Margaret Thatcher Remembered by Korean Netizens


The death of Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) this week hit the nerve among many Korean netizens. All over the globe, Margaret Thatcher, reportedly the politician after whom President Park Geun-hye wishes to model herself the most, drew polarized reactions for the perceived impact she has had on the world economy, fall of the communist block, uncompromising ‘iron’ political will, tough stance on the organized labour movement, and her brand of neo-liberal ideology.

But most important of all, among the younger netizens, her resolute course of action during the Falkland War drew the most frequent comment, and comparing her to the military dictator with whom she enjoyed amicable regional partnership Chun Doo-hwan.

Comments from Daum:


ke ke ke ke ke ke ke privatization ke ke ke ke ke so that’s why things were so expensive in Britain~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Rest in Peace,, Brave leader who led the victorious war over [sic]Auckland,, history will remember her,,


Rest in peace but the trashes in our country will not leave [this world].


Female thug lived very long! Don’t yap about respecting her and other shit.


Crusher of labour unions, creator of the richer-gets-richer and the poor-gets-poorer.

아주 좋은 날:

You dipshit reporter, can’t you say a single decent thing? No sense of history, you are just iterating useless facts. Since Thatcher came into power, the tax reduction policy not only massively benefited the riches and corporations but cut back on welfare to make up for the reduced tax revenue, hence a conservative shithead. Public corporations were either eliminated or reduced under the name of neoliberalism so that the rich get richer and the average people suffered massively.


People here yapping about the Iron Lady does not know jack about the crimes against humanity she and Reagan committed together. Go read a fucking book.

고달픈 겨울:

Together with Reagan, the leader of imperialism and neoliberalism… She is the reason the financial sector rules the world economy.. You can see how great Park Chung-hee and Chun Doo-hwan are when you compare to Reagan and Thatcher.. All hail the protector of middle and lower class Park Chung-hee and Chun Doo-hwan!! Go repent your sin in hell Thatcher, I bet you are getting your ass kicked by the British unionists in hell.


Only way one could change the fascist labour union is brute power. – Margaret Thatcher-


Together with Ronald Reagan, she was one of the greatest politicians in history. She made something of herself despite her poor background. Pity.

From Ilbe:




South Korea with Britain at that time..laid the foundation to become a developed country.


The greatest leader in the history of South Korea = President Chun Doo-hwan.


Badly in need of rehabilitating the honor of Chun Tank before his passing…[Tank: referring to Chun Doo-hwan’s willingness to use brute military force against civilians.]



British Tank and Korean Tank meeting.


Iron Lady and Steel Tank ssibal ke ke ke ke ke


Surprised to see so many people mourning for the bitch who broke the back of Britain.


You and Kim Jong Un are the only two in the entire world to think that Britain is bankrupt


The Iron alliance ke ke ke ke ke ke


Rioters must be shitting themselves!!!!!!!!!

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