US Navy Vessel Cesar Chavez! US Navy Names Ship After Marxist Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez, the Marxist community organizer and farm union leader, who hated the U.S. Navy and capitalism, has been honored with a Lewis and Clark class Naval vessel named the Cesar Chavez. The Lewis and Clark class ships are named after  American “pioneers.” You’ll remember the outcry when another ship in the same class was named for the traitorous Congressman John Murtha, who did his best to ruin the Marines, forever known as the Haditha Marines. The crew of the USNS Cesar Chavez consists of mostly civilians, but I’m asking why any military vessel should be named after a civilian who has never distinguished himself by extraordinary service to the country.

Cesar Chavez

BlackFive reminds us that Cesar Chavez is quoted as saying his two years in the U.S. Navy were “the worst two years of my life,” and that Congressman Duncan Hunter suggested naming the ship after Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta who threw himself on an IED in Iraq and saving the lives of his fellow Marines, would be a better idea. B

Peralta was an immigrant from Mexico that earned his citizenship while in the Marine Corps, and was killed in Iraq in 2004 when he covered a grenade with his body in order to shield his comrades nearby.

BlackFive suggests a Medal of Honor for Peralta and a DESTROYER named in for him, is a really fine idea.

Bob at The Camp of the Saints has all the details on this story and quotes Matthew Vadum explaining Cesar Chavez and his life’s work:

Incredibly, the U.S. Navy has decided to name a cargo ship after the guy who came up with the Obama campaign slogan, “Yes, we can!” That man is the late labor agitator and community organizer Cesar Chavez. Chavez’s union, the United Farm Workers, used the saying he coined as its official motto. (In Spanish, “¡Sí se puede!”)

The decision to name a Navy ship after this radical is remarkable not only because President Obama’s teleprompter has the phrase “Yes, we can!” burnt into it from the phrase’s overuse, but because the far-left leader was a disciple of communist sympathizer Saul Alinsky. Chavez, who died in 1993, worked for the Community Service Organization from 1952 to 1962. CSO was a pressure group created by Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation.

Chavez has been lionized by the left because he hated capitalism and shared Alinsky’s contempt for the American system. The man even sounded like Alinsky, insisting he loved America while working to undermine its institutions….

Vadum asks: Why not the USS Saul Alinsky? Senator Barbara Boxer calls the naming a “fitting tribute.”

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