She’s polling at 0.2%, but Marianne Williamson made headlines Thursday after firing her campaign. Unlike Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, she’s short on cash. Williamson says she’s staying in the race with the help of volunteers.
With such low poll numbers Williamson has actually raised an impressive $6 million over the course of her campaign. But it’s not too surprising. She has a devoted following and has landed seven books on the New York Times bestseller lists.
What is surprising is how seriously the press has taken her. Williamson and Alex Jones share a number of weirdly similar takes on fringe conspiracy theories.
One can only imagine the bombastic right wing shock jock heartily approving of Marianne Williamson. They both like to talk about things like dark psychic forces, 9/11 conspiracy theories, and the dangers of vaccinations and anti-depressants.
On the Democratic primary debate stage, she spoke of the “dark psychic force” at work in Trump’s ascendance to the White House. It was reminiscent of Alex Jones’ many rants about psychic vampires and inter-dimensional aliens.
In 2012 Williamson did an interview with 9/11 conspiracy theorist Kevin Barrett. His show’s name is “Truth Jihad.” He’s known for claiming that the 9/11 attacks were an “inside job” by the “Zionist organized crime outfit.” When he complained that his views got him fired from his university and that America is fascist, Williamson agreed:
Yeah, I couldn’t agree with you more. And I think listen, to have questions about 9/11, to me, is no different than having questions about the Warren Commission. And I don’t believe in the single bullet theory of the Kennedy assassination either.
As one of the most prominent 9/11 “Truthers,” Alex Jones is right there with Williamson and Barrett. Her views on medicines like vaccines and anti-depressants also echo Alex Jones. She compared vaccine mandates to the government banning abortion.
In September Marianne Williamson sent out a tweet suggesting that her followers altered Hurricane Dorian’s course using “visualization” and “the power of the mind.” Alex Jones claims that the government has weather control technology that can “create and steer groups of tornadoes.” You decide what’s wackier.
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