April 08, 2013

Godspeed Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher has died. Britain is poorer for it. Just about the time I started paying attention to the news Thatcher and Reagan were the ones making it. I remember admiring her. Even with what little I knew about politics and moreso British politics she exuded a sense of purpose of will and steadfast determination. I admired her for standing up for her country. For telling the doubters and dead enders that Britain was great and their troubles were temporary. She had that roll up your sleeves attitude they desperately needed. Her detractors will say she hurt the poor and blah blah blah. Not so. Rather she broke up the machinery that was intent on keeping people in their station. Keeping artificial monopolies that were stagnating the country.

John Major took up the reins after she left but while he acquitted himself well he was no Maggie Thatcher. I will always love her for the "don't go wobbly on me now George" anecdote. It says so much about her. She was no shrinking violet. She fought for everything she ever had and got to the top by skill and intellect.

Even Meryl Streep has praise for her upon her passing. I've redacted the sop to the Left she included about the poor being overlooked but here's the key graf:

Meryl Streep On Margaret Thatcher: 'She Was A Figure Of Awe For Her Personal Strength And Grit': "But to me she was a figure of awe for her personal strength and grit. To have come up, legitimately, through the ranks of the British political system, class bound and gender phobic as it was, in the time that she did and the way that she did, was a formidable achievement. To have won it, not because she inherited position as the daughter of a great man, or the widow of an important man, but by dint of her own striving. To have withstood the special hatred and ridicule, unprecedented in my opinion, leveled in our time at a public figure who was not a mass murderer; and to have managed to keep her convictions attached to fervent ideals and ideas -- wrongheaded or misguided as we might see them now --without corruption. I see that as evidence of some kind of greatness, worthy for the argument of history to settle. To have given women and girls around the world reason to supplant fantasies of being princesses with a different dream: the real-life option of leading their nation; this was groundbreaking and admirable. "

UPDATE (by Hube): Check out this disgusting op-ed by Robin Abcarian of the LA Times. It's exactly what you'd expect from these pinheads; after laughingly claiming that Hillary Clinton, unlike Thatcher, has "worked tirelessly for for the rights of women and girls," Abcarian vomits "But she (Thatcher) shouldn’t be celebrated for blazing trails for women. By sheer will, she hacked open her own path to the top, then let it close behind her."

UPDATE 2 (by Hube): The 25 Thatcher quotes that crush Boss Obama and the Left.

Posted by Duffy at April 8, 2013 12:42 PM | TrackBack

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Indeed. RIP Margaret Thatcher.

Posted by: Carl at April 8, 2013 04:01 PM

Hey, did you seem some of the nasty stuff comics creators from the UK said about Thatcher?

Posted by: Carl at April 10, 2013 05:19 PM

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