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False idols of the West. Part II. Margaret Thatcher

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False idols of the West. Part II. Margaret Thatcher



Portal "However," continues the special project "False Idols of the West." We would like to present to the reader’s attention genuine portraits of those people who are considered to be indisputable authorities in the USA and Europe, a kind of religious characters who determined the development of civilization. And we are talking not only about politicians, but also about the philosophers and artists who created the Western cultural matrix.

One of the most revered idols in the West is British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. “The world has lost one of the great freedom fighters,” Barack Obama announced last year, having learned that the Baroness had passed away. But why did thousands of Englishmen so vigorously celebrate the demise of the “iron lady”, shooting champagne jams in the air, dancing and singing the once popular song of the rock band Hefner “When the witch dies”? "We will laugh on the day that Thatcher dies, and although we know that this is wrong, we will dance and sing all night," they cried.

"The Iron Lady"

Thatcher hated the poor, the students dubbed her the "evil witch", and the aristocrats considered an upstart. She became the creator of the British version of neo-conservatism, a harsh social and economic policy pursued by the Tory government in the 80s. For the sake of economic recovery, Thatcher didn’t stop at anything: when she was Minister of Education in the government of Edward Heath, she canceled distribution of free milk for schoolchildren aged from 7 to 11 years, for which she received the nickname “Milk Thief” (“Thatcher - milk snatcher”) . During the years of premiership, she reduced assistance to depressed regions, sharply reduced social spending, and closed unprofitable mines, leaving tens of thousands of people unemployed. When mass protests began, she mercilessly dispersed them with the help of mounted police. And in the end, she managed to “finish off” the trade unions, which she considered to be “internal enemies of the state”. “I am not a man of compromise, I am a man of conviction,” she said. - I have nothing against my ministers talking a lot. The main thing is that they do my will. ” It was almost impossible to convince the “iron lady”. “It was a lady with strong character,” said SVR veteran Mikhail Lyubimov in an interview with “However”. “It came from a petty-bourgeois environment: very practical, very organized and rational in its own way.”

Colleagues called her "neurotic punctual" and compared with the English train, which always comes on schedule. She urged the British not to wait for handouts from the state and to rely on their own strength in everything. “Thatcher,” writes the Guardian, “shared the philosophy of social Darwinism — that is, was convinced that the strongest survive in society, as in nature.” Yes, it took Britain out of the economic crisis with extremely tough measures, but at the same time supported the most predatory and aggressive individuals, not sparing the others.

“There is no society,” she used to say. “There are only separate men and women.” In Britain, of course, many did not like this thesis, and opponents claimed that Thatcher headed the most hated government in stories country. “The pill is bitter,” answered the “iron lady,” but the patient cannot recover without her.

Relations with Roni and Gorby: Victory in the Cold War

In foreign policy, Thatcher also could not tolerate compromises and defended with all her might the prestige of the dying British Empire. Perhaps most clearly this was manifested in the 1983 year during the Falkland crisis. The Argentine military junta then occupied the islands, which were ruled by the British crown. And although they were located off the coast of South America at a distance of more than a thousand kilometers from Great Britain, Thatcher decided to use force and dislodged the Argentines from the territory of the disputed islands. Latin Americans immediately dubbed her "pirate" and accused of reviving imperial politics. However, US President Ronald Reagan supported his British ally.

The American leader was generally very affectionate towards Margaret. He listened to her advice and even called the joke an unofficial member of his administration. Thatcher herself spoke about Reagan with a gasp. “He was a movie star, and she was a screenwriter,” wrote Reagan biographer Lou Cannon. “Both pursued a neoconservative course in economics and considered the fight against the Soviet evil empire a matter of their life.”

At the start of 80, Thatcher supported ground-based missile deployment plans in Europe and tripled Britain’s nuclear forces. However, in addition to the arms race, which was supposed to undermine the economy of the Soviet Union, it was required, as Thatcher noted later, "to find a communist leader of a new type, ambitious, inspired and ready for concessions to the West." And such a leader was found. In 1984, advisors suggested Thatcher invite Mikhail Gorbachev to London. Gorbachev was then secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU, responsible for agriculture, but in the UK he was taken as the first person. Thatcher called the Soviet representative to her suburban residence of the Checkers and held “fruitful” negotiations with him, which lasted for several hours.

