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To think that it's perfectly fine to be pleased someone is dead when they caused such a lot of harm?

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LoopaDaLoopa Tue 09-Apr-13 09:43:58

So, all these people saying it is inappropriate to speak ill of the dead are all positive and nice about Pol Pot are they? Stalin? Hitler?

Just because someone dies does not make them a nice person.

And did you feel sorry for Saddam Hussain's family? Or did it not cross your mind?

missmarplestmarymead Tue 09-Apr-13 09:46:58

YANBU. You have put it very well and I couldn't agree with you more.

Nancy66 Tue 09-Apr-13 09:47:59

...except Mrs T was a democratically elected leader

Sugarice Tue 09-Apr-13 09:48:00

I don't think Thatcher can be compared to Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Saddam and Gaddafi.

Silly comparison.

thebody Tue 09-Apr-13 09:48:25

If you are referring to Margaret thatcher then I don't actually think she can be compared with psychopaths who murdered millions.

To do so insults the memories and stories of millions who were.

I remember the 1979 election and belive me this country was on its knees. Far far worse than it is now.

Margaret thatcher made many many mistakes but also did some much needed things.

It's not inappropriate to speak ill of the dead but it is silly to make comparisons like the one above.

AnyFucker Tue 09-Apr-13 09:49:09

The people who take issue with the gravedancers are not saying Mrs Thatcher was a "nice person"

You haven't been reading threads properly

saycheeeeeese Tue 09-Apr-13 09:49:57

Comparing MT to any of those people pretty idiotic IMO. She didn't start wars or be responsible for mass death.

NervousAudrey Tue 09-Apr-13 09:50:13

Thatcher was not in the same league as the dictators you mentioned - you can't really compare them. Plus her death hasn't altered anything current, the deaths of hitler, saddam etc did.

CheCazzo Tue 09-Apr-13 09:50:24

Your OP makes you sound like someone who has no idea at all what they are talking about.

saycheeeeeese Tue 09-Apr-13 09:51:20

X posted with a few people there.


DoctorAnge Tue 09-Apr-13 09:51:27


DeepRedBetty Tue 09-Apr-13 09:51:39

When Saddam died I felt a sense of satisfaction. However I did not post puerile updates all over faceback linking to the Munchkins singing The Witch is Dead in the Wizard of Oz, or anything else so crass.

'Each man's death diminishes me.'

LoopaDaLoopa Tue 09-Apr-13 09:52:01

Bollocks is it. She supported Pinochet. She funded Hussain. She gave Pol Pot use of the SAS to train his soldiers of genocide.
She may not have given the orders for any mass atrocities, but she certainly helped them to take place.

iheartshoes Tue 09-Apr-13 09:52:56

Loopa - What an ignorant thing to say.

MrsPatrickDempsey Tue 09-Apr-13 09:53:16

Yabvu - I agree with The Body.

AnyFucker Tue 09-Apr-13 09:54:17

You might want to do a bit of research into how ALL UK governments have supported atrocities abroad, and still do to this day

thebody Tue 09-Apr-13 09:54:28

Errr which world leader hasn't been involved in things like this?

Tony Blair, Gordon brown? Obama?

Netguru Tue 09-Apr-13 09:55:10


If a dictator or someone responsible for genocide dies it stops their campaign. Margaret thatcher was a democratically elected (three times) leader who retired 22 years ago. She was an ill old lady who was admired by many. Think what you like but keep your vitriol to yourself.

fairylightsinthespring Tue 09-Apr-13 09:55:11

what everyone else said. YABU. Also, regardless of her politics, she was a person, with a husband and a family and those who actually knew her personally have been speaking about her in a personal capacity as someone who will be missed. You can have whatever opinion you like about what her democratically elected, three times government did but to say you are glad she is dead is pretty vicious.

Sugarice Tue 09-Apr-13 09:55:58

You've been reading up on Wiki then. wink

LaQueen Tue 09-Apr-13 09:56:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

flaminhoopsaloolah Tue 09-Apr-13 09:56:31

I remember getting hugely flamed for being extremely upset at the reactions to whats-his-name was leader of Al Quaida...was allegedly killed. He was a horrible, terrible, man...from our point of view....but the celebrations going on (considering most of the people doing it were the very people who had criticised the celebrations filmed in the Middle East when 911 happened) I found sickening. No one won. Everybody lost. I can understand the anger/grief/pain/disbelief you go through when someone has done something to completely and utterly ruin your life but actually celebrating that person being dead just seems wrong to me.

ppeatfruit Tue 09-Apr-13 09:57:13

TBH I was pleased when her old cronies removed her from being leader of the Tory party but now she was just an oldie who had lived an infamous and famous life sobiscuit.

IAM annoyed that hardly any one has mentioned that if Margaret T and her friend President Ronald Reagan had not deregulated the banks we wouldn't have been in this almighty mess.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Tue 09-Apr-13 09:57:37

Agree with the posts by SugarRice, TheBody and Anyfucker - nice to see someone who knows what they're talking about.

saycheeeeeese Tue 09-Apr-13 09:59:14

Oh yes wiki, fount of all knowledge.

netguru has hit the nail on the head. And grave dancing over anyone IMO is in bad taste no matter who they are.

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