Dancing on Maggie’s grave:
Update: No wonder the left hated her. She made sense:
The Thatcher quote about ”no such thing as society” (found here):
“I think we’ve been through a period where too many people have been given to understand that if they have a problem, it’s the government’s job to cope with it. ‘I have a problem, I’ll get a grant.’ ‘I’m homeless, the government must house me.’ They’re casting their problem on society. And, you know, there is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first. It’s our duty to look after ourselves and then, also to look after our neighbour. People have got the entitlements too much in mind, without the obligations. There’s no such thing as entitlement, unless someone has first met an obligation.” Â — TT has lots more
Just watching ABC Lateline where Gillard stooge Bob Carr smears Thatcher as a ‘racist’.
Remember this the next time leftists lecture us on civility: they have none. They have no morals, no ethics, no scruples, no dignity and no respect either:
Many in the Left claim Margaret Thatcher made Britain more savage. Their celebrations over her death suggest where Britain’s real savages – cultural and political – reside.
And me without champagne…
The comment, thankfully, fell like a lead balloon, even with aÂ Q&AÂ audience.
But as I said last night, even the way host Tony Jones askedÂ his questionÂ overlooked one central fact that destroys his premise. Thatcher actually won three elections, suggesting the public did not share the savage hatred of her that the media class had and which Jones falsely presumes was widely shared:
Elvis Costello once wrote a song saying that he would stamp the dirt down on her grave, but I think time has passed now and people have a slightly different view of Margaret Thatcher. Do you think that’s true or not?
Maggie, Maggie, Maggie. Dead, dead, dead.
From theÂ Thatcher’s Dead PartyÂ website:
She’s carked it!!!!
All good union women and men, all progressives, all anti-war activists are duty bound to celebrate this great occasion to mark the death of a British Conservative responsible for destroying so many lives. From the miners of Britain to the soldiers and civilians slaughtered in wars and coups from Latin America to Ireland to Iraq, few people can claim to be responsible for as much misery and hardship as this woman, who did it all to increase the profits of the 1%.
So, what better way to respond than with a celebration! … The night will involve footage of the strikes and protests against Thatcher, music from the period, quizzes, prizes and working-class refreshments of all sorts!
With such people, I try to imagine a world run by their like.Â The pictures which reoccur are of the French Terror, Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao. Of people once described by Bertrand Russell:
Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
And among their like today is George Galloway, the MP whoÂ notoriously praised Saddam Hussein:
On Melbourne ABC 774, host Red Symons marks the event by reading out Thatcher jokes.
Let’s hear more bracing sermons from the Left on the misogyny of conservatives:
Footsoldiers of an ideology responsible for most of the greatest slaughters in modern history:
One fool rings up ABC 774 to sing “Ding dong the witch is dead”, and then accuses Thatcher of having been “divisive”.
Tough question: is he a greater hypocrite than he is a barbarian?
You sometimes forget how cruel and silly some children can be, and then along comes the Melbourne University Students Union in full Lord of the Flies mode to vote for this:
That Students’ Council recognise the horrific legacy of Margaret Thatcher and her neoliberal policies that destroyed the lives of millions, her violent crushing of the miners’ strike, her oppression of the Irish and murder of Bobby Sands and other hunger strikes, her unconditioned support for right-wing dictators like Pinochet and Suharto and her support for apartheid in South Africa, among many other things andÂ celebrates her death unreservedly. Students’ Council also commits to organising a screening of the Ken Loach film ‘Which side are you on?’ to further celebrate this event.
Yes, I know they are just children. But do they know this, too?
When I find the names of the five students who voted for this resolution, I’ll let you know. After all, chances are some may later want your vote for Parliament, and it’s best you knew what they’re like.
I’ll also name the three who opposed this motion. People of character should be encouraged.
Here’s Gallowswine praising North Korea, again: