L.A. union says a lot about itself by endorsing a racist for city council

February 21, 2013

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By Victor Skinner
EAGnews.org

LOS ANGELES – 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.

APSPThe endorsement is significant for a couple of reasons.

First, Gochez is an extreme left-wing L.A. teacher known for racist, anti-American rants. He also has decades-long ties to the African People’s Socialist Party  – which is very open and passionate about its hated of Jews, whites, Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr., Jesse Jackson, Koreans  – basically everyone.

Second, the UTLA didn’t have to endorse him. The union’s leaders wanted to.

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.

That leads many to believe the union’s support for Gochez is more about ideology than anything else.

“Price is much more likely to win; the Gochez endorsement was issued as a statement. The UTLA likes him, it agrees with him, it approves of him,” the political website opined. “It’s a symbolic endorsement; he’s the man the UTLA truly likes, even if Price is the more likely victor.”

Gochez is a very active member of the above-mentioned APSP. He has appeared on the organization’s behalf on television, promoted its events and helped launch the group’s “Black is Back” coalition, which also endorsed him in the city council race, California Political News reports.

This is what APSP believes, based what California Political News found in the group’s publications and public appearances:

Barack Hussein Obama is a “traitor,” “motherf—-r,” “boot-licking n—-r” who needs someone to “whup his ass.”

How do they really feel? Obama “is the enemy.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu should “die” for being “on the side of the oppressor” by “running around saying, ‘Oh, please stop killing each other…’”

Martin Luther King Jr. was a “negro” leading black people “back onto the plantation in a way that was advantageous to white liberals and the black petty bourgeoisie.”

In Philadelphia, every shopping area is controlled by “Korean merchants and the sell-out Latino store owners who greedily suck the resources from the community daily …”

Jessie Jackson is an “old Uncle Tom n—-r” because of work he did in North Carolina when “he went and worked with those honkies down there …”

Holocaust numbers are fictitious: “They say nothing has happened as bad as what happened to those white people, and that’s why it’s got to be six million. If they could make it 40 million, they’d make it 40 million that died there because they need those dead Jews to hold up in the face of any Africans and other oppressed people around the world who say look what you did to me.”

So what’s the bottom line? The union’s support of Gochez means it’s aligned ideologically with the APSP.  And that certainly erodes its carefully crafted image as an organization focused on education and children.

“For years, whenever anyone has tried to curb the power of the teachers union in California, the union would respond by running TV ads featuring fresh-faced, multiethnic children as a kindly voiceover actor implores people to ‘think of the children,’ the website says.

“Well, the next time anyone challenges the UTLA, think of Ron Gochez. Think of the fact that the union chose to back him. And think of what that says about the UTLA.”

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