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Saturday, April 20, 2013

How did Maggie's death affect me!
Ding dong witch is dead, may haven't been a number one this chart, but did show the bitterness that people keep inside them.  Lady Baroness Thatcher passing away wasn't a surprise , shock or even dismay, she was frail in past few years and her condition has got worse. Although doesn't mean the family will be less sad and don't have right to mourn about her. But her death has seemed to cause more controversy in my life than her active political life. 
Not a conservative or Thatcherite but as mere Thatcher sympathiser I found myself in muddy waters with the proclaimed socialist of nation. I had outrage against me on twitter, my friends shouted at me and few ppl didn't shy their anger when I merely expressed Thatcher did what she was going to do, hence why vote her thrice and then have this anti Thatcher propaganda. And all this people supposed to be left Wing secular part of society. I till today assumed swinging to left meant being liberal and not narrowing your outlook, hence proud of my left roots. But the "socialist " idealist" of that calibre have ashamed me for being on their side of the semicircle. 
   Not going more in details of political or economic aspect of Thatcher, I merely stated she came in power when the nation could not afford the perks of welfare it was used to. After the Great Depression , Cold War and most importantly loss of empire the treasure chest was running low on resources. And like any wise housekeeper she budgeted and made her income run for her household (Britain). But that created uproar as unearned privileges were being cut, privileges which suddenly became necessities. And she also wanted to increase her income hence the free market and encouragement to business who might help to pay for those privileges what socialists go banging about. Ask any middle class mother, how she manages her household with the household income, and I know country is different from household. But so were the times, from being a rich empire the nation had lost colonies, one of big chunk of income. 
   People also mentioned her being homophobic of passing section 28, but same ppl forget she had supported decriminalization of homosexuality. And section 28 although a discriminatory act has no direct result. Mine closures of Harold Wilson are conveniently forgotten although were definitely more in number than the same period than of Thatcher. Left wingers opposing the privatisation never raised a finger to protest against the private British empire exploiting the colonies as long as they were paying the welfare. And same idealist were happy to have all these perks that came from a private company.
  What strikes me most about this is the "Hypocrisy" of these "Guardian readers". You didn't like her but you praised her when she initiated indirectly war in island 1000s miles away and won for the nation. She became the hero, the mum, the leader. But minute she took harder decision she was witch reincarnated from hell of Oz. I also fail to understand why did nation kept her in office for three terms when she supposed to have an iron heart" not just an iron exterior to be strong to stand on her ideals. Their argument also came to me as " you didn't grew up in this country in 80s", my reply was you didn't grew up in any colonies but were more than happy to made comments and sometime decide their policies. 
  Glenda Jackson's bitterness or Owen jones negativity or Ken Loach's social opportunism had struck me hard. Especially these were my heroes of liberal aspect of society. But they are as staunch as the traditional Tories. Idealism has completely lost on me especially when it doesn't flip the coin to see what's on other side   Never a Tory nor a Thatcherite, I am saddened by her death but mortified by the "progressive nation's" regressive approach to a leader they disagree with. Witch might be dead but her magical prowess lives on people who celebrate her death!!! 

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