Last week, footage emerged of a California high school teacher and city councilman, Gregory Salcido, making a series of offensive and derogatory remarks about the United States military to students in his class. The former mayor of Pico Rivera, California, who has a history of suspensions for inappropriate behavior, was apparently spurred into the rant when one of his students wore a Marine Corps sweatshirt to class.
Why are you wearing that Marines shirt? I thought you were going to college,” he asked the student. “Why would you wear something that you can’t freakin’ support? Don’t ever wear that again, don’t ever wear it here,” Salcido said.
From there, Salcido went on to decry service members for being unintelligent, and compared military service to prostitution.
We all have night-vision goggles, all that kind of stuff, and we can’t freakin’ control these dudes wearing freakin’ robes and chanclas [flip-flops] because we have a bunch of dumb shits over there,” Salcido said. “Think about the people you know who are over there, your freakin’ stupid uncle Louie, or whatever, they’re dumb shits. They’re not like high-level thinkers, they’re not academic people, they’re not intellectual people. They’re the freakin’ lowest of the low.”