Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Marianne Williamson Shows the Dems are a Cult

How did Marianne Williamson, the author of 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever, and other stuff you might see on the bottom layer of a garage sale, end up on the 2020 debate stage?

The obvious answer is that she’s been there for a very long time.

Lefties love to claim that they’re the movement that believes in science. But the Third Law of
Thermodynamics isn’t something you believe in. Fermat’s Principle doesn’t give your life meaning.

Marianne teaching you spiritual lessons about weight loss on an episode of Oprah does.

Hillary Clinton held a séance in the White House. The seance overseen by Jean Houston, the author of The Hero and the Goddess: The Odyssey as Pathway to Personal Transformation, encouraged Hillary to contact Eleanor Roosevelt. Hillary and Houston hit it off after the Clintons invited self-help book authors to Camp David to help them cope with their defeat. The authors included Marianne Williamson.

Marianne Williamson had reportedly participated in some of Hillary’s White House seances.

Esquire claimed that Hillary Clinton had met her at a fundraiser where the New Age guru made such an impression that she was invited to stay in the Lincoln Bedroom.

Where did Marianne Williamson come from? The White House and the Democrat Party.

Unlike Andrew Yang, Williamson isn’t a fringe character who somehow made it into the debate stage. When she ran for Congress, her backers included Dennis Kucinich, who told supporters, "You are the ones who are calling forward a reality by the name of Marianne Williamson", and Jennifer Granholm, the former Governor of Michigan, who headed a key Hillary SuperPAC.

Williamson is a crackpot, but her crackpottery fills the broken china closets of the Democrats. She got this far because the upper echelons of the Dems don’t believe in God, but do believe in crazy.

When Hillary Clinton wasn’t trying to commune with Eleanor and Gandhi, she appeared to share the obsession of John Podesta, her campaign chair, with UFOs. There was bafflement when former Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid was caught earmarking $22 million to study UFOs. Earlier this year, Reid claimed that there was a UFO race between Russia’s KGB (which no longer exists), China and America.

$10 million went to a Dem donor interested in UFOs who had written Harry $10,000 worth of checks.

The UFO research quickly took a dive into the paranormal, which, according to a senior manager included studying, "bizarre creatures, poltergeist activity, invisible entities." The reports were subcontracted to a research team led by a psychic espionage researcher.

Compare that to President Trump being briefed on UFOs and dismissing them.

Remind me again which party “believes” in science?

Democrats were twice as likely as Republicans to think that astrology is "very scientific". And the Democrats split equally down on the middle on whether astrology was or wasn't scientific.

Liberals were more likely to believe in astrology than conservatives. 43% of liberals believed that astrology was scientific, while only 26% of conservatives did. Only 48.6% of Democrats, compared to 62% of Republicans, were able to correctly answer that the earth revolves around the sun.

58% of Democrats compared to 37% of Republicans believe in UFOs. 35% of Democrats and 27% of Republicans believe they experienced the paranormal. 69% of Democrats, compared to 49% of Republicans, believe in ghosts.

That’s why Marianne Williamson is up there on the debate stage. The only surprise is that it took this long for an unabashed representative of what the Democrats really believe to finally show up.

At the 2020 debates, the Democrats are letting their leftist freak flag fly. They’re coming out of the closet about their support for taking away everyone’s health insurance, dismantling the border and freeing criminals. Why shouldn’t they come out of the closet about their New Age beliefs?

70% of Republicans believe in the God of the bible. Only 45% of Democrats do. 39% believe in some other power or spiritual force. 14% don't believe in any kind of higher power.

47% of white Democrats say that religion isn't really important in their lives. What do they believe in?

Spirituality. Auras. Energy forces. Karma. Battling dark psychic forces. Being attuned to the universe. They believe in, among other things, the founder of the Church of Today who lived in a commune, worked as a cabaret singer, ran a New Age bookstore, and became a fave of Oprah and Hillary Clinton.

"One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words 'Socialism' and 'Communism' draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, 'Nature Cure' quack, pacifist, and feminist in England," George Orwell wrote.

