Margaret Thatcher ‘There is no such thing as society.’

Well this country has lost a great figure. Margaret Thatcher may not have been perfect but her legacy is undeniable. She was a veritably Churchillian bulwark to communism. Without her the political debate would be far left and very far left… instead of center left and left, oh well never mind, no legacy is enduring without new leaders to champion its cause, take one look at the empty suits we are governed by today and that is why we should mourn her.

She fought the miners strike so vociferously because she saw them as communists by the back door, and we discover years later that Arthur Scargill and co were getting funding directly from mother Russia.  She saved the Falklands islands from invasion leading to the downfall of a military dictator in Argentina. Argentinians have her to thank for their freedom, what are the chances that will ever happen? She encouraged Ronald Reagan to stand firm against communism too. Few people today realise that the height of the Cold War happened in about 1983 with operation able archer, this was the geopolitical context of the world when she was PM. That a woman from a lower middle class background walked the halls of power for just over a decade is staggering. Now the country is back in the hopeless hands of public school boys and its bad business as usual.

I’ve been watching the lefties vent their spleen on the web. It is as usual utterly juvenile and utterly crass. A complete failure to attempt to understand or debate, but would far rather embrace unbridled malevolence. I’ve even heard people say she was unchristian for saying ‘There is no such thing as society’.  Well lets visit that quote in full for just a second.

‘I think we have gone through a period when too many children and people have been given to understand “I have a problem, it is the Government’s job to cope with it!” or “I have a problem, I will go and get a grant to cope with it!” “I am homeless, the Government must house me!” and so they are casting their problems on society and who is society? There is no such thing! There are individual men and women and there are families and no government can do anything except through people and people look to themselves first… There is no such thing as society. There is living tapestry of men and women and people and the beauty of that tapestry and the quality of our lives will depend upon how much each of us is prepared to take responsibility for ourselves and each of us prepared to turn round and help by our own efforts those who are unfortunate.’

Sorry lefties, that sounds very Christian to me. It is self responsibility that enables charity. That is Christian responsibility. The government has totally neglected families for the last decade or longer and look what dividends that has wrought. Nowadays it seems like there is no such thing as families, only the state and the state can’t cope.

Margaret Thatcher, like Churchill, is someone we know to be a truly historic figure at the time of their death. Churchill made some horrendous mistakes in his life, but he was the right person in the right place at the right time in the moment of the worlds darkest hour.  Nobody will really know what David Cameron stood for when he’s gone. Margaret Thatcher on the other hand is a PM who shaped events rather than just managing the decline of our nation. If our political leaders had half the strength of character that she had maybe we wouldn’t be on a road to nowhere. We cannot know what life would have been like now if there had been a weak labour government in the 1980’s. Would we be living under the hammer & sickle? I don’t know, but it is that possibility which is the reason why moderate lefties should at least give her respect, or at least a modicum of common human decency, rather than act like bad Frankie Boyle impersonators.


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