They’re still stuck in the “socialism” vs. “capitalism” paradigm.
No one gives a shit about your private property. This isn’t the 19th or 20th centuries. Yang isn’t saying he wants the government to seize my land to collectivize agriculture. He is saying he wants the government to pump investment into my area, heat up the economy, make it easier to pay my bills and give us the money we have always needed to overthrow oligarchies at all levels of government.
.@AndrewYang: "It's called a fourth industrial revolution, and it led directly to Donald Trump being elected in that we automated away 4 million manufacturing jobs in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Iowa." @HillTVLive https://t.co/OFFa3oBIbX pic.twitter.com/dMoBXtPPYL
— The Hill (@thehill) March 22, 2019
— HILLTV (@HillTVLive) March 22, 2019
I keep hearing that is “welfare.”
This is your brain on conservatism and lolbertarianism. The underlying assumption is that we are not supposed to care about the well-being of our own people. We’re supposed to be radical individualists who care about nothing else in life except securing enormous corporate tax cuts for people who hate us. We should also leave it up to the free-market to sort it out with people who are doxxed.
Is Donald Trump going to bring all the jobs back to the Alabama Black Belt that have been lost in sharecropping and manufacturing? He is peddling nothing but nostalgia to people. No one is picking cotton and people are still losing their jobs in manufacturing. It is Dollar General and fast food restaurants that have been expanding their operations here. The Trump economy has made wealthy investors richer while more people are working as independent contractors for minimum wage. It is the Herbert Hoover economy with a suicide and opioid epidemic. If the economy is so great for White people, why is their life expectancy dropping for the first time ever in American history?
The best thing we can do to help White people is to give them health care, investment, a floor under their lives and an end to debt slavery and wage slavery. The alternative is a combination of Boomer nostalgia that Trump is going to take us back to the 1950s and Boomer fear that a Democrat is going to take their arsenal of guns and turn the country into Venezuela.
Life would actually improve for most White people with Conservatism, Inc. gone and a government that wasn’t so singlemindedly focused on delivering on the MIGA agenda.
Note: BTW, the Cold War ended when I was 11 years old. Will someone please tell the Washington foreign policy establishment?