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April 8, 2013 - 7:43 am
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From Richard Metzger, publisher and lead blogger at Dangerous Minds: 

I’ve written in the past about the big impact Metzger had in introducing me to counterculture and my disappointment following his embrace of Orthodox Marxism in 2009 — the same year that I started working full time as a conservative new-media troublemaker in the Breitbart tradition. I’m not offended by Metzger’s poor taste, rather just at how predictable and nonsensical it is. Two observations of the paradoxes inherent in the strange tradition that has emerged of using social media to emotionally unload on recently deceased public figures:

1. It’s sort of strange the way that atheist Marxists are so happy to declare belief in an afterlife childish except when they feel a need for a hell to stick in everyone they hate.

2. It’s even stranger the way people who normally roll around in moral relativism all of a sudden gain the confidence to label the most effective opponents of Communism as not just evil, but “pure evil.”

Updated: Via Ann Althouse, George Galloway’s response: “Tramp the dirt down.”

David Swindle is the associate editor of PJ Media. He writes and edits articles and blog posts on politics, news, culture, religion, and entertainment. He edits the PJ Lifestyle section and the PJ columnists. Contact him at DaveSwindlePJM @ Gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @DaveSwindle. He has worked full-time as a writer, editor, blogger, and New Media troublemaker since 2009, at PJ Media since 2011. He graduated with a degree in English (creative writing emphasis) and political science from Ball State University in 2006. Previously he's also worked as a freelance writer for The Indianapolis Star and the film critic for WTHR.com. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their Siberian Husky puppy Maura.

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The once great British empire is in the teminal throes of its progressive retrograde evolution. It's vile, repulsive, meuling leftitst representatives have once again emerged from under their rocks to spew the usual fetid obscenities. Ave atque hale, Maggie. Your country never measured up to you.
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Typical reaction(s) from the left. They despise the Iron Lady for the following reasons: she didn't have to hitch her wagon to a husband (Hillary Clinton) to reach a position of power, i.e. she made her own way; she didn't belong to a minority class; she wasn't a victim; she stood for principle, and last but certainly not least, she was a conservative. Any woman with these attributes will be attacked & vilified by the left, witness Sarah Palin.
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I find it very difficult not to despise leftists for this kind of bile. Like you said along with the hatred directed at the Warrens; this is so over the top. Here's some twitter reaction:

http://twitchy.com/2013/04/08/crack-open-the-champagne-twisted-twitter-users-dance-on-margaret-thatchers-grave/

Warren is hated because he at least to some degree holds to a Biblical posture of transcendent truth and morality. Lady Thatcher is hated because she had the courage to defend the superiority of the west and it's Judeo-Christian heritage.
The sodomites, sob sisters, guilt ridden traitors, amoral nihilists and other tawdry fellow travelers of the left hate anyone who exposes them to the ridicule they so richly deserve. RIP Margaret Thatcher, a giant in a world of moral dwarfs.
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When did you add "anti-slavery republicans" into the mix? I'd like to see your reading list for that group.
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This is not paradoxical at all, David. The left hates and despises conservatives. So anyone who is a conservative, they despise. Why is that paradoxical?
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It's paradoxical for those who are atheists to wish that people they hate burn in hell.
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yes
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Knowing there are extremist on both sides, it is still a matter of note that the worst seem to come from the left, or liberal side. They are frothing to tear down any conservative that professes a belief in conservatism. Look at the reaction of the black community leaders to Dr. Ben Carson or any other black conservative. He doesn't fit their victim status, and has achieved because of his superior intelligence, hard work, and the values of his Mom. There is NO civility today especially not in the hearts of those that owe their positions to that of the collective, they are personally wanting in all categories of success, and the Carson's, Thatcher's and Reagan's of the world are a perilous threat to their way of life.
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I also remember the Left's glee at the death of Tony Snow. There could not have been a more positive, upbeat person on the political scene AND he couldn't really affect legislation or regulation that directed or redirected our lives, so why the spittle-spewing HATE?

Or how they hated G. W. Bush. If anything, he was mildly wishy-washy, but in general a fairly positive person, one who loved America and cared about her citizens. The Left is fine with all of Bush's policies now that The 0 is following them, so why the vitriolic HATRED for W?

There's obviously something in their DNA.
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The once great British empire is in the teminal throes of its progressive retrograde evolution. It's vile, repulsive, meuling leftitst representatives have once again emerged from under their rocks to spew the usual fetid obscenities. Ave atque hale, Maggie. Your country never measured up to you.
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What I find fascinating is that everybody wants this Lady to burn in hell. These are the same people that persecute, harass and villify Christians. They mock us and belittle us. Definately a post-Christian people - yet they want this woman to burn in hell.

Sounds more like they DO believe and have simply chosen the other side.
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I don't think anyone here is particularly surprised. We all knew this day would come, and we knew how they would react when it did. They'll dance on the Iron Lady's grave and celebrate as though on of the world's great villains had died. It's sad because it's not even like she was in any position of power to have possibly affected any great change in world politics by her passing for them to be celebrating. No, they just hate.
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People on the left curse copiously and spew insults, but they usually give no substantive arguments about anything. They are eternally immature and annoying. Ideas are correct because they have them. They are detached from reality. I am not shocked or even surprised by the how the left is trashing Margaret Thatcher.
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Cursing and the spewing of insults is not limited to one political persuasion. You can find about the same percentage of people on the right who lack civility. I would agree with the frequent lack of substance - many of their positions are held only for emotional reasons - but civility is increasingly rare, regardless of political persuasion.
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You've clearly never met the British left. Everything is Thatcher's fault, and they never show greater hatred than at the mention of her name.

The British left hate because that's what they do. They hate Britain, they hate British culture, and they really, absolutely, utterly hate Thatcher to the depths of their shrivelled souls.

They hate her because she was a grocer's daughter, they hate her because she built a successful life from such humble beginnings without their 'help', and they hate her because she turned around the post-WWII cosy collaboration between far-left Labour and wet-left Tories that was leading them to their utopia in the 70s.
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I must respectfully disagree. There's far more on(andoff)line bile from the left precisely because they do not have logical arguments that can be used to make their points and thus become emotional and angry. I sometimes become very upset with politicians on the right because they are so polite they let the more emotional people from the other side shout them down. But I'd rather have "polite" than "angry".

Margaret Thatcher was a grand woman, conservative, politician and leader and I fear we'll never see her likes again in a leader of either sex.
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Typical reaction(s) from the left. They despise the Iron Lady for the following reasons: she didn't have to hitch her wagon to a husband (Hillary Clinton) to reach a position of power, i.e. she made her own way; she didn't belong to a minority class; she wasn't a victim; she stood for principle, and last but certainly not least, she was a conservative. Any woman with these attributes will be attacked & vilified by the left, witness Sarah Palin.
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Real class acts on the left, as usual.
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None of this would bother me nearly so much if it weren't for the fact that I am sure these hate-filled scum think they are morally superior to the late Baroness Thatcher. Of course, it is easy to hold oneself above your opponents when only they have to follow the rules.
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