A New Beginning

Dear all, after over 10 years of political commentaries, from the Bangkok Post to Thisrupt. After getting hosed by water cannon and coughing up tear gas, I have come to the realization that nothing changes in Thailand. In fact, things are becoming worse. Therefore, I’ve decided to enter politics, withContinue Reading

Who's the corrupted one?

————Uncle Tu loves the institution. Uncle Tu doesn’t corrupt. Therefore, Uncle Tu is a good person. There are a variety of reasons why people vote for and support a leader. Loving the institution is wonderful because love is beautiful. But it’s also a personal matter that should not be politicized.Continue Reading

Poo Noi

—————Equality is an empty word written in the constitution. What we say and do each and every day defines who we are: we Thais are not equal. Government Spokesperson Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana called it:“A familiar relationship between boss and underling.”“An affectionate and playful family thing.” He is absolutely correct. Thanakorn alsoContinue Reading

The News You Can Trust

——————–Everyone’s news consumption motto should be this: When Pheu Thai is in power, watch Top News. When there’s a military or military-backed government in power, watch Voice TV. Ideally, every news media must provide checks and balances on the government, every government. But ideal and reality are two different things.Continue Reading

From Whom did Young People Learn to be Violent?

Last night, as with many nights these past months, crowd control police clashed with young people aged from early teens to early twenties. Again, there was a score of injuries and arrests, a scene rinsed and repeated. The people who call themselves “poo-yai” (adults, elders, social superiors) are gravely concerned.Continue Reading

Which one is the Most Dangerous?

Fascism isn’t just an authoritarian system of government. It’s also a mentality that eats your mind and swallows your soul. Senator Somchai Swangkarn is furious. He calls it an “incitement,” a “brainwashing” method, and a “great danger.” He calls on the prime minister, the education minister, and the police chiefContinue Reading

To Thailand With Love

Thailand rejoices. General Prayut Chan-o-cha is happy, according to Government Spokesperson Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, who proudly told the kingdom last week of an important step towards Thailand 4.0. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released its Global Innovation Index 2021. Thailand is number 43 out of 132 economies and number threeContinue Reading

Brain gain; brain drain; brain dead

The opposing sides of Thailand’s political divide have found a common cause: Do not let foreigners buy homes and lands. The sentiment is pushed by news headlines that bold the word “ขายชาติ” (to sell the country; traitorous, betraying one’s nation). We imagine 1972’s “Fist of Fury,” in which Bruce LeeContinue Reading