Maggie Thatcher is Dead
Well I had to take a break from uni work to write about this. For those that don’t know Maggie Thatcher was the first ever woman prime-minister (or equal) in Europe and she had a controversial reign to say the least. She helped the struggling economy of the country quite a bit, but at the expense of thousand’s of working family’s livelihoods and all she gave them in return was the middle finger. It’s understandable that there is so much hate towards her, but I can also see why people support her. So it was inevitable that there would be even further divide upon her death.
Now I’m going to refrain from describing in-depth what she did for the economy and to piss off so many workers at the time, people have their opinions and at the end of the day I wasn’t actually around back then, so I have no first hand experience to comment from but to me it sounds to me like she hurt a lot more people than she helped, and a lot of those that she helped were already well off, its the good old Conservative motto, “the rich get richer the poor get poorer” really, so from that ground I’m really not a fan. Her attitude towards working families also seems like it stunk, which frankly is despicable, and she once labelled Nelson Mandella a terrorist, which probably gives you an idea how her mind worked in some respects.
To me though, a biggest kick in the bollocks from all this is that we’re expected to pay for this woman’s funeral, which incidentally will cost the country millions. The real twist in the knife though, is that there are plans to stop protest. Ok, 99% of the time protesting at a funeral is pretty sick, but when we’re being forced to pay that much for the funeral of someone who outraged and seemingly hated the majority of our population, I think our right to protest should be exercised and certainly not stumped. There has of course been a more creative protest been formed, in the way of Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead getting into the charts. There was an uproar about this too, saying that its disrespectful and it probably is, however its a form of protest and there are enough people feeling strongly about it that it’s worked, and I see no reason they should be silenced, this is what free speech is all about.
I would really like to hear people’s thoughts on this one as it’s causing such a divide.
Thanks for reading.