The YANGGANG

InstaHate

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So Andrew Yang is picking up a lot of steam on 4chan. He’s displacing Trump’s support there for three reasons:

a) He is even more anti-establishment than Trump
b) He has a futurist bent to him
c) Yang Gang memes are fun and viral while Trump memes have become old hat. The potential for lulz is important for this group.

Examples of yanggang memes (there are also counter-memes; I may have spent an hour over coffee on pol).

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There is also a strong anti-Semitic undercurrent to Yang’s support from this specific subculture.

And then there is some infighting between Trumpmemers and Yangmemers, with the yanggang basically pointing out that Trump isn’t any fun to meme anymore and therefore they shouldn’t meme or troll for him in 2020 and should back Yang.

The internet is a strang place.
 

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https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/9/18256622/andrew-yang-2020-president-meme-yanggang

“Andrew Yang supporters, be SMART with your memes.”

The post appeared on the Yang For President subreddit on Thursday, warning supporters against creating anything that might reflect poorly on the candidate. “I get it,” the author warned, “you want to show off how dark your sense of humor is.” Pro-Yang memes are fine, the post argued, but the latest flood of Pepe and Trump-adjacent rage comics “reinforces the stereotype we are trying to avoid.”

“Seriously,” the message closed, “the memes being spread right now are sabotage.”
 
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