Marianne Williamson gives hope to America

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Marianne Williamson’s run for the White House continues to give me hope for America.

Consider this comment during one of her events: “We are stuck in a ditch of issues. All the issues are symptoms of deeper problems.”

That is so true. Just listen to the constant media discussions and interviews with relentless opinions on our ‘ditch of issues.’ When will we hear a question like this to a panel of people: “On the issue of the discussions about the personal flaws in President Trump’s character and behavior, what’s behind this and how did he get elected?”

This panel question was prompted by something else Williamson said at her event.

She said, “Those who hate, hate with a great and obvious conviction.”

So, taking this statement and applying it to the panel question, here is how we get to the deeper problem from the symptom of Donald Trump getting elected.

In 2016 we had a general election. Trump preached hate in many forms such as fear, anger, and attack. Those who were ‘turned on’ through Trump’s hate messages were energized with “great and obvious conviction.”

They rallied. They yelled. They got people to follow them. And they voted in droves!

The rest of Americans, the majority, went about their voting business in the usual way with embarrassingly low turnouts for a system of government “Of The People, By The People, and For The People.”

Can the “deeper problem” behind the symptom be more clear?

—Bob McClellan, Missoula

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