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Marianne Williamson’s impassioned defense of Flint was her breakout moment

Marianne Williamson finally brought it.


David Covucci

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Posted on Jul 30, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 7:41 am CDT

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.”

Online, people were blown away by the force she spoke with, after having been loosey-goosey for so long.

Marianne, man. She finally brought it.


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*First Published: Jul 30, 2019, 8:59 pm CDT