Nearly four decades after his death, the legend of Che Guevara has grown worldwide. It is important that we separate myth from reality. Che, like all “good” communist leaders, was a murderous thug, brutally crushing any and all dissent, executing people when it suited him and concentrating wealth in the hands of the communist elite. Che wasn't fighting to liberate people from oppression, but merely to replace the current oppressors with his own communist oppressors. Che opposed freedom of speech, press and open government.