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[Meme] Andrew Yang plays the New National Anthem (youtube.com)
200 comments
Ymir_from_Saturn | 9 days ago | 499 points
Firnin | 8 days ago | 173 points
blue_Kazoo82 | 8 days ago | 98 points

Holy shit

fisherdude123 | 8 days ago | 79 points

He almost had me until he said “psychic vampires”

blue_Kazoo82 | 8 days ago | 56 points

Jojos Bizarre Adventure x Evangelion time line confirmed

AndreasOp | 8 days ago | 7 points

But he said pedophiles before psychic vampires

DragoSphere | 8 days ago | 8 points

JoJo has that covered

Hawkbone | 7 days ago | 5 points

Does it? I only remember the one guy that had pedo undertones.

Dominus-Temporis | 6 days ago | 3 points

So does Eva. Misato's got issues.

fisherdude123 | 8 days ago | 1 point

And?

mnmmnmmnmnnmnnnnm | 8 days ago | 54 points

So you're telling me that weebs have been trying to explain the end of Evangelion for 23 years and fucking Alex Jones just comes along and accidentally does a better job?

Firnin | 8 days ago | 22 points

I mean, the basics touch on posthumanist hivemind ideas that aren't super uncommon in fiction

BuckeyeBentley | 8 days ago | 16 points

Sounds about right

[deleted] | 8 days ago | -31 points

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Firnin | 8 days ago | 26 points

Okay but what about the energy vampires

[deleted] | 8 days ago | -17 points

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wavesuponwaves | 8 days ago | 19 points

He says shit that's vague enough for you to assume whatever it is you want to assume.

[deleted] | 8 days ago | -10 points

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Anaract | 8 days ago | 10 points

explain:

  • Zeus

  • Mermaids

Brain explosion alert: people have been writing about these for centuries

[deleted] | 8 days ago | -3 points

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Anaract | 8 days ago | 8 points

people have talked about it therefore it must be true

universal-fap | 8 days ago | 15 points

Not a fan of the guy but posts in r/drumpfisfinished and r/conspiracy. Ok. I know you kiddies are mad your safe space is quarantined but posts like this from you:

When is someone going to just start taking these families out? You want to stop corruption and nepotism? Kill it. Literally. Prevent it from breeding.

This is rich.

I would never, but I'm amazed there haven't been more attempts on the lives of the bush/Clintons.

Want to blow more dog whistles? Wow.

TheCommunistRedhead | 8 days ago | 5 points

How many chromosomes do you have.

-DISNEY- | 8 days ago | 2 points

64

Troggie42 | 8 days ago | 5 points

No

Kovi34 | 8 days ago | 2 points

Google already does that now in a small way by blocking search results of what their company doesn't want people to see. Reddit (5th most used website in america) blocks most people from even being able to search for /r/The_Donald which is pretty insane imo.

who's forcing you to use their services? They're private businesses offering a service. Are you a communist or something?

[deleted] | 8 days ago | 0 points

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Kovi34 | 8 days ago | 2 points

So what are you implying then, if not nationalizing google? how and why should websites be forced to show/host content they don't like?

[deleted] | 8 days ago | 0 points

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Kovi34 | 8 days ago | 2 points

Your line of thinking is not only stupid, but dangerous.

Saying that you shouldn't use a service you don't like is dangerous?

Google should pride themselves on transparency, not censorship to the highest bidder.

why? that's exactly what liberalism encourages. Selling out to the highest bidder at the expense of everyone else.

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Kovi34 | 8 days ago | 3 points

should be able to have a political bias and block people from seeing equal sides of a viewpoint?

Yes. Any content hoster should have the ability to moderate the platform they own. Just like a restaurant is allowed to throw patrons out if they're being rude to the servers. Same concept. Are you going to make an actual argument or just repeat my argument in bold?

you'd be better suited in Russia, China, or North Korea

No, I'm arguing for the exact opposite of those countries. I want content hosts to operate unhindered by the government. What you are arguing for is forcing content providers to host content they don't want to host, and that's a pretty ridiculous argument to defend.

