Shortly after Bill de Blasio was declared the next mayor of New York, Glenn Beck received a vision. New York City, the Big Apple, reduced to a pile of rubble and crime, as tumbleweeds of abandoned "I Love NY" bags dancing in the abandoned streets. Beck was kind enough to share that vision with his listeners on Wednesday, adding his own flourish to the common, conservative meme of New York City returning to the bad days of the '70s and '80s under the watch of the progressive mayor-elect. Bedecked in the wise glasses of Santa Claus, and a goatee proving that we are indeed in the Worst Timeline, Beck declared that de Blasio would "destroy" New York City as we know it. "New York will become the next Detroit," he added.
This is not the first time Beck has channeled the truth of a future under de Blasio. In October, Beck noted that the mayor-elect is clearly a "violent revolutionary" who is a "Marxist communist with a history of supporting terrorism." In the classic fashion of a true teacher, Beck urged his followers to "do your homework" on his accusations, rather than wait for Beck to produce some actual facts to back up that characterization.