Marianne 2020 Official Announcement

Thank you thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of
my heart I’m so eager to speak with you tonight and so grateful that you came I
would have start out by telling you a little something about my childhood my
parents were married over 50 years they loved each other they were a good
marriage but I think in looking back today we might have thought of them is a
bit of an odd couple my mother came not from a wealthy family but from a
well-to-do family she grew up among certain you know they had nicer things
not wealthy wealthy but they had nicer things my father grew up in deep poverty
deep poverty and had a hard life and he then was educated given scholarships he
went into the army he met my mother and he became a successful immigration
lawyer now growing up with both of those parents because of my mother because of
the life that my father’s profession afforded us I grew up with a familiarity
with a nice life but my father would always be like this
we’d go somewhere we’d be at some dinner some family situation with my mother’s
family etc my father would say kids come here let me tell you what’s really going
on here and that’s why my father always was my father was even someone when the
teacher told me in the seventh grade I came home and told my family told my
parents that the teacher had said my social studies teacher said that we have
to fight in Vietnam because if we don’t fight in Vietnam we will be fighting on
the shores of Hawaii it was called the domino theory I said my father stood up
he said sweetheart so my mother is a get the visas we’re going to Vietnam because
in his words the military-industrial complex would not eat my kids brains and
so he took us to Saigon to show us what war was my father never let us forget to
really see he would always say don’t just look really see I remember once
when were young my parents were world
travelers and they took us many places and I remember when we were in Hungary
before when hungry was still behind the Iron Curtain and when we were preparing
to leave the young man I was a child but the young man who had been our guard our
guide as we were leaving I saw my father very surreptitiously but his business
card in the young man’s hand and I heard him whisper he make it out of here I’ll
take I’ll take care of the rest of the way and I saw my the look in that young
man’s eyes so I was young I was seeing this as a child but I understood I
understood in that moment I understood what those tears in that man’s eyes met
the gratitude he felt for my father and I knew in that moment what it meant for
him the very idea of getting out and getting to America so I was always
brought up to see what was going on in some deeper way beyond the surface of
things then I was very much a child of the 60s very much a child the 60s and
the 70s when we would read Rahm Das and Alan Watts in the morning and go to
anti-war protests in the afternoon so at that time in the 60s and the 70s the
idea of both spiritual and cultural and sexual musical all of that stuff change
was happening at the same time you know the 60s Martin Luther King the civil
rights movement the anti-war protests so that was always for me a very easy
combination it’s my comfort zone it is where I’ve always lived my father would
say you gotta go out there you gotta fight the bastards got to fight the
systems you got to bring justice this was the way I was brought up but I came
to believe that the ultimate revolution was love I came to believe that the
ultimate revolution was the spiritual church and my father saw that and certainly I
have lived my life in ways where my entire career my entire life’s work has
been around the changes that we make inside ourselves but certainly with
Project Angel Food AIDS activism etc there was never a sense that we were
ignoring other things that were happening
and then something began to change and I heard a story that a Protestant
theologian wrote and it was about the Good Samaritan and for me it’s like the
transition from the Good Samaritan to the conscious Samaritan the story of the
Good Samaritan is a good Samaritans walking down the road and sees a beggar
and gives the beggar alms so then that story goes that the Good Samaritan you
can see the beggar gives the beggar arms then continues down the road sees
another beggar and gives the next beggar some arms and then the Good Samaritan
continues down the road and sees another beggar and gives that
beggar so mom’s and then it continues down the road and about the fifth of the
fifth sixth time it occurs to him why are there so many beggars that’s when
the Good Samaritan becomes a conscious Samaritan it’s like when you look on
television shows these days and you see these stories about some young person
who escaped poverty she used to live in a car she used to live in a homeless
shelter and now she’s going to an Ivy League school or you read another story
about some young person who lived in the most dire circumstances but they escaped
they escaped poverty and now they’re living a wonderful life
we are American and we need to ask ourselves why are there so many millions
of children in America who have to escape what is going on in America that
it’s so difficult for so many millions of children and I having been trained by
my father and having been trained as a metaphysician I used to say to people
during the AIDS crisis the physician knows about your disease the meta
physician knows about that which boosts your immune system and so I began to see