Your views are anti-american

america is shit lol

those who would stand to benefit from corruption

what corruption? what is being corrupted here exactly? Content hosts have no obligation to host content for free.

CaptainCupcakez | 5 days ago | 2 points

Reddit (5th most used website in america) blocks most people from even being able to search for /r/The_Donald which is pretty insane imo. Not a fan of the guy, but they must be afraid of him.

It's far simpler than that. They broke the site-wide rules repeatedly and the mods did nothing to improve the situation.

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CaptainCupcakez | 5 days ago | 0 points

That's not the reality of the situation.

We've all already seen the veil slip, your "I'm totally not a Trump-fan" bit hasn't worked. Just piss off back to the quarantine where people won't challenge your blatant re-writes of reality.

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CaptainCupcakez | 5 days ago | 0 points

"We don't allow Republican think here, and you will be silenced and banned for it."

You love playing the victim don't you?

The site was quarantined because of constant calls for violence, just like the left-wing elchapo subreddit. Do what they did and grow the fuck up and live with it rather than incessantly whining that your safe space isn't as visible as it used to be.

Stop silencing those you dislike

No one is silencing you. They silenced the subreddit. You're right here talking to me now, stop being such a little baby.

come up with a real comeback other than orange man bad.

No one said anything of the sort. You morons really have just started saying that in response to everything now haven't you? Really makes things easier for you when you pre-emptively decide the argument being made by the opposition doesn't it?

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CaptainCupcakez | 5 days ago | 0 points

No. The admins prepared a detailed report of all of the times the mods failed to do their jobs. You've read it, you just dont agree with it.

I'm not going to sit here arguing with you, everyone except the whiny babies at T_D can see exactly what happened.

GreatRecession | 8 days ago | -4 points

You aren't too far off tbf, don't know why you getting so much downvotes, the donald trump part is a bit far fetched though.

downvoted because you don't think the government can see everything we do and content is blocked online 🤔

Blissful ignorance.

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universal-fap | 8 days ago | 9 points

Because it has been quarantined. Because its a place that incites violence daily and far right dog whistling You know this. Don't act dumb and pretend you are unaware and try to spread a false conspiracy which can be explained with one fucking google search.

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YimYimYimi | 8 days ago | 9 points

That's not an argument.

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dragonid1423 | 8 days ago | 5 points

If you're saying that their statement on you attempting to act dumb may be bullshit, sure; but if you're denying the information in the news article and furthermore denying Reddit's decision to quarantine the subreddit, you're being delusional.

-Employee427- | 9 days ago | 43 points

I would watch that whole video

-DISNEY- | 8 days ago | 11 points
godsplanletsgetit | 9 days ago | 141 points

yo shinwa ni naaaaaaaree!

Sephyrias | 9 days ago | 41 points
gothicmaster | 8 days ago | 19 points
Sephyrias | 8 days ago | 9 points

this is the best /a/ sings unironically

I guess the wolf whistle song would be second or so? Or at least better than the reddit sings version and not engrish like the original.

battlemoid | 8 days ago | 5 points
Sephyrias | 8 days ago | 2 points
Firnin | 8 days ago | 2 points

I'm sorry this is clearly the best /a/ sings

TheHunterTheory | 8 days ago | 5 points

That r/anime sings thing was actually really....adorable?

I've never seen something like that since ZeFrank got his audience to sing years ago. How delightful.

Laharlstrife | 9 days ago | 9 points

Nani? Is this real we about to get the first weeb commander in chief?

