Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Psychology, Medicine, Science, Politics, Oppression, Integrity, Philosophy, Jews

Meet Andrew Yang, the Internet-sensation and Asian-American Democratic candidate

Is he sometimes ignored and not taken seriously by traditional media because of racism?

Trump never was a politician. So, no wonder a Democratic businessman is not getting any traction? Well, Yang is, polling 4th-8th place from a field of 24. Cuomo is a great journalist. Look at his talk with Yang:

In the first TV debate with 10 Democratic candidates, he was only asked two questions, purposely or inadvertently and his mike malfunctioned:

One of the big TV stations seems to ignore him, almost on purpose.

But that station interviewed him — and he knows his stuff and gets across:

Yet, see him being elbowed aside by a Black candidate while he’s interviewed by a journalist who has trouble taking him any serious:

He has his own plans against anti-Afro-American (“Black”) racism:

He says that he can beat Trump because he’s good at math. Literate would do it too. He does speak with pride without arrogance – that’s attractive.

He seems to say it as it is, which could save the economy and climate:

He knows how to talk to a real right-winger and not sound crazy:

Like Buttigieg, he doesn’t get angry and he smiles. But Yang doesn’t talk as much about being young as the Gay mayor does. Bernie is an old man with a young soul, Pete a young guy with an old soul but Yang is Young period.

He thinks outside of the box (like Marianne Williamson but then grounded in reality and fact rather than ideas and beliefs), rejecting 20th-century solutions for the 21st. Many argue between Socialism and Capitalism but he says Humanistic Capitalism which seems the best of both worlds (only).

With all this clear rational thinking, he’s not devoid of emotions.

On international politics, we’ll have to wait and see. He does have a razor-sharp mind, a clear-headed understanding, and a humanist outlook. Which sadly, doesn’t automatically mean that he’ll be a Zionist, though. But he doesn’t sound like Obama III at all, which gives me hope.

There are many many interesting parallels between the Jewish and the Chinese Diaspora in the US to contemplate.

Not only must racism in the US be fought more than ever in recent history; it might need to be battled before the elections, to take all candidates seriously, not just those of certain racial background(s).

We know that beyond blatant violent racism there is the more subtle pervasive racism of not noticing a nonwhite person. Is US racism against Asians actually worse than anti-Latino and anti-African bigotry? I don’t know. But the above clips suggest keeping this question in mind. Unaware racism will only be beaten when we pay attention to it and call it out.

I love the YangGang’s MATH hats: Make America Think Harder.

In the newest speculation, maybe Hillary will run too (the one so disliked that people preferred Trump). That would be marvelous. She and Joe would share the top spots (with each barely a double-digit percentage, making all the runner-ups much closer to the jackpot. And then the person with the best plans and attitude should win. My advice is: keep your eyes on Yang.

He just qualified for the next Democratic TV debate (with 7 others so far).

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch survivors who met in the largest concentration camp in the Netherlands, Westerbork, and holds a BA in medicine (University of Amsterdam). He taught Re-evaluation Co-counseling, became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids. He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will. He's a vegan for 8 years now. He's an Orthodox Jew but not a rabbi. * His most influential teachers (chronologically) are: his parents, Nico (natan) van Zuiden and Betty (beisye) Nieweg, Wim Kan, Mozart, Harvey Jackins, Marshal Rosenberg, Reb Shlomo Carlebach and lehavdiel bein chayim lechayim: Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo, Rav Zev Leff and Rav Meir Lubin. * Previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. For a couple of years he wrote hasbara for the Dutch public. His fields of attention now are varied: Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science (statistics), Politics (Israel, the US and the Netherlands, Activism - more than leftwing or rightwing, he hopes to highlight Truth), Oppression and Liberation (intersectionally, for young people, the elderly, non-Whites, women, workers, Jews, GLBTQAI, foreigners and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), Ecology and Veganism. Sometimes he's misunderstood because he has such a wide vision that never fits any specialist's box. But that's exactly what many love about him. Many of his posts relate to affairs from the news or the Torah Portion of the Week or are new insights that suddenly befell him. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, reassure the doubters but make the self-assured doubt more. He strives to bring a fresh perspective rather than bore you with the obvious. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds must be disputed. In short, his main political positions are: anti-Trumpism, for Zionism, Intersectionality, non-violence, democracy, anti the fake peace process, for original-Orthodoxy, Science, Free Will, anti blaming-the-victim and for down-to-earth optimism. Read his blog how he attempts to bridge any discrepancies. He admits sometimes exaggerating to make a point, which could have him come across as nasty, while in actuality, he's quit a lovely person to interact with. He holds - how Dutch - that a strong opinion doesn't imply intolerance of other views. * His writing has been made possible by an allowance for second generation Holocaust survivors from the Netherlands. It has been his dream since he was 38 to try to make a difference by teaching through writing. He had three times 9-out-of-10 for Dutch at his high school finals but is spending his days communicating in English and Hebrew - how ironic. G-d must have a fine sense of humor. In case you wonder - yes, he is a bit dyslectic. November 13, 2018, he published his 500st blog post with the ToI. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me. To see other blog posts by him, a second blog - under construction - can be found by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture.
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