Monday, 8 April 2013
Thatcher - from an arboretum of thoughts
Oh Time Out, what were you thinking?
I think we are conflicted between her as a human being, with a son & daughter, and her as an avatar of extreme right wing doctrine. Under her, Section 28 happened, she made the Miners Strike happen, and her economics led to the division of society we could see coming and that has come to pass. In the working class societies of Scotland, Wales and the North of England she is the reason there are no Conservative MPs. I know many people in the South don't comprehend this, but they are in a minority, politically and mentally, in this country (until or unless Scotland lets them go). The term Tory Scum might mean little in Swindon, but it gained its greatest foothold in the 1980s under, and because, of the beliefs and the actions of Mrs Thatcher. It is sad that an 87 year old has dies, against all the obvious odds. But expect us to celebrate her memory and you will find you are asking the wrong people.
After Billy Bragg post:
Hear hear. Mrs Thatcher, for the last 20 years, has just been a person whose work was done. For the previous 20 years she was part of a process, a machine, a thing that can happen if the right people don't do the right thing at the right time. So, bless the old lady, love her family. And let's learn the lessons of the past.