something change in this country back in the 80s it started in the 80s I started
writing about it in the 90s that made me feel like as much change as we could
make in our own internal selves at a certain point one of the internal
changes that you make within yourself is that you will not be silent you will not
be quiet you will not be non active you will not be passive when you see the
very things in the entire society that make a mockery of love back in the 1980s something began to
change in this country there was a man named Milton Friedman in the Chicago
boys out of out of Chicago school of University of Chicago I think economics
and it was this economic theory and it began to have devastating effects in our
country because when I was growing up you see it was understood that a
corporation had more than just fiduciary financial responsibility to its
stockholders it was understood that a corporation also had a moral and an
ethical responsibility to its workers into the community into the environment
but something began to change when the entire society began to be propagandized
about this trickle-down economics and the idea you see was that all a
corporation should have to do is to answer to the fiduciary interests of its
stockholders now the idea of there being more stakeholders than just the
stockholders means a lot of people have a stake in this the government the
environment has taken that the community has has taken it the workers have a
stake in it but no we were all told as long as market forces unfettered market
forces as long as market forces untethered to any kind of ethical
consideration as long as short-term profit maximization for these huge
multinational corporations take precedence that will be good you see
because then they’ll get richer and then the money will trickle down to everyone
else this has been going on since the 1980s and it has created something
devastating in our society a person who has no remorse a person who has no
conscience a person who has no ethics a person who has no compassion is a
sociopath and an economic order which does not have a conscience which does
not have ethics which does not have compassion and which justifies it’s a
morality by saying well all that our responsibility is is to accrue money for
this small group of people who are our stockholders that is a sociopathic
economic system and that’s sociopathic that sociopathic economic system has
become an economic tyranny in the United States of America we are now living at a
time where huge corporate conglomerates whether it’s oil companies for as fossil
fuel companies chemical companies agribusiness big big pharma health
insurance companies military-industrial complex our government has become a
system of legalized bribery especially since this the Citizens United case
where the nefarious influence of money is so great
that our government now acts mainly as a handmaiden to these corporate forces our
own government does more to advocate for the short-term profit maximization of
the usual huge corporate conglomerates and it does to advocate for the people
of the United States to even care about the people of the world or the planet on
which we live this is perilous this is dangerous
it is perilous to our democracy and possibly if we are not careful it will
be perilous to the survivability of the human race this is not democracy as
Louis Brandeis late Supreme Court justice Louis Brandeis said you can have
large amounts of wealth concentrated in the hands of a few or you can have
democracy you cannot have both our country our country was founded on the
idea that all men are created equal our country was founded on the idea that God
gave inalienable rights to life and to liberty into the pursuit of happiness to
all men and that governments were instituted among men to secure those
rights and Lincoln came along later and said that this is to be a government of
the people by the people and for the people but those principles have to be
more than just inscribed on marble walls they have to be more than just written
on parchment they have to live inside our hearts or they have no moral force
what has happened in this country is that huge forces who don’t really wish
us ill they just find democracy inconvenient to their financial purposes
they have now instigated passive and active assault on our democracy there
has been a massive theft the public treasury money that has been
systematically removed into the hands of a very few into the hands of that 1% of
1% while this country does not have universal health care well we do not
have a $15 an hour minimum wage while there are millions and millions and
millions of people living in chronic economic despair millions of Americans
who are going home what am I going to do if I get sick what am I going to do if
one of my kids get sick what am I gonna do how am i gonna how bad I pay for my
kids that go to college how am I gonna do how am I gonna pay for
these college loans I have seen this despair I have seen it growing I travel
around this country that is what I do and I’ve seen it over and over and over
and I’ll tell you something a lot of people were so surprised by the election
of Donald Trump I was shocked but I was not surprised and any political
establishment on left or right that was gobsmacked by Donald Trump was only
because they weren’t looking at what’s most important because they should have
seen they should have seen all that economic despair they should have
realized it was there and so much of that economic despair was there that
