Schismogenesis And The Death of Margaret Thatcher


Watching the cultural divisions in British society open chasm-like over the polarised responses to of the death of  former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher does seem to play along anthropological schismogenesis lines. The angry misogynistic name calling and celebratory death parties seem almost a response to the near apotheosis taking place at the other end of the political spectrum.

Her funeral may be cathartic for some. It certainly isn’t going to bring us closer together as a nation.

Original image by Renee Turner available under this creative commons licence


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