Well, one might have thought after this moron who considers himself one of America’s great thinkers and academic scholars, got caught on video lecturing his El Rancho High School class on members of the U.S. Military being the “lowest of the low” that he would have slivered into a hole and left the public eye voluntarily… Nope, not this idiot…
While Gregory Salcido remains on leave from his teaching position at the High School, he is still a sitting Councilman in Pico Rivera, California. In spite of the entire Pico Rivera City Council passing a resolution demanding he step down, he refuses to do so.
In addition to his defiance of the City Council, the local School Board held a meeting that had some 1,000 members of the community in attendance holding signs demanding that Salcido is fired!
At a City Council Meeting on February 13, 2018, this imbecile actually tries to defend himself and essentially doubles down on his previous comments surreptitiously recorded in his classroom by one of his students. I’ll print his comments here now before you watch the video so you will hopefully be prepared enough to prevent you from putting your fist through his face on your monitor.
“I don’t think it’s at all a revelation to anybody that those who aren’t stellar students usually find the military a better option, that’s as plain as it is Tuesday night, but that’s not a criticism of anybody anything I said had nothing to do with their moral character.”
The one thing I can’t convey printing the text of what he said above is the non-verbal smug manner in which he makes the above statement… That in itself is enough to make you want to punch your monitor.
Not only does he convey a smugness about him with the above statement, he is just flat-out wrong!
A study released by the Graduate Center at the City University of New York in 2017 had the following conclusion:
“On the whole, 9/11 era veterans performed well above the national average in most socio-economic categories. The data indicates that between 2005 and 2015 employment, income, and educational attainment rates were consistently higher, and poverty rates consistently lower, than general nationwide rates. In short, there is considerable evidence here to affirm that serving in the armed forces continues to have a direct correlation with greater socio-economic success.”
Here are a few more facts revealed in that study:
- In 2015 the median household income for post-September 11 veterans averaged $80,000 a year while the non-veteran average was only $68,000.
- Nearly one in eight young civilian adults in America did not graduate from high school, but only one in 33 veterans failed to graduate high school.
- Almost half of all young veterans, some 47% earned a college degree while only 37% of their civilian peers earned one.
While all those socio-economic things are great, those I served in the military with have some qualities I’ll take above education and income any day of the week… Those who serve understand the importance of things like honor, integrity, and loyalty… Those are things that money can’t buy and the reason why this dirtbag Salcido will never understand the American veteran.
My guess is he is refusing to step-down from the city council and quit his teaching job is because he is afraid he will not be able to find employment elsewhere. Employers love to hire veterans, assholes not so much!
Any officer can get by on his sergeants. To be a sergeant you have to know your stuff. I’d rather be an outstanding sergeant than just another officer.
—SgtMaj Daniel Daly 1873-1937