there was going to be a cry of populous despair it was going to be an
authoritarian populism or it was going to be a progressive populism but it was
going to come up from the bottom of things now in this country we have a
history we have a history of pushing back against tyranny we have a history
of pushing back we had slavery in this country but then we had the abolitionist
movement we had this oppression of women in this country but then we had two
waves of feminism and we had the birth of the suffragette movement we had
institutionalized white supremacy and segregation but then we had the civil
rights movement we had child labor laws and we had antitrust laws and we had
unions what is it with this generation it is time for us to rise up it is time
for us to rise up the way other generations have risen up
they have risen up in their time sometimes people are so cynical these
days as though other generations owed us something cynicism is just an excuse for
not helping and whining is not an option and getting all traumatised about our
bad things are we are not porcelain dolls we need to identify the problems
in its country but we need to identify with the problem solvers now what I have
seen what I have seen in my career is what happens when people fall down
people don’t usually come to me because things are going well by the time
somebody ends up on my couch talking to me about what’s going on in their life
it’s after they’ve already talked to all the people who could fix it on the
outside and they are ready they’ve gotten to a point in their life when
they’re ready to transform things from the inside out and all that a country is
is a group of people so the same psychological and emotional and moral
and spiritual principles that prevail within the journey of an individual
prevail within the journey of a nation each and every one of us have to
remember that if something’s going wrong in our lives we have to look to
ourselves for what part we played in all this everything that we’re talking about
here tonight in terms of the problems of America are like opportunistic
infections they could not have happened had we had a stronger immune system each
and every one of us is an immune system you can’t complain that the thieves of
democracy are at the door when we left the windows open and we left the doors
open too many of us were too cool to care too many of us thought well I’m
just not really political too many of us actually use a ersatz version of
spirituality to justify political disengagement too many of us thought
well other people will be political and other people will take care of it let me
tell you they’ve taken care of it plenty they’ve taken care of it to the point
where millions of American children go to schools that do not even have meet
minimum safety requirements there are a minute there are millions of American
children who go to school in classrooms where there are not adequate school
supplies to enable the teacher to reasonably be expected to teach that
child too and if that child cannot read by the age
of eight the chances of high school graduation are drastically decreased if
that child cannot learn to read by the age of eight the chances of
incarceration are drastically increased but because those children do not work
they are not there they have no economic leverage in Washington they’re not old
enough to vote so they’re not a constituency so how can they possibly
compete with the clout of corporate lobbyists that are flooding our Congress
and our White House every single day I’ll tell you what that is this is a
moral problem this is a spiritual problem this is collective child neglect
these millions of American children who have no chance we have simply normalized
their despair these millions of American children are living in situations it
should be considered a national emergency they should be considered a
humanitarian crisis who is going to speak for these children if not us we
live at a time where we are not planning on long-term economic vibrancy if we
were planning on on term economic gain we wouldn’t be just giving all of the
money to a small group of people who essentially are leeching from the system
if you want to take care of your economy twenty years from now you take care of
your ten year olds today you want to see this country the amazing ten years from
now 15 years from now 20 years from now you do a massive realignment of
investment in the direction of young people particularly those eight years
old and younger neurologists tell us that everything
happens in the first eight years the capacity of a child under the age of
eight to actually learn things and retain information is so beyond you want
to see entrepreneurial spirit you want to see the generators of the economy you
want to see America going for it and becoming something that all of us can be
living lives where we soar and our happy I’ll tell you where you look you look in
any kindergarten you help those kindergartners and I’ll tell you where
you look I’ll tell you what our Economic Council should be filled with our
Economic Council shouldn’t necessarily be filled with what we think of as
sophisticated economists our Economic Council should be filled with elementary
school teachers and so all you’ve got in your political establishment is people
who are coming around and saying that there will be a better version of the
old politics in America today is stuck in a 1995 model it is stuck in twentieth
century thinking we need a moral and spiritual regeneration in this country
