Guess who's to blame for bad manners?

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Brian Garvey, President of the National Association of Schoolmasters and the Union of Women Teachers, has blamed Margaret Thatcher for the insubordination which is plaguing British public schools. According to Mr. Garvey, the former Prime Minister left a legacy of selfishness and indiscipline by instilling 'I'm all right Jack' attitudes.

This blaming of every problem on ideological opposition — no matter how far—fetched the reasoning — shows just how absurd and unhinged the Left really is. We can see the identical attitude in the United States where there is no problem large or small for which George Bush is not somehow responsible.

Mr. Garvey should be shamed out of his position for his gratuitous attack. One of the greatest leaders of the 20th century, Margaret Thatcher did more for the good of Great Britain and, indeed, for the good of the world than any Englishman since Winston Churchill. By restoring Britain's faltering economy, she initiated a long period of boom and played an instrumental role in the defeat of Soviet communism. A woman of unshakable moral purpose and impeccable personal integrity, she was also one of the most decent human beings that has graced the modern political scene.

Sadly, leftists are unable to see this, since the ideological affliction from which they suffer subverts their moral sense making them hate that which is good and precious. It also makes them want to spit on the great. A couple of years ago, we saw a breath—taking instance of this in America when mere four days after the death of Ronald Reagan, Ted Rall — a nationally syndicated cartoonist and one of the Left's most outspoken propagandists — told us on television that he hoped that the former president was 'burning in hell to a brown crisp.' This he said about the man who had done more for the good of his country and humanity than any other individual in modern times.

These people are truly sick in their heads.

Vasko Kohlmayer   4 13 06

Brian Garvey, President of the National Association of Schoolmasters and the Union of Women Teachers, has blamed Margaret Thatcher for the insubordination which is plaguing British public schools. According to Mr. Garvey, the former Prime Minister left a legacy of selfishness and indiscipline by instilling 'I'm all right Jack' attitudes.

This blaming of every problem on ideological opposition — no matter how far—fetched the reasoning — shows just how absurd and unhinged the Left really is. We can see the identical attitude in the United States where there is no problem large or small for which George Bush is not somehow responsible.

Mr. Garvey should be shamed out of his position for his gratuitous attack. One of the greatest leaders of the 20th century, Margaret Thatcher did more for the good of Great Britain and, indeed, for the good of the world than any Englishman since Winston Churchill. By restoring Britain's faltering economy, she initiated a long period of boom and played an instrumental role in the defeat of Soviet communism. A woman of unshakable moral purpose and impeccable personal integrity, she was also one of the most decent human beings that has graced the modern political scene.

Sadly, leftists are unable to see this, since the ideological affliction from which they suffer subverts their moral sense making them hate that which is good and precious. It also makes them want to spit on the great. A couple of years ago, we saw a breath—taking instance of this in America when mere four days after the death of Ronald Reagan, Ted Rall — a nationally syndicated cartoonist and one of the Left's most outspoken propagandists — told us on television that he hoped that the former president was 'burning in hell to a brown crisp.' This he said about the man who had done more for the good of his country and humanity than any other individual in modern times.

These people are truly sick in their heads.

Vasko Kohlmayer   4 13 06