After several days of taking a well-deserved public beating over having told the mother of one of the young women who was kidnapped a decade ago and was found alive last week, Sylvia Browne has finally responded to the uproar with a self-serving and inane statement:
For more than 50 years as a spiritual psychic and guide, when called upon to either help authorities with missing person cases or to help families with questions about their loved ones, I have been more right than wrong. If ever there was a time to be grateful and relieved for being mistaken, this is that time. Only God is right all the time. My heart goes out to Amanda Berry, her family, the other victims and their families. I wish you a peaceful recovery.
But Sylvia, what about your “spirit guides”? Did they lie to you? You either have the ability to talk to the dead or you don’t. You either have the ability to foresee events or you don’t. And lady, you don’t. You’re a fraud. Here are just a few of your predictions for 2012:
There will also be earthquakes in Japan, China and Europe.
There will be a tsunami in Florida in the fall.
We are going to see an economic package in place in November.
There will be a cure found for M.S.
Obama will not be reelected.
The next president will be a Republican.
Wrong. Wrong. None of these things happened. The only predictions that were “accurate” are those that are so vague or so routine — “There will be more hurricanes in 2012 in the east, and more tornadoes in middle America” — that they happen every year. In 2011, you predicted that there would be vaccines for AIDS, ALS and MS. Didn’t happen. Because you’re a fraud, a con woman fleecing the credulous and the desperate. You should be in prison.