Marianne Williamson, who no one had ever heard of before last week’s Democratic primary debate, got left out of a photoshoot with other female candidates running for the nomination.
So what did Williamson do? She photoshopped herself in!
The original piece appeared in Vogue and gushes over Kamala Harris, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar but only mentions Williamson in one sentence throughout the article.
As you can imagine, she wasn’t too thrilled by the omission.
Writing on her Instagram page, Williamson says, “You might have noticed who’s not in this picture. And let’s be clear why it matters: the issue is ethical responsibility on the part of the media. The framers of the Constitution did not make Vogue magazine the gate keepers of America’s political process, here to determine who and who is not to be considered a serious political candidate. The framers themselves determined the qualifications for the presidency: that someone was born here, is over 35 years old, and has lived here for 14 years. If they had wanted to say more, than they would have. They didn’t say more for a reason: they were leaving it to every generation to determine for itself the skill set it feels is necessary to navigate the times in which they live.”
“President Franklin Roosevelt said that the “administrative aspects of the presidency are secondary,” and “the primary role is moral leadership.” If we’re going to free this country to be all that it can be, then first we have to free ourselves from the thought forms dictated to us by a corporate/political/media establishment. It is the people and the people alone who should decide who will be their president, unburdened by the insidious influence of an elite on patrol. Period. Full stop. #bigtruthmarianne2020.com,” she continued.
She then decided to take matters into her own hands, adding a portrait of herself behind the women.
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