[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:
Nothing you've ever done or could ever do can make your spirit not beautiful. Or anyone else's, either. Just think what that means. #fb
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) December 16, 2009
This must be a relief to Adolf Hitler as he burns in hell.
God = Love. Will = Thought. Done = materialize. "God's will be done" means "May love materialize."
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) November 29, 2010
I think I finally understand the Transitive Property of Equality.
When you're missing someone, know it just means that on a soul level they've come to visit.
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) January 28, 2012
It helps if you imagine the sound of a gong being struck immediately after reading that tweet.
Each of us is pregnant with a better version of ourselves.
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) August 8, 2012
But most of us head straight to Planned Parenthood.
The most important things in life are not visible to the physical eye. It’s only when we soul-explode beyond the confines of the mortal self, expanding the boundaries of what we think is real, that we begin to glimpse the truth of who we are and why we’re here.
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) August 23, 2018
“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.