LA’s Largest Teachers’ Union Endorses Racist Anti-Semite for City Council

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Can we start divesting from Teachers’ Unions any time soon?

United Teachers Los Angeles made a bold and revealing statement about its radical political principles when the union endorsed Ron Gochez for L.A. City Council this month.

There are 12 candidates running for one position, but the UTLA endorsed two: Gochez and State Sen. Curren Price, who is much more likely to win, according to California Political News.

Ron Gochez happens to be a huge bigot who is affiliated with racist groups such as  MEChA, La Raza and the African People’s Socialist Party. And he also has a history of saying racist things.

In 2002, he published a Letter to the Editor, at SDSU’s Daily Aztec, entitled “The Jewish-owned media continue to blind the masses with propaganda to keep them in fear.”

At a UCLA rally, Gochez said, “Why is that these people… these frail, racist white people want to keep us out of this country? It’s not simply because the color of our skin, it’s not simply that they just want to exploit us, let me tell you why: because on this planet right now, six billion people… at the forefront of the movement is La Raza (the race)…”

Totally sounds nothing like Hitler. The Aztec removed Ron Gochez’s original rant and then deleted the responses to it. But here they are again.

MEChA: AGENDA OF U.S. GOVERNMENT IS WHITE POWER

“Either you are with us or against us” is what Bush tells us. Our civil rights are under attack by this fascist and Nazi-like Bush administration. All people of color have been/are victims of racial profiling at the hands of the border, police, military, Republican and Democratic pigs. The post Sept. 11 disappearances of our Middle Eastern brothers and sisters are proof of that. As Chicanos/Mexicanos living in occupied Mexico/Aztlan, we are treated like foreigners on our own land. Our civil rights are violated 24/7. Don’t believe me? Research Operation Gatekeeper and the 800 people who have been murdered under the rule of the “Republicrat” dictatorship. When we try to educate ourselves by passing out “Know Your Rights” fliers, we are beaten, arrested and made political prisoners like Ben Prado.

The Jewish-owned media continue to blind the masses with propaganda to keep them in fear. Because of that, foolish Americans are accepting B.S. like the Patriot Act which is turning the United States (if it is not already) into a military/police state and taking away our privacy. The FBI and CIA tap the phones and break into the homes of anyone who has a different viewpoint and assassinate those who pose a threat to their White Power and capitalistic agenda.

MEChA is completely against everything that Bush and his cronies stand for but we still deserve and demand that our people’s civil rights be respected!

–Ron Gochez
chairman, MEChA de SDSU

And here are some of the responses to Gochez’s hatefilled racist rant.

I am writing to urge the student body not to vote for Ron Gochez, who is running for the Associated Students vice president of external affairs. Gochez is a racist segregationist who continually spreads his message of hatred. Gochez labels all Caucasians as evil oppressors and accuses the “Jewish-owned media” of spreading propaganda.

Civil rights leaders, such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, MedgarEvers and Cesar Chavez fought against segregation and for racial unity. Gochez continues to spread the racial hatred that King, Evers, and Chavez fought against.

Any person who serves as a member of the Associated Students should strive to fight for the rights of all students, not just those of color. Associated Students needs members who seek to unify, not segregate, the student body. So I call upon you, the student body, to not elect Ron Gochez.

–Jennifer Weaver English junior

 

I am writing in response to Ron Gochez’s letter to the editor. His empty words are filled with racist remarks and lies. As the President of the Jewish Student Union at SDSU, I take personal offense at his comments and beliefs that “Jewish-owned media continues to blind the masses with propaganda to keep them in fear.” This lie is the language of hate speech perpetuated by anti-Semitic groups such asthe Ku Klux Klan.

I have sat on A.S. Council with Ron Gochez for over a year, and I considered him both a very sincere person and a friend. Disappointingly, this is no longer the case. Additionally, Ron ironically refers to those living in the Middle East as his “brothers and sisters.” Israel, the Jewish homeland, is located in the Middle East. Therefore, Ron is stating that he considers Israelis/Jews as his “brothers and sisters.” I believe this is ignorant and hypocritical.