But do lefty politics draw in nuts and kooks for no apparent reason. Or is the insanity baked inside?

Are Marianne Wiilliamson’s crazy rants about dark psychic forces and force fields unrelated to her politics, or is the socialist conviction that the world needs careful management by the enlightened to cure us of our human nature exactly the sort of political philosophy that attracts quacks and kooks?

Behind the façade of reason, the light side of the Left, with its plans for a totalitarian utopia of resource management, speech policing, constant reeducation, and disposition of the unworthy, is a dark side of festering demons, spirits, ghosts, sorcerous powers, and invisible visitors from other realms. The light side claims that its ideas are the product of science, experts and modern thought, but the dark side is throbbing with magical thinking, hysterical outbursts, senseless cruelty, and cults of personality.

People don’t believe in what speaks to their conscious, but their unconscious.

The Left likes to claim that its plans come out of the light side, but history shows they originate in the dark. That’s why all the scientific plans never work out the way that they are meant to. The revolutions devolve into blood rituals. The economic plans fall into corruption and chaos. And when it’s done, masses of brutalized people wander in the shadows and wonder how all this could have happened.

The answer is that leftist politics only pretend to come from the conscious mind, but actually originate in the resentments, fantasies and terrors of the unconscious mind. Leftism isn’t reasoned, it’s rationalized.

Its politics are the wishes and the vendettas of the subconscious filtered through pseudoscience.

Marianne Williamson is unremarkable. After Trump’s election, tens of thousands of women like her swarmed the streets wearing pink hats to shriek at the sky and repel the dark psychic forces. This caucus of crazy white women, who underlie the leftist activist base, are spiritual rather than religious. They believe that they have special insight and are much too smart for organized religion. They are convinced that women are more spiritually attuned than men, that progressives are more sensitive than everyone else, and that they project spiritual forces through their activism that will change the country.

They believe in everything, ghosts, auras, energy forces, UFOs, and even angels, but no God.

That would be blasphemous because what they believe in, above all else, is themselves.

Marianne Williamson, like Obama and Oprah, speak to their inner specialness, to their egos and their conviction that they were put on earth to change the world and feel good about themselves. They assure them that all their inner conflicts can be resolved by directing their energy into politics and that they will be assured of immortality if their political activism puts them on the right side of history.

They are their own goddesses, their religion is narcissism, and the church is leftist politics.

Hillary Clinton, despite being one of them, never actually managed to speak to them. That’s one of the reasons why she lost. Even aside from Marianne Williamson, the 2020 field is full of Democrats trying out the rising cadences and long pauses of fake spirituality and impassioned vagueness. They use the borrowed poetry of religion to convey faith, but the only thing they believe in is themselves.

Williamson will lose this race. Just as she lost the race to represent Beverly Hills in Congress. But eventually the unofficial religion of the Democrat Party will get a guru as President of the United States.








Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

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12 comments:

  1. Mark R. Levin
    (a lawyer and best-selling author) said:


    Given the Progressive ideology and Democratic Party attachment of the modern media and journalists, their commitment to “community” journalism and social activism, and with the integration of opinion and news making objective truth increasingly difficult to discern, is the public actually receiving predominantly news or propaganda or pseudo-information?

    SOURCE: Unfreedom of the Press
    (chapter 5, page 117) by Mark R. Levin,
    published by Threshold Editions, year 2019, NYC,
    ISBN 9781476773094 * ISBN 1476773092

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  2. Anonymous20/8/19

    Having lived through the Age of Aquarius in
    San Francisco, I got so tired of answering
    what my “Sign” was, followed by a knowing nod.

    Whatever. There was also Moon, TM, Scientology,
    est, bla, bla. The trick was to display rock
    solid certainty and serene countenance. That
    was the “He’s got his sh*t together look.”
    Before Williamson, there was Gore too.

