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April 9, 2013

Good Riddance Thatcher and Other Thoughts on Dead Vile People

By Rob Kall

There's an attitude that you don't speak ill of the dead. I don't agree. Sorry. But I don't really feel sad that Margaret Thatcher is gone, dead.


There's an attitude that you don't speak ill of the dead. I don't agree. 
Sorry. But I don't really feel sad that Margaret Thatcher is gone, dead. 

Not only am I not sad, I feel that her death is an opportunity to discuss what was wrong with her and her life. I'm not doing the writing, but I've published articles that deride her, her actions, her policies. 

I'd put Thatcher in the same category with Richard Nixon and Dick Cheney. They were vile people alive and they should be buried with memories of their mis-deeds and wrongs clearly displayed and shared. 

Thats my take. 

If someone's led a bad life, then, when they die, they should be called out for what they did wrong. 

I don't want Margaret Thatcher glorified by historians. She should go down in history as a right winger who started a war, who didn't care about the poor, who was eventually reviled even by her own party. 

Glenn Greenwald has some similar things to say here; Margaret Thatcher And Misapplied Death Etiquette

Danny Schecter also spoke truth, saying: 
The Past Fires Back: Thatcher and Kissinger in the News 
and more: 

What was your take on Thatcher, and how do  you feel about speaking ill of dead public figures who you detested or did not respect while they were alive?

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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