much better educated about revolutions, many people use Che fist in there post. That is paying homage to the mass murderer.
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I'll be writing a letter to Mercedes telling them they just lost a potential customer, as we are their targeted demographic and were just last week considering buying one.

Anyone who so blatantly endorses Communism (as if it were a joke) in light of the MILLIONS worldwide who have been exterminated in communist regimes must be OUT OF THEIR EVER-LOVIN' MINDS!!

The CEO's resignation should be demanded immediately.
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I have a Meredes in the garage, and it will be the last one. Actually it is my wifes, I drive American only. But we not have another Benz.
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Here's another source:

[link to www.cbsnews.com]
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Here's another source:

[link to www.cbsnews.com]
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I hope all the news sources pick up this story. This makes Netflix look like the good guys that listen to their customers.
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I'll be writing a letter to Mercedes telling them they just lost a potential customer, as we are their targeted demographic and were just last week considering buying one.

Anyone who so blatantly endorses Communism (as if it were a joke) in light of the MILLIONS worldwide who have been exterminated in communist regimes must be OUT OF THEIR EVER-LOVIN' MINDS!!

The CEO's resignation should be demanded immediately.
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lmaoThat's a ten year old Mercury not Mercedes. GLPers are lucky to own a car much less have a Mercedes and a wife.
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I'll be writing a letter to Mercedes telling them they just lost a potential customer, as we are their targeted demographic and were just last week considering buying one.

Anyone who so blatantly endorses Communism (as if it were a joke) in light of the MILLIONS worldwide who have been exterminated in communist regimes must be OUT OF THEIR EVER-LOVIN' MINDS!!

The CEO's resignation should be demanded immediately.
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lmaoThat's a ten year old Mercury not Mercedes. GLPers are lucky to own a car much less have a Mercedes and a wife.
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No, I drive a 12 year old Dodge, but I'm lucky enough to have a beautiful wife that has a Mercedes and several other cars. I don't know how I got so lucky, I guess I just fell in a big ol' pile of luck. Or maybe it's my good looks!tounge
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When I read the title I just assumed it would be a president of the United States.
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He's busy.

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I'll be writing a letter to Mercedes telling them they just lost a potential customer, as we are their targeted demographic and were just last week considering buying one.

Anyone who so blatantly endorses Communism (as if it were a joke) in light of the MILLIONS worldwide who have been exterminated in communist regimes must be OUT OF THEIR EVER-LOVIN' MINDS!!

The CEO's resignation should be demanded immediately.
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lmaoThat's a ten year old Mercury not Mercedes. GLPers are lucky to own a car much less have a Mercedes and a wife.
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No, I drive a 12 year old Dodge, but I'm lucky enough to have a beautiful wife that has a Mercedes and several other cars. I don't know how I got so lucky, I guess I just fell in a big ol' pile of luck. Or maybe it's my good looks!tounge
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But, maybe it's my insurance policy. She did shoot me, but she said it was an accident. She also said if it wasn't an accident, I wouldn't be here to tell you about it. The bullit makes agreat necklace though.
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wow
EL CHE for you, was above all a DOCTOR, so show some respect for a man that was not only loved in his continent but also in others
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When I read the title I just assumed it would be a president of the United States.
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He's busy.

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That's the most concerned look I've seen on him. It sure as hell looks more concerned than when he is talking about the crisis in America. I would be suprised if there isn't a Che shirt somewhere in the White House.
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Appealing to a demographic that had knowledge of history lost by all the useless unintellectual baby-boomers? Yeah, most likely. Not realizing the baby-boomers are more media-savvy and would find this highly offensive? Durrrp. Deciding to run the ad regardless of all the right-wing ROW ROW extremists? PRICE-FUCKING-LESS.

