Democrat Presidential Candidate Suggests Using ‘Power of the Mind’ to Stop Hurricane Dorian
Democrat Marianne Williamson has called on her Twitter followers to use the power of their minds to change the course of Hurricane Dorian! She insisted that is not, ‘a wacky idea’. She has since deleted her tweet.
Williamson had tweeted, “The Bahamas, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas…may all be in our prayers now. Millions of us seeing Dorian turn away from land is not a wacky idea; it is a creative use of the power of the mind. Two minutes of prayer, visualization, meditation for those in the way of the storm.”
She replaced the tweet with a post offering prayer for “people of the Bahamas, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.”
“May the peace of God be upon them and their hearts be comforted as they endure the storm,” she wrote.
In an email to CNN on Wednesday, Patricia Ewing, a campaign spokeswoman, said Williamson’s original post “was a metaphor” and explained that the tweet was replaced because it “led to confusion.”
She also accused the media of treating the 2020 hopeful unfairly.
“When others speak of prayer and the mind it’s considered profound, but Williamson is held to a different standard,” Ewing wrote.
Though she removed the post, Williamson defended herself against criticism on social media.
“I was born and raised in Texas so I’ve seen it. Millions of people today are praying that Dorian turn away from land, and treating those people with mockery or condescension because they believe it could help is part of how the overly secularized Left has lost lots of voters.”
When New York Magazine contributor Yashar Ali pointed out that she had deleted the tweet, Williamson responded that she was not crazy.
Since you obviously want to debunk, counter or mischaracterize anything I do, would you like to have an honest and fair public dialogue? Since I’m neither crazy, irresponsible nor dangerous, I would appreciate the opportunity to counter the caricature.
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) September 4, 2019
Williamson even complained privately to the mother of writer Molly Jong-Fast after she mocked her over the now deleted tweet.
“So Marianne Williamson DMed my mom to complain about me and I have receipts,” Jong-Fast, a contributor for the Bulwark, said Thursday. Williamson, 67, directly messaged Jong-Fast’s mother, the feminist author Erica Jong, “I understand your daughter is young and doesn’t know better but given your own career and the fact that we’ve met, I would have though you’d at least be open to a non-corporate political voice in the mix.”
So Marianne Williamson DMed my mom to complain about me and I have receipts. pic.twitter.com/V2iGO2Ny7H
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) September 5, 2019
After Williamson messaged her mother, Jong-Fast, who has been critical of the candidate in the past, told the Washington Examiner that there was “not a gray area” when it came to Williamson being unqualified for the presidency.
“If she can’t handle a tweet then she probably shouldn’t be president,” she said. “Because they get a lot worse than tweets when you’re president.”
Marianne Williamson recently vented her anger at the ‘unfair’ treatment she has received from her fellow Democrats during her period of campaigning for the Presidential nomination.
In a recent interview with The New Yorker, Williamson said, “I know this sounds naïve, [but] I didn’t think the left was so mean. I didn’t think the left lied like this.”
Williamson said “the haters in this country have been collectivized for political purpose”
Williamson has not qualified for the fall debates and is polling with less than 1% support, according to RealClearPolitics. But she sure has kept things interesting!