Daily Caller High: Vol. XV

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Editor’s Note: Daily Caller High is a group of young writers cutting their teeth in the world of political punditry. This week, the authors’ reflect on events of the past few weeks.

Undermining Themselves
by Brandon Kiser

Imagine for a moment a white man, standing on the steps of a prominent university shouting “frail, racist Latinos are keeping us out.” Imagine he was quoting Hitler and leaders of the KKK. He’s shouting for a revolutionary movement with millions on his side just waiting.

You would call him a racist, laugh at him for his sheer ignorance and move along.

What if the tables turned and a Latino is shouting on the steps of UCLA about “the race,” quoting radical Che Guevara, and claiming California is “stolen, occupied Mexico?” If the man told you he and other Latinos were in a “global struggle against capitalism and imperialism” would people treat him the same as the man in the first example or stand around and applaud?

Unfortunately, you don’t have to wonder. Ron Gochez, a history teacher at Santee High School in Los Angeles stood and cheered those very words at a rally for La Raza (the Race) calling for a “revolution” against “frail racists.” It’s shameful, too because capitalism, the engine that makes America so great and drives Latinos to our country, is the very thing that teacher is calling for revolution against.

Crying for revolution leaves this teacher and people like him undermining the same rights and principles that let him speak his mind to begin with. If it wasn’t at the expense of all sane people in the nation, we should give the man what he wants. Eventually, he’d be speaking out once more to have it the way it once was.

Brandon Kiser is a Kentucky high school student. He writes as an assistant editor for 73wire.com, blogs at the American Kiser, and can be found on Twitter @BrandonKiser.