Riots and “Thatcher death parties” celebrating her passing.

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The hateful left: Riots and “Thatcher death parties” celebrating Margaret Thatcher’s passing.

These were the same people that were lecturing the right about civility after the Tucson shootings in 2011. Now they applaud the death of a person whose main legacy is that she helped free millions from tyranny.


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  • Evil is. Those that are not have a duty to deal with it. It’s quite apparent they are falling down on the job. How to deal with it without tyranny is the trick.

  • joe

    Is this what facism looks like!

  • Yup, this is what fascism looks like. Demand what you want, and then use force and violence if anyone disagrees with you.

  • Publius 2

    Perhaps it is time to say the obvious: We are in a civil war for control of our lives. The left is using intimidation, falsehood, thievery and other tactics to further its agenda of total control. The entire anti-gun effort is aimed at disarming the population to facilitate tyranny. Obamacare is aimed not at improving healthcare but at controling every aspect of our lives. Gay marriage is a direct assault on traditional marriage and the family — otherwise, civil unions would suffice as the unconventional equivalent. Public education has become agenda-based indoctrination. And so on. All free people must push back against this encroachment and defeat it before it leaves us no freedoms. A good starting point: A simple declaration: The guns are staying.

  • lino

    People who strongly disliked Margaret Thatcher express their sentiment tastelessly after she passed. Now we’re discussing fascism comparisons. Interesting.

  • I find it intriguing that you apply the word “tasteless” to riots, smashing of store windows, and violence. I wonder if the store owners would agree.

    And I suppose then that the early brutality of the SS in 1930s Germany was simply tasteless. If only then they had gotten some advice from Miss Manners, the horrors of WWII might have been avoided!

  • lino

    Laws reflect the character of a society. The laws in 1930’s Germany served Fascism. If people break the law, they should be subject to the penalties of the law. In 1930’s Germany, there was no force of law to deal with the transgressors. The laws were altered to serve their actions. You see parallels here?

  • lino

    Are the “pro-lifers” who violently intimidate physicians (that they see as supporting abortion) better described as fascists?

  • Yes, of course. Then again, there have been very few pro-lifers who have actually used violence. Most that have been described this way in the press were merely peaceful demonstrators expressing their opinions with signs on the sidewalks outside of abortion clinics, a perfectly legal thing to do. Only in about two cases was any actual damage or violence committed against the clinic or doctor.

  • lino

    As for the lawbreakers around Thatcher’s death, the execution of the law is critical. They must be charged with their crimes and, if convicted, sentenced. In Germany, the execution of the few laws that were broken were insulated by the fascist state. If the government tacitly protects lawbreakers from the penalties of law, you have a much better argument.

  • The problem is that both the British and American governments have for years actually done exactly what you fear, “tacitly protect lawbreakers from the penalties of law,” if they were leftwing lawbreakers. I saw this happen repeatedly during the tea party protests, where the government came down like a ton of bricks on every tea party demonstration. We had to dot every “i” and cross every “t” and even then they might harass us. However, counter demonstrations, such as the Occupy Wall Street group, were free to do whatever they wanted, including breaking a lot of laws.

    Finally, why are you so nonchalant and unconcerned about this violence in England? I would think any violence like this would disturb you.

  • Lino

    I am deferring my reactions to the violence until the process of law is fulfilled. I can’t be certain of the facts otherwise. What if right wing extremists set this up to embarrass the left? You can’t accept anything at face value anymore. If enemies or critics of Thatcher are responsible, they should be punished. It isn’t fair to condemn all critics of Thatcher because some morons go on a drunken spree.
    On the other hand, not everyone revered all of her political policies. She was a very polarizing figure. Feel free to honor her accomplishments. Not everyone feels the same.

  • “I am deferring my reactions to the violence until the process of law is fulfilled.”

    Hm. You never seem to do this when it comes to “right wing extremists.” And we have had enough conversations for me to know.

  • Lino

    I will have to respect your mindreading skills. No, we don’t agree a lot on this stuff. Especially when you use the word “never”. The fact is, I abhor politically motivated violence, regardless of its stripe. If you think that is not my position, you are mistaken. That’s okay, because you are allowed to have flawed opinions.

    I do prefer to wait for the rule of law to take its course. I reserve the right to disagree if I think the facts and the law are out of alignment. I will not agree to disagree. My opinion is that the violence in Britain was probably fomented by a group of morons. The fact is, both extremes have an ample supply of them. That doesn’t define the movement unless the movement embraces its morons.

    Over a long period of time, I believe that societies are defined by their laws and how they are executed. I don’t expect perfection, but I do think we do a lot better than other long standing societies.

  • joe

    In the U.S., rule of law is turning into a joke, the government ignores gun laws and wants to create even more onerous law to make criminals out of ordinary citizens, the government also ignores imigration laws. How can anyone take seriously law that picks and chooses who the violators will be, laws should be applied equally, with out predjudice, or there is no rule of law!

  • lino

    I agree. Laws should be applied equally and without prejudice. And the poor should be fed. And the sick should be cared for. And we should not make war anymore. In a nutshell, I am on the side of the Angels. Unfortunately, I root for the Mets.

  • Lino, you’re on the side of the lizard people in V.

  • lino

    Yes, they did have the look of Met fans. But, they were easier to get along with.

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