Friday, September 14, 2012
Incredible! EPA Honors Hispanic Heritage Month With Che Guevara Poster!
An internal email obtained by BuzzFeed and distributed to agency employees marking the start of the celebration of Hispanic culture this Saturday, featured the above image of a horse and buggy passing a billboard of the Marxist revolutionary, in addition to a listing of facts about Hispanic culture.
"Hispanic people are vibrant, socializing and fun loving people," one entry reads. "Among various facts associated to this culture is that they have a deep sense of involvement in their family traditions and cultures."
But that text and the photo appear to be lifted word-for-word and without attribution from the website Buzzle.com.
UPDATE: Foreign Relations Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Florida Republican, blasted the agency in a statement:
Heritage Month, Ros-Lehtinen Says That Che Image Is An Insult To Countless People
Who Lost Family Members Because Of His Evil & Twisted Acts
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) issued the following statement condemning an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) internal department email with a Che Guevara image in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
I am aghast and upset that a federal agency would send an email depicting el Che Guevara in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. This Administration just doesn’t seem to get it. The image of Che is an insult to countless people who lost family members because of his evil and twisted acts.
El Che was a blood thirsty, vengeful, cowardly, sadistic, two bit delinquent who used his position as enforcer in chief of the Castro brothers to send countless innocent persons before the firing squads. His role in the early part of the disastrous calamity that befell the Cuban nation known as the Castro Revolution is well documented and those who ignore it do so willingly so as not to tarnish their love affair with the dictatorship of the Castro brothers.
Surely, the EPA could have chosen the image of a Hispanic person who really possessed the attributes that showcase our proud Hispanic heritage. This sad and unnecessary episode encompasses all that is wrong with this Administration: Their priorities are backwards and their allegiances border on the fringe of society with a leftist fanatical slant that is worrisome and not descriptive of our great nation.