|Marianne 2020 - Tomorrow For A Better Tomorrow...or Something.|
Marianne Williamson is by far the most entertaining candidate in the Dems 2020 lineup. The New Age guru has said enough is enough, and if elected president she will establish a new "Department of Peace" to both disarm Americans and stomp out pesky white privilege. Sure, a lot of the other democrats are crazy too, but none of them come close to this level of hilarious insanity.
Williamson announced on her website the new bureaucracy:
"Marianne Williamson, as President, will work with the Congress to create a cabinet-level U.S. Department of Peace. Ending the scourge of violence in the United States and across the planet requires more than suppressing violence. Lasting peace requires its active and systematized cultivation at every level of government and society. The U.S. Department of Peace will coordinate and spur the efforts we need to make our country and the world a safer place. Nothing short of broad-scale investment and government reorientation can truly turn things around."And she even worked up a sweet logo:
Nothing says serious government business like pink, does it?
"Both domestically and internationally, we must dramatically ramp up the use of proven powers of peace-building, including dialogue, mediation, conflict resolution, economic and social development, restorative justice, public health approaches to violence prevention, trauma-informed systems of care, social and emotional learning in schools, and many others."So under a President Williamson administration we are going to use mediation to take out the terrorists? I told you she is entertaining.
"As its mission, the U.S. Department of Peace will; hold peace as an organizing principle; promote justice and democratic principles to expand human rights; coordinate restorative justice programs; address white supremacy; strengthen nonmilitary means of peacemaking; work to prevent armed conflict; address the epidemic of gun violence; develop new structures of nonviolent dispute resolution; and proactively and systematically promote national and international conflict prevention, mediation, and resolution. In short, we must wage peace."Someone should let her know that cracking down on gun ownership and whiteness are the exact opposite things as expanding human rights. I realize that I’m not a granola-eating crystal-gazer, but I don’t actually see how it’s possible to “address” all of these issues without extreme violence from an oppressive government. People are kinda attached to their 1st and 2nd Amendment rights and aren’t going to surrender them without a fight. It’s hard to disarm people using meditation and positive psychic energy.
It gets even more Orwellian because according to Williamson, the Department of Peace will essentially be in charge of the entire U.S. Government:
"The Secretary of Peace will serve as a member of the National Security Council and will be empowered to coordinate with all Cabinet agencies – including the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Education, Justice, and State, and the new Department of Children and Youth."Wait. The Department of Children and Youth?
"The Department will create and establish a Peace Academy, modeled after the military service academies, which will provide a 4-year concentration in peace education. Graduates will be required to serve 5 years in public service in programs dedicated to domestic or international nonviolent conflict resolution."Nine years is an awful lot to ask from someone to be a positive psychic energy warrior, even from the soyest of boys. As far as I can tell, Williamson plans on a massive expansion of the federal government to force everyone to be a touchy feely space cadet just like her. I wonder if dissenters will be sent to a “re-education” camps.
The ball has now in the court of Lizzy, Joe, Kamala and Spartacus to see if anyone can out-crazy Williamson. I have faith that not even they can top this.
A Tip of the Hat to George Orwell's Ghost