Published: Thu, August 01, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Marianne Williamson put climate justice in the spotlight last night

Marianne Williamson put climate justice in the spotlight last night

"The issue of gun safety, of course, is that the NRA has us in a chokehold, but so do the pharmaceutical companies, so do the health insurance companies, so do the fossil fuel companies, and so do the defense contractors", she said.

Other Williamson supporters are hoping to boost her momentum by organizing what has been dubbed an "occult task force" made up of "13 witches, chaos magicians, and energy workers", who supposedly coordinate movements and "gestures" to assist Williamson. She said: "If you think any of this wonkiness is going to deal with this dark psychic force of the collectivized hate that this president is bringing up in this country, then I'm afraid that the Democrats are going to see some very dark days".

Sure, she didn't have much in the way of policies, and even less in the way of political experience, but no one can say Williamson wasn't firing up the crowd last night.

"Her gift is leadership", she said, according to Vox. "They want somebody that rises above Brookings Institute versus Heritage Foundation policy battles to talk about the bigger battle against racism, against bigotry, against all the things that Donald Trump has done to push this country to the edge".

U.S. Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (R) is joined on stage by Martin O'Malley (C) and Bernie Sanders for the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame dinner in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, July 17, 2015. "You seem to think there's something wrong about using the instruments of government to help people".

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For long stretches of time, the CNN moderators did not include Williamson, 67, in the discussion, and yet she demonstrated an ability to cut through.

"Because the only way to fight ... is with new voices, voices with energy that only come from the fact that America has been willing to live up to our own mistakes", Williamson continued. "People heal when there's some deep truth-telling".

The network was a little kinder to her on Wednesday morning. "What happened in Flint would not have happened in Grosse Pointe", Williamson said, name-dropping a tony suburb of Detroit. "I think I have to stan Marianne Williamson", one viewer admitted.

That brought more applause.

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