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Marianne Williamson discusses America's "soulless ethos"

Former Democratic presidential candidate and author Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson discusses America's "soulless ethos" Marianne Williamson discusses speaking at People's Party Convention Fewer people watched opening night of Democratic convention compared to 2016 MORE joined Hill.TV to discuss what she called America’s downfall into a “soulless ethos” and how to chart a path forward.

“From a spiritual perspective, in the East they call it karma and in the West they call it cause and effect,” she said. “In a very real way, what’s surprising is that things didn’t get off the rails sooner."

Williamson told Hill.TV co-host Krystal Ball that the degradation of American society did not begin with President TrumpDonald TrumpCIA chief threatened to resign over push to install Trump loyalist as deputy: report Azar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments Justice Dept. argues Trump should get immunity from rape accuser's lawsuit MORE, but has been building over the past few decades.

“Let’s be very clear, things have been off the rails for millions and millions of people in the United States based on bad public policy. Things have been off the rails for millions and millions of people around the world due to American foreign policy,” she said.

“We moved into an ethos, a soulless ethos, with no sense of ethical or moral consideration for Earth or its inhabitants and we made a short-term bottom line for corporate entities,” she added.

Williamson argued that there is an opportunity now for the country to change course for the better when looking through the perspective of spiritual teachings.

“The spiritual path helps us at a time like this to stand on the knowledge that this too shall pass,” she said. “This is a moment to look in the mirror and to repair what has been broken.”

Williamson said the election will not be the end-all-be-all for a recovery, but it is a start.

“I can assume that for you, for me and for millions of us, we’re going to be doing the same work no matter who wins,” she said. "I certainly hope that Joe BidenJoe BidenAzar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments House Democrats introduce measures to oppose Trump's bomb sale to Saudis On The Money: Retail sales drop in latest sign of weakening economy | Fast-food workers strike for minimum wage | US officials raise concerns over Mexico's handling of energy permits MORE wins because we need him to break the freefall of American democracy and to get the fascist out of the White House, but that doesn’t mean the work is over.”