    Conservative Judeo-Christian piety often just
    opens the door to hypocrisy ridicule once sins
    are exposed. And come on, most of this bible
    dogma is also bunk. Can we just elect guys
    like Trump who remove barriers to our success,
    outsmart lefties, keep promises, drain the
    swamp, and stay on our side internationally?
    Please?

    Charlie

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  3. The Conservative Curmudgeon20/8/19

    @ Anonymous Charlie:

    I believe there is quite a lot we can agree on. It's the means to accomplish it that we differ in opinion. It's a shame we can't have a more in depth discussion without it getting lost in this time warp.............................
    With respect C.C.

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  4. Anonymous21/8/19

    Dems. will always pick ‘truth’ a.k.a. ‘narrative’ over facts (another three letter word…). Those horrible, micro aggressive, right winger facts.

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  5. You say that the democrats' higher power is themselves. I believe that they do have a god and that god is the state. This makes anyone who believes in a different god (or God) a blasphemer to their religion

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  6. Anonymous21/8/19

    How dare you mock the New Age! Yesterday while I was channeling a 3000-year-old Mesopotamian king-healer-charletan-child murderer, Baphomet "Skanky Eddie" Baal the 3rd, I harmonized like super uber-crystal, created my own reality, and said to my (same-gender) huswife (Gemini rising -- nuff said) that since my farts are cosmic/Uranian/holy then he/she should move closer on the couch, sniff deeply and worship the effluvium of my new age holy trinity: "Me, Myself and I". Blessed be!


    Mr./Ms/Mr. Gassy High-Potlach Alphacentauri Bliss Particle (om simply om), esquire
    The Universe

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  7. Micha Elyi24/8/19

    <blockquote>Having lived through the Age of Aquarius... I got so tired of answering what my “Sign” was...</blockquote>

    In California, I was born under the sign "Maternity Ward".

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  8. Huh. I'm inexplicably reminded of another political movement that believed it was "scientific" while it indulged in all manner of occult nonsense.

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  9. Yes, the woman is bat shit nuts.

    Unlike Romney's "severe" conservative, I am a strong constitutional conservative and have been since I was 18, at which time I cast my first vote for president--Ford. I was smart enough even then to know Carter was not a good choice to lead our country.

    I graduated law school with honors, play classical piano, litigated for a long while, have started and sold companies and started new ones, and have written many non-fiction books (seven languages), etc.

    But I have also seen, with my own two eyes, and witnessed by several other simultaneously, rather up close, a flying saucer back in 1975 in Iowa hovering about 200 feet above railroad tracks before shooting upward, stopping for a split second, moving diagonally and stopping and then . . . vanishing. It was late afternoon, summer, no one was smoking anything, or drinking.

    Because I research for myself, I did the research...for myself. To me the evidence--from NASA's own photos of Mars to our own space station video and from history itself--is overwhelming: Space is not empty, but is in fact a very busy place.

    Please don't lump me in with Democrats. It makes me feel like I need to shower.

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  10. George Orwell "On the Road To Wigan Pier",ch 11
    "In addition to this there is the horrible — the really disquieting — prevalence of cranks wherever Socialists are gathered together. One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words ‘Socialism’ and ‘Communism’ draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, ‘Nature Cure’ quack, pacifist, and feminist in England."

    "But the point is that to him, as an ordinary man, a crank meant a Socialist and a Socialist meant a crank. Any Socialist, he probably felt, could be counted on to have something eccentric about him. And some such notion seems to exist even among Socialists themselves. For instance, I have here a prospectus from another summer school which states its terms per week and then asks me to say ‘whether my diet is ordinary or vegetarian’. They take it for granted, you see, that it is necessary to ask this question. This kind of thing is by itself sufficient to alienate plenty of decent people. And their instinct is perfectly sound, for the food-crank is by definition a person willing to cut himself off from human society in hopes of adding five years on to the life of his carcase; that is, a person but of touch with common humanity."

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  11. Anonymous25/8/19

    It's Elmer Gantry time.

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  12. One of the funniest bumper stickers I ever saw was "I believe in Sasquatches and I vote!" I want one.

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