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Thread #132804   Message #3008939
Posted By: MGM·Lion
17-Oct-10 - 05:53 AM
Thread Name: BS: Margaret Thatcher's Birthday-13 Oct 1925
Subject: RE: BS: Margaret Thatcher's Birthday.
Richard, you mistake the nature of totalitarianism. The first act of any totalitarian government is to abolish or tinker with the electoral system to ensure their continuation in office ~~ let it never be forgotten that Hitler was democratically elected before his appointment as Chancellor, but soon ensured he was never going to get unelected. Mrs Thatcher not only did no such thing; she didn't even think of it for a moment. Why? Because she was not, in any viable definition whatever, a totalitarian. So please don't palter any more with such terms. You only weaken your own arguments.