Thoughts on Margaret Thatcher's death by Jay Knott (04/14/13) ⇌ (Hillsborough)
I've gone back and forth about Thatcher. Should I join the mob and celebrate, or should I take the view that Maggie, though evil, did me some good?
Hearing about all the celebrations, in spite of the sentimental, whining tone of many of them (Mags didn't like Northerners? Shocking!) I can't help but feel happy that at last, the wicked witch is dead.
What I don't like about Thatcher:
It's not that she made miners unemployed (they were Northerners, and why keep unprofitable businesses going?), not the steelworkers (they were mostly retards), not the Poll Tax (that was a government error which helped unite the proletariat), but I resent three things about Thatcher:
IRA men insisted they were prisoners of war. The government said they were common criminals. It's a complicated story, but in a nutshell, this led to a standoff in which many of the IRA men starved themselves to death. The government should have recognized their prisoner-of-war status. She even advocated ethnically cleansing Northern Ireland: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/thatcher-proposed-sending-northern-ireland-catholics-to-the-republic-29196422.html
The government should negotiate with Argentina. Neither country has any obvious right to the islands
Only in the last few months has the establishment admitted that it was wrong about Hillsborough tragedy of 1989. 96 Liverpool fans died because of police mismanagement. The police, politicians, football commentators, and in particular, Rupert Murdoch's newpapers, lied about the incident, claiming it was the fans' fault. Margaret Thatcher was prime minister at the time, and she fully supported the diabolization of the Liverpool supporters.
I might not like Northerners, but I don't want to see them crushed to death.