Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Double standards...

The left never cease to amaze me with their levels of vindictiveness, what they will happily explain away and apologise for if it's being done by them, they will condemn out of hand by anyone else. They laud mass murderers (Che Guevara) yet condemn others who choose non left heroes (Anders Breivik) different sides of the same coin so to speak.
Yet even in small things does their utter pettiness emerge...
Commemorative T-shirts rejoicing in the moment when Baroness Thatcher dies are being sold at the annual trades union gathering in Brighton.
The T-shirts, on sale at the Trades Union Congress’s annual conference, cost £10 each and boast that union members will want to "dance on her grave" when she dies.
Last night outraged Conservative MPs called for Labour leader Ed Miliband to disassociate himself with the TUC and for the police to investigate. Mr Miliband's shadow Chancellor Ed Balls is due to address the annual gathering tomorrow.
The T-shirts, which are wrapped in clear plastic, are being marketed by the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre, an organisation which provides "welfare rights advice services" and which is affiliated to the TUC.
One of the garments has an image of Mrs Thatcher’s spitting image puppet, with the words “Hey ho the witch is dead” along side.
Attached to the plastic is a notice urging the buyer only to wear when Lady Thatcher has died. It says: “In the event of Thatcher's death of Thatcher open bag and wear Tee shirt immediately."
Another T-shirt features a white cross on a grave with “Thatcher” across it, and the words: “A generation of trade unionists will dance on her grave”.
I know the left have never really gotten over their fall from grace during the Thatcher years, though Thatcher or someone like her became almost inevitable owing to the excesses of the unions during that period. The left never really understood that they weren't the mass movement they thought they were either, hence Thatchers electoral successes (she got a majority, not once but three times and was never defeated at a general election.)  and  the laws enacted to curb union power, laws that the eventual Labour government under Blair (who under whom more mines closed than Thatcher) never rescinded.
Yet it always has stuck me as being in extreme poor taste announcing that you are going to celebrate (not in a good way) the death of someone you don't like. Sure there will be a lot out there who did not like what Thatcher did and who will think good riddance, though why they should be so bitter over what happened in the 80's is still a bit of a mystery to me, this is 2012 chaps, come on, get over it already! Tee shirts like this show however exactly why the left should not ever be allowed back into power over us, pathetic and divisive and in appallingly bad taste, which sums up socialism more or less to a tee.
One does wonder what the lefts reaction would have been to anyone suggesting dancing on the grave of Karl Marx...

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