Here’s the Internet Archive of Fresno State University professor Lars Maischak’s deleted tweet, which says “To save American democracy, Trump must hang. The sooner and the higher, the better.”
Lars Maischak is a history professor at Fresno State University.
This is all that Twitter has left of a recent tweet of his. The link is dead, because Maischak erased the tweet:
Maischak erased the tweet after Breitbart published this article, which quoted the tweet.
Fortunately, the Internet Archive has preserved the tweet. Here it is:
The tweet says:
“To save American democracy, Trump must hang. The sooner and the higher, the better.”
I can certainly understand why Maischak deleted the tweet.
What I don’t understand, however, is why Maischak waged a personal attack against Breitbart for accuratelly quoting his tweet.
After Breitbart accurately quoted Maischak’s tweet, Maischak responded by saying:
“The function of articles like the one produced by Breitbart and affiliates is to whip up a digital lynch-mob of people sending threats and insults to my email and Twitter accounts, with the ultimate goal of silencing dissenters.”
Actually, I’d say that the true, real, genuine function of the Breitbart article was to tell the truth about what a college professor said.
Also, I find it incredibly hypocritical that Maischak is accusing Breitbart of trying to “whip up a digital lynch-mob,” when, in reality, it was actually Maischak himself who said, “Trump must hang.”
I’m no psychologist. I suppose, perhaps, it’s possible that Maischak is projecting his own desire for a “hanging” on to Breitbart.
Wikipedia says of “projection”:
Psychological projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others. For example, a person who is habitually rude may constantly accuse other people of being rude. It incorporates blame shifting.
Fortunately, Fresno State University had the decency and common sense to cancel Maischak’s classes for next week.
Also, the Secret Service is investigating Maischak.