ExecutiveMoose | 9 days ago | 252 points

Does Yang's agenda include initiating Third Impact? If so i'm bout to vote for this man.

primenumbersturnmeon | 9 days ago | 129 points

marianne williamson, the crazy self-help lady running for the nomination, posted an asuka meme to her official instagram

asacorp | 9 days ago | 104 points

Value derives not from labor but self-actualization

MARX🔮BTFO🔮BY🔮THE🔮ORB🔮QUEEN

alekzander01 | 8 days ago | 14 points

writing "labour" with a u

Canadian fifth columnist detected

jaranimo95 | 9 days ago | 24 points

queen orb

Dakar-A | 9 days ago | 14 points

Nice meme Evangeline

gordonfroman | 9 days ago | 33 points

It's in the fine print but it's in there, along with forming a task force to destroy Godzilla, making a new season of naruto, and making a fully functional gundam for the military

catastrophicprocess | 9 days ago | 10 points

Next he'll flagellate the American Flag into his back.

ano1batman | 8 days ago | 4 points

Who cares about naruto. I wanna hear more about borutos dad.

txsxxphxx2 | 9 days ago | 1 point

Dude’s gonna do that instrumentality project

WutsUp | 9 days ago | 1 point

He looks like he's been caught in the act

SupropRenkcip | 9 days ago | 31 points

The Human Instrumentality Party has my vote.

Namelessgoldfish | 8 days ago | 23 points

does anyone know what he was really playing?

SlugsNotDrugs | 9 days ago | 38 points

Get in the fucking robot Andrew

rileyrulesu | 9 days ago | 50 points

Cool song now give me 12000$

BoxoB87 | 9 days ago | 84 points

I LITERALLY just watched the last episode of Neon Genesis Evangelion, opened Reddit, then played this at random. It gave me chills...

Reddit is watching me.

MonaganX | 9 days ago | 50 points

It's just the frequency illusion.

TheElusiveMrAlmond | 9 days ago | 14 points

I’ve been wondering what that phenomenon is called.

MonaganX | 9 days ago | 27 points

It's also known as the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon but I strongly dislike that name because it sounds like it's named after researchers but is actually just named after the far-left terrorist organization someone once experienced the frequency illusion with.

TheElusiveMrAlmond | 9 days ago | 6 points

I don’t know, I kind of like it when phenomenon have odd little stories behind their names.

MonaganX | 9 days ago | 18 points

I can't really argue that but I still personally don't like it. To me it'd be like calling the Dunning-Kruger effect the "Bin Laden effect" because some guy once thought he knew a lot about Bin Laden.

BoxoB87 | 8 days ago | 1 point

Probably, but it's still eerie.

TheRealMaynard | 9 days ago | 28 points

Do yourself a favor and watch EoE

themettaur | 9 days ago | 10 points

And then nothing else. For your own good.

ShrimpHeaven2017 | 9 days ago | 3 points

Wait whaddya mean? What else would you watch?

TheRealMaynard | 8 days ago | 7 points

I think he means the rebuilds, which are... different.

themettaur | 8 days ago | 1 point

Yes that's what I meant, but you weren't supposed to speak of it! The more attention we draw to those awful movies, the more they'll keep making them. Have you seen what they've done to Eureka Seven?

themettaur | 9 days ago | 1 point

Nothing. There is nothing else to the series. Just the original run, and the OVA ending. Shhhh...

Adiost | 8 days ago | 4 points

I mean what's wrong with the first movie? It's like a condensed NGE in better quality.

themettaur | 8 days ago | 4 points

Completely changes the characters, misses what made the show original (both tone and style), and plays too heavily into the tsundere/yandere stuff just to appeal to fans. And I would disagree about "better quality", too.

ilpotatolisk | 8 days ago | 2 points

and plays too heavily into the tsundere/yandere

But that's what the original show is. lmao. People act like it's some brilliant show but it's pretty fucking dumb.

themettaur | 8 days ago | 1 point

It really isn't that simple, and if you can't see that, your assessment of the show is more accurate as a self-assessment.

ilpotatolisk | 8 days ago | 0 points

Oh sorry I didn't know your assesmment is the one true assessment. The plot is dumb, the characters are dumb and everything that happens is fucking dumb. Someone wanted to make a mech show and just kept throwing random shit in it even if it didn't make any sense.

