Marianne Williamson seen on day three of Summit LA17 in Downtown Los Angeles’s Historic Broadway Theater District on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

 

This is not satire.

On Monday, 2020 Democratic candidate Marianne Williamson announced her proposal for a U.S. Department of Peace. Details for this new cabinet-level agency can be viewed here.

Williamson has even designed a logo (pictured below).

Naturally, many on twitter ridiculed Williamson’s idea. One user asked, “Does anyone know exactly how many years she followed the Grateful Dead around?”

Another, Brianna Wu, currently a Democratic candidate for Congress (MA District 8), supports the idea for the Department of Peace “100%.” Her only complaint is the choice of the color pink in the logo design. Wu wrote:

But I think making this logo pink sends unhelpful gendered messages. It makes peace seem like a feminine idea, when it’s an interest irrespective of gender.

I think green would be a better color. Growth. Nature. Positivity.

What was Williamson thinking?