we need to realize that if we do not address a spiritual rock that is
spiritual rat it is underneath the fact that we are willing to not help these
children that is a moral and a spiritual rot that has led to political corruption
that has led to an unmitigated disaster and human devastation our democracy has
stage-four cancer and all that the traditional politicians are offering is
a topical ointment do you know back when the AIDS crisis came about before the
AIDS crisis we understood that we had to change our entire model of thinking
about medicine because before then it was all allopathic you didn’t take care
of your body necessarily you didn’t take care of your nutrition you didn’t take
care of exercise you didn’t take care of your lifestyle and then when sickness
pretty much inevitably arose you just hoped that a doctor could suppress or
eradicate the symptoms that entire paradigm has changed we’ve expanded we
understand now you have to cultivate health sickness is the absence of health
health isn’t the absence of sickness we need that same kind of into
model when it comes to political situations including war and peace
we spent so much money preparing for war Ronald dumb Donald Rumsfeld even said we
need to learn to wage peace James Madison if you’re not going to
fund the State Department I’m gonna have to buy more ammunition in other words we
have to see peace building peace building as equal partner in
preparedness for war if we want to have anything like peace on this earth 50
years from now or 100 years from now I model and that includes in our domestic
war zones because those children that I was talking about those children that I
was talking about neurologists and psychologists say that the PTSD that
they suffer the PTSD that they suffer is no less severe than the PTSD that is
suffered by a returning veteran from Iraq or Afghanistan although a returning
veteran from Iraq or Afghanistan we call it post-traumatic stress because they
are no longer in the war zone these children these millions of American
children take the word post out because this this this trauma this chronic
trauma that they experience is triggered every day and re triggered every day
these children are in our midst and this thing is going to blow not only do we
not take care of really planning for an economic future by helping America’s
children but we do not plan for peace on this earth peace has to do with
proactive peace building measures if you want peace on this earth the factors
that are the most important have to do with expanded economic opportunities for
women and expanded educational opportunities for children and
ameliorating unnecessary human suffering we should see large groups of desperate
people as a national security risk because desperate people do desperate
things and people living in desperate situations people living in desperate
situations are more vulnerable to prey they are more vulnerable to ideological
capture by genuinely psychotic forces whether those psychotic forces our gang
here or terror terrorist group somewhere else this kind of thinking this kind
integrative thinking where we realize that we have to address the moral issues
the moral issue involved in acquiescing to a sociopathic economic system if you
want to deal with the systemic injustice at the core of our economic system you
don’t just need somebody to goes to Washington who knows how Washington
works you need somebody in Washington who knows how a sociopath works and you
need somebody and you need somebody maybe a mother I think we need a mother
in the White House you can take that however you want to you need somebody
who’s gonna say no we’re not gonna abandon those children no we’re gonna
not neglect those children and we need more yes of course we need we need we
need free preschool of course we need free college of course we need to cancel
to extend these college loans we need to do all of those external things that any
good progressive Democrat wants or any good progressive ones but we need to go
lower because if all you do for instance if all you do is defeat this president
this president there are so many lined up behind him the political
establishment thinks it’s so sophisticated it is so naive there are
so many lined up behind that one if all we do is defeat that when there’s
another one in twenty two there’s another one in twenty four we need a new
burst of freedom we need a whole uprising of
consciousness among the American people who know that we’re not going to
acquiesce to a to an economic system which puts short-term profit
maximization for these corporations before advocacy for people and planet
why because it’s wrong it’s not democratic it’s not a human value and
we’re not gonna take the fact that children millions of American children
are trapped in these situations so many American children living in chronic
trauma no no we’re not gonna stand for that why because it’s wrong and we’re
gonna address the fact we’re going to recognize that for a nation just like an
individual if you have a debt to pay if you haven’t cleaned up a past
relationship then you need to address it and when it comes to race in America I
do not believe that the average American is a racist but I do believe that the
average American is woefully ignorant undereducated about race in America at
the end of the civil or Tecumseh Sherman promised 40 acres
and a mule to every former slave with that forty acres in a mule those former
slaves would have had a chance to be integrated into the economy as free