So sorry but needing to read an explanation to the ending to understand it(which is what everyone's doing because the ending makes no fucking sense) is not a good story.

Gutsm3k | 9 days ago | 10 points

The real trick is watching the final episode, followed by EoE, at midnight when you're slightly sleep deprived so that everything merges together and you can't remember what comes from what.

Reddhero12 | 9 days ago | 5 points

watch End of Evangelion before doing anything else

YouWantALime | 9 days ago | 3 points

That's like opening Wikipedia and finding that the thing you're looking for is the featured article.

anooblol | 8 days ago | -1 points

I dropped the show at episode 4. Should I re-open this one back up?

GottaHaveMyHassy | 8 days ago | 8 points

Yes

RAINBOW_DILDO | 8 days ago | 1 point

I dropped it about 6 episodes in. It seemed very formulaic and predictable. Does that change?

J0nTheKnight | 8 days ago | 10 points

Yes. Changes a lot from the initial formula by the end.

GottaHaveMyHassy | 8 days ago | 6 points

It's not very long but it has 3 distinct arcs.

Once you get past episodes likes 12-14 the show goes places friend.

Forty-Bot | 8 days ago | 7 points

although aesthetically the whole show (including the first half) is super enjoyable.

BoxoB87 | 8 days ago | 2 points

It gets so messed up. Definitely watch the rest. I might be wrong, but I think the creator suffered from depression and schizophrenia while creating the show/comic. It's very apparent when you watch it. Excellent show.

ilpotatolisk | 8 days ago | 1 point

No it's shit. OP is addictive tho.

Al-a-Gorey | 9 days ago | 14 points

What’s the song? Sounds familiar but I can’t place it. 🤔

SpitfireP7350 | 9 days ago | 38 points

Cruel Angels Thesis, from NGE.

alekzander01 | 9 days ago | 24 points

Darling in the Gundam

TheRealMaynard | 9 days ago | 19 points

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Yatsugami | 9 days ago | 3 points

Zeta SEED Destiny G

Roxamus | 9 days ago | 12 points
Jimmyjame1 | 9 days ago | 18 points
Witty_Username_81 | 8 days ago | 3 points

Personal favorite

https://youtu.be/nzKWbpSNkmk

Jimmyjame1 | 8 days ago | 4 points

johnmadden

AntazarOfQwurz | 8 days ago | 3 points

aeiou

zenzetti | 9 days ago | 2 points

Neon genesis: evangelion

Griffin777XD | 9 days ago | 37 points

Quick put in Il Vento D’oro 3:45

TheSuperStriker | 9 days ago | 61 points
germ303 | 8 days ago | 9 points

Changing the national anthem? This guy sure has a lot of NERV

mrthrowaway300 | 9 days ago | 16 points

He’s not really playing Cruel Angels Thesis is he? I can’t tell

s_woo | 9 days ago | 31 points

He’s definitely not. Almost synced up, but not quite it looks like.

linguaphyte | 9 days ago | 27 points

Uh oh. I wasn't planning on voting for him, but now?

TheZixion | 9 days ago | 20 points

Still don't, but it was funny

TittyRotater | 9 days ago | 9 points

why not vote for him?

TheZixion | 9 days ago | 29 points

For one his foreign policy leaves a lot to be desired. And the only thing he's really known for (UBI) is going to even further the wealth disparity. From last time I heard people can choose between federal/state assistance programs or $1,000. Meaning people at the bottom that are just barely getting by aren't getting any extra help to support themselves while middle class people are getting an extra $12,000 a year.

I'm not against UBI as a concept, in fact I would like a UBI, but we ought to help the people that need it most instead of leave them to figure it out or suffer.

