I am somewhat taken aback at the amount of joy I am seeing expressed… - Tactical Ninja
Apr. 9th, 2013
I am somewhat taken aback at the amount of joy I am seeing expressed regarding the death of Margaret Thatcher.
I saw less over Osama Bin Laden.
I was a teenager when she came to power, and her policies (or our government's adoption of them) affected my early life in many negative ways. I detest neoliberalism and what it stands for, because I believe it lacks compassion. I understand that this lack of compassion has led to tangible disadvantages in an ongoing way for a lot of people. In short, Thatcher was responsible for a great deal of deep and abiding suffering in the world.
But to feel joy at someone's death, and to proclaim it so gleefully? I can't get on board with that. Sorry.
 It seems Russell Brand and I have this in common then. "if you opposed Thatcher's ideas it is likely because of their lack of compassion, which is really just a word for love. If love is something you cherish it is hard to glean much joy from death, even in one's enemies."