I saw this very simple tweet this morning – and it gave me a big a-ha moment. Many Yang supporters are upset that Andrew Yang didn’t make the bizarre cut into the DNC’s debate this evening. They were carping about it on Twitter and a sort of typical Democrat responded “Andrew Yang isn’t a Democrat. He’s a libertarian with socialist leanings.” Man, whammo – that hit me in the sweet spot.
I am a Libertarian socialist and while I wouldn’t describe Yang as a Libertarian socialist by any real definition – the commentor was right about one thing – Andrew Yang is not a Democrat. I’m sure that’s why I like him. Who are the Democrats? Biden, Buttigieg, Kloubuchar, Hillary, etc etc. I would have loved to see Hillary become the first female president back in 2016 – not because I loved her as a candidate – but because I want to live in a country that will elect a woman president. Simple as that.
Bernie (Democratic Socialist) was right about this country not being ready to do that. That’s because the United States is a backward nation filled with man-splaining buffoons and the women who enable them. We all know it, so we might as well own it. That’s why Trump won. He’s the ultimate man-splainer – doesn’t know what the fuck he is talking about but goes on and on about it as if he is the foremost authority on it. Other man-splainers voted for him, their wives and mothers voted for him (cause the women of man-splainers enable that shit their families and by proxy enable it in others). Yeah, there’s a shitload of racism and race-fear as well as religious-fear among the man-splainer tribe too, but in general – they’re less racist than they are idiotic.
So yes, Andrew Yang is not a Democrat. Just like Trump wasn’t a Republican – though he has now shaped the Republican party around himself – which would be an admirable accomplishment if the Trump Republicans weren’t so deplorable (sort of like the desire to admire Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor without liking it or the strange admiration many have for Hitler’s creation of the Third Reich without liking the genocide, racism, or atrocities or even acknowledging the act of how Daesh swept through Iraq and Syria without supporting the acts, etc – it’s a tricky thing to explain but sometimes there is a genius quality that can’t be denied even in the most evil acts).
It’s a shame that in the US we are limited to only Democrats and Republicans – because frankly – both parties really suck.