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Marianne Williamson: Peacebuilders Will Have a Seat At the Table of Power

Marianne Williamson: Peacebuilders Will Have a Seat At the Table of Power


LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MY NEXT
GUEST TONIGHT IS AN ACTIVIST, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AND “NEW
YORK TIMES” BEST SELLER WHOSE LATEST BOOK IS “A POLITICS OF
LOVE.” PLEASE WELCOME MARIANNE
WILLIAMSON. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( BAND PLAYING )>>Stephen: WELCOME TO THE
SHOW.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>Stephen: NICE TO HAVE YOU
ON.>>LOVELY TO BE HERE.>>Stephen: YOU ARE THE
AUTHOR, FOR THOSE OUT THERE WHO DON’T KNOW, 15 BOOKS, CO-FOUNDER
OF PROJECT ANGEL FOOD WHICH STARTED IN THE ’80s.>>’89.>>Stephen: — ’89 AS MEALS TO
AIDS PATIENT THAT CONTINUES TILL TODAY.>>12 MILLION MEALS IT’S SERVED
NOW.>>Stephen: YOU LOST THE
CALIFORNIA CONGRESSIONAL RACE IN 2014.>>YES.>>Stephen: NOW YOU’RE RUNNING
TO BE THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT THAN
THE OTHER 24 CANDIDATES WHO ARE RUNNING? ( LAUGHTER )
>>WELL, IN SOME OF THE POLICY POSITIONS, I THINK I’M VERY
SIMILAR. I’M A PROGRESSIVE LEFT-WING
DEMOCRAT.>>Stephen: MEDICARE FOR ALL. I WANT A PUBLIC OPTION. I THINK A PUBLIC OPTION IN
ADDITION TO THE ObamaCare EXCHANGE BECAUSE I BELIEVE — I
WANT TO BE AN AGENT OF CHANGE, I DON’T WANT TO BE AN AGENT OF
CHAOS AND I BELIEVE THAT’S THE BEST WAY TO DO IT. I THINK THERE WILL BE A
TRANSITION TO THE MEDICARE FOR ALL FLAT, AND I THINK THE
GOVERNMENT CAN GIVE SUBSIDIES TO ANYBODY WHO MIGHT BE LOST IN THE
MEAN TIME, SO, YES, I THINK THE PUBLIC OPTION IS THE BEST WAY TO
GO.>>Stephen: YOU’VE GOT A NEW
BOOK CALLED “A POLITICS OF LOVE.” NOW, LOVE IS NOT ALWAYS
ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRESIDENCY. THE PRESIDENT HAS TO DO SOME
TOUGH THINGS. HE ALSO THE COMMANDER — HE OR
SHE — IS THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO ORDER OTHER
PEOPLE TO GO KILL OUR ENEMIES?>>ABSOLUTELY. I THINK THAT WHEN YOU TAKE AN
OATH OF OFFICE AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, PART OF
THAT OATH MEANS THAT YOU ARE CHARGED IN CHIEF, ABSOLUTELY. BUT I THINK, IF YOU’RE GOING TO
TALK ABOUT PEACE, YOU CAN’T JUST BACK UP INTO PEACE. I HAVE GREAT RESPECT FOR THE
MILITARY. MY FATHER FOUGHT IN WORLD
WAR II. MY CRITIQUE OF OUR NATIONAL
SECURITY AGENDA IS NOT A CRITIQUE OF THE MILITARY, IT’S A
CRITIQUE OF POLITICIANS WHO HAVE BASED OUR NATIONAL SECURITY
AGENDA AS MUCH ON SHORT-TERM PROFIT MAX MYIZATION FOR DEFENSE
CONTRACTORS AS IT HAS ON ANY AGENDA FOR CREATING PEACE. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HEARD
A POLITICIAN TALKING ABOUT PEACE ON THIS PLANET IN 20 YEARS? THAT’S WHY I WANT A DEPARTMENT
OF PEACE. YOU CAN’T JUST TAKE MEDICINE,
YOU ALSO HAVE TO CULTIVATE HEALTH. OF COURSE YOU TAKE MEDICINE WHEN
YOU NEED IT BUT YOU ALSO TAKE CARE OF YOUR NUTRITION AND YOUR
EXERCISE AND OTHER WAYS TO CULTIVATE HEALTH BECAUSE
SICKNESS IS THE ABSENCE OF HEALTH, HEALTH ISN’T THE ABSENCE
OF SICKNESS, AND WAR IS THE ABSENCE OF PEACE, PEACE ISN’T
THE ABSENCE OF WAR.>>Stephen: ACTUALLY, THIS
DISCUSSION ACTUALLY HAPPENED IN EARNEST ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO, AND
RICHARD HOLBROOKE, I WAS WATCHING A CONVERSATION HE WAS
HAVING WITH THE GREAT WILLIE NELSON. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU KNOW WILLIE.>>OF COURSE, I COME FROM TEXAS.>>Stephen: WILLIE CAME TO
RICHARD AND SAID WHY DON’T WE HAVE A DEPARTMENT OF PEACE? HE SAID, WILLIE, WE DO, IT’S
CALLED THE STATE DEPARTMENT, IT’S JUST NOT USED THAT WAY.>>LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT. WE HAVE A $750 BILLION MILITARY
BUDGET, THEN THE STATE DEPARTMENT, IS $40 BILLION. WITHIN THE STATE DEPARTMENT WE
HAVE PEACE BUILDING AGENCIES. BUILDING PEACE IS AS
