Che Guevara postage stamp

 

Sir, – No doubt there was a particular reason why the image of Che Guevara now adorns an Irish stamp even though, with so many murderers to choose from, the stamp designers must have been spoiled for choice. Was it because in a special way he demonstrated more clearly than most killers what hate speech means when he wrote: “Hatred is the central element of our struggle! Hatred that is intransigent . . . hatred so violent that it propels a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him a violent and cold-blooded killing machine . . . We reject any peaceful approach. Violence is inevitable. To establish socialism rivers of blood must flow!” – Yours, etc,

GERARD CASEY,

Killiney,

Co Dublin.

Sir, – I look forward to many of Che Guevara’s many critics nonetheless having to queue up in the post office to lick his behind if they want to express their sentiments non-electronically. – Yours, etc,

EOIN DILLON,

Dublin 8.

Sir, – The Che Guevara An Post stamp first day cover is now selling on eBay’s US site for $22.88 (plus $4.43 postage and packaging). The triumph of capitalism? – Yours, etc,

MARIAN KELLY,

Dublin 1.