They should know, but do not, that most of her ideas belong to the future, a future that, sadly, most neither deserve nor are yet ready for. Since the US population is not yet ready for a person of her quality and type and views, it is unlikely she will not be elected but perhaps she will find a role in the new Democratic administration.
Americans should realize that Marianne Williamson has been unfairly attacked in some media and her views distorted and misrepresented. Sometimes this is done as satire, as in the case of Stephen Colbert, but the humor in this case is not worth the price of it as it does a serious disservice to the viewers and is quite harmful.
Williamson’s beliefs on health and healing are often one of the main criticisms by her detractors. What is often not appreciated is that…
…her HIV/AIDS activism, which came at a time when many were afraid to even be in the same room as someone who was HIV-positive, let alone someone dying from AIDS complications. She founded Project Angel Food in 1989 to deliver food and provide other services, like hospice care, to those with terminal illnesses. Again, like with the Los Angeles Center for Living, of which the program was an extension, most of those the organization served were suffering from HIV/AIDS. Marianne Williamson Has a Long, Complicated Relationship With the LGBTQ Community
We also have;
And in a blog post Williamson wrote:
I’m a modern woman, and of course I go to the doctor. Of course I take pharmaceuticals when they’re called for, and I am as grateful as anyone for the advances of modern medicine.
I do not judge pharmaceuticals, and I do not judge anyone who uses them – including for depression.
What I do criticize – and I cannot understand why anyone wouldn’t – is predatory practices on the part of big pharmaceutical companies.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, we find:
Whatever context that was in, I never told anyone not to go to the doctor. I spent hours and hours and hours driving people to the doctor. When a clergyperson, a faith leader, prays with someone, or leads them in a guided meditation—this is not in repudiation of medicine. Body, mind, and spirit. In today’s world, the oncologist is liable to be the first person to suggest that you get yourself over to one of those spiritual support groups, because serious spiritual practice has been proven to boost the functioning of the immune system. And by the way, when I was working with AIDS patients, a lot of that was at a time when there was no medicine yet. Marianne Williamson Explains Her Magical Thinking
On his blog, Mark King wrote:
“It was bloody war, and Marianne pulled up her sleeves and got to work on our behalf. She should always, always be remembered and honored for that. While her current political moment may be fleeting and easy to satirize, I won’t deny Marianne Williamson her due when it comes to her devotion to us in our darkest hour. I wish we had had a hundred more like her.” welcome, my friends…