SOPHISTICATED A LEVEL OF EXPERTISE AS IS MILITARY SKILL
WHICH IS ALSO CERTAINLY IMPORTANT, BUT THE MILITARY IS
LIKE A SURGEON, OF COURSE WE HAVE TO HAVE THE BEST SURGEON,
BUT ANY PERSON KNOWS YOU AVOID SURGERY IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. OUR PEACE BUILDINGS GET LESS
THAN ONE DOLLAR BILLION IN THE BUDGET AND PEACE BUILDING
SKILLS, THERE ARE FOUR FACTORS WHICH STATISTICALLY PROVE THAT,
WHEN PRESENT, THEY INCREASE THE INCIDENTS OF PEACE AND THEY
DECREASE THE INCIDENTS OF VIOLENCE. NUMBER ONE, EXPANDING ECONOMIC
OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN, NUMBER TWO, EXPANDING EDUCATIONAL
OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN. NUMBER THREE, REDUCING VIOLENCE
AGAINST WOMEN. AND NUMBER FOUR, DIMINISHING
UNNECESSARY HUMAN SUFFERING WHENEVER POSSIBLE. THIS IS WHY WE SHOULD SEE LARGE
GROUPS OF DESPERATE PEOPLE AS A NATIONAL SECURITY RISK. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: IN THE DEBATE, YOU WERE AT THE LAST DEBATE — WHAT
WAS THAT?>>IN MIAMI.>>Stephen: WHERE’S THE NEXT
ONE?>>DETROIT.>>Stephen: IN DETROIT, OKAY. WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE UP THERE ON
THE STAGE WITH THOSE OTHER NINE PEOPLE? THEY HAVE YOU KIND OF TUCKED
OVER WAY OUT IN LEFT FIELD OVER THERE.>>AT THE SAME TIME THIS TIME ON
THE FAR LEFT AGAIN.>>Stephen: HAVE YOU OVER
THERE LIKE WAY BEYOND TIM RYAN, AND HIS CAMPAIGN IS IN THE
WITNESS RELOCATION PROGRAM. SO DO YOU FEEL MARGINALIZED OUT
THERE, LIKE, OH, THERE’S WACKY MARIANNE WILLIAMSON! LET’S PUT HER OUT IN THE PEACE
FIELDS.>>MY PLACE ON THE PODIUM IS THE
LEAST TO HAVE THE WAYS I FEEL MARGINALIZED IN THIS ELECTION,
BUT I UNDERSTAND HOW IT WORKS AND THERE’S A POLITICAL MEDIA
INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, AND LAST TIME IT WAS BERNIE AND THIS TIME
IT CAN BE ANY OF THESE FOUR OR FIVE. I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT. THE IDEA THAT ONLY PEOPLE WHOSE
CAREERS WERE ENTRENCHED IN POLITICS FOR DECADES ARE THE
ONES QUALIFIED TO PULL US OUT OF THE DITCH.>>Stephen: YOU HAVE NO
POLITICAL EXPERIENCE. WE HAVE SOMEONE WHO’S A
BUSINESSMAN WITH NO POLITICAL EXPERIENCE IN OFFICE NOW. THAT MAKES SOMEONE WHO IS FROM
WHAT WE WOULD THINK OF AS KIND OF THE NORMATIVE POLITICAL TRACK
THAT WE’VE SEEN IN AMERICAN HISTORY VERY APPEALING. THAT MIGHT BE ONE OF THE REASONS
JOE BIDEN IS SO APPEALING IS PEOPLE GO, GO BACK BEFORE THINGS
GOT CRAZY. DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE
WANT SOMETHING VERY KIND OF KIND BUT VANILLA?>>I UNDERSTAND IT, BUT I
BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A CASE WHERE WHAT YOU MIGHT CONSIDER
THE SAFE CHOICE IS THE MOST DANGEROUS THING WE COULD
POSSIBLY DO. THE PRESIDENT’S PROBLEM IS NOT
THAT HE LACKED POLITICAL EXPERIENCE, THE PROBLEM IS THAT
HE LACKS ETHICS, AND HE SEEMS TO LACK A VISCERAL TASTE FOR
DEMOCRACY. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
THIS IDEA YOU SAY I LACK POLITICAL EXPERIENCE, THERE’S
ALMOST THIS WIZARD OF OZ IDEA, THIS IDEA OF A POLITICAL CLASS
AND SOMETHING’S GOING ON BEHIND THE CURTAIN AND THEY KNOW WHAT
THE DO IN WAYS THE REST OF US DON’T. I THINK WHEN WE THINK OF
POLITICAL QUALIFICATIONS ARE TODAY, WE SHOULD EXPAND THE
DEFINITION. IT SHOULD INCLUDE POLITICAL
VISION, MORAL CERTITUDE, THE CAPACITY TO MOVE LARGE GOALS OF
PEOPLE TOWARD A COMMON GOAL, LOVE OF DEMOCRACY AND OUR
PLANET. A LOT OF VERY EXPERIENCED
POLITICIANS LED US INTO IRAQ, AND ANYBODY WHO SAYS I’M AN
AMATEUR AT WHAT THEY DO, I’M SORRY, STEPHEN, THEY’RE AN
AMATEUR ABOUT WHAT I CAN DO.>>Stephen: NICELY SAID. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>STEPHEN: “A POLITICS OF LOVE” IS AVAILABLE NOW. MARIANNE WILLIAMSON, EVERYBODY! SHE’S RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT! WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH
COMEDIAN DANIEL SIMONSEN.

