Happy Trails Moonbeam: Wacky New Age Nutcase Marianne Williamson has ended her 2020 presidential campaign.
Author Marianne Williamson ended her 2020 Democratic presidential campaign on Friday after failing to gain traction in a crowded Democratic field.
In a message to supporters Williamson wrote:
I stayed in the race to take advantage of every possible opportunity to share our message. With caucuses and primaries now about to begin, however, we will not be able to garner enough votes in the election to elevate our conversation any more than it is now.
The primaries might be tightly contested among the top contenders, and I don’t want to get in the way of a progressive candidate winning any of them.
During her failed campaign to win the Democratic nomination, Williamson, who described herself as a “bitch for God,” fought the perception that she was some “wacky new-age nutcase.”
Speaking with The Hill before a Democratic presidential debate held in Detroit last summer Willimason said:
The establishment media sees me as a real threat to the status quo. People are so invested in creating this false narrative about me as the ‘crystal lady,’ ‘wacky new-age nutcase.’ If you really think about it, I must be doing something right that they’re so scared.
However, the fact is Williamson, a popular self-help author and spiritual guru to stars like Oprah Winfrey and Gwyneth Paltrow, is a “wacky new-age nutcase.” Indeed, she is a dangerous “wacky new-age nutcase.”
In addition to promoting superstition and spiritualism, Williamson is also a critic of mandatory vaccines. While speaking at a New Hampshire campaign event last year, Williamson called vaccine mandates “draconian” and “Orwellian,” declaring:
Williamson’s anti-science stance on vaccines is deplorable, as is her spiritual hustle taking advantage of the weak-minded and gullible.
To me, it’s no different than the abortion debate. The U.S. government doesn’t tell any citizen, in my book, what they have to do with their body or their child.
The Daily Beast reports on Williamson’s dangerous anti-science rhetoric, at one point noting that Williamson told gay men “The AIDS virus is not more powerful than God.”
More from The Daily Beast:
For years, Williamson… told gay men that they could cure themselves if only they would properly visualize themselves getting well. Not just gay men, of course; people with cancer and other terminal illnesses, people struggling with obesity, people with chronic health conditions—to all of these, Williamson and her ilk said that they had the power to heal themselves, science be damned.
The results were predictable. Some people went off their medication, since taking medicine showed you didn’t really believe that you could cure yourself, and if you lack perfect faith, it’s not going to work. Some even died.
“Some even died.” That’s not some harmless “wacky new-age” fun. That is criminal and immoral. Given the fact that Williamson was taking money from these gullible and desperate people only demonstrates how truly monstrous this woman is.
In short, Williamson is just another despicable and deplorable con artist selling snake oil to the gullible and desperate. She is no better than the sleazy televangelist; indeed, she is just another type of sleazy hustler selling false hope and superstition to weak minded fools. Instead of pushing Jesus, she is pushing New Age “woo,” making big money while taking advantage of naive and unsophisticated dullards.
As for the 2020 presidential campaign, Williamson has pledged to fully support the Democratic nominee.
Bottom line: Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson has ended her 2020 presidential campaign.