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Obscure Dem presidential candidate ramps up the rhetoric, warns ‘insecure whites’ could start killing Asians

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In what’s appearing to be a contest of who can be the most radical, another Democratic presidential candidate joining the crowded 2020 race voiced his decidedly controversial take by claiming Americans will soon be “shooting up” Asians.

New York entrepreneur and 2020 contender Andrew Yang spoke about the future prospects for Asian Americans, warning that they will soon be like the Jews who were attacked in the Pittsburgh synagogue last year as they become the target of a “shrinking, insecure white majority.”

“So now that I’m running for president like I’ve learned more about the Asian-American place in society and one thing that scares the heck out of me is that this country is heading towards becoming majority-minority by 2045, that’s 27 years from now,” the 44-year-old Venture for America founder said at a Yuan Media event last year called, “A Glance at US Politics from Asian Americans.”

“And so there’s a very happy notion in some quarters that the country will just become more tolerant as it gets more diverse,” Yang continued. “Unfortunately, that is not really the way things play out if you look at historical examples.”

“And so if you look at what’s happening right now in this country, you can see an increasingly insecure white majority becoming more and more hostile, truly. And who is going to be the boogeyman of the next 10 to 20 years? Who’s going to be the great rival to the United States in the eyes of American in society? China, that’s right,” Yang said.

“And so what do you think the attitude is going to be over time for the shrinking insecure white majority that’s losing their jobs for let’s say Chinese Americans or Asian Americans?” he added.”I think we’re one generation away from falling into the same camps as the Jews who were attacked in the synagogue in Pittsburgh like just a couple months ago. Like we’re probably one generation away from Americans shooting up a bunch of Asians saying like, you know, ‘damn the Chinese because there’s a giant cold war even more with China.'”

Yang came to his own defense on Twitter.

Yang is calling for a universal basic income of $1,000 every month for every person in the United States while promoting the protection of jobs from automation. While he’s clearly an outlier candidate, he has been making grounds in an unconventional way.

According to the Washington Examiner:

The 44-year-old serial entrepreneur’s online supporters, known as the Yang Gang, have started meme pages on Reddit, Twitter, and 4chan, placing Yang’s image on popular meme templates. The profile of Yang memes exploded last month after his appearance on the “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, which is a favorite show within the meme community.

Yang’s main support page on Reddit, YangForPresidentHQ, has over 7,000 followers. The group mixes memes, campaign updates, and ways to support Yang. The community was particularly helpful in pushing for Yang to reach the necessary 65,000 individual donations necessary to make the first Democratic debate in June.


Some examples of the memes:


But while he may be wildly popular with online grassroots supporters, it seems his controversial comments about the impending white attack on Asians did not win over any voters.

Frieda Powers


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