Andrew Yang’s Dark-horse Candidate, Speaks To Real Solutions For The Future…

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Andrew Yang

On July the 29th I wrote about the dan­ger automa­tion pos­es to the unskilled and the least edu­cat­ed in America and across the world in gen­er­al.
Since America [tend­ed] to set the pace for the west­ern world, and a huge slice of oth­er parts of the globe, I con­fined my thoughts to events as I saw them unfold­ing in the United States.

The chal­lenge as I see it from a lay per­spec­tive, is tan­ta­mount to a freight train bar­relling down while a con­vert­ible sits on the track filled with youth­ful rev­el­ers hav­ing a grand time, with­out real­iz­ing the immi­nent dan­ger.
In hind­sight, how­ev­er, I have had to rethink the whole idea as the least edu­cat­ed, and the unskilled have the least pow­er in soci­eties, the United States of America being no excep­tion.
So it falls on the can­di­dates run­ning for the pres­i­den­cy to care, those run­ning as grownups, since there are no grown-ups in charge at the moment, (as there are no grown-ups in that con­vert­ible). It is up to the can­di­dates to look out for those who are not in posi­tions to decide for them­selves, or are too pre­oc­cu­pied to care.

Unfortunately for the rev­el­ers in the car, Bernie and Warren talk about health­care, Biden the front run­ner, he talks about .……who knows what he talks about? I guess in fair­ness to him, he wants to return to civil­i­ty.
Good luck with that, that train has already left the sta­tion.
Corey Booker has a Utopian con­cept of broth­er­hood, kind of the sec­ond com­ing of Obama However, even though the for­mer President is the most pop­u­lar politi­cian in the coun­try, I hard­ly believe Corey Booker is Obama 2.0 so there is that.
The oth­er can­di­dates are a mish-mash of white men and women who large­ly have no dis­tin­guish­ing char­ac­ter­is­tics which would cause one to get excit­ed.
It’s like the con­tain­er of vanil­la ice cream in the freez­er when you have a crav­ing for ice cream. So you push it aside and rum­mage around look­ing and open­ing the oth­er con­tain­ers of rum & raisins and choco­late chip cook­ie dough your kids left. Only to find they are emp­ty.
So you are forced to take anoth­er look at the Vanilla con­tain­er, even though you want­ed some­thing more excit­ing than plain old vanil­la.

And then there is Andrew Yang.
As is cus­tom­ary, each Democrat talks about sliv­ers of the issues affect­ing the peo­ple in the coun­try. It is their bread and but­ter to say enough to gain their votes then ignore the most fun­da­men­tal issues affect­ing those com­mu­ni­ties which makes up the base of the Democrat par­ty.
For exam­ple, most Democrat can­di­dates pay lip ser­vice to vot­ing rights, and the assault that con­sti­tu­tion­al­ly pro­tect­ed right has been under by Republicans.
But why would Democrats not pay lip ser­vice to vot­ing rights?
The more black vot­ers who turn out to vote the bet­ter Democrats usu­al­ly are, so again this is bread and but­ter for them.
However, the most press­ing issue fac­ing African-Americans today, as it was when Doctor King was alive, is the intran­si­gent issue of police abuse.
Yet, with the excep­tion of Joaquim Castro, Corey Booker, and Beto O’rourke the Democrats are silent on this the issue which is affect­ing the most loy­al part of their base.
That is why Donald Trump kicks their ass­es every time. He knows how to treat his base.

The com­mon thread which runs through the can­di­dates who broach the sub­ject of police abuse of black peo­ple, Castro, Booker, Beto, is either the melanin in their skins or their close asso­ci­a­tions with peo­ple of col­or.
White Democrat can­di­dates are hard­ly moved by police abuse of peo­ple of col­or.
It serves their broad­er inter­est of white suprema­cy. Do not be fooled into believ­ing for a minute that only white Republicans are racists.
At all lev­els of the food chain, Democrat leg­is­la­tors, and exec­u­tive office­hold­ers, are equal­ly anti-black in their poli­cies, or at least, insen­si­tive to the harsh real­i­ties of minor­i­ty exis­tence, liv­ing in impov­er­ished com­mu­ni­ties which are over-policed.

Andrew Yang has been the only can­di­date who spoke in a ful­some way in the lim­it­ed air­time he had dur­ing the last Democrat debate about the oncom­ing train I spoke about ear­li­er.
In the lim­it­ed time he had, Yang spoke to a Europen mod­el being con­sid­ered in which the Government gives a cer­tain amount of mon­ey to cit­i­zens each month who are dis­placed from work.
Yang was not afford­ed the time nec­es­sary to ful­ly expand on exact­ly how that would work, of course, his sug­ges­tions are not in the wheel­house of what the cor­po­rate media elites want to hear. So the ques­tions were not exact­ly tai­lored to have the can­di­dates forced into stat­ing their posi­tions on Yang’s pol­i­cy sug­ges­tions.
Yang, who has already qual­i­fied for the next debate will have anoth­er oppor­tu­ni­ty to tell the American peo­ple of his plans.

Speaking to the dan­ger of the oncom­ing freight train automa­tion will be for the poor­est peo­ple, Yang said; “I think we are going through the great­est tran­si­tion in human his­to­ry and we are deal­ing with it ter­ri­bly. We’re deal­ing with it by pre­tend­ing it’s not hap­pen­ing.“
Without sid­ing with any can­di­date, this writer believes that at least Yang under­stands the exis­ten­tial cri­sis that is approach­ing. Even if he believes incor­rect­ly, that those in pow­er are only pre­tend­ing that it isn’t hap­pen­ing.
As I said in that pre­vi­ous arti­cle, they ful­ly under­stand that it is hap­pen­ing. The solu­tion they have for solv­ing it is not some­thing they want to address just yet.
Mass incar­cer­a­tion has always been white America’s solu­tion to the prob­lem of poor peo­ple of col­or.