Like the extreme right wing of America, she pandered to bankers and other big
business, and in the end the rich were richer and the rest of the people lost
ground economically. We revere her because she backed our every inclination to
make war. But we as a strong nation should not be proud of shedding so much
blood. Her tie to us is as a friend, but not a hero or idol.
How about the vast blue-collar working force of Britain that has lost ground
precipitously since Thatcher destroyed their power to negotiate a decent work
contract? Britain's income inequality is worse than ours, and 50% greater
than it was when she took office. Thatcher was a disaster for everyone but the
As usual, Margaret Thatcher gets the rosy-colored glasses treatment, ignoring
her actual policies. As a friend of mine put it, when he heard of her passing:
"Looks like someone found the last horcrux."
I would hardly class looking at someone distantly through a barrier a
"moment".I also saw Thatcher, I can assure you I was a lot
less awed and much, much angrier.