Originally posted at NewsReal
Hollywood, the place where so many have been paid so much for so little worth. Their lack of rational thought and honesty astounds even me sometimes, and I have very low expectations. Their latest delusional propaganda, in the form of an upcoming film about Margaret Thatcher entitled The Iron Lady, comes as no surprise but is still infuriating. Inaccurately vilifying Thatcher is totally acceptable, you see, because she has the utter temerity of being a conservative woman. Egads, the horror!
Thatcher’s family members are rightly horrified and call the film somethng from a “left wing fantasy”. They classily stopped short of calling it “sick” fantasy, but I have no such qualms.
Mandrake hears that the screenplay of The Iron Lady depicts Baroness Thatcher as an elderly dementia-sufferer looking back on her career with sadness. She is shown talking to herself and unaware that her husband, Sir Denis Thatcher, has died.
“Sir Mark and Carol are appalled at what they have learnt about the film,” says a friend of the family. “They think it sounds like some Left-wing fantasy. They feel strongly about it, but will not speak publicly for fear of giving it more publicity.”
I don’t wish to give the alleged film publicity either and normally would just ignore it, as I hope movie-goers will. I would usually just push it aside using one of Thatcher’s own quotes: “I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.” However, the reasons behind the left’s intense hatred for Prime Minister Thatcher need to be pointed out, if only for the youth who know nothing of The Iron Lady and her staggering contributions to the world at large.
It’s not just that she was a strong and able partner to the equally hated by the Left Ronald Reagan. A partnership, forged in the belief of freedom and the power of the individual, that was immensely beneficial not only to our two countries, but to the entire globe. It’s also because she was a conservative woman who not only stated that proudly, but who also refused – absolutely refused – to give any credence to feminists or the “Women’s Lib” movement of her time.
I owe nothing to Women’s Lib. — Margaret Thatcher
So, to the left, any accomplishments she had, which were innumerable and immeasurable, are off-set by her failure to walk in lock-step with the progressive agenda disguised as feminism. Extolling the accomplishments of women only happens if you are “the right kind” of woman. You know, one who cloaks herself in perpetual victim-hood and cries sexism at every turn. One who screeches constantly about nebulous ‘reproductive rights’, yet wants to hand over individual liberty and personal freedom to Big Daddy government and have that Nanny State run every aspect of our lives.
Margaret Thatcher did none of that. She believes in the individual. She fought for freedom around the globe. She understands that the power of the individual is far greater and does far more good in this world than government ever could. She understands that “Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy” and, more importantly, she understands that philosophy itself.
This cannot stand, according to the Left. A woman achieving things on her own? That’s not how it is supposed to work! Women are supposed to believe that they are considered lesser and victimized, so that they need progressives to “save them.” That’s their bread and butter and their means of staying in power. For The Women ™ is really Use The Women. So, the Left must now try to diminish Margaret Thatcher, who personified the scariest truth to them – a woman who already knows she is equal. The result? They portray her as a sad old woman full of regrets, who suffers from dementia to boot. Says the managing director of the film-maker:
“It is a film about power and the price that is paid for power. In that sense, it is the story of every person who has ever had to balance their private life with their public career.”
He says Lady Thatcher’s health will be featured, but insists that it will be “treated with appropriate sensitivity”. He adds of the film: “Although fictional, it will be fair and accurate.”
The price that is paid for power? Oh, the icky power hungry woman! That’s the only reason one could possibly be a woman and conservative, right? She must be some sort of power-mad, gender traitor. And fictional, yet accurate? I’m confused. Maybe because I seem to have lost my English to Cuckoo Pants dictionary.
I suggest that before inventing new definitions like fictional but accurate, Hollywood should just try out the accurate part. I know it will be hard. Change isn’t easy and cleaning up the mess left behind from your years and years of blind ideology will be equally difficult. But, I’ll help them out: watch a few of Margaret Thatcher’s speeches. Start with this one; she even gives you cleaning up tips (h/t Cubachi for video):
That is Margaret Thatcher. That is the woman about whom I’ll teach my daughter. Proudly.
(cross-posted from NewsReal)
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