Mely esetben és miért hülyeség, hogy halottról vagy jót, vagy semmit?

[…] the key point is this: those who admire the deceased public figure (and their politics) aren’t silent at all. They are aggressively exploiting the emotions generated by the person’s death to create hagiography. […] Demanding that no criticisms be voiced to counter that hagiography is to enable false history and a propagandistic whitewashing of bad acts, distortions that become quickly ossified and then endure by virtue of no opposition and the powerful emotions created by death. When a political leader dies, it is irresponsible in the extreme to demand that only praise be permitted but not criticisms. […]

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/08/margaret-thatcher-death-etiquette