Wednesday 10 April 2013

Margaret Thatcher
FRENZY by Mark King
ISBN 9781846248771

I was 11 years old when Margaret Thatcher came to power in 1979 and was in my twenties when she was forced out of power by her own party. I was one of Thatcher's children who grew up with a belief that uncontrolled capitalism was the only system that worked for the individual.

Whatever you own personal thoughts on Mrs Thatcher you have to at least admit she left her mark on history, not only in the U.K but also around the world; from America, throughout Europe, and Russia, and all the way to China, and back. And she did it not by being born into privilege, but through sheer hard work, and solid determination, from a green grocer's daughter who lived above a shop to someone who changed the course of history itself.

My belief was total and it became so ingrained in the world system that even the Labour Part welcomed it with open arms. Tony Blair and the other world leaders that followed Mrs Thatcher and Mr Reagan were like me, a product of this system even if on occasions you did have your doubts about certain aspects of it.

By the time I started a family my own loyalty to Thatcherisum had already waned. Adam Smith the father of economics wrote in his book 'The Wealth of Nations' about the invisible hand of market forces. After Baroness Thatcher I sensed a darker hand at work playing the world leaders like puppets on a string.

One of my favourite author's is George Orwell. He volunteered and fought in the Spanish civil where his belief in Communism was shattered when he found out the truth about it.

Animal Farm and Big Brother were the by products of his experience.

When Lehman Brothers went bust and the world financial system collapsed, only being saved by trillions of government money (OUR MONEY), my belief in uncontrolled capitalism was shattered.

Frenzy is a product of my experience.

Daniel Jones finds out the truth, and it shatters his belief about the Over-seers whose only concern with humanity is to feed off it.

I respect Mrs Thatcher for what she achieved with her life, but, and there is always a but, she and those other politicians from around the world who followed in her foot steps made some big mistakes which the ordinary person will be paying for generations to come.


Mark King

1 comment:

  1. The English Poet12 April 2013 at 07:16

    Great tribute and so true. She did some good and she made some mistakes but most of all she left her mark on history. I didn't like it when people were dancing in the street it was a sign of poor taste and sums upthese type of people.