Lars Maischak, the Fresno State history lecturer who is under fire for a tweet in which he advocated hanging President Donald Trump, has claimed — more than once — that he doesn’t support or advocate violence. But a trip through the fever swamp cleverly disguised as his Twitter timeline, tells a different story.
Most of the media reporting on his offensive message has primarily focused on two messages. But there’s a whole lot more, and they’re every bit as unhinged as the ones you may have already seen. We posted some of them here, but thought it would be interesting to reveal more of his random “thoughts.” Like this missive from January 20, in which he said that supporting Trump “is morally equivalent to murder for hire.”
— Lars Maischak (@LarsMaischak) January 21, 2017
He also suggested punching Democrats in the face should they call for national unity:
— Lars Maischak (@LarsMaischak) January 16, 2017
And suggested getting rid of capitalism:
To address Fascist propaganda, go after those who finance it; get rid of Capitalism. NYT is too comfortable with it https://t.co/OoQUYPBsFV
— Lars Maischak (@LarsMaischak) January 14, 2017
And expressed hatred for then-Vice President-elect Mike Pence:
#WarningSignsOfACreep Talks about God and sin a lot, looks like a repressed gay guy, and is Vice-President Elect of the U.S.
— Lars Maischak (@LarsMaischak) January 5, 2017
On the day after Christmas, he attacked Christianity:
— Lars Maischak (@LarsMaischak) December 26, 2016
He called for a general strike to bring Trump down:
— Lars Maischak (@LarsMaischak) December 24, 2016
— Lars Maischak (@LarsMaischak) December 10, 2016
And expressed hatred for the Constitution:
— Lars Maischak (@LarsMaischak) December 25, 2016
Before Christmas, he attacked white people, citing a story that was thoroughly debunked:
— Lars Maischak (@LarsMaischak) December 22, 2016
He has argued for socialism…
Capital has given up on democracy. If you want democracy, fight for Socialism. "Socialism or Barbarism" is the choice. #NotMyPresident
— Lars Maischak (@LarsMaischak) December 17, 2016
Advocated what looks like a violent insurrection…
#NotMyPresident Now it's up to the people to bring down Trump and the Republicans. Let's make sure they'll meet their judges & executioners
— Lars Maischak (@LarsMaischak) December 20, 2016
Suggested that Republicans have engaged in mass murder by not marching in lock-step to liberal global warming dogma…
— Lars Maischak (@LarsMaischak) December 14, 2016
Has repeatedly compared Republicans to Nazis…
Repubs should just accept the Nazi label, else people might start saying things like "my driving instructor is a total Republican."
— Lars Maischak (@LarsMaischak) December 13, 2016
As well as Trump supporters…
#NotMyPresident What's that: Looks like a Nazi, walks like a Nazi, talks like a Nazi? If you said "It's a duck!", you must be a Trump fan.
— Lars Maischak (@LarsMaischak) December 11, 2016
We can go on, but you get the idea. Now, Marschak is whining that conservatives and Trump supporters are taking him to task for his tweets. Poor baby.
My good friend Josh Bernstein minced no words and hammered Maischak in this week’s video, which is pretty rough:
Yes, Maischak has the right to express himself. He even has the right to hate Trump. That’s the beautiful thing about the First Amendment. But that freedom cuts both ways. If Maischak engages in this kind of rhetoric, he should expect a fair amount of backlash. That’s the way it works.
The problem, however, is that Maischak isn’t just some random leftist wandering down the street. He’s a teacher. At an institution of higher learning. Teaching a captive audience of young impressionable minds. With that position comes some responsibility.
The college has a duty to provide a safe and welcoming learning environment for all students, regardless of political or religious views. If I were a young conservative Christian who supported Trump and became aware of these tweets, I would no longer feel safe in his classroom. If I had a child in that class, I would be concerned for his or her safety.
That’s why I started this change.org petition. The college needs to put the safety of their students before anything else and take disciplinary action against this teacher.
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- Petition to Fresno State: We want to see Lars Maischak fired from Fresno State for inciting violence against Pres. Trump
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