Iain Duncan Smith said this of Margaret Thatcher: “Watching her set out to change Britain for the better in 1979 made me believe there was, at last, real purpose and real leadership in politics once again. She bestrode the political world like a colossus.” Yesterday marked a monumental moment; a substantial loss in the world of politics. Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has passed away. In a world filled with vile, petty politicians, Thatcher proved that the gears of politics don’t always have to be at a halt; and that Conservative principles work beautifully under the right leadership. She was a force to be reckoned with; and one to be celebrated. Unfortunately, the Leftists in England have already jumped up to rejoice in her demise.
According to The Daily Mail:
“Baroness Thatcher’s death unleashed a wave of vitriol and hatred from the Left…The first of several planned ‘Thatcher death parties’ across the country began last night with more than 200 revellers gathering in Brixton, south London…They danced the conga, drank champagne and chanted: ‘Maggie, Maggie, Maggie – Dead, Dead, Dead.’ Banners were held stating ‘Rejoice Thatcher is dead’ by drunken crowds, many of whom were too young to remember her as prime minister…Sickening messages also began flooding the internet minutes after the official announcement…And at a National Union of Students conference in Sheffield some delegates cheered and applauded when informed of the former prime minister’s death.”
Derek Hatton; a political enemy of Thatcher’s, tweeted: “The issue isn’t about whether she is now dead, I regret for the sake of millions of people that she was ever born.”
Margaret Thatcher was personally responsible for one of the finest turnarounds of any country in the last century. Through vast deregulation, and privatization, Thatcher took a declining economy, and thrust it upward. She took on the Unions and lowered inflation. While her methods were not always perfect–she was only human, after all–Thatcher was, and continues to be one of my personal heroes. Margaret Thatcher set a sterling example; one that continues to be looked back upon today. She, along side Ronald Reagan, demonstrated that Conservative principles work for the good of all.
It absolutely disgusts me that some in the UK are glorying in her death. Worst of all, many of those who are chanting her name in shrill-voiced glee were not even alive when she was Prime Minister. They are debasing a woman whom they have never known.
But there is a point of light within the black clouds. In addition to the throngs mourning her death, the very fact that so many in England are singing praises at Thatcher’s demise shows that she meant something. The deep, and repugnant hatred these people have for Thatcher means that she and her policies got under their skin. Being able to infuriate a Liberal in the way Thatcher did is a badge of honor. Besides Ronald Reagan himself, I don’t know a politician whose honesty, bluntness, and brilliance have made so many Liberals cry tears of rage.
Steve Maraboli said: “The strong-minded rise to the challenge of their goals and dreams. The weak-minded become haters.” Margaret Thatcher was an Iron Lady with an iron will; those who are behaving so repugnantly following her death are weak, foolish, and destined for abject failure.
Margaret Thatcher was a brilliant light in a dark world, and she will never be forgotten.