A Pontificating Teacher-Snot, Meet Gregory Salcido

FIRED!
Meet Gregory Salcido … a pontificating teacher-snot who strutted tuff-tuff in front of a high school history class of sixteen year olds.

Talking big … talking rough … talking smart-ass … and mocking the very warriors who protect his right to open his foul mouth … and let his spectacular ignorance spill out.

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“Think about the people you know who are over there. They’re dumbshits. They’re not intellectual people. They’re the freakin’ lowest of our low.”

And Salcido … “likened military recruiters to pimps and potential recruits to ‘hoes’. “

And it’s not just what he said … it was how he said it. That drippy, smarmy cockiness that reeks of condescension … delivered during one of his showboat moments … so he could flash his cool in front of  captive high schoolers.

Needy guy.

I know these fops. I worked with some.

Teachers unable to exist without the fawning adulation of awed students … over imagining their fame and acclaim. Usually because … in truth … they were terribly small people. Inadequate sorts.

They’re self-inflated … and over time … they insist they float above us all … in some adoring orbit … to be worshipped because of their edgy style and supposedly dangerous ideas.

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That’s this Salcido fool.

Too many high schools have too many bigoted apostles like this. Mind-Screwing ideologues who trap your sons and daughters in their classrooms as they deliver the gospel according to them.

Teachers have no right to such warped evangelism . They have no right to impose their philosophies on anyone. That is not the mission of education. In fact, that is the antithesis of education.

My career as a history teacher lasted for 34 years … and every once in a while I was rewarded with a most wonderful question …

“Mr. Ian … are you a democrat or a republican?”

That question made my day. Because unlike this California fop … this preening peacock of cool … I nudged my flock to think for themselves … never supplied them with a feed-bag of bullshit and called it teaching.

So … in the ugly aftermath of this embarrassing episode … Mister Salcido … he of liberal cool … might consider the observations of a truly cool liberal. A First Lady. A woman who never wandered far from reality … and the truth.

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“The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!”

Eleanor Roosevelt … First Lady of the United States of America, 1945. Realist. Appreciator of  dangers of this world.

The world is thus. A very tough place … made secure by very tough warriors.

Denis Ian

 

*2/15/2018 UPDATE

Salcido refuses to resign

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