Pro-Antifa teacher brags about turning students into ‘revolutionaries’, undercover video shows
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A seemingly pro-Antifa teacher in California has bragged about turning his students into far-left “revolutionaries,” according to a new video released by Project Veritas by James O’Keefe.
The 12-minute video purports to show Inderkum High School teacher Gabriel Gipe talking about his involvement with the Antifa Sacramento chapter and how he gives students extra credit for attending the protests.
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“I have 180 days to turn them into revolutionaries… scare them,” the man said in the video.
“I post a calendar every week,” he said. “I’ve had students show up for protests, community events, presentations, food giveaways, all sorts of things. … When they go, they take pictures, they write a reflection — it’s is their extra credit.”
Photos taken by undercover Project Veritas reporters claimed to show an “Antifascist Action” flag and a poster of Mao Zedong prominently displayed in Gipe’s classroom. The man in the video said he once shamed a student for challenging the Antifa flag.
“I have an Antifa flag on my wall and a student complained about it and said it made him uncomfortable,” he said. “And I directed it to everybody because I didn’t know who it was. ‘Well, it’s meant to make fascists uncomfortable, so if you feel uncomfortable , I don’t really know what to tell you. Maybe you shouldn’t align with the values that [the Antifa flag] is antithetical.'”
The teacher also said that he monitors his students’ political leanings throughout the year and “every year they drift further and further away”.
“I’ve met so many people in my life who when they met me thought I was off the wall, and now they’re all Marxists,” he said in the video.
“I’m probably as far left as possible,” he said. “Like, why don’t people just take up arms? Like why can’t we, you know, take up arms against the state? We have historical examples of what’s going on, and they’re getting crushed and are martyrs for a cause and it’s like, OK, well, it’s going slowly because it takes a lot of organization.”
The teacher said in the video that there are at least three other teachers at his school who are “definitely on the same page” as him.
“I think for [left-wing] movements in the United States, we must be able to attack both [cultural and economic] foreheads, right?” he said.
“We have to create parallel power structures because we can’t rely on the state. So we have to distribute food, basic necessities, we have to create these self-help programs that we can look back on groups like the [Black] Panthers and learn from their successes as well as their mistakes, while constantly focusing on education and cultural propaganda change. We must strike both fronts. We have to convince people that this is what we really need.”
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Project Veritas, a conservative investigative journalism outlet, tried to catch up with Gipe for more comment as he walked his dog, but he said he felt uncomfortable and declined to respond.
The Natomas Unified School District released a statement to Fox News saying it was aware of the video and was reviewing it.
“We understand that parents and members of the Natomas community have expressed concern about the content of this video,” the statement read in part. “We respect and acknowledge their expressions of concern. Natomas Unified, as always, will review this matter and take any appropriate action as necessary. District policy explicitly states: ‘Whenever civic education includes topics that may be controversial because of political beliefs or other influences, teaching must be presented in a balanced way that does not favor any particular point of view. That is always the expectation.”
“Unfortunately, a number of emails from outside our community have come in expressing hate and threats,” the statement added. “There is a sad irony in strangers expressing their displeasure with the teacher while using intense vulgarity, hate speech and threats of violence.”
Fox News’ requests for comment to Gipe and Inderkum High School went unanswered.