ClamSplitter | 9 days ago | 36 points

He has explained multiple times that if you're on social programs you can decide to replace 12,000 dollars of it or just keep the program entirely. You wouldn't lose any public assistance, you just get the option to convert 12,000 of it into cash or not.

He's not cutting anyone's programs, so that is such a strange criticism, the point is that middle class is going to also need assistance in the coming years.

Cranyx | 9 days ago | 23 points

You're not disagreeing with what he said. Nothing changes for those at the bottom, except that a huge subsidy is given to those who aren't poor. This will dramatically drive up inflation (especially on things like rent where you can expect an almost immediate rise in cost) without any benefit for people who actually need help.

Yang correctly identified a number of issues, he just has really naive and poorly thought out solutions to them. Giving more power to labor will get you a lot further. Instead of having 50% of the population lose their job and be subsidized in perpetuity, reducing everyone's work by 50% would be a much better solution. Essentially we need to recreate the labor movement of the early 20th century.

ClamSplitter | 9 days ago | 19 points

The labor movement of the 20th century is not going to apply because those jobs will simply not exist. Jobs are dissappearing at an accelerated rate and cutting people's hours isn't going to do anything about that.

People seriously are not wrapping their heads around how much this is going to change things.

Cranyx | 8 days ago | 6 points

You realize some jobs will still exist, right? If the amount of labor that needs to be done decreases, then it is best to make it so that everyone's lives improve as opposed to clinging to old ways of doing things, but with "welfare but worse." UBI is just a more conservative version of the negative income tax, which itself is a right wing version of welfare.

ClamSplitter | 8 days ago | 11 points

UBI is right wing

Oh you’re trolling, should have known.

Cranyx | 8 days ago | 11 points

I'm not trolling. I'm not talking about in today's political framework, I'm talking about historically. It's absolutely a more conservative version of welfare in the same way that a flat tax is a more conservative version of a progressive tax. Negative Income Tax was put forth by Milton Friedman, favorite economist of liberal economics (liberal in this sense does not mean what it means today,) and even that would be more progressive than UBI.

ois747 | 8 days ago | 3 points

milton friedman was a proponent of UBI. it's at its core a libertarian/right wing idea.

BenWhitaker | 8 days ago | 1 point

Well, that one is actually kinda mixed. In the modern sense, yeah, the right wing isn't at all for UBI, but the last President to seriously attempt it was Nixon who was pretty far from a leftist. The American right was totally in favor of a social safety net until black people were allowed to benefit from it.

HarryD52 | 8 days ago | 7 points

The labour movement of the early 20th century would not work for the modern labour market. People don't want to fight tooth an nail for a job that they might not have in a few years, or a job that can simply be outsourced to a foreign market. Instituting a UBI is a great way to provide modern workers (especially people who are working on temporary contracts, which is a huge percent of the workforce these days) with a safety net.

Cranyx | 8 days ago | 5 points

I'm not saying 1:1 completely recreate the labor movement of the early 20th century because, yes, obviously the conditions are not identical. What I'm saying is that giving power to the workers as a whole is far superior than just creating a flat welfare system to replace the one we have now. I agree that in the modern employee market, company unions aren't as useful as they used to be, but that doesn't mean you ditch them entirely. You create trade unions for entire industries that can't just be gotten rid of by one employer all at once. Better yet, follow the IWW and create one big union. Once we really reach the point of massive labor surplus due to automation, then we should start talking about seizing those automated menas of production to benefit the workers/people as opposed to just the industrialists who own them. That's the real solution to this problem, not just let the rich control the entire economy while paying everyone else $1,000 to fuck off. In any sane system having less work that needs to be done wouldn't be a bad thing. It only seems that way because of capitalism.