100 thoughts on “Marianne Williamson: Peacebuilders Will Have a Seat At the Table of Power”

  1. Number one stop cutting babies penises. Then they won't grow up to kill and rape. Circumcision is a crime stop raping the babies

  2. utterly disappointing the way Stephen Colbert treated Marianne, so condescending. This guy is railing on Trump every night and then pretends like he doesn't know what going on with Trump when Marianne's talking. Unsubscribed.

  3. Donating to her campaign. "If moving large groups of people towards a common goal is a qualification for the presidency". YES

  4. The Media is at fault for making her seem like a loon. She seems like a fresh breath of air. both parties should fear her!
    #MarianneWilliamson:Peacebuilder2020

  5. I got to watch my brother try to convince my dad that his stage 4 non hodgkin's lymphoma was just an illusion and he should stop his chemo and radiation therapy because they were just poison. He got the idea from A Course in Miracles.

  6. If Michael Eric Dyson was a woman. I like her. She’s intelligent, energetic, passionate, and compassionate. If she would lean more to the center on the 2A, she’d have my vote.

  7. Did he just ask her if we will still get to kill people? Wtf is wrong with him? Disgusting, had to unsubscribe. How many fucking enemies do we have? How many women and kids and countries do we have to kill and bomb.

  8. Marianne Williamson is the light force we need to heal and elevate this country to a higher level. She is inspiring us and waking up the minds of a sleeping country. She is talking with Americans on a daily basis and truly listening. We need a leader with strong morals, ethics, and integrity to lead this country down a better path. She is a truth teller and a passionate leader that has my full support. Marianne is the answer and best choice for America!