“Gorbachev pulled out a General Staff card with all the secrecy grids on the table,” said Alexander Yakovlev, a participant in that meeting, “it showed the directions of missile strikes in Great Britain ...“ Mrs. he declared. "Yes," replied the somewhat confused Thatcher. After the meeting, the “Iron Lady” said: “You can do business with this person.” Indeed, when an official, in order to achieve his position in the West, is ready to put top-secret information on the table, things can be done with him. And even need.

When Gorbachev was appointed general secretary of the Central Committee the following year, Thatcher began lobbying him in Washington and persuaded Reagan to abandon harsh rhetoric and build bridges with Moscow. She sought to “strengthen Gorbachev in the feeling that the whole world would help him with restructuring,” played on the complexes of the young general secretary and, admiring his ideas, pushed for new concessions. Thatcher flirted with the team and Gorbachev. According to Vadim Medvedev, who at that time was a member of the Politburo of the CPSU Central Committee, in 1989, in violation of the diplomatic protocol, the “Iron Lady” invited him to her at Downing Street and courted him for an hour.

In 1987, during a visit to Moscow, Thatcher did not tire of praising the wisdom and courage of the Soviet leader. However, this did not prevent her from recognizing the right of the Baltic republics to self-determination and thus cast doubt on the territorial integrity of the USSR. And although in Britain she was accused of being too fascinated by Gorbachev and could not judge him objectively, the “iron lady” never forgot about the pragmatic interests of Western countries. No wonder many historians call it the winner in the Cold War, "crushed the communist hydra." As for Gorbachev, it’s probably no coincidence that this retired politician met his 80 anniversary in London.
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  1. Humpty
    Humpty 29 March 2014 09: 26
    +11
    At the funeral of this cross-eyed rat, even the British got drunk on joys.
    For Russians, the same Thatcher is a Rosenberg in a skirt.
    1. Sakmagon
      Sakmagon 29 March 2014 12: 02
      +6
      At the funeral of this cross-eyed rat, even the British drunk on joys

      How many of you reptiles are walking the world -
      It is possible ....
      But - time goes on, time melts away
      Will have to leave.
      There are no more bayans for you ...
      It's time to buy!
    2. 225chay
      225chay 29 March 2014 16: 40
      +1
      Quote: Humpty
      At the funeral of this cross-eyed rat, even the British got drunk on joys.
      For Russians, the same Thatcher is a Rosenberg in a skirt.


      She was a witch!
      Committee of 300 member?
    3. renics
      renics 29 March 2014 17: 22
      +4
      Gorbachev henpecked his wife Raisa, in addition, turned out to be a henpecked Thatcher. Shameful little man.
  2. wanderer_032
    wanderer_032 29 March 2014 09: 58
    +5
    Here is another striking example from the past, an example of how the "lights" of democracy in the West treat Russia.
    This continues to this day, probably Thatcher left a lot of followers.
    So to hang up pink drooling that "Western democracy" is the ultimate truth is not worth it and be always on the alert.
  3. Prometheus
    Prometheus 29 March 2014 09: 58
    +6
    Dog - a dog's death.
    Will anyone arrange her meeting with Gorby soon?
    1. anip
      anip 29 March 2014 10: 15
      +6
      Quote: Prometheus
      Will anyone arrange her meeting with Gorby soon?

      He will die his death, only the court of history will remain.
      1. 0255
        0255 29 March 2014 12: 10
        +5
        Quote: anip
        Quote: Prometheus
        Will anyone arrange her meeting with Gorby soon?

        He will die his death, only the court of history will remain.

        Already wrote in the comments on the site that Gorbachev did not die just because the devils did not want to take him to hell - they were afraid that he and hell would fall apart wassat
        We have already lost count
        To bury this nits!
        How much can this s ... e
        Spoil the sky and smoke ???

        It smells so bad
        Cuts by the smell of the eye
        Because they do not accept
        Gorbachev-heaven !!!

        Yes, and hell frankly
        Meeting with the Misha is not on fire!
        They know for sure
        What a fate awaits their hell!

        If he arises in hell
        That will cry LUCIFER!
        And the restructuring will begin
        And the collapse of all the hellish realms!

        Source: 5th comment on the article
        http://topwar.ru/38834-gorbachev-pishet-pismo-putinu-i-obame-po-povodu-ukrainski
        h-sobytiy.html
    2. Argon
      Argon 29 March 2014 11: 14
      +5
      Guys, don't you understand yet ?! Misha is this, "dynamic protection", Raya was about "armor" - "we consulted with Raisa Maksimovna" -, - "Raisa Maksimovna and I decided" -. Remember, at her funeral EVERYONE gathered, and the bear will bend, so the news will "remember" and that's it.
      1. sspd
        sspd 29 March 2014 12: 17
        +4
        The henpecked man at the head of a superpower - what else could you expect from him?
        1. 225chay
          225chay 29 March 2014 16: 42
          +4
          Quote: sspd
          The henpecked man at the head of a superpower - what else could you expect from him?


