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Jun 17, 2023Liked by Marianne Williamson

I have two quotes that support what Marianne is saying. One is from Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Society's job is Conformity. Our job is to find our Authenticity in the face of Conformity". The other is from Gandhi, "Be the change you want to see in the world". We can't wait for somebody else to show up - WE are the change we have been looking for!

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I agree with you, Marianne. Americans have "been trained" to accept too little.

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If the American people were married to the government, we would have divorced a long time ago for utter neglect and abuse. We need to break free from a system that is actively destroying us and our future.

We are still in the denial phase, and too many think if they vote harder for their color of choice, things will get better. They won't. No one is coming to save us.

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We have been hobbled by fear and distrust, thinking and believing that we have no power. In our democracy, people are the power!! Have the courage to act with courage now. We must trust in ourselves and reaffirm the agency of our democracy.

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We should start calling it "trickle-down" inflation and attribute it to shifting away from a market economy to a monopoly economy.

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Our 'training' has been going on for at least a century, as Edward Bernays explained in the 1930s... "Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. ...We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of."

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Joan, the countries you mention are somewhere between what the USA was and outright communism. The important question for Americans too young to remember what America was IS to read why immigrants flooded our shores to come here legally from the countries you mentioned and many others for real individual freedom and "government by the people. If you don't remember what freedom from government control was like it's only because it has been slowly eroded until we have become weak and dependant-- willing to let others dictate what we think. If we let freedom die we will ever get it back?

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Although there are so many possibilities for positive change that don't even used to exist in other places, we have forgotten how wonderful and powerful we are and have allowed the myth of a representative government to continue not to represent us and the greater good. A new day and a new way with Marianne.

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Wow, at first I thought Marianne was really on to something! Yes, it's time to stand up for our God-given rights! It's time to take back the America our forefathers built for us with their bare hands. But Marianne wants us to fight for free stuff. "Go for it"! she says! Rise up and demand what Barack Obama promised--a transformed America! A totalitarian state where the government is the only power God is out-the government takes care of us in return for bigger crumbs! Stand up and demand COMMUNISM! It's works so well everywhere else.

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In reality, there are no free meals, at school or elsewhere. We need good schools, decent housing for every American and jobs with livable wages. Everyone should have enough income to pay for their children’s school lunches and sports. When we accept handouts we become dependent; when we pay our own way, we feel proud and equal. No free meals. That divides us into the haves and have nots. Hold your head up, pay your own way!

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It's interesting that's what you are hearing from her. I'm not hearing that at all.

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I think if you follow USA economy that was (relatively) so strong and fair after WWII - from Reagan's trickle down to store clerks needing multiple jobs and food support to survive, you will understand what is wrong. Robert Reich, an expert on our country's economy, is doing a great job online telling what's up while drawing cartoons that make it easy to understand.

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Who pays for these "free" meals? Did you or do we let the government do it with other people's money?

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Now you need shirts, Marianne, with ‘Marianne Williamson For President’ on them as my Bernie shirt has that I bought in 2015 and still wear (as I am today) and still get positive feedback. Bernie almost got the nomination in 2016 and tried again, of course, in 2020 and didn’t do so well. You can do the “reverse”, Marianne, and, pull it off as Bernie almost did in 2016. The young people are ready for it and you need a way to connect with them besides asking for money and putting forth an agenda that does, indeed, “speak” to them and many others like myself. You need a shirt!

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