Tuesday, 9 April 2013

A welcome distraction?

The death of former British Prime Minister, Baroness Thatcher has, predictably, caused a great flurry of comment, wit and malice on social networking sites. What a welcome distraction for the current government! Having, just this week, launched more horrific welfare cuts that will plunge countless families, already struggling with poverty into even deeper misery, while protecting the rich, their policies do not merely echo but continue the philosophy that became known as Thatcherism.
"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy" said Jessica Dovey
There is no place and no excuse to rejoice in the death of any child of God. Nor should we be deflected from the injustice that continues to be perpetrated to this day by a government that continually refines the practice of segregation by social class.
In a democracy, such evil can only prosper if we, the electorate, allow it to do so.
Putting our energy into mobilising to reverse the cuts and to find a way out of the relentless descent into making the rich richer at the expense of the poor would be a much better way to mark this day - or any day.
Whatever our political hue, may we resolve to not let up on the pressure to force the current administration to rebuild the society that continues to be demolished. May we be the generation that "makes Thatcherism history."

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