Conservatism has taken one more blow to the gut. The two most dynamic forces of good for the West and world during the 1980s, Ronald Reagan first, and now Margaret Thatcher, are both dead. Thatcher passed away on April 8, and just like during her illustrious life as a leader for England, her enemies continue to attack. Why do they hate her so? The reason Thatcher is hated so is because the left hates anyone and everyone who fits their demographics but not their ideology. Thatcher was the face of conservative ideals for the Western world, and being a woman of a middle class background showed the world that conservatism is about values and not about being born rich and wanting to be greedy. She was America’s ally, and the Iron Lady who helped bring down Communism will, and must, go down as one of history’s greatest heroes.
In 1958, Thatcher was first elected into Parliament after a few unsuccessful attempts in the early 1950s. As the only woman running for office in the Conservative Party, she was able to chip away at the votes of strong liberal opponents, but was not able to win a seat until the late 1950s. By 1975, she became the Leader of the Opposition, taking on her own party to becoming the most powerful woman in the Western world, if not the globe. And in four short years, she would become the UK’s first female prime minister and set off a firestorm of conservative ideals.
She fought against the working unions and their greed. She fought for deregulation. She fought for the privatization of state-owned companies. She fought for her country. Within a few years, she had become a hero. After the 1982 Falkland War and a turnaround economically that brought much prosperity and a rebounding in the job market, Thatcher was re-elected in 1983. After she a Reagan were able to fight the USSR and help bring down the Berlin Wall, her party turned against her, knocking her from the leadership role of the Conservative Party and she resigned as prime minister in 1990.
One would think that liberals would have loved the idea of conservatives electing and re-electing a woman to represent them. But alas, no. They were cruel to her then and, after her death, they remain cruel today.
So far one of the cruelest actions has been by an anti-Thatcher group who have suggested to people to buy the song “Ding Dong The Witch is Dead,” which has moved into the top five of sales, prompting the BBC to debate if they should play the song on The Official Chart Show, three days before the woman’s funeral. Hell hath no fury like a liberal scorned. The unbelievable and heartless actions of “tolerant” liberals are dumbfounding.
Meanwhile, a London drama teacher name Romany Blythe has started an internet campaign to encourage people to have death parties celebrating the passing of Prime Minister Thatcher. Her Facebook event page reads: “Come and celebrate our liberty and freedom from tyranny! On the day Maggie stands down, once and for all!”
Sadly, our country’s own leftists have decided not to honor Thatcher either. There was a Senate resolution to honor Thatcher on April 10 and, according to numerous news sources, Democrats have a hold on the resolution, refusing to honor one of America’s greatest allies. England, meanwhile, at least called Parliament into session to remember their own.
Even in death she fights on. After losing the 1990 battle for leadership of her party and betrayed by those who she brought up, she said, “I fight on. I fight to win.” Her ideals and values about smaller government and freedom will always be associated with her and I believe history will remember her for being the great leader she was.
With that, I leave you with Lady Thatcher’s words in 1979 upon being elected Prime Minster of England:
“Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.”
And she did.