Thursday, February 7, 2008

Two G 's of 20th Century...

This is about Che Guevara and Mahatma Gandhi, the two outstanding men of the twentieth century. Though they differed in their methods, they both had a same objective. Still Gandhi needed a personal experience that made him to see the sufferings of the fellow countrymen from the colonial rule. But Guevara got inspired by seeing the plight of the poor and ignored ones, the world around changed him.

Gandhi took non-violence as his principle and Guevara, Guerrilla warfare. We cant say that the non-violence principle saved many Indian lives. Many were killed, prosecuted and murdered for their protest against colonial rule. Gandhi established democracy in India, but Guevara established Communism to the countries he fought for. He stood about his ideas and led a peaceful revolution, bringing a united India. He was not just a political leader and freedom fighter, he was a visionary. he also led the independence movement in South Africa with the same principle.

Guevara on the other hand used Guerrilla warfare. He spread communism, and called himself Marxist. he used some extreme methods to establish communism over the imperial states. He wasted many lives in this process, many criticize him for his policies. But the most important thing is the reason he got into this struggle. The reason we ignore during our day to day life, the care to humanity. Being a doctor and from a well off family he would have chosen a smooth path but he did the other way. We should always admire the cause which made him to get into the struggle.

Both had criticisms, no man is perfect. The point is, these two revolutionaries stood for their cause and laid their lives for it.

3 comments:

sukurti said...

u check this website too
"http://www.argentour.com/en/argentina_personalities/che_guevara.php"
-karthik.i.c & dharavi.don

Tanuj Chakrabarty said...

The believers of non violance might also appreciate many of Che's approaches....
Nice observation...

jagadeswar reddy said...

Plz dont compare gandhi vth che. che is a legend who had spend every momnt of d life for d people of entire world but gandhi is not like dat persn. I advise you to First know about gandi, he is a traitor

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