Marianne Williamson is quickly becoming the most unlikely candidate to actually stand a chance of winning the Democratic nomination for the 2020 election.
The 67-year-old, who made her name by writing self-help books, really caught the world's attention during the previous debates where she vowed to use love to defeat Donald Trump.
Her unusual vocabulary and mannerism made her an instant hit with the internet but, in the second round of debates on Tuesday, she actually said something that resonated with the audience, as well as saying something odd.
The Texan gave a rousing speech about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and how it is a prime example of ethnic communities are treated in the United States. She also claimed that Trump is using 'dark psychic forces'...
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 colour, and disadvantaged communities all over the country, who are suffering from environmental injustice.
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 colour, 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.
The speech received a huge reception from the audience in Detroit and it garnered a similar reaction online, particularly for the 'dark mystic forces' line.
Williamson always won plaudits for her comments on reparations for the descendants of slaves in the United States.
In the interest of fairness, not everyone is a fan of Williamson's ways and find some of her views and history problematic.
HT Daily Dot