people most of them were not given it even those who were given it it was then
taken away black code laws were passed in the American South which made sure
that former slave population would live in subpar economic and political and
social circumstances the lynchings the Ku Klux Klan the John Birch Society by
the end of that century white supremacy was institutionalized in the American
South segregation was institutionalized this lasted from the end of the Civil
War in 1865 all the way until the 1960s and Martin Luther King and the civil
rights movement and yes progress has been made I don’t want to minimize the
sacrifice the struggles or the progress of any of our ancestors much was much
progress occurred with the Civil Rights Act with the Voting Rights Act but we
need to be aware that it’s time to take the next step and to realize that in
many ways when it comes to race in America we’re sliding back when it comes
to race in America in 2013 this Supreme Court actually began chipping away at
the Voting Rights Act which is why all these voter suppression efforts are
among us today since World War two Germany has made 89
billion dollars in reparations to Jewish organizations they can’t make the
Holocaust not have happened but those reparations have been an important part
of reconciliation between Germany and the Jews of Germany and the rest of
Europe in 1988 Ronald Reagan signed the American liberties civil liberties act
where every person who was surviving who had been interned in the Japanese
internment camps during World War two were given $22,000 we need more in our
generation than small random acts of kindness we need huge strategized acts
of doing the right thing there is still a debt to be paid we need to pay
reparations for slavery we could pay a hundred million dollars
two accounts of esteemed black leaders ten billion dollars for ten years to be
dispersed as they see fit to economic and educational projects which will
enable them as they see fit to cause the kind of economic renewal that is a debt
still to be paid if you look at the fact that World War two was over in 1945 and
you look at young Germans today young Germans today you can feel it a lot of
the toxic the toxic karma it’s it’s as though it’s begun to be flushed out the
Civil War was over in 1865 and we are still carrying this and we’re still
taking this burden that this car matters toxicity generation to generation other
generations before us have done big things other generations have abolished
slavery other generations have given women’s suffrage other generations have
dismantled segregation and white supremacy in the American South let us
not forget we are not the first generation who has had to push back
against assaults on our democratic values pushed back against unfettered
unethical capitalism and has to had to push back against deep human values
let’s just not be the first generation to wimp out and not do the job and it goes without saying that’s why
I’m running for president water slang I got more of that I want to talk I want to talk I want to
talk let me go this is the deal this is the deal this is very serious business
and everything that I have said tonight might be exciting to you but there are
very very strong forces whose attitude towards that is oh no we’re not going to
be doing that this is not something where we can just get excited one night
you know this is not the old paradigm leadership which is what the traditional
political establishment is politics has become a spectator sport and if we elect
that person they’ll go to Washington and make it happen
no no this stuff can’t be fought this stuff is too powerful it has to be
overridden this is not something that one person can go and make happen this
is something that has to be an uprising a new era of love for democracy and the
Jewish religion it says every generation must discover God for itself every
generation has to fall in love with democracy for itself this is not
something that any one person can go to Washington and just make happen new
paradigm leadership is not about saying I’ll do it send me to Washington new
paradigm leadership is where the leader is holding the space for the brilliance
of others and that is what I have done throughout my entire career it has never
been about me it’s about empowering you it’s about empowering all of us if you
really want to see this happen if you really want there to be a presidential
campaign that could lead in a competitive to be competitive to
actually become a campaign that leads to a presidency in which the consciousness
of the person sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office is someone who looks at
things the way I have described that we will be building democracy that we will
be helping people thrive that’s what the promise of democracy is before this
country was founded Western Europe all of Europe lived under an aristocratic
and a monarch achill system in which it was deemed that God had given all the
to the king to the queen to the aristocracy and they were the only ones
who were deemed entitled to the land they were the only ones who redeemed
entitled to education they were the only ones who redeemed entitled to wealth
creation everybody else basically served them what has happened is that we have
reverted to an aristocratic paradigm you can call it a corporate aqua sea an
oligarchy but just as there were aristocrats at that time who said that
these little upstart colonists were not going to be able to do things the way
they wanted to there have always been even FDR called them the economic
