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Reminder: Andrew Yang’s Kinder, Gentler Fascism is Still Fascism

Though I think part of the infatuation with his likeability and magnetic personality has to do with the advantage of his surroundings, I don’t deny that Democrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang is a personable fellow. Again, when you’ve surrounded yourself with people like Elizabeth Warren:

Joe Biden:

Amy Klobuchar:

and Robert O’Rourke:

…how can you not look like you ooze coolness and relatability?

But I guess I do think it’s worth making sure that we all realize that for all his supposed personal charm, Yang is in fact, well, a fascist. Or at least to be as fair as possible, he is admittedly enamored with fascist policy ideas.  I get that he doesn’t try the Steve Buscemi, “How do you do fellow kids” routine like Warren, but Yang’s personal panic over climate change has convinced him it might be a good idea for the government to take away your car.

Seriously, Mr. Hip for the Democrats thinks the government-forced elimination of car ownership in America is a reasonable step to take:

He told MSNBC host Ali Velshi that “we might not own our own cars” by 2050 to wean the United States economy off of fossil fuels, describing private car ownership as “really inefficient and bad for the environment.” Privately owned cars would be replaced by a “constant roving fleet of electric cars.”

And if putting the gun of government against your head until you give him your car keys isn’t enough, Yang thinks government should be involved in setting your diet as well. When asked at a recent townhall what would need to be done to reduce emissions going forward, he admitted:

“If you project forward on what we would need to do to reduce emissions, you would want to modify Americans’ diets.”

To be clear, “you” in this context refers to the people in charge. The government. Now, Yang did admit that diets would be hard to regulate. So apparently he’s not interested in cameras in your home and guards stationed at every grocery store. No, he has a much more thoughtful and polite approach to his fascist policy:

“You’d want those cattle producers to have to internalize those costs of emissions…so then, what that would naturally do, and some people are gonna hate this, but it would probably make those products more expensive. And that is appropriate.”

See, Yang doesn’t want to send a government official into your home to go through your refrigerator. He just wants the government to artificially inflate the costs of certain food items they don’t want you eating so that you can’t buy them.  It’s a polite, indirect way of running your life and stripping you of your freedoms.

As Yang continues to impress when compared to the Rogue’s Gallery of competitors he’s paired against, it would be good for us all to remember, that a personable, kinder, gentler fascism is still fascism.

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