George Monbiot traces the origins of neoliberalism and how to seized control of political and economic thought in the West eventually leading to the election of Donald Trump.
At a meeting a few months after Margaret Thatcher became leader of the Conservative party, one of her colleagues, or so the story goes, was explaining . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Neoliberal Racket
Richard Benyon, a Tory MP and former environment minister under David Cameron, writes that Tony Abbott is no Conservative. By Mr. Benyon’s standards, neither is Steve Harper.
Mr. Benyon wrote an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald, in which he called out the Australian prime minister for rescinding the country’s carbon tax, pulling government . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Harper is No Conservative. In His Black Soul, He’s a Mangy Junkyard Dog Posing as a Conservative.
Tariq Ali is one of the new left’s better thinkers. His writing is clear and often wittily incisive and thus has forced me to purchase several of his works. This is a interview snippet from Counterpunch on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher.
Q: What is Mrs Thatcher’s legacy?
TA: Her legacy is clearly visible . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Tariq Ali on Thatcher
Brian Mulroney is going to be part of Canada’s official gaggle of groupies at Maggie Thatcher’s Bukkake party on April 17, 2013 in London, England.
Yes, that Mulroney; the disgraced former prime minister who took bribes, defrauded Canadians of millions of dollars, cheated on his taxes and resigned under a . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Brian Mulroney is going to be part of Canada’s official…
Alright, this is my last anti-Thatcher post of the night. Whew, there sure are a lot of anti-Thatcher songs and videos out there, and I have only posted a fraction of them.
This song isn’t subtle at all. It gets straight to the point. It’s “Maggie” by the Edinburgh, Scotland punk band The Exploited . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Alright, this is my last anti-Thatcher post of the night. Whew,…
This song against the recently deceased former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher is “Oxford Lady” by the Manchester-based post-punk/New Wave band The Brigade. Lyrically, it’s a bit more subtle than most of the anti-Thatcher songs I posted, but that just means you have to listen a bit more closely.
As a bonus, here’s . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: This song against the recently deceased former British prime…
Here’s another non-music video about the horrid Margaret Thatcher. It’s a comedy sketch from the satirical puppet show Spitting Image. The premise is that Adolf Hitler didn’t really die at the end of World War II, and instead became Thatcher’s next door neighbour.
With this anti-Thatcher song, I was unable to find a video that played properly on my computer. I couldn’t resist posting a link to the audio file, because it’s my favourite song about Margaret Thatcher. After you click on the link, you’ll have to press “play” at the bottom of the screen.
“Maggots 1 . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: http://www.reverbnation.com/attilathestockbroker/song/10941659-maggots-1-maggie-0-band-version
Faces of Evil
This one isn’t a music video; it is chilling old footage of Margaret Thatcher having afternoon tea with her close personal friend and political ally Augusto Pinochet, the murderous quasi-fascist dictator of Chile who overthrew a democratically elected government in a bloody coup.
Thatcher was an evil, evil, dirty politician, . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Faces of Evil
This one isn’t a music video; it is chilling…
My online anti-Thatcher celebration continues with a dancehall reggae number by Macka B called “Get Rid of Maggie”.
Love her or hate her, one must agree that Baroness Thatcher was a horrible person who caused a lot of harm to the world. Her policies damaged her country and ruined many lives. If there is . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: My online anti-Thatcher celebration continues with a dancehall…
A few decades too late, but better late than never.
This music video is a catchy ditty by the South London punk/soul band The Larks. The song is “Maggie Maggie Maggie (Out Out Out)”.
In grade 9 or 10 French class, we had an assignment to write a page of text in French and accompany it with some graphics. I chose to write about the French Revolution, and for the picture, I cut out magazine photos of Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan and Brian Mulroney and used them to . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: In grade 9 or 10 French class, we had an assignment to write a…
What a wonderful day! Maggie Fucking Thatcher is finally dead, dead dead! I heard the news while getting ready for work this morning, and I was in a good mood all day!
I have bookmarked a bunch of anti-Thatcher videos just for this occasion. I will start off with the classic Elvis Costello song . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: What a wonderful day! Maggie Fucking Thatcher is finally dead,…
Here’s another anti-Margaret Thatcher song with almost the same title as the other one I posted. “The Day that Thatcher Dies” by Hefner has a glam rock/Elton John/Britpop feel to it. More anti-Thatcher videos to come later when the old bag finally shuffles off her mortal coil.
Here are the lyrics:
We will laugh . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Here’s another anti-Margaret Thatcher song with almost the…
Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister, close personal friend of murderous dictator Augusto Pinochet, and idol of capitalist extremists everywhere, was in hospital just before Christmas to have a growth removed from her bladder. Unfortunately her spokeswoman said she is doing “absolutely fine”, despite experiencing serious health problems in recent years.
Meanwhile, many of . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister, close personal…