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July 21, 2011

Ministry of Propaganda: How They want you to Remember Margaret Thatcher

All your beliefs are belong to us.

Who needs rehabilitation camps when there are so many other easier ways to condition you!  The Perception Shapers are at it again.  George Orwell said those who control the past, can mold the future.  Liberal Hollywood has learned this lesson well in their depictions of historical characters like Che Guevara, Ronald Reagan, and now Margaret Thatcher.  Historians on the Napoleonic era are well aware that Napoleon wasn’t the squat little fat fellow of popular memory, from which today we derive the term “Napoleon complex.”  That was just British propaganda.  And yet, that’s how he will be remembered for all time.  His popular image is sealed in amber.  Similarly, the memory of our Thatchers, Reagans and Ws by future generations won’t be decided by their scholars and historians, but by today’s myth makers and propagandists.  With their cinematic depictions of the past they can control the future.

Thatcher Depiction plumbs new depths by portraying her as destroyed by dementia and guilt about her record

The cameras have not even started rolling on a new film being made about Margaret Thatcher’s life in which she is expected to be played by Meryl Streep, but already the project has been tainted by controversy over the negative way it intends to portray the former Prime Minister.

Meryl does Maggie

On first hearing about the production last month, a member of Lady Thatcher’s family, who wishes to remain anonymous, said they were ‘appalled’ to learn that she will be depicted as a dementia sufferer looking back on her career with regret.

Describing the film as a ‘Left-wing fantasy’ designed to cast doubt on her political legacy, her relatives and supporters are once again having to accept that, where the world’s best-known female politician of the 20th century is concerned, art rarely reflects life.

Told by means of flashbacks of her political life, the film opens with the octagenarian Lady Thatcher sitting alone in a sparsely furnished drawing room muttering to herself.  She is a melancholic, ghostly figure whose world has shrunk to almost nothing thanks to her declining mental powers. It soon becomes apparent that she frequently holds conversations with her late husband, Sir Denis, seemingly unaware that he is dead.

As the film unfolds, she sifts through some of the more controversial points of her 11-and-a-half years in office – notably the Falklands War and the Brighton bombing – questioning the decisions she made, rueful of the consequences of her extraordinary achievements.  In old age, the famous conviction politician is apparently racked by doubt; the unavoidable impression given is that this once-towering figure has been reduced to a pathetic figure consumed by doubts and fears.

The thread running through the film is that the price of power has been so high for Lady Thatcher that she is seeing out her days in a state of anxiety rather than peace, scarred by her time as Prime Minister.  Any sense of triumph in her career, or the historic greatness of her achievements, is absent from the script. In one scene she is shown tearfully wondering whether it was really necessary to sink the Argentine ship the General Belgrano, killing 323 men, as it purportedly retreated during the 1982 Falklands conflict.

Read the disgusting rest here.

Conservative women and minorities are an existential threat to the modern Left.  If the Democratic Party loses its edge with the female and minority demographic, it goes the way of the Dodo.  They are toast.  Conservative women and minorities must therefore be destroyed at all costs.  So does anybody seriously believe this won’t be a hit job on Thatcher?  A sneak peek here:

And now for the Prime Minister Thatcher you won’t see in a Hollywood propaganda piece– the real Maggie Thatcher:

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