Royalists I don’t want to do this to waste my time and I don’t want to do
this to waste your time if we are going to do this it is going to be a great
adventure it is going to be a grand and magnificent effort but it can’t be
something that is just a sprint it is a marathon and I’m asking you to join with
me I’m asking you to join with me not just to elect me president something
bigger than that has got to happen and just electing anyone president I’m
asking you to join with me I’m asking you to look on my website Marianne 2020
dot-com it’s going live tonight and I want you to study the issues and I want
you to read and I want you to form book clubs and I want you to learn about
American history and I want you to learn about Jefferson I don’t want you to
learn about Martin Luther King and I want you to learn about the civil rights
movement I want you to learn about race in America and I want you to learn about
the history of our country I want you to become no longer people who it’s Martin
Luther King said your life begins to end when you stop talking about things that
matter I’m asking you to join with me for a year of talking about things that
matter let’s talk about what it means to wage peace and not just for a prepare
for war let’s talk about what it would mean to have a massive realignment of
investment in the direction of America’s children let’s talk about what it would
mean to actually wage economic and racial justice in this country let’s
talk about what it would actually mean to end mass incarceration let’s talk
about what it would actually mean to fight climate change
and let’s take responsibility for fact that none of that stuff’s gonna
happen unless all of us rise up all of us become the immune cells in this
society and say that we’re just happening stops now you know everybody
in higher consciousness the community knows what boundaries are
well sometimes you know you just have to say no and you have a boundary that’s
what we need to have right now when it comes to certain forces in this country
and how they’re behaving economically and criminally in every other way is
this time for us to say boundary that stops right now where everybody was applauding I
appreciate your applause but I need your 20 bucks to do this we need money you
know there was a Indian guru who once said he needed a lot of money for his
ashram or something and his disciples said where’s the money going to come
from and he said I’ll know wherever it is now we need millions and millions and
millions of dollars I’d like two million tonight please if everybody if everybody
who harkens to this message who everybody if everybody who feels that
the traditional political paradigm is stuck in a 20th century mechanistic
model you know not running against anyone I’m
running with everyone and I apparently 1736 people will be running for the
Democratic nomination I think that will be healthy for our democracy and I think
it will be healthy for the Democratic Party but I have to tell you something
ladies and gentlemen the 20th century political mindset got us into this ditch
the 20th century political mindset is not going to get us out of this ditch we
need an integrative model we need a model where the consciousness is such
that we recognize that if you are not addressing issues of human despair and
if you were not addressing the the the character defects of your whole nation
if you are not addressing ways in which we have to change then no matter what
changes on the outside you can have low unemployment but what does that matter
we talked about that the GDP being the waging the measure of our happiness
really meanwhile we have the opioid addiction so we have the chronic despair
we have the depression we have the high suicide rates we need to look beneath
the waterline if we are going to do that if we are going to have a campaign and
if we are going to have a campaign that is competitive so that we could have a
presidency that actually is aligned with the higher angels of our nature where
one person has harness fear for political purposes we need to hunt his
love for political purposes but that means inside us so that means that I
need you to do more and as much as I appreciate your applause I need you to
work with me I need you to get down with me I need you to really this year be
everything that we need to be I need you to learn more I need you to be more
involved I need you to be more educated I need you to think about this is
something bigger than just electing me it’s so much bigger than electing one
person it’s about an uprising of the American spirit it’s about the uprising
of the Democratic spirit that is what needs to happen now and so when you say you’re supported I
need you to help me in every way Mahatma Gandhi said that the Indian independence
movement the leader of the Indian independence movement was the small
still voice within and that’s what’s going to be the leader of this campaign
– I want you to look inside your own heart I want you to look at Marianne
2020 if you think it should exist I want you to volunteer I want you to be part
of it and I want you yes to give money to support it because if we don’t have
the money there’s no way that we can be competitive but if you do and I’m not
asking you to exit your comfort zone either but I am asking that you make
contribution on a monetary level part of how you show your support for some of
you it’s $10 and I’m so grateful for that ten for that 15 for that 20 for
that 50 for that hundred I’m grateful to you to all of you who have gone beyond
