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To think that celebrating the anniversary of someone's death..

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Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Mon 10-Apr-17 20:29:07

Is very nasty regardless of who the person was?

So there have been a number of very devisive politicians. And quite a few who carried out mass murder. But to mark the anniversary of their passing as a cause for celebration?

I ask because someone posted a comment (on another forum) about having champaign on ice to celebrate the death of a well known politician a few days ago.

Meekonsandwich Mon 10-Apr-17 20:30:22

Do you celebrate bonfire night?

Case closed.

DancingHouse Mon 10-Apr-17 20:31:37

Easter next week. hmm

StillDrivingMeBonkers Mon 10-Apr-17 20:32:54

Bonfire night isn't celebrating the death of a politician.

kerryob Mon 10-Apr-17 20:34:39

What type of celebrating? Yay the bastards dead, or let's celebrate the life of someone we loved & want to remember?

originalbiglymavis Mon 10-Apr-17 20:36:19

You can have services of celebration for the dead bit that's people you like and remember fondly. Not Hitler or Pol Pot.

Who done what then?

FeckinCrutches Mon 10-Apr-17 20:39:07

I'm assuming OP is talking about Martin Mcguiness?
Not actually an anniversary of someone you love and raising a glass.

AcrossthePond55 Mon 10-Apr-17 20:39:29

I don't celebrate Hitler's death, but I can certainly see why some people would. Especially if they are of the generation that was impacted by WWII, or had family members or friends lost to the Holocaust.

So I guess it would depend on the magnitude of what that particular 'politician' did or was responsible for.

EdmundCleverClogs Mon 10-Apr-17 20:40:58

How would one go about celebrating a death? Fireworks and a hearty round of 'ding dong the witch is dead'? Not that I'm condoning that kind of thing....

Havanaclub Mon 10-Apr-17 20:41:36

Its my Dad's anniversary today.

I loved him to bits. I don't care about anyone else today. Sorry.

Dawndonnaagain Mon 10-Apr-17 20:43:41

I'd have celebrated Thatcher's death if I'd remembered on Saturday. This jogged my memory. Don't give a damn what you think.

Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Mon 10-Apr-17 20:44:06

Few days back was the anniversary of the death of Mrs Thatcher.

I am no fan of hers. And on another ocassion I would discuss at lenght the things she did. But not just now. What I can't get my head round is someone making a point of celebrating her dying. She had dimentia and was a husk of her former self when she died. Why?

Genuine question.

Sandsnake Mon 10-Apr-17 20:44:12

I'm guessing you're referring to Maggie Thatcher? In which case, yes - celebrating the anniversary of her death is absolutely pathetic.

And sorry to be pendantic but Bonfire Night isn't actually celebrating anyone's death - just the stopping of the Gunpowder Plot. I don't think Guy Fawkes and the rest were executed until the following January.

Sandsnake Mon 10-Apr-17 20:44:54

Oh Havana, I'm sorry to hear

ExplodedCloud Mon 10-Apr-17 20:45:16

Edmund where were you when I needed someone to skip about with like Munchkins singing that song?

LagunaBubbles Mon 10-Apr-17 20:47:00

She didn't have dementia when her policies caused so much misery and hard ship.

EdmundCleverClogs Mon 10-Apr-17 20:48:27

In all seriousness, Itisnoteasybeingdifferent I don't understand why anyone would 'celebrate' a death in a negative way. However, just because someone ends up with a horrible end-of-life illness, it doesn't excuse terrible things they did in life. Two separate issues there. You can speak ill of the dead, being gleeful of death is highly distasteful though.

BabychamSocialist Mon 10-Apr-17 20:52:00

I wished I'd remembered her anniversary on Saturday, DP would've opened a bottle of champagne.

Horrible, horrible woman who had lots of blood on her hands. I don't care if she had dementia or was a 'husk of her former self' - she was a nasty, vile woman and I saw her policies destroy my community first hand.

When you've sat playing Bingo with your mum on a Saturday night, and people crying when they win the prize of a tin of stewing steak, all because of her forcing people on strike and refusing to help anywhere past Watford, you can tell me that we shouldn't celebrate her death.

originalbiglymavis Mon 10-Apr-17 20:55:13

Because it achieves nothing.

HostaFireAndIce Mon 10-Apr-17 21:00:18

Easter next week

If you're suggesting that Easter is a celebration of someone's death, I think you have misunderstood...
But yes, I agree entirely, OP. By all means, continue to think ill of the dead if they deserve it, but actually celebrating someone's death is beyond crass.

Thatcher was a heinous individual who did the country a great deal of harm, but I don't celebrate her death. Why would I? Her death did nothing to right the wrongs of her government,

Had she ever lost a general election to a good, decent party who had the country's interests at heart, then I'd have celebrated.

RachelRagged Mon 10-Apr-17 21:13:48

She didn't have dementia when her policies caused so much misery and hard ship.


Havanaclub Mon 10-Apr-17 21:14:22


Thank you so much.

myusernamewastaken Mon 10-Apr-17 21:17:06

I lost my darling dad 17 years ago today....he was aged just thoughts are also only with him and my mum who died 4 months later aged 52.

Owllady Mon 10-Apr-17 21:20:09

I think the OP means celebrating the death of someone they hate rather than loved ones marking the anniversary of the death of someone they loved
The two things are different imo

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