- called Mandela a terrorist
- supported apartheid
- helped give aid to pol pot
- privatized almost everything
- left millions unemployed
- supported pinochet and thanked him for (IM NOT MAKING THIS UP) “bringing democracy to Chile”
- falklands war
- used the literal military in police uniform to break up protests and strikes
- destroyed unions
- infamous poll tax, where instead of paying tax based on value of your house you paid according to heads in your house, fucking over large poor families
- above lead to huge riots which caused it to get scrapped and she was then ousted by her own party because everyone hated her
- destroyed our mining, steel and dock industries
- hated feminists and feminism
- sold off British Gas
- allowed 10 people to die in hunger strikes
- law prohibting “promotion of homosexuality”
- close friend of Jimmy Fucking Savile
- started the dismantling of the NHS
- destruction of the council house system
So many American women on Facebook are hailing her as a feminist icon, too…
"called Mandela a terrorist" - His party were rebels/terrorists and they killed and caused violence for civilians but they were aiming for whites in a place where blacks were treated appallingly, so… Just? Not in my eyes.
"supported apartheid" - She was against the white party of south africa but due to the trade stuffs she refused to back UN/international sanctions because we would be the only country to suffer.
Also, when the aid of the white party of SA, came over here, she actually told him their actions were not acceptable and demanded the freeing of Nelson Mandela.
"helped give aid to pol pot" - It’s not clear. It’s all about how you deal with certain allies, it’s a sticky business. Funnily enough, my mum can’t find much about this but has found stuff that suggests the U.S. supported that regime too. It’s too simplistic to state what this person did. It’s like he/she is as retarded as everyone hating Thatcher.
"privatized almost everything" - Nope. Privatized a fair bit but also, what’s this persons point? That privatization is wrong…? I guess it depends on your politics.
"left millions unemployed" - Doesn’t appreciate what the former government(labour) did and the state labour left the country in(the worst state we’ve had in recent history, mountains of garbage in the streets, corpses not being buried and the world reluctant to do business with us). Unions and its heads are practically all the blame.
"supported pinochet and thanked him for bringing democracy to Chile” - There was a debt of honour, that’s all. Because they helped us and us them at a time of need.
Chile helped in our defense of the falklands with radar info, also because they feared Argentina would attack them next if we lost the island/war.
"falklands war" - Argentina was having serious problems and to try and turn eyes away from their internal issues and stuff, they attacked that large island/s, of which is British and inhabited by Brits. We fucked them up. Big deal.
Also, we had that island before Argentina was even formed as a country….
"destroyed unions" Nope, just took away a lot of their powers, of which they readily and merrily used to abuse its workers, steal money and bring the country to a stop. Any member who didn’t vote and strike with the union, lost their jobs and benefits, they had to suffer no money because they were out striking every day and if they worked and didn’t strike, they were assaulted and they would be fired.
So, wrong again… This is getting tiring. :facepalm
"infamous poll tax, where instead of paying tax based on value of your house you paid according to heads in your house, fucking over large poor families"
(above lead to huge riots which caused it to get scrapped and she was then ousted by her own party because everyone hated her)
There’s winners and losers with all tax.
The idea she had was to try and make things equal, but those who hate conservatives and women and her, are bound to say IT’s ONLY TO HELP HER RICH FRENDZ!(forgetting her upbringing and family… They were far from rich or wealthy)
"destroyed our mining, steel and dock industries"
Nope, charging higher costs for resources than anywhere else in the world does that. You can thank the unions and their expensive tastes for that too.
Coal was needed for fuel in every household. The miners and the union bosses demanded ridiculous amounts of money and brought everything to a stop, with no fuel everyone suffered for their greed and naturally the government had to buy it cheaper from abroad than it was in our own country. Thatcher wasn’t going to let the Union leaders control the country by force and ransom.
"hated feminists and feminism"
To a degree, yes. Look into it. The huffington post has an article about it.
"sold off British Gas"
It’s an issue about privatization. It was a monopoly(could do what it liked as it was run by government), what do we have now, far more options, more efficiency and closer watched organizations.
Tories/conservatives generally like privatization because it’s run by the market and competition. They’re capitalists, not communists. *shrug*
"allowed 10 people to die in hunger strikes"
They were protesting. They wanted to be treated as political prisoners, instead of normal criminals. They were IRA(terrorists) and they had by this time killed dozens of innocent homosexuals in a pub explosion, the bomb used was full of nails and sharp metal, to do the most damage, they’d also killed other innocent civilians in random london bombings(of which my mum was close to and only minutes earlier had walked passed the bin it was placed in) and they also tried to assassinate Thatcher and her Husband in brighton. Killed a few people there too. So…. Big deal.
"law prohibting “promotion of homosexuality”
She’s not perfect but her views behind closed doors and out of the public eye were very different.
"close friend of Jimmy Fucking Savile"
Nope. Like everyone at the time, they all supported him in his charitable efforts. I can’t see those two being close friends somehow.
"started the dismantling of the NHS"
She didn’t…. But that being said the NHS is far from perfect and it needs alteration.
"destruction of the council house system"
She gave people the right to buy their council house, giving millions of working class people the opportunity to own their own homes. Oh noz! She’s a beast! D: