Living in London, it is very difficult to see any real reminisce of my particular memories of Margaret Thatcher. They seem conveniently hidden behind the monolithic erections standing attentively, saluting Britain’s mythologised and markedly Aristotlean, 18th 19th and 20th Century Imperial heroes.
I use the term Britain as this was Thatchers word and ideological weapon of choice but I really mean England. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland were occupied by England so the term does not really reflect any sort of co-operative union and subsequently we cannot assume each country holds a similar rhetoric. I suppose its a bit like being married to Ike Turner.
As a boy from the Rhondda Valley’s, it was inevitable that the second that Thatcher died, I would receive a barrage of text messages informing me that Mrs Thatcher was the only person to fuck more Miners than Sir Jimmy Savile OBE and that 4 furnaces had been closed since her arrival in Hell. I was initially impressed with the efficiency of this journalism and speed of its distribution but I quickly realised this information couldn't possibly be true because there is no evidence to suggest that Savile had sexual relations with Miners, it is very true he supported Thatcher while she fucked them, rumour has it he was sat on Chesterton in a towel in Number 10 watching and videotaping the entire thing. It is a well known fact that Jimmy hated Miners as they are extremely dirty and those of us unfortunate enough to grow up in a mining community during the 1980’s knows full well that coal dust is a nightmare to get out of a silver Nike shell suit and Vanish wasn’t even on the market then.
Jim allegedly fixed it for Minors with an O (even paedophiles deserve the rights afforded by Habeas Corpus and the legal system doesn’t apply to corpses unfortunately, just ask Osama Bin Laden) if he had just fucked Miners, his corpse wouldn’t be in the ‘trouble’ that it’s in now. If this was the 18th or 19th Century, maybe the joke would work a lot better, but the point I am trying to make is, just as we conveniently and knowingly looked away while Jim fixed it for the kids, upon Thatcher’s death we allowed our psyche to bypass the conflicts during her premiership or ‘troubles’ as they were strategically supposed at the time.
Statistically, there were more ‘troubles’ in the UK between Margaret’s 1979-1990 tenure than there were alleged paedophiles at the BBC during the same period, however, Britain has done its utmost to present scientific fact as fable and scientific fable as fact. Chris Morris has obviously over presented this as I have illustrated with some videos of some actual causes. elebrities selling what they think are actual social cafrom Brass Eye beneath. My particular favourite is Richard Blackwood, the donkey who plays a donkey in the musical theatre version of an actual abortion. Some of you will know this extraction as Shrek.
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The key point that Morris makes here is that truth is being aborted like some sort of rape baby and while some people are morally ok with this, some are utterly apathetic, some use abortion as a contraceptive and some would even go as far as murdering a mother for being raped and bringing shame on the family, we really have to start thinking about the enlightened and civilised society we have created and consider whether our current mode was what Spinoza, Locke, Bayle, Newton and Voltaire proposed between 1650 and 1700.
But I would like to examine the use of 'some use abortion as contraceptive', this is exactly what Spinoza et al were fighting against during the enlightenment period. They were fighting to expose unethical religious, political and economic tyranny so it seems logical at least to me, to consider that the thinkers of the enlightenment period and the empires which adopted such thought, championed by the likes of Thatcher in the 80’s and Churchill in the 40’s as honest and decent, are merely hauntological occupations of a hegemonic force proposing to end absolute barbarity with absolute barbarity. It seems utterly reprehensible to use abortion as a means of contraception however, linguistically the truth is being aborted as the causes of effects are being presented as the effects of causes. I somehow start to think about the Nazi Germany here, however, I am not supposed to make that connection, as I should have understood the mythologised historical fiction is actual historical fact. The next film is by the rather wonderful Adam Curtis. It was made in 1998 and documents how beautifully Thatcher masquaraded barbarity as civility, its a bit like when RUN DMC say bad when they actually mean good.
I am fully aware of language’s arbitrary nature, I have read the books, I’m not dyslexic, uneducated, spasticated or worse but what will we find out next, the invasion of Iraq was oil related or the liberation of Afghanistan was really related to British and American pharmaceutical companies.