A Colorado teacher who ignited a controversy when he tweeted the passage of the Colorado Education Association’s (CEA) anti-capitalist plank is under fire for advocating for revolution against white people.
The rhetoric has attracted not just national media attention, but also the ire of a local legislator who is calling for possible criminal investigation of the teacher’s conduct.
Tim Hernandez, a teacher at Aurora West Preparatory Academy in the Aurora Public School District, once called for a “forceful cultural revolution” against whiteness in a tweet uncovered by Fox News.
Hernandez was previously featured in the media celebrating the passage of the CEA’s secret Marxist resolution condemning capitalism for what it claimed is the exploitation of children, women and blacks, and causing “climate change”.
“Earlier today, I alerted District Attorney John Kellner to Tim Hernandez’ public rhetoric,” state Sen. Mark Baisley, who represents a portion of Aurora where Hernandez’s school district is based, told The Lion. “The last thing that Colorado needs is another threat to civility in our public schools.
“This radical teacher’s call for a forceful revolution against the people may very well be a crime. And adding a racial motivation may also make this a hate crime.”
By comparison, contemporary evidence suggests that during China’s Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1969 under Chairman Mao, at least 1.6 to 8 million people were killed, with tens of millions subject to reeducation campaigns.
Baisley said that he alerted the area District Attorney about the “emerging threat,” and warned “history has shown us how violent this movement can become.”
“I figure that you should have Tim Hernandez on your radar,” Baisley told the local DA.
Hernandez was also featured by Fox News speaking at a May 8 rally for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).
In his speech, Hernandez is heard advocating for Marxism-Leninism to be taught in schools, and plainly admitting that he teaches radical communist doctrines.
“What I think is happening in our schools, what I think is showing up in my classroom, is a lot of the things that we get into ideological circles up here,” Hernandez said, according to Fox.
“We like to compete who knows Marx better, who knows these things better, who’s a Leninist. Listen, all right, I’ll give you a real take on this s—t. Kids don’t care.
“Your [communist] theory will not save you. The revolution… will happen in the hood. It will not be led by who understands Lenin best, it will not be led by the deepest Marxists. The revolution will be led by the people…. And I say all of this because I’m a teacher.”
In addition to Hernandez’s anti-white, anti-capitalist, anti-American and pro-Marxist views, he also displayed no small amount of misogyny.
“I seriously question if white women even remotely notice the number of times they interrupt other people in a day,” he said in December 2021, according to Fox.
Baisley, in turn, seriously questioned why any school would employ such a violent radical.
“It’s unconscionable that any school in Colorado, let alone a preparatory Academy, would employ a teacher who uses such a primeval call to arms,” Baisley told the Lion.