Here, Russell Brand expresses exactly my feelings about the death of Margaret Thatcher. I’ve always found her politics repulsive in their selfishness (marketed as “individualism”), but I had a hard time engaging in celebration at the news of her death. As Brand says, “This demonstrates, I suppose, that if you opposed Thatcher’s ideas it was likely because of their lack of compassion, which is really just a word for love. If love is something you cherish, it is hard to glean much joy from death, even in one’s enemies.”
It’s an excellent read, expressing both distaste and compassion.