It’s a sad thing to think that I happen to live in times where all great people, my role models, the people who have inspired me, keep passing away.
Margaret Thatcher was one of my greatest role models. She helped form my political beliefs alongside with Sir Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan and a few others. She was one of the people whom I have to thank for my undying interest in politics.
With great sadness I mourn her passing. Not only was she an inspirational leader, but she was also a member of the dying creed of statesmen, of people of conviction. She was never after cheap popularity or political gain, she did what she thought was right, what she believed in.
I look at today’s leaders and politicians and I don’t see it any more. I look at the Tory party and I don’t see new Margaret Thatchers. I look at the Republican Party and there are no future Ronald Reagans in sight. What’s happened to them? Where are the statesmen of today?
To me, Margaret Thatcher symbolises liberty, freedom, free will, economic freedom, standing by one’s beliefs, and most importantly, believing into the human being, the individual where everything should start. “There is no such thing as society,” she said. She was right. We as individuals are where it all starts. We are responsible for our own lives, our own fate.
Yes, I am deeply saddened by her passing. But I’ll raise a glass to her memory, thinking about everything I learned from her, and celebrating the beautiful life she led.
To you, Maggie.