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Marianne Williamson has been the stuff of memes for the first one-and-a-half debates, but she found her stride when asked about infrastructure in America, calling out the situation in Flint, Michigan, saying it was indicative of how our society treats communities of color.
“Flint is just the tip of the iceberg. I was recently in Denmark, South Carolina, where there is a lot of talk of it being the next Flint. We have an administration that has gutted the Clean Water Act, we have communities, particularly communities of color, and disadvantaged communities all over the country, who are suffering from environmental injustice.”
Williamson went on to say that what happened in Flint would not happen in a predominantly white community.
“This is part of the dark underbelly of American society. The racism, the bigotry, and the entire conversation we are having here tonight. If you think any of this wonkiness is going to deal with this dark psychic force of the collectivized hatred that this president is bringing up in this country, then I’m afraid that the Democrats are going to see some very dark days. It’s bigger than Flint, it’s all over this country, it’s particularly people of color, it’s particularly people who don’t have the money to fight back, and if the Democrats don’t start saying it … Donald Trump will win.”
"If you think any of this wonkiness is going to deal with this dark psychic force of the collectivized hatred that this president is bringing up in this country, then I'm afraid that the Democrats are going to see some very dark days." - Marianne Williamson #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/FhUqUsAQxP— Zack Ford (@ZackFord) July 31, 2019
Online, people were blown away by the force she spoke with, after having been loosey-goosey for so long.
Alright @marwilliamson— Paola Ramos (@paoramos) July 31, 2019
DARK PSYCHIC FORCE OF THE COLLECTIVIZED HATRED IN THIS COUNTRY— Aidan McLaughlin (@aidnmclaughlin) July 31, 2019
Preach it, Marianne.— Ian Sams (@IanSams) July 31, 2019
"dark psychic force": I am weeping, I've never felt like a politician understood reality the way Marianne does— Matthew Walther (@matthewwalther) July 31, 2019
Marianne, man. She finally brought it.
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