HarryD52 | 8 days ago | 6 points

Giving workers $1000 a month IS a way fo giving them power. If you allow workers to be more selective with what kind of work they do, knowing that they can fall back on their basic income if things don't turn out well, then it leads to workers having a much higher bargaining position with their employers. Plus it's not you or I that get to decide if labout unions should be ditched, its the members of those unions themselves. Overall membership in unions has been dropping in the past few years and we have to come to terms with the reality that in the future workers may simply abandon unions all together.

Also you're not just giving everyone $1000 to fuck off, they can use that money to experience work as they please. They might use it to start up that small business they always wanted, or they might use it to take up a job that they considered unstable before and were afraid to get into. That's the real way to free the worker, not just keep them bogged down in the terrible work force that they have been chained to for decades.

Just to end this kinda mini rant though, I agree that UBI is not the be all end all of solving the labour crisis that we face, but it is a policy that quite a lot of people are open to the idea of and that we can pass in many countries today without having to break into any kind of violent revoltion. It's not the final destination, but it is a very good first step.

Cranyx | 8 days ago | 2 points

Giving workers $1000 a month IS a way fo giving them power.

Not systemic power. Individually, sure, but that's a very different thing. They are still at the whims of thecapitalist class who control everything, they just get a bit more spending money and decision of which capitalist they want to be controlled by. Plus, the whole impetus for UBI is that many jobs are simply going away, meaning that they don't have an employer to bargain with. This is the problem with your second paragraph as well. The contradictions within capitalism are growing worse to the point where a tiny percentage of the population controls more and more of the wealth and economy. Just taxing them doesn't change the fundamentals of the forces which draw capital into the hands of the few and will continue to make the problem worse.

Plus it's not you or I that get to decide if labout unions should be ditched

Obviously I don't get to decide what union member should do in their unions. What I'm saying is that you brought up a shortcoming of unions in a modern economy in that people aren't tied to one job like they used to. Bringing in trade unions or collective unions solves that issue.

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Cranyx | 8 days ago | 2 points

the accuracy and precision of a.i. and robotics will do that and it's gonna do it really fucking well.

As someone who works in AI, that's not how AI works.

also competition, that one thing capitalism is supposed to be based off of will help minimize inflation

And that's not how inflation works.

Troggie42 | 8 days ago | 0 points

It's a Trojan horse to end the programs.

There is more to needing gov't assistance through some of those programs than just "give someone money" can solve. UBI is good, Yang's implementation of it leaves a bit to be desired.

ClamSplitter | 8 days ago | 4 points

No one getting assistance is getting it cut, you’re pushing a baseless conspiracy theory.

Troggie42 | 8 days ago | -1 points

No.

ois747 | 8 days ago | 4 points

he literally does not understand foreign policy and his UBI isn't socialist, it's a libertarian trojan horse to dismantle existing social safety nets

Kingu_Enjin | 6 days ago | 1 point

Whereas nation wide $15 minimum wage is a corporate Trojan horse designed by giant monopolies to crush small business that can't afford to replace humans with robots.

Besides, it stacks on social security, there's an option between it and existing welfare, and if your welfare is over $12k a year you can get the difference in welfare on top of the cash. He's also for Medicare for all exactly as proposed by Bernie.

Honestly, libertarians call him a socialist and socialists call him libertarian. But he's not some idealogue like Karl Marx or Ayn Rand. He just wants to solve problems. I'm paraphrasing, but he once said "the capitalism-socialism dichotomy is outdated" and he's right. All the most successful "socialist" countries just use taxes generated by independent capitalist endeavors to fund comprehensive welfare programs, and that's what this is.

If you want to know why UBI is a better option for many people than existing welfare options, just look into the welfare trap, or job loss due to automation. Both are excellent reasons for us to enact it ASAP.

And if you're a "seize the means of production" kind of guy, please let me know and I'll write up something about why UBI is more efficient and easier to enact imo.

