Monday, August 27, 2007

Not so long ago in a country very much like ours

Since it appears that between each generation, and too often within generations, a reminder is needed of the stark failure and depression that Socialism produces in a nation, then that's what history is for.

Ergo, David Thompson has one such relevant history in video. As he relates in an email, Thatcherism was a reaction against "the creeping Socialist nightmare":

Overseas readers may not realise just how Socialist the UK was in the late 70s, with open talk of “class warfare” and ossified nationalised industries – state monopolies – billions in debt.