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The Singular and Universal Oneness of Marianne Williamson

Filed under: General — JVW @ 3:16 pm

[guest post by JVW]

Say what you will about the Democrat debates which took place earlier this week (and really, we already have), but in many ways the breakout star has to be Marianne Williamson. Before Thursday night I just knew of her as a Baby Boomer enthusiast for assorted New Age bunkum and hokum, and a fringe independent candidate for the Congressional seat in my district back in 2014, a year in which Democrats were pasted nationally (but, sigh, not in California). In my let’s-compare-the-candidates-to-high-school-students post I characterized her as follows:

Cute chick who read Jonathan Livingston Seagull and listened to Dan Fogelberg, whose music she thought had really, really deep meaning. Believed strongly in using crystals for health and healing. You wanted to like her, but her thoughts were so banal and silly that you limited yourself to smiling and waving at her when you saw her in the hall. Spent most of her time in the art studio making stained glass doodads and painting rainbows and peace signs.

I think I was proven fairly prescient in the debate on Thursday, where Ms. Williamson called for harnessing the power of love and pledged that her first item of business as President would be to call that bitch who runs New Zealand and put her in her place.

But what I realized in reading through Ms. Williamson’s delightful wackiness is that, much to my chagrin, I hadn’t been following her on Twitter. There, one gets treated to the full range of Marianne’s Musings. Various websites and bloggers are now compiling lists of her most, uh, lyrical (if perhaps esoteric) Tweets, and most of them are must-reads. I’m going to add some of my favorites:

This must be a relief to Adolf Hitler as he burns in hell.

I think I finally understand the Transitive Property of Equality.

It helps if you imagine the sound of a gong being struck immediately after reading that tweet.

But most of us head straight to Planned Parenthood.

“Soul-exploding” is a concept that I would like to learn more about.

Anyway, there are hundreds more of these that can be found on her timeline, even if you do have to scroll through the 16,000+ pearls of wisdom that have issued forth from her iPhone over the past decade.

Republicans are now donating to her campaign in order that she can hit the 130,000-donor threshold for this fall’s debates. She’ll also need to reach two percent in the polls, but hopefully her marvelously whimsical style will encourage Democrat voters to keep her on stage to counterbalance Sanders’ grumpy Marxism, Warren’s gross pandering, Harris’s indignant umbrage, and Biden’s morbid cluelessness. It was worth it to me to send her a buck, even though I had to register an account with Act Blue. Here is the link if any of you are so inclined.

As the joke goes, we’re really going to regret lending her our support in January 2021 when she is inaugurated as our nation’s forty-sixth President. But what the hell — we might as well go out laughing all the way.


21 Responses to “The Singular and Universal Oneness of Marianne Williamson”

  1. I hope Tulsi Gabbard doesn’t think I am cheating on her.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  2. The ephemeral of the sublime impalpable is the demesne of the eternal.

    nk (dbc370)

  3. “If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.”
    – Jack Handy, Deep Thoughts

    Dave (1bb933)

  4. Is she good-looking enough to be the next Dalai Lama?

    nk (dbc370)

  5. Wikipedia: “Williamson was briefly married.”


    Munroe (be5f1a)

  6. Careful, shes a stalking horse for DCSCA’s fave, just as Jim Webb was for Yon Makain (Webb also got a potential 2008 competitor to McCain to self immolate).

    urbanleftbehind (82d2e3)

  7. 50th anniversary of stonewall riot led by maryln fowler butch lesbian. who thru the first punch that decked a cop feeling up her girl friend.

    lany (0b5101)

  8. This is the content I come here for. Wow.

    Dustin (6d7686)

  9. A gallimaufry of asseverational arrays seasoned with perfervid rhetoric?

    nk (dbc370)

  10. The only difference between her and the rest of the clown car is that her delusions are spiritual.

    harkin (58d012)

  11. Consider chesterton, no Marxist arent particularly gay friendly, you could ask reinaldo arenas about that.

    As to the matter of what happened with Andy ngo in Portland yesterday?

    Narciso (30eb7e)

  12. As to the matter of what happened with Andy ngo in Portland yesterday?

    Some of the same people who are insisting that it’s dangerous to be a journalist in Trump’s America are also insisting Ngo is not a journalist.

    And oh yeah Antifa is just like the troops that stormed the Normandy beaches.

    harkin (0db537)

  13. Spend any time around the 12-step movement (which she does not in any way represent or understand) and you will find people who latch onto her as some kind of spiritual guru. It’s like barnacles on a boat.

