Monday, April 08, 2013
The Ghastly Legacy of Margaret Thatcher
This time I waited until I was sure she was dead before I started celebrating eh?
For I'll never forget the last time Margaret Thatcher's death was announced.
And I was halfway through a bottle of cheap wine, until I realized it was only John Baird's pussy who had passed.
But now ding dong she's really gone, and I'm making up for that bitter disappointment.
For she was truly a monstrous Con, and her hideous legacy still haunts us all, and lives on in a broken Britain.
When she arrived in Downing Street in 1979 she talked about replacing discord with harmony. She may briefly have meant it, but the harmony she sought in the long term was one whose terms were set overwhelmingly in the interests of the British business class as she perceived them
There should be no dancing on her grave but it is right there is no state funeral either. Her legacy is of public division, private selfishness and a cult of greed, which together shackle far more of the human spirit than they ever set free.
She was a friend of fascist dictators, a warmonger, a brutish ideologue, a ruthless enemy of working people and their unions. She helped spawn the greedy capitalist parasites who triggered the recession, and condemned billions to poverty.
And as if all that wasn't enough she was also a sworn enemy of gay people.
“In 1988, the Thatcher government legislated Britain’s first new anti-gay law in 100 years: Section 28. At the 1987 Conservative party conference she mocked people who defended the right to be gay, insinuating that there was no such right."
“During her rule, arrests and convictions for consenting same-sex behaviour rocketed, as did queer bashing violence and murder.
So Cons all over the world, and their stooge media, can mourn her passing. Boo hoo. Drip drip.
And Stephen Harper, who would be our Margaret, can genuflect and blubber before her ghastly legacy.
"She was not just a great leader for Britain but she was really one of those people who will be a truly historic figure, remembered for centuries to come," Prime Minister Stephen Harper said during an event for the Order of Hockey in Canada on Parliament Hill.
But I see no reason to mourn her. Not when I look at my diminished country and see what Thatcher's legacy is doing to it. Not when the Con regime is preparing to condemn millions to misery just like she did. With their insane Porky Action Plan to strangle government, and kill jobs.
Nearly 29,000 jobs will be wiped off the federal payroll by 2016 and the impact on services for Canadians will be much more dramatic than originally estimated, according to a report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
There's nothing great about that. And she wasn't great either, just a reactionary, heartless, right-wing Con.
But since you have to try to find SOMETHING good to say about any dead person eh?
I will say this: nobody can deny that she WILL be remembered for a long time.
For her crimes, her cruelty, and everything she did wrong.
And for precipitating the final crisis of capitalism...
Just like nobody can deny.
That she did do that HER way....
And now it's time to PARTY !!!!!
Due to the final crisis of capitalism, I'm saving the champagne for the day we defeat the Harper regime eh?
But that's OK, I'm high enough.
Boo hoo Cons.
Ding dong Margaret....
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