What is the point of hating -- or even mildly disliking -- someone who no longer has any influence on the poilitical scene?
I, agree, with the exception of this exclusion, when a well-known official's brand can sway public opinion in an unscrupulous way. The late former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was a cold insensitive politician. She was for the entitled and powerful...much like the Republicans here in America.
Much has been made of Thatcher's friendship with Ronald Reagan....well, personally, I believe they were the same politically. As soon as Ronald Reagan came into the presidency, the homeless surfaced on the streets in every city of America.
As a college student at the time, my campus, along with myriad US campuses protested against the apartheid regime of South Africa and pushed for strong sanctions and divestment. But the haughty British leader, racist-to-the-core, Margaret Thatcher, said "we're engaging in constructive engagement." That was pure bullsh*it for someone who was comfortable with the Apartheid South Africa status quo.
Now the woman is no longer, but her memory of opposition lingers....I don't hate, Merry Andrew, but neither am I able to forget; I for one cannot think of anything memorable that was good with respect to the late Margaret Thatcher....to me she stood against progress and missed her chance to make a real difference in the world of humanity....Thatcher reminded me of one who would eat its own!