[Marxism] Dave Zirin: We must show respect for Thatcher's victims
stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Wed Apr 10 23:55:13 MDT 2013
Zirin provides some ofhte best explanationand defence of the celebrations
out I have read.
Never have I witnessed a gap between the mainstream media and public
opinion quite like the first 24 hours since the death of Margaret Thatcher.
While both the press and President Barack Obama were uttering tearful
remembrances, thousands took to the streets of the UK and beyond to
celebrate. Immediately, there were strong
what were called "death parties," described as "tasteless", "horrible," and
"beneath all human decency""
Yet if the same media praising Thatcher and appalled by the popular
response would bother to ask one of the people celebrating, they might get
a story that doesn't fit into their narrative -- which is probably why they
aren't asking at all.
“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker
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