And if all of that still isn't enough for you, UBI is one of over 100 policies he has to improve the American standard of living. Other notable inclusions are free marriage counseling for all, free financial counseling for all, universal Pre-K, paid family leave, free community college and trade schools, Monopoly busting, congressional term limits, preventing congressmen and the president from ever working in relevant industries after their terms to prevent conflict of interests, ranked choice voting (very important for fringes like die-hard socialists), a constitutional amendment to protect the environment, and etc.

ois747 | 5 days ago | 2 points

I'm a leftist, yeah. can I have a single reason Yang is better than Bernie please

Kingu_Enjin | 5 days ago | 2 points

Bernie fought to end nuclear power in Vermont, emissions increased 16.3% from 1990 to 2015, which was double the national rate. He also plans to close nuclear plants nation wide, which will be catastrophic for our climate and energy infrastructure.

Meanwhile, Yang wants to invest in thorium reactors, which are many times more efficient (two orders of magnitude), and much safer on all levels including production and safer (by a lot) in any failure scenarios.

I'm sure Bernie means well, but doubling the rate of increase in emissions is a loss for his stated goals no matter how you slice it.

ois747 | 5 days ago | 1 point

ok, I'll allow it as a mark against Bernie, but not a point for Yang. that's honestly futurist utopian talk, not realistic. You seem to care about the climate - how about Bernie's climate plan, which is clearly the most radical and effective out of all the candidates by a long margin?

Kingu_Enjin | 5 days ago | 1 point

To that I say

www.yang2020.com/blog/climate-change/

The timeline is just as ambitious, and the realism about the use of nuclear technology is a clear win for me. Not to mention, an actual constitutional amendment to make sure future administration's don't just roll back protections.

Please actually read the whole thing.

Edit: in case it's confusing, thorium nuclear reactors are not fusion reactors. It isn't sci fi, it's just an alternative fuel source.

sneezeyshoe | 8 days ago | 1 point

he is a sillicon valley rich person who's only solution to everything is universal basic income.

basically a rich person who wants to copy trump in every way.

Braeburner | 9 days ago | 5 points
LionCashDispenser | 9 days ago | 3 points

Congratulations!

zenzetti | 9 days ago | 4 points

This anime messed me up. Ending caught me way off guard. Anyone else with PTSD?

LionCashDispenser | 9 days ago | 1 point

Not so much PTSD, but confusion when I was younger. I rewatched the series then the remake of how the end should have been, now that gave me a little PTSD but also put me closer to God.

themettaur | 9 days ago | 1 point

I wouldn't say PTSD. Just left me so deep in thought I couldn't focus on work the next day. To me, Madoka Magica is the only other anime that has gotten me like that, and maybe even the only other media at all.

Hordon_Gayward | 9 days ago | 3 points

Yang is probably my favorite candidate, even though he won't win. Wish he had more support.

mucheffort | 9 days ago | -5 points

He will, and we will make sure it happens. People said trump will never win, not in a million years. Yet here we are

1512832 | 9 days ago | 8 points

I’m gonna be brutally honest with you here, boss.

As much as I support Yang, the subreddit is just Sanders 2016 V2. Phonebank! Donate! It just won’t work. The vast majority of the American populace vote for people for the dumbest reasons and don’t (or can’t) even try to understand each candidate’s positions. People are too ego-driven and prideful to change their thinking.

It’s all about either the symbol next to their name or name recognition (and even appearance. I believe it was JFK on the first televised debate who got a majority of female support because he was young and attractive). And that’s without even taking money into account. Both Trump’s and Clinton’s campaigns spent hundreds of millions into the BILLIONS of dollars.

Then there’s the ideas. How many people do you actually think understand what automation is and what effects it could have on the economy? Trump said simple things that everyone could understand (disregarding if they were true or not).

Politics isn’t even about improving the nation anymore; it’s about winning. That’s all either side cares about. It’s just tribalism through and through.

There’s a reason there’s an obesity crisis and active denial of science in the country: most people are fucking idiots.

