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

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

Feudal warlords don’t understand “soft power”

Everybody jumps on the Lisa Blackpink bandwagon, including General Prayut Chan-o-cha. Yesterday, the general said Thailand should take the example of the K-pop sensation and create “soft power” and a “creative economy,” inspiring Thai youths to shine globally. The general neither understand soft power, creative economy, nor who Lisa is.Continue Reading

The vengeance of the general

What’s next for Thamanat Prompow? He has approximately 30 to 50 MPs in his hand, depending on who you ask, and is still Party Secretary. He can stay with the dysfunctional Palang Pracharat, form his own party, or rejoin Pheu Thai. He can lead an immediate exodus or wait nearerContinue Reading

Don’t talk smack about Sinovac

Sinovac is not ineffective but has lesser efficacy than mRNA vaccines. With Thailand’s Delta variant pandemic, Sinovac also isn’t ineffective but still has lesser efficacy. Logic has it then that the government should move mountains to procure mRNA vaccines. But reality has it otherwise, as yesterday, the cabinet approved anotherContinue Reading

The greatest trick Thai generals ever pulled on the Thai people

General Prayut Chan-o-cha came to power because of tanks; remains in power because of a rigged constitution; escapes no-confidence votes because of unscrupulous politicians. He has managed to convince a sizeable portion of the Thai population that without him, evil traitors and ungrateful nation-haters will overthrow the institution. No matterContinue Reading

The banality of Third World-dom

Forget “love the monarchy” or “monarchy reform” for a moment. Forget Sa-lim versus Saam-geeb for a moment. Take a moment to ask ourselves: Are five more years of General Prayut Chan-o-cha the solution to Thailand’s problems? Because this is what we are looking at given the rigged constitution and 250Continue Reading