Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Che Cigarettes

Yesterday when I was out looking for a new pack of cigarettes, since I had run out of smokes three minutes earlier, I found the most intriguing packets of smokes ever: Che Filter Cigarettes.

Che Filter Cigarettes is a brand that tastes more or less like Prince Filter Cigarettes. But there's a twist to the flavor since every time you smoke one, you're punching communism in the face. Which makes them so much better than regular cigarettes.

Smoking kills.

Anyone who's been on the internet, or know a hipster, knows who Ernesto "Che" Guevara is. But for you who don't know, he was an "Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist." according to Wikipedia.

The keyword here is "Marxist revolutionary". Meaning that he was a communist. As we all know, I'm a capitalist myself. I'm all for free market. Private ownership gives me a boner. So I find it kind of ironic that one of the most well known advocates for communist now got his face on ad campaigns, t-shirts, coffee cups and now cigarettes. The very thing he was fighting against, capitalism, is now using his dead likeness to earn money.

"His experiences and observations during these trips led him to conclude that the region's ingrained economic inequalities were an intrinsic result of capitalism, monopolism, neocolonialism, and imperialism, with the only remedy being world revolution." -Wikipedia

So have a Che Cigarette, El cigarettes con filtro sin aromaticos, and taste the victory of capitalism over communism. One drag at a time.

18 comments:

  1. Omg... what's next? Bob Marley soaps? O_o

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  2. I don't think I've heard of this but I know the man :)

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    1. Quite common in Germany

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  3. You really made me want to smoke here. I really am glad that Che hasn't seen what happened to him. Unless he saw it from Communist Heaven. Which I'm pretty sure is regular Heaven.

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  4. He seemed like a cool guy, maybe try not to disrespect him so much..

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  5. Look's like I'm gonna be smoking che cigarettes all the time now.

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  6. makes sense they would market cigs with a guy who killed 100 000s of people. I'm holding out for Stalin Brand myself.

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    1. "killed 100 000s of people"?! where are you getting your "facts" from. Che fought several wars; in war, killing is inevitable. i don't know where you got the figure "100,000s", probably from the Cold War-era propaganda about Che that ignorant people still believe to this day. comparing Che to Stalin is not only ridiculous and insulting, but it shows your ignorance about anything and everything Che ever did or stood for. read a book.

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  7. Too bad I already quit smoking... using Karl Marx brand nicotine patches.

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  9. I want a pack so bad now XD Just to have one would be awesome.

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  12. where can I find some in the U.S?

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  13. the funny thing is that probaly all people think that you are a awsome communist,when you smoke Che fags. when you are a dirty capitalist. identity crises? - revolucion 4 the win bitch

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  14. The ignorance people show here pains me. Guevara has always treated his opponents with much respect. If only you had googled this very statement, you'd think twice before posting such a ridiculous comment on how he killed 'hundreds of thousands'. On top of that, putting another man down, especially in death, is not the mark of a great man. Shame on you.

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  15. Reading all these insulting comments made me throw up a little. For any future reference, do some research before making statements. Not only are you being disrespectful to a great man who was victimized by pro-capitalist propaganda, you're also making yourself look like an ignorant twat to the people you try to convince with your fallacies.

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  16. ché wasn't a communist or a marxist. Together with castro, he was a Cubanist (slightly different ideologie)

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