US candidate Andrew Yang, not that progressive


This 31 December 2019 video from the USA is called Andrew Yang: “Medicare For All Is Not The Name Of A Bill” (Yes It Is).

It is the name of a bill by United States senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Andrew Yang is one of many candidates for the Democratic party nomination for the 2020 presidential election. He calls himself Not Left, Not Right. He advocates what he calls ‘Human-Centered Capitalism’. Polls say that he attracts much less support than, eg, Bernie Sanders. Still, he has some support among voters who consider him progressive. As he is younger than other candidates. As he is not a professional politician, but, like Donald Trump in 2016, an ‘outsider’ millionaire businessman in the artificial intelligence business.

So, candidate Yang turns out to be not that progressive on medical care.

He is not that progressive on civil liberties either.

This 1 January 2019 video from the USA is called Andrew Yang: Julian Assange Should Stand Trial.

The United States Trump administration plans a kangaroo court trial against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, for ‘espionage’. That might cause the death penalty or life imprisonment in a torture prison for Assange. While Assange is not a spy, but a whistleblower about war crimes. Spies sell secret documents to foreign governments for money. While WikiLeaks publicises these secret documents about governments misbehaving. So, candidate Yang agrees with the Trump administration on this persecution for whistleblowing on war crimes.

It looks like if of Mr Yang’s slogan ‘Not Left, Not Right’ only the first part is true.

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