che is just a pretty face
I'm going to do this some time
. Me, in all my German-bred glory, asking where the Nazi merchanise is; if they sell Che stuff, there must be a Hitler section around here somewhere. Somehow, I don't think that will go over so well.
I don't know how often Val's wife frequents head shops, but stuff like that is regular fare in the peace-driven market sector.
Sometime, I'm going to do a blog post on explorations into Pittsburgh's Southside. Our Carson Street is the blue-collar equivilent of Haight-Ashbury street. Lots of fun, lots of material there.
Unfortunatly for me, places like that sell a lot of stuff I like. Clothes and records, with all their attendant crap, are big ones. Artsy stuff and decorations are another. I'm kindof an artsy type, but once you walk into an artsy store, you are immediately confronted with all variations of far-lib propaganda. I just ignore it, but actually carrying a Che card to the counter and demanding an explination carries a certian appeal.
I'd probably just get my skinny ass stomped for my trouble. Those peacenicks, they can be unusually hostile to opposing debate.
But yes, there's alot of Che crap in every head shop, art shop, alternative clothing or record shop, even in some seemingly innocuous general purpose shops. I don't expect the clerk there to know what they are selling. From experience, a vast majority of people on both sides have no idea who he actually is or what he did. He's an icon, for whatever reason. Everything else gets swept under, and they won't listen to any other view.