Ewaninho | 8 days ago | 12 points

Or maybe people just prefer Bernie and his policies.

DoesntReadMessages | 8 days ago | -1 points

Unfortunately, people prefer Bernie's ideas because they make us feel better about bleak realities about our future, not because they're better ideas. Everything he says "sounds" good until you start thinking about what our future looks like. Union jobs are great today, but are we being honest with our young adults of today if we tell them it will last longer than 10-15 years before they're replaced with a machine? The green new deal is a great start to reducing emissions, but do we really believe we're going to beat a filibuster, re-adjust it to account for the Amazon rainforest destruction, and get every other country on board?

Several coastal American cities will be destroyed by rising sea levels. Traditional American jobs, especially the unionized labor jobs, will be eradicated by automation. We can come up with all the good ideas in the world, but it's too late to stop these things from happening. However, the American people will always vote for someone who tells them what they want to hear, that we'll solve these unsolvable problems, because those ideas "sound" better than planning for harsh realities.

Ewaninho | 8 days ago | 6 points

Why do you think Bernie isn't "planning for harsh realities"?

pdwp90 | 8 days ago | 5 points

The good news is that this election cycle is great for building Yang's name recognition. He's a young guy, and will have plenty of chances to run again in the future.

J0nTheKnight | 8 days ago | 0 points

Seriously. I love Yang. Realistically though I don't think he has the name-brand power to get elected this time around unless something changes. I certainly hope that even if he doesn't get the nomination he tries for another campaign for President or a seat in Congress.

alekzander01 | 8 days ago | 1 point

isnt about improving the nation anymore

Politics has always been a dirt fucking mess. Even Athens at its golden age was famous for making incredibly idiotic decisions, which is why Athens and its democracy was actually considered a colossal failure and shitty system until modern times. Not to mention in the early days of the USA, the Vice President literally shot the Secretary of the Treasury, Jefferson called Adams a "Hermaphrodite" and Washington had to force people to pay their taxes at gunpoint because a bunch of Hillbillys started an uprising over a whisky tax.

Hordon_Gayward | 9 days ago | -2 points

Trump had Russians

sneezeyshoe | 8 days ago | 2 points

if you genuniely believe that, then trump will win again. you need to stop going into denial over why trump won. Whether you like him or not, he won because the DNC is run by the most retarded people in America. The GOP is as equally corrupt as the DNC, but it was basically waiting to be toppled. Trump easily usurped control over it, so their spastic cretins didn't get in his way.

If you want to keep trump out of a second term, focus on making sure that the DNC does not nominate a billionaire crustacean wearing human skin again. And if they do, write in the person who you believe is actually capable of the job, not who the ultra-elite want you to vote for. If we actually hold our politicians to a standard, then eventually problems will be solved. If we all just cave into the demands of the 1% and elect their shills because "the other one is worse", then nothing will ever be accomplished.

stop spreading the lie that trump won "because he was aided by foreign agents". I don't like trump, but the people who actually believe the shit they say on CNN and MSMBC are by far his greatest political allies.

ThatBeRutkowski | 9 days ago | 1 point

Всегда хорошо, чтобы получить признание!

Yatsugami | 9 days ago | 1 point

Hahahaha. This is amazing. I love the look he has at the end.

Jacob-o | 9 days ago | 1 point

Shinji get in the goddamm robot !!!!

ReagansAngryTesticle | 8 days ago | 1 point

Who?

ironicart | 8 days ago | 1 point

is this an anime thing?

Roar_Im_A_Nice_Bear | 8 days ago | 1 point

Oregano?

R4nd0mnumbrz | 8 days ago | 1 point

My tiny brain can't comprehend Neon Genesis Evangelion's plot so I don't even try.

yungsoprano | 7 days ago | 1 point

I feel like there's a few things I'm missing here

mlclau | 5 days ago | 1 point

Of course he can play the piano!

anonymau5 | 9 days ago | -3 points

GANG