More moonbattery from the LA Unified School District

Posted by: ST on June 11, 2010 at 11:22 am

Disturbing (via William Teach):

Standing in front of a wall-to-wall mural featuring a who’s who of revolutionaries, including Ho Chi Minh, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, and boldly displaying the motto Patria o Muerte, Venceremos!!! (Fatherland or Death, We Shall Overcome!!!), a group of teachers, students, parents and community activists in the Los Angeles Unified School District gathered last month for an unusual field trip — to Arizona, to protest that state’s controversial immigration law.

A video posted on YouTube shows LA social studies teacher Jose Lara interviewing teachers and students on May 28 at the headquarters of an organization calling for a Mexican revolution on U.S. soil. Soon after he shot the video, many in the group left for an overnight “freedom ride” to Phoenix to protest what Lara tells the camera is a “racist and outrageous” law.

Four days later, the school board president implored the superintendent of schools to ensure that students in the district be taught that Arizona’s law is “un-American” and Jim Crow-like. The law, passed in April, empowers law enforcement officials to question the immigration status of people they think may be in the country illegally.

Lara, who made the video, teaches at the Unified School District’s Santee Education Complex with Ron Gochez, another social studies teacher who came under fire last month after he was identified making incendiary remarks in a widely circulated YouTube video that shows him speaking at a 2007 rally for La Raza, a revolutionary group calling for Mexican revolt inside the United States.

In that video, Gochez referred to Americans as “frail, racist, white people, and to California as “stolen, occupied Mexico.” The video’s posting led to a groundswell of anger and a flood of calls for Gochez’s firing, but a school district investigation found him fit to continue teaching history to public school students.

Babalu Blog’s Alberto de la Cruz:

Okay, so let me get this straight:

-Arizona immigration law that mimics the Federal law: Un-American
-Ho Chi Minh, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, calling for a Mexican revolution on US soil: As American as apple pie

If that is the new definition of an “American,” go ahead and put an “un” in front of mine.

Me, too.


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7 Responses to “More moonbattery from the LA Unified School District”


  1. Zippy says:

    Around here, on the right coast (where many leftists live, however..) if a teacher were to do such a thing, they would have fired their behind pronto. What an inciting and hateful, not to mention IGNORANT thing to do.

  2. Ditto Babalu and Zippy. It’s disturbing how this law has been allowed to be mis-characterized and misinterpreted, with the help of MSM, by the anti-American left lead by Obama.

  3. ShiftyJ says:

    It almost makes you nostalogic for J. Edgar Hoover.

  4. Pagar says:

    American Thinker has an article explaining who is really helped by all the actions against the Arizona Law.

  5. Carlos says:

    If a revolution is what they want, bring it on! With their 12-30 million illegals running around, I’m just real sure there’s enough of them to make a little more than a pop-gun sound, but not as much as an M80 firecracker.

    I know the La Razas are stupid, but crazy? And I’d bet my neighbor’s farm that the “leaders” will be safely tucked away from the fighting, encouraging all the empty-headed criminal aliens to fight to the death, too.

    How soon before this becomes treason? I’m not holding my breath for an answer, so take your time.

  6. Tex says:

    And the L.A. city council thinks AZ has problems? For me, the real purpose of La Raza’s existence, who is behind much of this crap, is simply a retaking of former Mexican territory and ceding it back to Mexico. It is a war against the U.S. and the Democratic Party is complaisant in it. Now I hear on the news this morning the Mexican government is demanding the Border Patrol officer who shot the smuggler on the border be extradited to Mexico to face murder charges and our spineless administration has so far remained silent on the answer. My God! What’s next …. the Taliban demanding General Petraeus be extradited to Waziristan to face murder charges against them? Are all Democrats completely brain dead now?

  7. Carlos says:

    No, Tex, they’ve been brain dead for most of their lives. That’s one of the things that makes them Democrats.

    That, and an insufferable belief that, given the chance, people will do what’s right, not what’s in their own best interest, and an equally insufferable belief that they know how to run our lives better than we do.

    That’s why their lives are so screwed up all the time.