    Kevin M (61459c)

  14. Well, all I can say it’s a good thing for the world-at-large that Jordan Peterson is Canadian.

    Pouncer (df6448)

  15. You are made in the image of God and are part of God’s infinite imagination. Therein also lies pizza. Have some. Drink God’s beer. Tell God I said “hi” and to remember to imagine me as a billionaire, because I keep saying it over and over like Dorothy is the wizard of oz, but nothing ever happens. Happenings are things that have happened. Settle in on that thought. Smile, you are blessed.

    steveg (354706)

  16. The New York Post had today a list on page 24 of the Democratic candidates ranked by how many new Twitter followrs they got with it also listing what percentage gain that was.

    Some, like Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden already had a large number of Twitter followers, and gained very little percentagewise. )2/10 and 3/10 of 1%) Some, like Bill De Blasio had little and gained little. Some didn’t have so much but gained a lot The biggest gain both absolutely (108,439) and percentagewise (32%) was Andrew Yang and Julian Castro also got a big boost. (54,916 and 25%

    The second tier of candidates like Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, and Elizabeth Warren, gained very little percentagewise (3%, 4% and 2%) but were high in absolutely numbers (2nd, 4th and 5th)

    Marianne Williamson was like Elizabeth Warren – a gain of 33,275 followers but that was an increase of only 1%. I presume most of the people following her were following her for other reasons.

    Sammy Finkelman (0d0ca8)

  17. This is all kept track of here: (The Twitter primary)

    Here they are not ranked the way the New York Post did, but by absolute number of followers, and the numbers have been updated since the Sunday, June 30, 2019 New York Post was printed.

    Blogger Lawrence Person opines:

    Serious contenders to at least make it to Iowa: Biden, Sanders, Warren, Harris, Buttigieg, Yang, Williamson, Booker, Castro, Gabbard, O’Rourke, Klobuchar. In something like that order. Everyone else is simply wasting our time.

    He also said Mike Gravel is likely to stay in until the convention since he’s a protest candidate,

    General URL for blog:

    Beto O’Rourke my remind you of Robert F. Kennedy. But Robert F, Kennedy shouldn’t really have impressed anybody.

    Sammy Finkelman (0d0ca8)

  18. After the first debate, Marianne Williamson tweeted:

    Marianne Williamson

    I need to learn Spanish by tomorrow night at 9.

    6:48 PM – 26 Jun 2019

    Hat tip:

    Sammy Finkelman (0d0ca8)

  19. the nutroots aren’t even the larger dem primary,

    narciso (d1f714)

  20. #13

    Go placidly amid the noise and waste,
    And remember what comfort there may be in owning a piece thereof.
    Avoid quiet and passive persons, unless you are in need of sleep.
    Rotate your tires.
    Speak glowingly of those greater than yourself,
    And heed well their advice, even though they be turkeys.
    Know what to kiss, and when.
    Consider that two wrongs never make a right, but that three do.
    Wherever possible, put people on hold.
    Be comforted that in the face of all aridity and disillusionment,
    and despite the changing fortunes of time,
    There is always a big future in computer maintenance.

    Remember The Pueblo.
    Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle, and mutilate.
    Know yourself. If you need help, call the FBI.
    Exercise caution in your daily affairs,
    Especially with those persons closest to you –
    That lemon on your left, for instance.
    Be assured that a walk through the ocean of most souls
    Would scarcely get your feet wet.
    Fall not in love therefore. It will stick to your face.
    Gracefully surrender the things of youth: birds, clean air, tuna, Taiwan.
    And let not the sands of time get in your lunch.
    Hire people with hooks.
    For a good time, call 606-4311. Ask for Ken.
    Take heart in the bedeepening gloom
    That your dog is finally getting enough cheese.
    And reflect that whatever fortune may be your lot,
    It could only be worse in Milwaukee.

    You are a fluke of the universe.
    You have no right to be here.
    And whether you can hear it or not,
    The universe is laughing behind your back.

    Therefore, make peace with your god,
    Whatever you perceive him to be – hairy thunderer, or cosmic muffin.
    With all its hopes, dreams, promises, and urban renewal,
    The world continues to deteriorate.
    Give up!

    (National Lampoon, 1972)

    Kevin M (61459c)

  21. but they do represent the twitter mob,

    narciso (d1f714)

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