Gregory Salcido, who is a high school history teacher, city councilman, and three-time mayor of Pico Rivera, California, bashed the military to his class, reported The Daily Caller.
The teacher and councilman proceeded to shame an unnamed student for wearing a military shirt.
This isn’t the first time the teacher has made headlines. In 2010, Salcido allegedly told a student “shut up, Kelly, before I kill you,” preached about gay marriage, and criticized the military and religion, reported Pasadena Star-News. El Rancho High School put him on leave for a month during the summer session. And hey, you can’t blame them; further discipline might’ve resulted in a bit less dough from the city, where Salcido was mayor at the time.
The teacher’s rant marks the latest in a slew of very compelling arguments for #CalExit. It used to be mostly Bernie and Hillary supporters that supported the state seceding from the union, but I’m willing to give it a shot. I used to worry that without the military, Kim Jong Il and the other world despots will see California as a target ripe for a few missiles, but the wise Salcido has informed us that the military is the talentless, “lowest of our low,” so I’m sure the state will be just fine.
Teacher Fired After Calling Soldiers ‘Dumbsh*ts’
The El Rancho school district fired teacher Gregory Salcido after an anti-military rant, reported The Daily Caller News Foundation.
El Rancho board of education president Aurora Villon said “[Salcido’s] comments do not reflect what we stand for, who we are. The classroom should never be a place where students feel that they are picked at, bullied, intimidated.”
As for Salcido’s council position, a city spokesman told me that the mayor and and the two other councilmembers passed a resolution asking him to resign. So Salcido’s sacking is a rare case of a progressive getting the taste of their own medicine: a social media lynch mob followed up with real-world consequences. But it wasn’t all hurrahs across the anti-leftist sphere of the Internet.
Robby Soave at Reason.com says “any conservative who makes fun of liberal students demanding safe spaces, but then turns around and says people who question the troops should lose their jobs, is being awfully hypocritical.”
Fair point. But consider this: Salcido wasn’t some random Twitter user making an incendiary remark. No, he held power over his students — I can’t imagine any of them would feel comfortable extolling the virtues of the military or even presenting them in any sort of flattering light for a class essay after hearing that screed.