A Communist should have largeness of mind and he should be staunch and active, looking upon the interests of the revolution as his very life and subordinating his personal interests to those of the revolution; always and everywhere he should adhere to principle and wage a tireless struggle against all incorrect ideas and actions, so as to consolidate the collective life of the Party and strengthen the ties between the Party and the masses; he should be more concerned about the Party and the masses than about any private person, and more concerned about others than about himself. Only thus can he be considered a Communist.
THE rebel spirit of Che Guevara lives on in Kilkee – where locals have painted fresh images of the Cuban revolutionary, following a council move to scrub out an existing mural.
The appearance of two murals of the historic figure follows Clare County Council’s removal of a large mural of Che Guevara on the Alley Walls last week. The appearance of the two new murals – one of the side of the Marine Hotel – comes ahead of the third annual Che do Bheatha festival celebrating Che Guevara’s visit to Kilkee in 1961.
Local businessman and founding member of the Kilkee Chamber of Commerce, John Williams, described it as “a spontaneous reaction by local people to the high-handed way in which the council removed the mural”.
The council removed the mural last week, saying it contravened Local Government legislation and was deemed graffiti.