“Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead”

Dingdongthewitchisdead

Discussing Politics on Social Media

Margaret Thatcher is dead and (not only) the internet is celebrating. I learned of her death during a compulsive Facebook check. Without further comments, somebody had posted the video “Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead” from the 1993 movie The Wizard of Oz. The respective clip on Youtube is now a rallying point for Thatcher critique.

As reactions to Thatcher’s death, various articles, comments and pictures have emerged (or have been merely rediscovered). Subsequently, I have witnessed Facebook friends being confronted with their mediated affiliation which does not seem to be based on anything such as shared interests and convictions.

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