Well, he didn’t exactly say that. He pretty much did, but I admit to having a bit of fun at Michael Beschloss’ expense.
He deserves it. Beschloss isn’t even exactly an historian. He’s more a history popularizer, which I think is a perfectly acceptable vocation as long as you do a good job at it. I listen to Dan Carlin and Mike Duncan, and love them. So I don’t hold Beschloss’ lack of history credentials against him. As long as I can respect your intelligence and diligence, I will listen.
Beschloss doesn’t deserve my respect. He is a full blown MSNBC political hack peddling ridiculous lies to the credulous Left, using his shaky credentials as an historian to add a gloss of respectability to his fevered rants.
MSNBC presidential historian Michael Beschloss on Wednesday night warned that if Republican candidates win their races next week, American democracy and the free press could end, historians may no longer exist, and “our children” could all die at the hands of a “brutal authoritarian system.”
President Joe Biden said in his Wednesday night speech that, in the upcoming midterms, “democracy itself is “at stake,” a message that MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and much of the media have been repeating for months. Hayes played clips from the speech, including the president saying that electing certain Republicans is a “path to chaos” — a comment with which Hayes clearly agreed.
MSNBC historian says if you vote for Republicans your kids will be murdered and democracy will die. Watch this insanity: pic.twitter.com/RmMpTGsSTU
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 3, 2022
Historians may no longer exist? Yep. That is likely. Beschloss is worried about “our children?” Haven’t seen him on the front lines in the war against the ghouls recruiting our kids to be mutilated. The free press? You mean the fascists who are promoting censorship and decrying free speech, and now even arguing in columns that the government should hide information because citizens might get the wrong idea?
This guy is a joke. Our whole political and cultural elite are a joke.
I take that back. They are dangerous enemies of we plebeians who actually make this country work. They are propagandists for a regime determined to destroy this country and annex it into a glorious transnational polity run by themselves.
I can’t believe I wrote that.
I have been the opposite of a conspiracy theorist all my life. I think Alex Jones is a charlatan, I have zero idea what the hell Q-anon is and don’t care, and I definitely like that Buzz Aldrin punched the jerk who questioned his walk on the moon. 9/11 was not an inside job, the steel didn’t have to melt in order to fail, and both JFK and Elvis are still dead.
But geez, man, the evidence that the Biden clique is selling out America to the transnational elite is overwhelming. It is not accidental that America is collapsing before our eyes. Biden has been undermining our energy infrastructure, transferring wealth to his buddies through subsidies and regulations, immiserating the working and middle classes, grooming our children through porn in the schools and drag queen story hours… The list is endless. This is intentional.
Beschloss is spreading the regime’s propaganda, not analyzing today through the lens of history. He is burning through whatever credibility he had in order to…what? Support his class interests as a credentialed member of the Elite™?
I have watched Beschloss in the past, and while often disagreeing with him I took the time to listen because he provided a valuable perspective. I don’t have to agree with someone to listen. But I have to respect their intellectual honesty, and clearly Beschloss has forfeited his.
“We could be six days away from losing our rule of law,” the historian declared.
Beschloss compared Biden to Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt as he continued to build to his crescendo, in which he argued that in just six days, America could see the beginning of the end of it all.
“A historian 50 years from now, if historians are allowed to write in this country and if there are still free publishing houses and a free press, which I’m not certain of,” he said. “But if that is true, a historian will say, what was at stake tonight and this week was the fact whether we will be a democracy in the future, whether our children will be arrested and conceivably killed.”
“We’re on the edge of a brutal authoritarian system, and it could be a week away.”
Obviously the MSNBC audience eats this crap up like candy. But for a guy who has spent probably hundreds of hours on PBS presenting himself as serious™ and moderate™ he will be haunted by this for the rest of his life. Biden as Lincoln or Roosevelt? C’mon, man.
The entire establishment has gone absolutely insane over this election, and it cannot be simply that they know it will stall their agenda. No president has much of an agenda after his first midterms, so no great loss. Biden passed his hideous, economy-destroying bills already. So what is the big deal?
It must be something really really big they don’t want Congress investigating. Already we know that they are hiding the fact that they are funneling money to the Taliban–SIGAR just revealed that over the weekend. What else is out there about which they are so panicked?
Michael Beschloss is too intelligent to actually believe that a Republican Congress either would or could end democracy. By what means? Do they have control of an army? Are the 300 or so Congressmen and Senators going to arm themselves and storm the White House? Republican Congressional Spartans fighting the US Army as the Spartans fought the Persians at Thermopylae?
What, exactly, does he mean? What he is saying is literally, completely, and without any question impossible.
Not just isn’t going to happen. COULD. NOT. HAPPEN. For God’s sake, as Biden keeps repeating, he could send F-15s after us.
No, something really bad is being hidden. For some reason Democrats and the Elite™ are panicked that Republicans will have the gavels. And it has nothing to do with legislation, because the Republicans cannot pass any laws without Biden’s signature. They can’t override a veto. The only real power they will have is threatening a government shutdown, which means little to anybody but government employees.
But they do have oversight authority, and the word has gone out that oversight is dangerous for the Dems. That is all I can figure.
Am I being paranoid or conspiratorial? Maybe. But I honestly cannot figure out what else would have these people ranting incoherently like this.