A war of propaganda is integral to every political conflict. Thailand is no different.
The pro-democracy student movement in the 1970s was linked to an international communist conspiracy aimed at overthrowing the Thai monarchy. The pro-democracy student movement in 2020 is connected to a global capitalist scheme, also aimed at overthrowing the Thai monarchy: same theme, different time.
The Facebook page Thailand Vision has over one hundred thousand followers and is one of several pro-government platforms, along with Nation TV and Super Poll, disseminating information on Thailand’s current pro-democracy protests.
On 29 August, Super Poll released its latest finding, which shows 82.4% of respondents believing there’s an international conspiracy in which global capitalists and Thai politicians collaborate to undermind Thailand.
On the same day, Thailand Vision released a report linking various international organizations and NGOs to a global conspiracy against the Thai monarchy and kingdom.
In an elaborate diagram (see below), Thailand Vision established business ties and money connections to demonstrate the conspiracy.
The alleged conspirators are:
The Open Society Foundation (OSP), the grantmaking network that supports the development of democracy worldwide. American investor and philanthropist George Soros founded it.
PixelHELPER, a platform that uses art as political and social expressions, run by German light artist Oliver Bienkowski. The platform collaborated in the light projection protest at Hotel Sonnenbich in Germany, where King Rama 10 resided.
The European digital publishing house Axel Springer, which runs the business and technology news website Business Insider and the German tabloid newspaper Bild. Included is Matthias Dopfner, CEO of Axel Springer and President of the Federation of German Newspaper Publishers. He’s also on Netflix’s board of directors.
Thailand Vision linked them to Freedom House, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the FCCT (Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand), and Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong.
Other alleged conspirators are National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Thai Volunteer Service, Asian Network for Free Elections Foundation (ANFREL), and Union for Civil Liberty. Two local media platforms on the list are the101.world and The Isaan Record.
All of whom are then linked to executives of the former Future Forward Party and Thai democracy activists.
Credit: Thailand Vision