to be sick of the misogynist 'ding dong the witch is dead' stuff?

(154 Posts)
sieglinde Wed 10-Apr-13 11:27:11

Look, I didn't like her either, but the misogyny of some of the retweetings and facebookings of 'ding dong the witch is dead' are really annoying me.

FFS. She wasn't a witch, and if you lot are simpleminded enough to cast yourselves as a. munchkins or b. witchhunters, then you are bringing the left into disrepute.

Stop it. Stop it now.

SelfRighteousPrissyPants Wed 10-Apr-13 17:23:17

I'm glad calling her a frail old woman is taking off grin

pigletmania Wed 10-Apr-13 17:43:41

Not talking about you dawn but the individuals seen on the news and in the media

pigletmania Wed 10-Apr-13 17:48:38

Thanks the body. There s no need for silly idiotic behaviour from champagne socialists who probably do not know what thatchers policies were and how I affected them. Just excuse for bad immature stupid behaviour. If you want to Mae a difference join a political party an start making positive changes not shouting abuse and behaving badly. Tey are only embarassing themselves and letting their country dwn

marjproops Wed 10-Apr-13 18:00:30

when it was 911 and the planes destroyed the towers etc the news showed the taliban and their country celebrating that theyd killed all those innocent people.

think that was just a bit diff to whats happening now.

were there celebrations when hitler and bin laden died?

MT wasnt a murderer or a terrorist.

sensesworkingovertime Wed 10-Apr-13 18:12:36

Just what I was thinking Marj, it's totally playground stuff, and not very nice playground stuff at that. I can practically hear the 'nah nah na naah nah' my skin is crawling thinking about it.

I didn't like the woman myself but let's show some respect for her family, if not her.

SelfRighteousPrissyPants Wed 10-Apr-13 18:16:36

Surely even Mark Thatcher isn't daft enough to take any notice of the opinions of random people on Facebook?

sieglinde Wed 10-Apr-13 18:27:18

Great posts here. Glad I'm not BU for most of you. I have had a bellyful of the abuse. Piglet is right, and so is Moomin. These people need to do something politically real.

SelfRighteous, just thinking - it's not just respect for her kids.. I think we should have a bit more respect for ourselves.

Moominsarehippos Wed 10-Apr-13 18:31:46

Are kids taught about politics in school these days? We were - about our own system, and that of china, america and russia. I'm not sure all that people really care all that much about politics. They just like to moan.

Dawndonna Wed 10-Apr-13 18:35:02

I'm really enjoying all this bad behaviour stuff. We're adults, we make our own decisions. The usual tropes of champagne socialists and juveniles are being trotted out but for heaven's sake, as I've said before, if you put yourself in the public domain, you take what comes with it.

SelfRighteousPrissyPants Wed 10-Apr-13 18:36:02

Sorry but I just don't see it. I said horrible things about her while she was alive and I will now. I'm not religious and to me it can't be worse being unpleasant to someone who's dead than someone who's alive!

yummymumtobe Wed 10-Apr-13 18:43:38

I think it is in really bad taste. And I also agree with some of the posts commenting that lots of people jump on the bandwagon and just join in the ranting for the sport of it. There was a fool on radio 2 or five live earlier saying 'oh she was awful she started the iraq war' etc. presenter had to politely point out that he didn't seem to actually know much about Margaret Thatcher for one with such strong opinions!

pigletmania Wed 10-Apr-13 18:48:54

Dawn that is silly and yes have some resect fr yourself lowering yourself to playground childish mentality and it is, is it not!

aftermay Wed 10-Apr-13 18:52:28

She was vile. It's a free country and people are thankfully still allowed to have bad taste. Now clutch your pearls about the next thing that's not the done thing. It's hot nothing to do with MT being a woman. It's just a funny song that seemed apt when she was alive and coming into its own now.

Moominsarehippos Wed 10-Apr-13 18:52:29

I don't think that there would be a party in Trafalgar Square had she died a few years back. 'Protest' in the guise of riot has become a bit of a passtime for the Facebook/Twitter generation. Defintely Rebel Without a Clue.

If she had died 5 or ten years back, it would have been more of a rally, with speakers from the left yelling political speeches into loudhailers, not a bunch of numpties "bring a bottle, bring jelly & ice cream, bring joy". Seriously, if you'd asked them a year ago who was/is Margaret Thatcher, I'm sure they really wouldn't have a clue. And bloody taxes will be paying for the additional police needed to babysit it.

My heart fell when I saw George Square on the news (ah good political rallies there in my youth). It looked like a bloody kindergarten.

pigletmania Wed 10-Apr-13 18:52:31

Well do it in private if you must unless you want to make a spectacle and embarass our country

MysteriousHamster Wed 10-Apr-13 18:53:27

Not a big fan of witch but think it's perfectly acceptable to discuss a political figure's actions. She went to the grave an old lady with family, but if I want to say I disliked her actions during the eighties, I will.

Public figures doing a public job have to expect to be criticised for what they do! Obviously she did it all a long time ago but a) the ramifications are ongoing b) whenever there is strong feeling about someone, when they die brings it all to the surface again.

aftermay Wed 10-Apr-13 18:53:45

Without playground childish mentality half the threads on here wouldn't exist. Like this one. Where you want to get a following and bully others into keeping quiet.

pigletmania Wed 10-Apr-13 18:54:16

It's just childish after and more apt to the playground

aftermay Wed 10-Apr-13 18:55:23

Oh you're do funny. Which country would that be then?

pigletmania Wed 10-Apr-13 18:55:36

Yes you ave every right to not lie her but te eaviour we are witnessing in unlicensed is unacceptable and embarassing

pigletmania Wed 10-Apr-13 18:55:58

Meant in public

aftermay Wed 10-Apr-13 18:56:05

See post above. Pot kettle etc

aftermay Wed 10-Apr-13 18:56:49

Is it China? What's not licensed?

Moominsarehippos Wed 10-Apr-13 18:58:56

An effergy on the 4th plinth to be toppled "like Saddam Hussein" as "liberation and cathartic retribution"?

I'm going to sound like my granny now, but 'for christsake, were there ignoramuses dragged up by wolves?'. Wise woman, my granny.

Dawndonna Wed 10-Apr-13 19:05:33

effigy

Piglet, thinking that someone is 'embarrasing their country is a tad sad. I am demeaning myself in any way whatsoever by stating, publicly that I can't stand the woman. If I were able to demonstrate, trust me, I'd be there, placard waving the lot. But I'm exactly the sort of champagne socialist so despised on these boards. I'd be more embarrassed if one of my children asked for the toilet than I would be demonstrating against the legacies left by that particular government, headed by that particular woman.

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