Sunday, 5 April 2009

Every man for himself

There is a common theme among my political blogs that is to participate in politics, and there is a quote which supports participation: "all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." If you feel this motivates you to take part in politics then that is great, but you also need to know the difference between good and evil.

Margaret Thatcher famously said that there was no such thing as society. Is everyman for himself a 'good' vision? On the other hand the American dream allows citizens to pursue their goals in life and some can become very successful. The word civilisation is a very broad term that can be applied to modern societies, but these societies claim the title by looking after those in poor health, by providing an education service and a safety net for those in need. It also means that we have organisations that provide public services that would not be profitable in private hands.

I don't think Margaret Thatcher would want to be remembered for a lack of compassion. I am sure that she would like to be remembered as a strong leader who caused the country to prosper. Whatever your view, she did divide public opinion. Was she the 'marmite' of politicians.

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