  9. Well said Marianne, (paraphrase) its not about whether ur a business person/politician or not, it's about ur character, vision and sense of purpose. Unfortunately these debates don't give each candidate a fair shot, dey focus on who dey want us to pick

  10. In debates, when given 30 seconds to answer, she sounded weird; here in 7 minutes she sounds very logical, clear, and eloquent.
    Primary debates are not doing justice.

  11. Please watch the interview she did with Trevor Noah. This woman has some of the best arguments I have heard on this race…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTO-BsdRO1w&frags=wn

  12. Seriously America should get behind this woman. You can see she is super extremely knowledgeable and has huge passion for steering the country into peace

  13. Betcha he feels pretty dumb during this interview for all the times CBS pushed him to paint her merely as a tree-hugging, crystal-polishing nut-job.

  14. Yeah, we know what she's a pro at. Supporting the most tyrannical of men. Those men she will use as a gun against GOOD men. To destroy the rest of what we have left in this country. Do NOT be deceived this woman is a psychopath of the most vile sort. All fluffy honey on the outside but all razors and tie you downs on the inside. Just say NO to Marianne Williamson!

  15. She's a big Oprah shill. She's really popular with Boomers who love Oprah. Let her talk long enough and she'll say something dumb. Her publicist did a great job of keeping her crazy out of this. Funny that people are dumb enough to defend vaxing Lemurian woman here. She went to ultra elite Pomona college and it shows big time

  16. If you think this was good you should listen to her speaking at one of her lectures. She's a dynamic speaker and her message has been the same for the past 30 years. She was a "no body" when I first heard her speak and I went to many lectures in LA until she moved to Detroit. She's best when she's allowed to "freestyle". These kinds of formats limit her great ability to communicate a message.

  17. This is the best representation of Marianne Williamson that I’ve ever see. She seems to get painted as a crazy person but she’s obviously a bright woman. Thank you Stephen Colbert for showing us the real person the debates have been hiding.

  18. But Stephen… she's running for a presidential nomination, not trying to sell her book right now (that showing of her book at the end was a badly disguised low blow)…

  19. Sadly the juggernaut that is Biden will steamroller all other candidates. There's a year to go, let's make some changes. Can't wait to see who Obama endorses……

  20. SHE'S A BITCH

    SHE SAID ON
    REAL TIME WITH
    BILL MAHER
    THAT
    SHE DOESN'T BELIEVE IN
    DEPRESSION

    Im 43 years old

    I've suffered from

    ACUTE CLINICAL DEPRESSION
    SUICIDAL IDEATIONS
    THOUGHTS
    STATEMENTS
    ACTIONS

    SINCE
    1986
    when I was
    10 years old

  21. DONATE TO MARIANNE WILLIAMSON'S CAMPAIGN IF YOU AGREE AND LIKE THIS POST!! https://secure.actblue.com/donate/marianne-williamson-2020-committee

  22. Good interview. Stephen let her talk, she answered his questions and nobody was trying to be too clever. I am glad Ms. Williamson is part of the presidential conversation.

  23. Wow. Marianne! I just hope that America is not too stupid (i.e. short attention span, meme-culture, conventional media bias) to appreciate you. I do. 🙂👍

  24. She is EXACTLY what America needs right now! Delivering a message of love and not the hate cloud Trump has the country in.

  25. 67, and absolutely beautiful, not only in appearance, but in the whole person she is from the inside out, as well as everything she stands for.

  26. Pessimism won't elect her. If her message speaks to you, volunteer for her campaign, donate, tell people why you've chosen to invest in her candidacy, ask them to watch a video or two of her, etc. Notice I didn't say try to get other people to vote for her and notice that I didnt say get into a debate about why she won't win. First, you can't convince another people. Let them hear and decide for themselves. Second, engaging in the debate about why she won't win gives away your power to the current political structure and all the damage it causes. Being engaged and acting differently is what will lift us out of this quagmire.

  27. Marianne offers the revolutionary ideas and vision of democracy to bring a very needed positive transformation to this country!

  28. She’s critiquing politicians who have based their campaigns as much on short term profit maximization of military contractors as it has in peace.. this argument makes no sense. It’s like she’s complimenting these politicians.. gay

  29. I ship her but also like I’m scared that she has no prior experience …ik they answered that but doesn’t mean I’m still not scared lol

  30. Jesus said that there will always be war, injustice and poverty in the world. Plato said that those who have seen the end of war are dead.

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