Ron also believes that our society is run similar to the Nazi Regime. The Bush administration is not systematically mass murdering more than 6 million innocent people simply because they do not fit the “ideal” Aryan model.

Ron wants to be elected as SDSU’s next Vice President of External Affairs. Ron actually wrote in his candidate statement, “enough with the racist policies,” yet his feelings about Jews (and so many other groups) exemplify that he is a racist himself. I would not vote forh im as his contradictory statements show his great lack of character and respect toward our diverse student population.

Ron’s head is filled with such erroneous lies and misconceptions.I do not know whether to laugh at him or cry for him.

–Tevia Schriebman, Jewish Student Union president

 

Mr. Gochez’s letter exposes the true nature of MEChA. The true nature of MEChA is a racist organization against Jews and white people. In its statement at http://www.aztlan.org/berkbigots.htm, MEChA describes Jews as those the like of KKK and Hillel-type students. The statement further states that many Muslim and African-American groups allege that Jews were actively involved in slave trade. MEChA is also racist against white people. In its flier called “El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan,” MEChA called for a revolutionary liberation of the “bronze continent by the bronze people” and blasted the “gringos” for invading their land (http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20020305-21028866.htm).
MEChA is also militant about its racism.

The university cannot condone racism in any form.

–Samuel Young economics senior

But apparently United Teachers Los Angeles can and does condone Ron Gochez’s racism.

  • Mary Sue

    B-B-But, they can't be racist, they're BROWN! [/sarcasm]

    But wait! George Zimmerman is a white brown person!

    The knots the left ties itself in to justify its cognitive dissonance…

    • Daniel Greenfield

      The left has liberated itself from facts. It is purely reality-free and ideological.

      That's why Bill Clinton was the first black president and Clarence Thomas was a white supremacist.

      • EarlyBird

        Funny, Dan, but the right dismisses Global Warming as "hoax," pretends Creationism is science, believes guns have no impact on rates of gun crime, believe that the Iraq War was a good idea, believe Obama created the massive recession and is a secret Marxist-Islamist-Nazi-Manchurian Candidate born and raised in a mosque in Kenya…

        But it's the left which is detached from facts.

        You're entire livelihood is devoted to abusing facts, you hack.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "But it's the left which is detached from facts. "

          And clearly you are too.

          "You're entire livelihood is devoted to abusing facts, you hack."

          Jealousy is also exploited by leftist agitators. You're wore than I realized initially.

        • Mary Sue

          No, the "right" dismisses that Global Warming is allegedly caused entirely by Humans. We don't simply believe that guns have no impact on the rates of gun crime, but the FACTS speak for themselves in that Concealed Carry REDUCES crime.

          Obama didn't create the recession, but he sure as shooting didn't HELP REVERSE IT, either.

          He's definitely a Marxist. He couldn't be anything else, because HELLO, HIS PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS WHO RAISED HIM WERE!

          He wasn't raised in a mosque in Kenya but he sure did attend a Maddrassa in Indonesia.

          Funny how you seem to be right in on the Dem Talking points that are completely fact-free and full of burning straw men as to what "the right" actually believes…

        • JacksonPearson

          The EarlyTurd can't seem to find his worm again…
          Talk about being detached, other than garbage, exactly what facts are you producing here?

        • JacksonPearson

          The Palestinian Authority put out a statement, that any Arab that sells land to a Jew should be put to death. Now tell us EarlyTurd, don't you think that's apartheid?

