This week, we’re welcoming beloved guest Marianne Williamson back to the show. And we have a lot to talk about: the unionization vote currently underway at LDJ-5, an Amazon sorting center in New York; the Amazon Labor Union’s massive, jubilant rally with leftist politicians Bernie Sanders and AOC this past weekend; Steven Donziger’s freedom; Elon Musk’s multi-billion-dollar purchase of Twitter; and much more. We’ll see you for the video conversation on Friday night if you’re a paying subscriber; everyone else can listen to the podcast on Saturday through major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Pandora, and more.
Following her time on the 2020 presidential campaign trail, Marianne Williamson has continued to offer a perspective running counter to Washington’s elite, conservative status quo. In recent comments to The Hill, she outlined why the illusion of choice between Democratic or Republican austerity continues to fail the American working class, and why it’s bad news for Democrats drumming up votes during the midterms.
If the best Democrats can offer is an alleviation of people’s distress, then it won’t work […] If they offer fundamental economic reform, then it will. But for that to even be believable they’re going to have to create a whole lot more of it over the next two years.
Especially because Trump is no longer an immediate foil for Biden and similarly styled politicians running for office, the Democrats are going to have to give people something to vote for. Can they do it? Through her own activism, Marianne herself has raised the topics of fighting climate catastrophe, championing organized labor, and getting corporate money out of politics, among many other things. On this week’s episode, we’ll talk to her about what keeps the Democrats from backing these hugely popular initiatives, what direction the party’s headed in as we near the midterms, and more.
Marianne has the most adult and wise observations about the political system that we see. Most of us act as spectators, but we need to go as far as getting off our posteriors and speaking our minds. We have elected officials, but do they represent us, or they're donors?
We have a corrupt system and that must change, and we all know that. Bernie got our support, but the DNC undermines progressives. Obama made it through the support of many of us, he actually sold us out. His "Medicare for All" was a deal with the insurance companies. He was also a major exporter of humans. He also had major opposition after year two from Mitch for anything he wanted to do for the country. (He is still working on that opposition)
It is easy to dismiss all of the huge unethical & immoral decisions made over the years, but most of it is based on politicians/money.
We need to address the money in politics, the influence and from where, ethics in politics.
Ultimately it boils down to who runs the country? The voted in "Representatives and Senators" or the people.
Is this a game of who can persuade the public with more money, (money, not ideas or policy) or who gets out on the ground and listens to the concerns of the people?
Many if not most get our news through some sort of news service. We listen or watch because they feed us what we want. And pummels us with advertising. But we need something that is much more critical of all the BS. When you find it you need to support it. Yes it costs a few bucks, but that is better than getting feed some formulaic pablum from a corporate profiteer who in turn feeds the coffers of some politicians.
Love Marianne. Looking forward to this interview.