[Marxism] She should rot in hell

mckenna193 at aol.com mckenna193 at aol.com
Mon Apr 8 15:15:17 MDT 2013

Meryl Streep on the mass murderer:

"Margaret Thatcher was a pioneer, willingly or unwillingly, for the role of women in politics. It is hard to imagine a part of our current history that has not been affected by measures she put forward in the UK at the end of the 20th century. Her hard-nosed fiscal measures took a toll on the poor, and her hands-off approach to financial regulation led to great wealth for others. There is an argument that her steadfast, almost emotional loyalty to the pound sterling has helped the UK weather the storms of European monetary uncertainty. 

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."


Brian McKenna

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/04/meryl-streep-on-the-iron-lady.html#ixzz2PuOtx6gg

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From: Gary MacLennan <gary.maclennan1 at gmail.com>
To: Brian <mckenna193 at aol.com>
Sent: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 4:57 pm
Subject: Re: [Marxism] She should rot in hell

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 hope Briish comrades on this list do their duty and let us know what is
eing said on the ground among the people.  Such is the dominanace of
official truth" in the bourgeois media here in Australia that it is hard
o get beyond the "tributes pour in" line. Though stuff is fltering
hrough.  Thus the deputy editor of the Sun did say "nasty things" were
eing said about Thatcher on Twitter.  My heart leaped with relief.
Lou, as is his wont when a hero of the bourgeoisie dies, prefaced his post
ith "rot in hell".  I second that heartily. It is so important that there
e a people's carnival over Thatcher's death. Her heirs and wannabes in the
ory and Labour parties need to be "encouraged".

n Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 10:44 PM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:
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 NY Times April 8, 2013
 Margaret Thatcher Dies; Remade Britain

 LONDON — Margaret Thatcher, a towering, divisive and yet revered figure
 who left an enduring impact on British politics, died on Monday of a
 stroke, her family said.

 “It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that
 their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this
 morning,” a statement from her spokesman, Lord Tim Bell, said.

 Lady Thatcher had been in poor health for months. She served as prime
 minister for 11 years, beginning in 1979. She was known variously as the
 ‘Iron Lady,’ a stern Conservative who transformed Britain’s way of thinking
 about its economic and political life, broke union power and opened the way
 to far greater private ownership.

 She was leader of Britain through its 1982 war in the Falklands and
 stamped her skepticism about European integration onto her country’s
 political landscape for decades.

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