Mrs Thatcher Funeral parties,
How many of these people were old enough to be directly affected by her politics? I think it’s sad that there’s probably a lot of band wagon jumping going off, or maybe I’m just too young / unaffected / naive. Overall, this:
Wrong. A woman has died, have some respect.
Just what are they hoping to achieve.so very sad.
exactly.. all this pompous reactionary respect for the dead stuff is very condescending and I think, quite shallow, regardless of the circumstances
I personally am starting to find it quite offensive.. very ghoulish
Posted 4 years agoWTFMember
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Dont agree personally with them,but residing in West Central Scotland feelings are running high at the moment.
Are they ?Posted 4 years ago
No more than anywhere else tbh.
If you are gauging your opinion on the petty display in George Square then that is a very small majority I think.
Would the public or police response to an impromptu celebration there of a Popes death be dealt with in a similar matter ?
I don`t think so.kimbersSubscriber
I wonder how the families of the 3000+ disappeared under her buddy pinochet or the thousands more he tortured feel about her death? she helped block his extradition right up till his death
According to various reports and investigations 1,200–3,200 people were killed, up to 80,000 were interned, and up to 30,000 were tortured by his regime including women and children
she considered that a fair price to pay for bringing the free market to chile, then I doubt she lost any sleep over the communities she wrecked and lives she destroyed in her own country
party hard guysPosted 4 years agoaka_GiloMember
I can understand some people feeling the need to celebrate – miners or steel workers chucked on the scrap heap because of Thatcher’s policies (though if she hadn’t done it someone else would have).
But most / many of the people celebrating shown in the media (tv news etc) are clearly too young to have been affected by, or remember, the Thatcher era. They could do with a good long look in the mirror.Posted 4 years ago
always good to get together with like minded folk and have a party– we may not have money but we do know how to enjoy ourselves–
bang on sunbeam.. and there’s rarely a more poignant and emotive time than a funeral..
It’s very healthy to experience your emotions positively, and if I remember correctly, a celebration is an extremely positive thing no..?Posted 4 years agoteamhurtmoreMember
Not necessarily rudebwoy. Lots of people who disagree with/”suffered under” Thatcher still know how to behave with respect and dignity.
The only “impressive” (sic) thing will be the stamina of those old enough to have experienced that period to party into the night. Not much else.Posted 4 years agohoodieMember
Imho, Thatchers death and subsequent eulogies from current tories, only serves to stoke current anger at austerity Britain. Same party after all. It can’t be good for the condemns. Mind u they never had these votes, I suppose they regard them as unimportant. They are people though. Shame really.Posted 4 years ago
Edit to say Thatcher was only human too. She did what she thought was in the countries good. Who is to say she shouldnt having made the effort to get to influencing power.althepalSubscriber
I’ve driven through a few old mining towns- down in Ayrshire, Fife etc..Posted 4 years ago
Places that still bear the scars of almost all the working men being unemployed at the same time with no other major employer nearby.
Thatcher waged an uncompromising economic war against the poor folk whose only fault was being born in a pit town.
how do you show ‘dignity and respect’ for someone who never showed you any, any case the wider picture is being re-played here– people are expressing their contempt for a system that has sought to crush us at every opportunity whilst enriching them selves and their lap dogs….Posted 4 years agoEl-bentMember
But most / many of the people celebrating shown in the media (tv news etc) are clearly too young to have been affected by, or remember, the Thatcher era. They could do with a good long look in the mirror.
But as said earlier, we are all affected by the actions of the past, including her actions.
Is it moraly wrong to celebrate somebodies death in such a gratutious way, or in the year 2013 the way things are going to go for all politicians.
Well, celebrating the death of someone…I leave that up to personal choice, My view is people should not get an easy ride just because they have died, If people feel that strongly about it, I have no problem with this. Besides, what sort of trouble would we be in if we had stopped criticising someone like Stalin for instance, just because he’d died.
What I do take issue with is the current beautification and the airbrushing of Thatcher’s legacy. I know it’s the sycophantic press and her most ardent followers, but simply ignoring all her faults for which there were a great many, just makes them look more stupid in the long run.Posted 4 years ago
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