Bowie's new music video staring Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard has sparked controversy with its 'explicit'religious context. In all honesty, i can't see why; it is a decent song with a great video, just like most songs these days.
Two Irish brothers, under the impression they're doing God's work, start killing men they deem as 'evil', whist being hunted down by an FBI agent who gradually begins to question whether he should catch them or join them.
The classic song ‘Ding Dong the Witch is Dead’ from The
Wizard of Oz was used in an online anti- Margaret Thatcher campaign.
Campaigners hoped for the song (indicating Thatcher as the dead witch) to get
to number one in the official UK singles chart, but ultimately failed to do so,
instead reaching number two in the charts.
Despite reaching such a high position in the charts, Radio 1
only played a five second excerpt of the song, regarding it as highly
offensive. The protesters who aided the songs arrival at the top of the charts
were thought to be explicitly mocking Thatcher’s recent death. However Lord
Cecil Parkinson has issued a statement stating: “I don’t mind people
disapproving of her, but what I do object to is the idea that she personally
Parkinson was right too, blaming Thatcher for the cruel rule
of the Tories from 1979- 1992 is just plain stupid. It’s like blaming David
Cameron for all the nonsense the Conservatives are doing to the UK’s modern
society, Cameron is no more than a poster boy, the identifiable figurehead of
the party, and this is exactly what Thatcher was. She wasn’t the only person in
the whole party to make decisions, if the majority of her own party agreed on
something she did not, Our English democratic tendencies restrained her from
changing anything she exclusively believed.
Yes, the Tories during that time, and present day too, seriously made the wrong decisions on some major issues and Thatcher became the point of hatred for
the young British working class, like Morrissey and Elvis Costello (who made
some good songs about this hatred, but that’s another story entirely…) But she’s dead, the past is
the past, you can hate her all you want and sing as many protest songs as you
want, you can even wildly party in the street at the death of an old lady.
Thatcher did many things that may have made her a witch, so
to speak, but she hasn’t been in power for over twenty years, and certainly
wasn’t entirely lucid in her last few
years. Stop and just think about her as a normal dead old woman for once, and
perhaps think of your own mortality in the process. She is dead and she is
gone, so just stop complaining, at least many Thatcher haters are too old to be
directly affected by the Tories ridiculous university fees and council tax
that’s being enforced now.