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Hahaha I am just trolling you though. Of course, I am wearing a Che T-shirt this very second as I type this post. I am victim to the meta-conspiracy!
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It's scary that so many kids in the world today are wearing Che shirts and other branded cloths. They have no idea who this killer really is.
 Quoting: Epic Beard Guy


Yeah I am the kid you are talking about. True, I have no idea what the cuban revolution was really like, or whether or not I would approve of the things done in it's name by Che or Fidel or any other. When I wear this T-shirt, or the one with Fidel on it, or the one with the hammer/sickle, I am doing it in near total and unapologetic ignorance of the actual historical facts. I will keep doing it too.

After all, I've been purposefully miseducated my whole life, advertised to by corporations who wanted to install romantic ideas in my head to sell me their products. Che is no more a real person to me than Jesus, Santa Claus, or Don Draper.

What I DO interact with in my daily life are cultural memes, and the cultural meme surrounding che is that he was a revolutionary who freed the cuban people from the american empire.

As somebody who feels like I need to be rescued from an american(?)(international?) empire, the image of Che is a powerful symbol to me, and until that context changes I will continue to want what that symbol represents, freedom.

Any companies that want to sell me products would be well advised to launch a campaign against SOPA and start trying to take down the fascist state, install a little socialism in it's place. Plastering Che on their promotional materials is not enough to impress me, but they are just responding to the market.

If what you say is true, and it became the new accepted narrative on Che, then the meaning of the image would change and it would no longer appeal to me. Until then... vive la revolution ;)
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Wow... way to go Mercedes, alienate both sides of the coin in one move.
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Your wife drives a Nazi car and you are crying about a Cuban face on the ads, and you're flying an American flag and paying taxes to Obama.

you lost me somewhere.
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wow
EL CHE for you, was above all a DOCTOR, so show some respect for a man that was not only loved in his continent but also in others
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He was a butcher that shot people in the head because he liked it! And when he was caught, he begged like a little girl and offered all his money if they would release him. He may have had a better chance at a deal if he had not murdered the friends and family of the soldiers that captured him. A real doctor would not torture and kill for fun. Che is one of the worst mass murderers that ever lived. And now he rots in hell.
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Hahaha I am just trolling you though. Of course, I am wearing a Che T-shirt this very second as I type this post. I am victim to the meta-conspiracy!
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It's scary that so many kids in the world today are wearing Che shirts and other branded cloths. They have no idea who this killer really is.
 Quoting: Epic Beard Guy


Yeah I am the kid you are talking about. True, I have no idea what the cuban revolution was really like, or whether or not I would approve of the things done in it's name by Che or Fidel or any other. When I wear this T-shirt, or the one with Fidel on it, or the one with the hammer/sickle, I am doing it in near total and unapologetic ignorance of the actual historical facts. I will keep doing it too.

After all, I've been purposefully miseducated my whole life, advertised to by corporations who wanted to install romantic ideas in my head to sell me their products. Che is no more a real person to me than Jesus, Santa Claus, or Don Draper.

What I DO interact with in my daily life are cultural memes, and the cultural meme surrounding che is that he was a revolutionary who freed the cuban people from the american empire.

As somebody who feels like I need to be rescued from an american(?)(international?) empire, the image of Che is a powerful symbol to me, and until that context changes I will continue to want what that symbol represents, freedom.

Any companies that want to sell me products would be well advised to launch a campaign against SOPA and start trying to take down the fascist state, install a little socialism in it's place. Plastering Che on their promotional materials is not enough to impress me, but they are just responding to the market.

If what you say is true, and it became the new accepted narrative on Che, then the meaning of the image would change and it would no longer appeal to me. Until then... vive la revolution ;)
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That is truly the saddest thing I have ever read. And, I'm sure it is true. The progressives have rewritten history to suit their purpose. I see what you are taking about every day. Unfortunately, most young people, like you just follow the leader. They have no anbition to research anything that might be important about their heroes, or anything else. Our education system has been turned against us, and now it may be time to pay the piper.
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Merdedes Benz used Che Guevara, the mass murdering psycopath in their car ad. What demographic was that supposed to reach?

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Got you talking about it.





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