“We all can help to ease the problem at its core. Such as to stop burning agriculture or garbage outdoors. If you own an old car, keep checking its condition. The government will be strict in monitoring areas with a lot of dust and black smoke.”
“And don’t forget to wear a mask.”
Sound familiar? It should. That’s because General Prayut Chan-o-cha said pretty much the same thing last year when Bangkok was covered with PM 2.5.
Meanwhile, let’s compare.
On 14 December 2019, PM 2.5 in Bangkok peaked at 54 µg/m3 (micrograms per cubic meter of air). This year on the same day, it peaked at 86.8.
On 15 December 2019, PM 2.5 was at 52. This year on the same day, it’s at 122.9.
On 16 December 2019, it was at 48. Yesterday, it was at 57.6.
These are the numbers over the last three days. Otherwise, someday, Bangkok’s air is more breathable this year than in 2019. Someday, it’s not. But one thing is for sure, nothing substantial has been done to reduce pollution in Bangkok.
One thing also remains a constant, General Prayut’s attitude. Empty rhetorics.
These are some other familiar quotes from the general.
“Don’t you feel sorry for the prime minister?”
“I work so hard.”
“You don’t have to love me, but I love you all.”
“I don’t want to be in this position, but who else is there?”
“No matter what you say about me, I must do my duty.”
“I’m so tired, but I must fight on.”
“Do you love the prime minister?”
Meanwhile, here’s the latest.
On a 15 December visit to the Bang Sue Grand Station, slated for completion by late next year, General Prayut said:
“This is the future. It’s comparable to Paris and the Eiffel Tower. These are the good things that have happened.”
The general was speaking of the “good things” that happen because he’s in charge. If he weren’t in charge, surely the train station would have never materialized?
What’s the pattern of behavior here?
If there’s a failure, he tasks the people to be responsible. If there’s a success, he takes full credits. And in between, he pleas for love and affection.
Does General Prayut have a narcissistic personality?
Check for yourself.
__ Exaggerated sense of self-importance
__ Entitled and require constant, excessive admiration
__ Expect to be recognized as superior even when not deserving
__ Exaggerate achievements and talents
__ Obsess with success, power, brilliance, beauty, or the perfect mate
__ Believe in own superiority and only associate with “special” people
__ Belittle or look down on people perceived as inferior
__ Expect special favors and unquestioning compliance
__ Take advantage of others to get what they want
__ Unable or unwilling to recognize the needs and feelings of others
__ Envious of others and believe others envy them
__ Arrogant, haughty, conceited, boastful, and pretentious
__ Insist on having the best of everything, i.e., the best house or office
Famous people with a narcissistic personality.
It’s not uncommon for famous people to have narcissistic personalities. This article lists 11 world-famous narcissists.
It includes some of history’s most hated villains, such as Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. Some of the entertainment industry’s top talents, such as Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Kanye West. As well as some mediocre talents, such as Miley Cyrus and Justin Beiber.
On the list are also the no-talent, such as Kylie and Kendal Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Kenya Moore.
Which category does General Prayut fall into?
Hated villain? Top talent? Mediocre talent? No talent?