          Selling skatina!
  4. parus2nik
    parus2nik 29 March 2014 11: 20
    +4
    And there are no good words .. I’ll add about milk, it was with Thatcher that subsidies to English farmers were stopped, and farmers were replaced by agricultural complexes .. A farmer in England, now a relic ..
  5. Rider
    Rider 29 March 2014 12: 15
    +6
    and I suggest thinking about this:
    “Gorbachev pulled out a General Staff card on the table with all the vultures of secrecy,” said a participant in that meeting. Alexander Yakovlev“- it depicted the directions of missile attacks on the UK ...“ Madame Prime Minister, we must end all this, and as soon as possible, ”he said.

    where from Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee responsible for agriculture, secret cards of the General Staff?
    how did they get to him?
    I see in the late USSR there was a clique of preobrazhenitsy / defeatists, ready to betray the country in order to preserve their warm place.

    on the other hand, Yakovlev is not the most reliable source of information.
    because this is the same McDuck blurted out "we broke the scoop's back"
    is he worthy of trust.
    maybe at that meeting there was a recruitment of Judas MI 6?

    well and the last
    Thatcher didn’t stop at nothing: while still on the post of Minister of Education in the government of Edward Heath, she canceled the distribution of free milk for schoolchildren aged 7 to 11, for which she received the nickname “Thatcher - milk snatcher”. During the premiership, she reduced aid to depressed regions, sharply reduced social spending and closed unprofitable mines, leaving tens of thousands of people unemployed. When mass protests began, she ruthlessly dispersed them with the help of mounted police. And in the end, it managed to “squeeze” the trade unions, which it considered “the internal enemies of the state”. “I am not a man of compromise, I am a man of conviction,” she said. “I have nothing against my ministers talking a lot.” The main thing is that they do my will. ” To convince the “iron lady” was almost impossible
    Does anyone else doubt that such a person could utter the words "Russia needs to have 15 MILLION population"?

    and this quote you will not find anywhere.

    like these wolves, labeled presented the country on a platter.
    1. 225chay
      225chay 29 March 2014 16: 44
      +2
      Quote: Rider
      Where did the secretary of the General Staff get from the secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU responsible for agriculture?
      how did they get to him?


      Here Yakovlev himself helped betray the hunchback
    2. smile
      smile 29 March 2014 18: 18
      +2
      Rider
      Great comment!
      Indeed, Yakovlev, with a fairly high degree of probability, worked for our likely friends. And it’s not for nothing that the GB underneath it.
      So, with the help of this aunt, who spoiled us more than Churchill, the hunchback was actually made an agent of influence. Although, in my opinion, he was not able to realize this.
    3. 225chay
      225chay 29 March 2014 21: 50
      +1
      Quote: Rider
      like these wolves, labeled presented the country on a platter.


      Rather it will be: "a man with a fucking head ..."
  6. joum
    joum 29 March 2014 12: 52
    +3
    And I can't even read an article - it punches for a laugh)) Since Austin Powers, in order to resist hypersexual robots, brought himself to his senses, shouting: "Mararet Thatcher is naked in the cold! Mararet Thatcher is naked in the cold ! "
  7. Lelek
    Lelek 29 March 2014 14: 16
    +6
    The purest water is the Anglo-Saxons, and they have always been, are and will be our enemies under whatever guise they would not disguise themselves. Our "fifth column" are degenerates, who have everything Anglo-Saxon: beliefs, morality, property and salary. These, too, are enemies, not lost sheep. bully
  8. maniac
    maniac 30 March 2014 08: 13
    +2
    saw the video on YouTube, there is a funeral procession with M. Thatcher, with a guard of honor, all the cases, through the streets of London. In one of the houses, on the 4th floor, a window swings open and a huge banner unfurls. On it: THE WITCH IS DIED - THE WORLD IS CLEANER! that's how the English "adored" their Maggi.
  9. Kibl
    Kibl 30 March 2014 20: 21
    +1
    Look at google what a glee was when it fell back. How happy the owners of pubs and liquor stores were. Revenues exceeded the pre-Christmas one at times. Simple people rejoiced, danced on the streets of all Britain, especially in the mining and metallurgical regions !!! The rusty lady and horseradish died her!!!