that for all of you who have gifts in the $2,700 maximum donation I’m not
asking you to do anything that doesn’t feel right to you but I am telling you
that if we want this to happen this is very serious business the establishment
isn’t going to accept it the establishment isn’t going to want it but
you know what the establishment are not supposed to be the gatekeepers a
political establishment is not supposed to be our political gatekeeper and the
media establishment is not supposed to be our gatekeeper in a democracy the
people we the people are the ones that aside is going to run and we’re gonna
decide who’s gonna win many of you know me many of you have
known me for my entire career 35 years despite whatever mistakes I’ve made in
my life whatever failures I’ve had as well as successes
you know me enough to know that I’m a serious woman and I’ve had a serious
career and I do my best and when I fall I got up and people have been very good
to me you know who I am and when I tell you we’re gonna do something I’m telling
you we’re gonna do something many many years ago I went through a very tragic
situation in my life and my parents came to see me and I was lying in bed in my
room and my mother rushed over to me and she started holding in brushing my hair
and she got me tea and she just held me she was doing all those very motherly
things and my father then walked into the room and at first I saw the deep
compassion on his face and I saw that he loved me and I saw that he cared then I
saw his face change and this is what he said get out of bed
take a shower get dressed and you get out there you will not be felled by this
and so to you I want you to know our country is in trouble
our democracy is under assault we are in a situation which is as perilous as has
been in this situation any circumstance in American history as Abraham Lincoln
said as our cases knew we must think anew and act anew he said we would know
deLee save or meanly lose the blast best hope of Earth ladies and gentlemen it’s
our time and I’m telling you this we will not be felled by this to the women I would like to say one
thing we know it’s our time but when they look back it as a hundred years
from now I want them to more than say wow they did it let them say we did it
well and to our entire generation we have partied and at a certain point when
you say at the party too long it becomes pathetic you’ve heard me say before
we’ve had a crisis of adulthood in our society too many men have acted like
boys and too many women have acted like girls this is a great maturation process
I think that if you would look at the panoply of history and the generations
of Americans before us you kind of wouldn’t look at us and expect great
things but those who might not have expected great things let us prove them
wrong let us make history let us more than make history let us
make this a more beautiful world I’m ready for this ladies and gentlemen
please join with me let’s lay this down thank you

20 thoughts on “Marianne 2020 Official Announcement

  1. This is great – I'm looking for a transcript for my hard of hearing mother….. any chance you will release the transcript somewhere? Its not (yet) on your website. Thanks

  2. God Bless you Marianne. I am feeling a renewed hope and excitement for the future of our country! Just one request: We would need Spanish subtitles please. I speak English but not my family.

  3. A Course in Miracles says: "Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world." Do you know WHY it says that? Very few have truly understood ACIM. But you WILL understand if you read my inspired 2013 book "THE HOLY GRAIL IS FOUND." Amen.

  4. I'm a Bernie fan and it's now July 19th. She definitely needs a place in the cabinet. Vote Progressive for real change.

  5. I believe that Marianne has a message that this country (and beyond) needs to hear. The polls indicate that she doesn’t stand a chance of winning the nomination, and that may be true, but that does not negate the power of her words.

  6. Love you Marianne! You should use Des`ree song "You Gotta Be" for your campaign ~ "All I Know, All I Know:Love Will Save The Day!"

  7. People will say I'm a follower of Christopher Hitchens and I would accept that. For people who doesn't know who he was, he was a very strong leader in the atheist movement. I think he would've said something like, you call it spiritual and I call it numinous, let's get on with it. But for me, there's really nothing to get on to, because love is love. I'm here to defend against the idea that society is over-secularized. No, absolutely not, we're here for love and for the experience of the numinous and for the knowledge that science brings us. As a Norwegian, it's easier to say «Happy juletide» than «Merry Christmas», but I won't feel sorry either way, because to us, it means the same thing. We're unconfortable with the word spiritual, and prefer the word numinous, but that's ok. We understand, because we intend to. The problem is people who don't understand because they don't want to. And of course there is this forgive-everthing-ism. I don't subscribe to that. There are times when forgiveness is not an option. Jesus was wrong about that one.

  8. Problem, reaction and solution in the form of Communism. And we’re not a friggin Democracy. We are a Constitutional Republic.

  9. Give $1, $10, or $100 to support this visionary tireless fearless prophet of a new politics. Right. Now.

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