They say that everyone remembers where they were the day John F. Kennedy died.
For my generation we will always remember where we were the day Thatcher died…I was dancing around my front room tweeting The Witch is Dead jokes.
All around the country people took to the streets to celebrate.
Some of these celebrations turned nasty, and people clashed with police in riot gear.
It’s what she would have wanted.
She must have died happy in the knowledge that her lifes work continues on, first with Tony Blair, and now the evil efforts of the Con Dems.
Thatcher could not totally destroy the Labour party but Tony almost did.
Thatcher took the milk from the mouths of babes, think how pleased she must have been to see benefits being taken off the disabled.
I do think that she will have the last laugh, as her funeral is going to cost us 8 million pounds!
If we could have paid that in the 1980s we would have thought it was a bargain.
The right wing seems to be very smug as they rewrite history in an effort to get her a sainthood.
I’m really shocked all the Working class Thatcher apologists.
At least the rich benefitted from Thatcher’s policies as she encouraged them to gorge themselves at the trough.
But these working class Thatcherites gained nothing from their fawning devotion.
They are like those people who work for Vampires; The Familiars.
They do all the Vampire’s dirty work, they even let the Bloodsuckers feed off them.
All in the hope that one day they will be rewarded and invited to join the orgy.
That one day they will be made into Vampires themselves.
Little do they know that the Vampires despise them and regard them as less than cattle.
Just like Vampires, the Thatcherites see the working class as nothing but fodder.
Fodder to feed their tax free off shore bank accounts.
The BBC’s coverage has been worse than North Korea in its pro Thatcher propaganda, programming hours of News time to licking her cold dead arse.
One of the angles that they have come up with is to promote Maggie as some sort of icon for women!
Thatcher was never pro women’s liberation (as it was known back then).
In fact she said:
“I owe nothing to women’s lib. The feminists hate me, don’t they? And I don’t blame them. For I hate feminism. It is poison”
As Shirley Williams recalled:
“It is worth noting that she never promoted any other woman to be a member except Baroness Young who was distantly ensconced as leader of the House of Lords and so in no sense a rival”.
So please do not fall for this particular piece of Thatcher propaganda.
Saying that Margaret Thatcher was good for women is like saying Genghis Khan was good for equestrian sports.
The BBC seem to have searched out the most rabid Thatcherites, well maybe not the most rabid, as I didn’t see Tony Blair on there singing her praises.
I’m joking, of course Tony Blair was there.
These war criminals tend to stick together.
So R.I.P. Margaret Thatcher remembered fondly by her friends.
But somehow I don’t think the story will end here.
How long after Jimmy Savile’s death was it until the truth about the abuse came out?
Savile had his supporters at the BBC, and a big funeral parade thru Leeds.
I wonder how those people feel now?
Especially the ones who knew the truth but decided to play along with the lies.
There must be plenty of people doing that with Thatcher.
They know the truth but don’t want to threaten their own positions by letting it come out.
While twitter was awash with Thatcher jokes and comments, a fair few so called satirists and topical comedians were very noticeable by their absence.
People who normally are tweeting constantly, suddenly fell silent.
Were they all just having a wee day off?
Or were they too fucking afraid to voice an opinion in case it got them into trouble?
Perhaps they didn’t want to say anything in case it affected their chances of getting on Mock The Weak, or even that political leg up Have I Got News For You.
That famous public relations coup for Boris Johnson.
These are the very shows that should be attacking politicians, but are now used by these very same politicians to boost their popularity in the eyes of a gullible public.
The Spitting Image Puppets must be spinning in their storage boxes.
Satire should not have this cosy relationship with it’s targets, satire should be spiteful.
Satire should reduce its victims to tears, not give them PR opportunities.
For me the greatest example of how satire should be is Steve Bell in the Guardian.
Here is what he came up with for Thatcher.
This under representation of anti Thatcher views on TV does seem to highlight a bigger problem, the under representation of the working class on BBC TV.
The BBC seems to despise the working class.
Just look at the way it portrays them.
For a long time I have said of brilliant Geordie comedian Gavin Webster, that if instead of being working class, he was a middle class, Oxbridge type who performed Gav Webster as a character, by now he would have his own TV show on the BBC.
The prosecution calls LEE NELSON.
Lee Nelson is of course written and performed by Simon Brodkin, a nice middle class boy, and a trained doctor.
The prosecution calls Vicky Pollard.
Again performed by a nice middle class boy Matt Lucas.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I put it to you that the representation of the working class on the BBC is often by well-educated, middle class people playing stupid working class characters.
This is the modern day equivalent of blacking up.
Just like in the Black and White Minstrel Shows, (made by the BBC), but instead of blacking up we now have CHAVING UP.
Here is how Wikipedia describes Minstrel shows;
“Minstrel shows lampooned black people as dim-witted, lazy, buffoonish, superstitious, happy-go-lucky”.
Change the word black to “working class” and tell me that does not fit exactly what the BBC pay Lee Nelson and his ilk to do.
Don’t even get me started on Citizen Khan, and Mrs. Brown’s Boys!
The final word of this blog must of course go to Mrs. Thatcher.
Many people have said to me that it does seem a little bit horrible and unfeeling to celebrate the death of an old woman.
But just like with Nazi War Criminals, the fact that they managed to get away with their crimes for a long time does not mean that they should be forgiven.
Never forgive, never forget.
Gavin Webster has a website: http://www.gavinwebster.co.uk