When I say `people of Britain’ I mean all those who at this moment have their feet on the soil of Great Britain. So let’s get to the ones who are currently rejoicing, splitting their own spleens, plotting celebrations, protest marches and demonstrations – all against an already dead 87 year old woman – namely Margaret Thatcher!
Here’s a Question to those who are so angry that they are planning demo’s …or blasting such negativity on various internet & social network platforms..: What is wrong with you people? And why now? What do you hope to achieve by it all?
The woman – Margaret Thatcher – who passed away few days ago at the age of 87, was 3-times democratically elected Prime Minister of Great Britain. Let’s put a spot light on some key points here – Democratically elected! Not once or twice..but three times. The country chose her. Did I say 3 times?
If people didn’t like her style or ways of politics or the way she was running the Country, then why keep electing her ..again..and again? But it happened. And as far as I know, there were no Vote-fixing, or military intimidation..or anything of the sort that has happened in some other so-called democratic countries.. No one forced anyone to vote for her.. yet people did. So no point then putting the blame (if there is any) on the woman.
As to the question of why now..? For haven’s sake.. if there ever was a time to protest – democratically – it was while Margaret Thatcher was in power as Prime Minister. People had had 11 years to do it then.. and if people did, and it didn’t go anywhere…well, then I can only conclude that not enough of the majority (did I mention democracy) wanted change bad enough to all come together and protest..despite whatever circumstances opposed them. And as Great Britain was not under military or any sort of Dictatorial leadership, people had the power and freedom.. full stop.
Okay, so perhaps people felt powerless or intimidated by her leadership.. (we are talking about billions of people in the whole of UK here!). And then the inevitable happened. Her own cabinet plotted against her.. (People power.. democracy at work..in mysterious ways). And she finally left her post..
If there was another moment to rejoice and plan demonstrations, there was the chance. She was no longer in power. People could have had their street parties then..
No.. people waited.. and got on about their lives.. for almost 2 decades..
And then ..`after’ she dies…of natural ill-health.. people now plot and plan demonstrations.. against dead woman.. the first woman to become Prime Minister in the country that created the first people-power parliament in the world!
This `dancing on the grave of a dead person’ is absolutely pointless, and utterly cowardice!
It’s been common for mass of people ..or rather the emotions that are sinking into their human Collective (psyche) to surface at perhaps unexpected times ..and triggers. Uk mourned for Princes Diana when she died in a car accident. It’s not that everyone loved her, but everyone’s own feelings of suppressed grief needed an outlet..and the death of Diana provided it. People rejoiced at the wedding of Prince William & Kate.. It’s not that everyone loved them…but people had a need for celebrating, and their wedding provided the opportunity. So did the Queen’s Jubilee events..
And now, with the nation’s Economy and people’s finances in dire nose dive.. (not just hitting the ground, but seem to be heading for the depths of Underworld), with no end in sight, with crisis after crisis, faith in government and banks…and papers all fast decaying.. people need to vent their frustrations.. and anger..
And so..here’s an opportunity .. to dig out a 20 year old repressed feeling.. (some people who are about to do these demo’s weren’t even born 20 yrs ago..that’s quite a joke)…
Trouble with the world is, while someone pushes their neck in the grand noose, and takes on the weight of the people ..and works hard (doing their best), everyone lets that happen.. And then years or decades later.. people choose to act.. It’s not just unfair, but inhuman.. to want to protest against an ex-leader who did her best.. in dire circumstances.
People should not blame Margaret Thatcher now.. as they had 11 years to get rid of her then. People should not protest now..because they’ve had almost 2 decades to do that too. (If people do want to protest, do it for a better reason.. to make a point to the current government or banks about
current circumstances! !)
The sad thing is, even in death, Margaret Thatcher is serving the Nation- by giving people a trigger to expressed their current suppressed frustrations (even though they are retro-projecting it all onto her).
Rest in peace, Margaret Thatcher… Iron Lady..! My respects to you!!