Respect

I hate to start a new project on a negative note, but today I was angered and surprised by so many of my friends.  And it’s still the afternoon.

Only a few hours ago I read the sad news that Margaret Thatcher has passed away.  Truly a legendary figure in history.  Yes, she may have done some terrible things.  She was far from perfect and she made a lot of mistakes.  But by leading her country she also empowered a huge number of women to believe that they can achieve their goals.  More importantly, she was a human being – a mother, a daughter, a friend.

However, some people still think it’s ok to post hateful comments online stating how glad they are she is dead.  What surprises me is that the ones saying this are intelligent people who were barely even born when she was leading our country.  To these people I pose this question – how would you feel if it were your mother?  Your mother who led the country, who helped stop the Cold War, who freed the Falklands, and who people were expressing their joy at her passing?

As I was always taught – if you can’t think of anything nice to say, say nothing at all.

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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