The death, yesterday, of Baroness Thatcher, has exposed the ugly face of left wing prejudice and hatred. The scenes of pimply youth clambering onto cinema facades to change to signs to proclaim her death, adding the 'txt.spk' LOL and then showing off to the cheering, dancing, mob of ignoramuses in the street filled me with disgust. The vast majority of these morons were not even born when she left office. All they know of her or her policies is the twisted biased and bile filled twaddle regurgitated ad nauseum by the left-wing press, the BBC Polit Buro, their teachers and lecturers and their parents.
Personally, I'm sick of hearing how 'she destroyed' the Unions, the Miners, Communities, Gays, the NHS and the Railways. I would say the Unions destroyed themselves when they set out to impose the government of their choice - Marxist - on the nation. Scargill, the miner's 'leader' openly declared the whole purpose of the strike by the coal miners was to bring down the government. No elected government is going to tolerate the dictat of a small section of the population in that manner. Down that road lies the failed Soviet Union, North Korea and so many other failed 'Socialist/Leninist/Marxist/Stalinist experiments. Did Thatcher send troops to crush the miners? That is what Scargill's hero Stalin, or Castro, Guevarra, Mao or Kim would have done. No, she simply refused to back down. Yes, it caused enormous hardship for those who persisted in believing Scargill would lead them anywhere but to disaster, but it was their choice, their belief that they could dictate to an elected government, that they could demand massive wage increases, higher government spending and even more 'public ownership' in the face of the massive failures of every 'nationaised' industry.
Yes, she certainly did face down the likes of Red Ken Livingstone and the Union shop stewards that had brought British Leyland to a £6 billion a year loss with the taxpayer subsidising this to the tune of millions per week. Yes, she put in hardmen to 'sort it out' and again, it was without the use of secret police, troops or force. They played it straight down the line. No work, no productivity; no pay, no bonuses, no increases, no subsidies and no bailouts. She privatised Telecoms, Railways, Coal mining, Power generation and a number of other massively inefficient industries and 'services' until then costing the taxpayer a huge amount to carry vast numbers of frequently unproductive staff, and run by the Union Shop Stewards for the benefit of the Labour Party and the Unions, noone else.
In some instances I think she went too far. I'm not sure water supply is best provided by private suppliers, and Blair was probably right to renationalise the management of the railway track maintenance network. She was certainly wrong on the Poll Tax, though I do believe that the idea is the right direction, individuals should make a contribution to the cost of the services they use, the size of the house I own or the plot of ground I occupy is not related to how much rubbish, sewage or anything else I require from the council. Nor does it relate to how much I use the roads they are responsible for or anything else. Why, therefore, should I pay sometimes three times as much as a house of the same size in the same area where six persons share and who rent their property at a subsidised rate from a Housing Association with all of them on 'Benefit.' The fact I own my property and have to pay for everything to do with its maintenance while subsidising the larger household through my taxes and my higher Council Tax payments is, to me, ample reason to say this system is wrong. The State is not and should not attempt to be, some sort of latter day Robin Hood.
I frankly find myself ashamed of the behaviour of these louts who take pleasure in the death of someone who, even in death, is twice the man any of them will every be, and four times the woman. She was giant on the world stage and a true giant when seen against the pygmies now infesting Parliament. No, she wasn't always right, but she wasn't wrong in what she achieved either. She took this socialist basket case of a country and dragged it by the scruff of its neck into a world of success. It is a tragedy that those who followed her squandered everything and have brought us to this point where the streets are the property of scum who know nothing of decency, who think everyone else owes them respect, a living, a house and anything else 'on demand' and that they have no need to earn any of it.
If nothing else does it, this should expose the hideous face of the envy that lies at the heart of socialism and left-wing thinking. It is the resort of those too idle and too incompetent to think or make an effort on their own behalf. Their envy of anyone more successful or harder working is now exposed. They won't make any effort to improve their own situation, yet they crave the rewards they see those who are prepared to work hard getting.
History will, I think, vindicate Baroness Margaret Thatcher, but sadly, her detractors and those now dancing in the streets and 'celebrating' her death, will have destroyed our society before that can emerge fully into the light. May she rest in peace.
To those celebrating her death, I use the words of Shakespeare - "A pox on all your houses."
For another view on Mrs Thatcher vist Autonomous Mind. He explains his conversion to her views very well.