Monday, April 8, 2013

Maggie

Maggie Thatcher apparently died today.  I don't come here to praise her or attack her, but to point one thing out.

The current insane round of economic idiocy called "austerity" in Europe, which is being pursued despite its causing immense damage wherever it is implemented, is a direct descendant of Maggie's economic policies when she was Prime Minister.  Like Reagan over here, she was a patron saint of the notion that whatever was good for the rich was good for the rest of us too, so we can just love it or leave it.  Obama seems to be trying to give us a good dose of the same poison too.  We all know the result will be the same disaster, but no one in control seems to care any more than Maggie and Reagan did.

3 comments:

Poll P. said...

I'm not happy that they're giving her a big send-off. I think Occupy-style protests would be more fitting.

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

I did not have the heart to post an actual photo of her. I thought the "Spitting Image" of her was the most fitting image. On the night of the 1986 election results, I recall, Spitting Image used for background music the intermission piece from Cabaret, "The Future Belongs to Us." How apt.

BB-Idaho said...

From the Chicago Tribune we learn
"Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died Monday, started out as a chemist and helped develop a method to inject air into milk solids, resulting in a product called Mr. Whippy supersoft ice cream."
..her contributions to humanity
had peaked....