This economy stopped working for most people years ago. Unfortunately the winner-take-all dynamics are about to accelerate as technology and capital converge. The question is what to do about it.
— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) March 20, 2019
Who can argue with this?
This is one of the most obvious takes anyone has ever given in mainstream politics. I would love for Andrew Yang to come and visit Selma, AL, not to walk over the Edmund Pettus Bridge for a photo op like all his rivals for the Democratic nomination, but just to take a look around.
Come to the South and take a look around at all the crumbling cities that were left behind by Democrats after the Civil Rights Movement. I would suggest a whirlwind tour and inspection of Tuskegee, AL, Selma, AL, Birmingham, AL and Montgomery, AL. Go to Meridian, MS and Albany, GA. Ask anyone there if the current system of wage slavery is working for them and whether any of the other Democrats that they have ever elected to Congress or the presidency has improved their lives.
The current system of wage slavery hasn’t worked in large swathes of the South since the Civil War. It hasn’t worked in Appalachia. It is not working in rural White America. I could continue, but it is beyond obvious that the current system is only working in a handful places. Go to Detroit, MI and ask the people there how the current system has worked since the mid-20th century.
I voted for Donald Trump based on the argument he was going to Make America Great Again. As far as I can tell though, nothing has changed around here except Dollar General has expanded its operations. I’m told by people like Charlie Kirk that moving the US embassy to Jerusalem and ending the Iran deal is why I should vote to reelect Donald Trump in 2020. Both Obama and Trump’s failures were mainly due to the intense polarization of Congress and the collapse of the center of American politics. How easy would it be to build the Trump wall if the issue weren’t so polarized?
If the Democrats had a different electoral strategy, it would be chump change to pay for a $25 billion border wall to detoxify such an enormous swath of the White electorate that is furious that law and order has collapsed in this country because Far Left extremists have seized control of the Democratic Party. The Democrats would be far better off without the SJWs who repulse millions of moderate voters who are pushed toward conservatives simply because the choice is Trump or Elizabeth Warren.
Elizabeth Warren, a shrill and unlikable school marm from Massachusetts is running on her platform of reparations for slavery and restoring the Inquisition. She is Trump’s ideal matchup in the 2020 election because she also has no solutions to anything and will just be another polarization candidate who will accomplish as little in the White House as she has in the Senate.