          ISLAM: The Religion of Peace (and a big stack of dead bodies)
          Islamic Terrorists Have Carried Out More Than 20,434 Deadly Terror
          Attacks Since 9/11. Source: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

          Wherever Islam Spread, are followed by Darkness, Death and Destruction

      • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

        The left has indeed liberated itself from facts. They are entirely fungible. This is because leftist dogma is the same world over, and it matters not a whit where it embeds itself. In fact, who would have thought that its tentacles would be imbued in Israeli academia too, where the Arab narrative becomes "the truth"? – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/01/leftist-dogma

        Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

      • JacksonPearson

        Public employee unions are corrupt, and besides a host of other reasons, they need to be dismantled coast to coast, including Hawaii, and Alaska.

        Government agencies that negotiate with PEUs, comes as a conflict of interest, because unions then directly contribute back to the negotiators campaigns for reelection. It's a win, win for the unions, and a lose, lose for the taxpayers.

  • Marc

    We Jews own all the media outlets? When did we buy them all? Ron I think you need to be better informed before you engage your mouth. And to the LA teachers union I think you have to be prepared for a battle that will prove that even if you win, you will lose.

    • UCSPanther

      If we did own them, they would be far more pro-Israel than they are now…

    • EarlyBird

      It's not actually suggesting a Jewish cabal to recognize that there are many Jews in media, is it? I mean, Jews did do a lot of Vaudeville which led to television and movies. Ask anyone in Hollywood if it's heavily Jewish. It's like asking if the pope is Catholic.

      They also have much higher representation in law, medicine, science and academia. It's because for millennia education and scholarship has been at the heart of Jewish culture. All that education breeding with education makes for smart, successful people. Good for them.

      This isn't a race-based or anti-Semitic concept.

      • vidya246

        I guess you missed the part about Jewish "propaganda" keeping people in "fear"??? Nothing anti-semitic in that?

        • vidya246

          Moreover, much of the "Jewish-owned media"-like the NY Times (ooops-Sulzberger" converted") support people like this ignorant loud-mouthed racist.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "Moreover, much of the "Jewish-owned media"-like the NY Times (ooops-Sulzberger" converted") support people like this ignorant loud-mouthed racist."

            And it is those Jews that are beloved by leftists and racists, and are used to show they actually "love Jews."

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "I guess you missed the part about Jewish "propaganda" keeping people in "fear"??? Nothing anti-semitic in that?"

          He's a dense and prolific strawman creator.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "It's not actually suggesting a Jewish cabal to recognize that there are many Jews in media, is it?"

        No. But that's not what they say now is it? You can't even make a single point without lying.

        "I mean, Jews did do a lot of Vaudeville which led to television and movies. Ask anyone in Hollywood if it's heavily Jewish. It's like asking if the pope is Catholic. "

        Yes, that is what the leftists say. They complain about Jews in Hollywood, except they don't because THOSE Jews are just fine. It's the "media controlling" or "bank controlling" Jews that are irrationally attacked, mostly irrational because they don't exist as an singular entity or subculture of those industry segments.

        Why am I even talking to you? I'm not really. I'm talking because your stupid accusation deserves an answer for others to read. I know you won't.

        "This isn't a race-based or anti-Semitic concept."

        Way to miss the point Early-Strawman-Bird.

  • Marc

    We Jews own all the media outlets? When did we buy them all? Ron I think you need to be better informed before you engage your mouth. And to the LA teachers union I think you have to be prepared for a battle that will prove that even if you win

  • NDanielson

    Why do taxpayers tolerate public sector unions? They all need TO GO!

  • KBM

    Much of this article should have been attributed to David Stein who wrote about this February 4 on his site, here: http://www.countercontempt.com/archives/4561. He also was on the Larry Elder show just the other day to discuss the issue. Too bad too many bloggers these days don’t give attribution where it’s due.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Most of the article was gathered from material written up in 2010. I credited those sites that I took the material from.

      I've never heard of David stein, but I'm glad he's doing his part.

  • John Lee Weiland

    Kudos for bringing this to the attenton of Front Page readers. Also, thanks to David Stein for his reporting on this latest disgraceful episode in California Democrat politics.

    http://www.countercontempt.com/archives/4561