Margaret Thatcher died this morning following a stroke, her spokesman Lord Bell said.
One of my neighbours, who was not divided in her opinion about Margaret Thatcher, and arguably less eloquently, declared ‘Thank God That Bitch Is Dead.”
Wherever my own politics lie, I found that latter sentiment extremely sad because of what it takes away from us when we hate to that degree. And hate is the only word that can adequately describe what many felt (feel) about Baroness Margaret Thatcher.
I once felt that black, inky hate for another individual who walked this earth and the strength of the emotion I felt shaped me negatively for a long time. May still have left its mark on me.