The way of the guns

General Prayut Chan-o-cha came to power by the barrel of the gun. He maintains his power through the barrel of the gun. The constitution was written under the military dictatorship. The 250 senators were appointed by the military junta. Palang Pracharat Party was formed by General Prawit Wongsuwan. Hence, hisContinue Reading

Who do you blame?

“His friend shared a clip with me. But I didn’t know it was my son. I didn’t think it was until I saw it on the news elsewhere. I really didn’t think it was my son.” “He’s only 15. He’s only 15, and he has to face this.” These wereContinue Reading

Misplaced Priority: Loyalty to General Prayut is more important than saving lives

Should an interview question for organization recruitment nationwide be: “Have you now, or ever been, a Saam-geeb?” On 1 August, in Udorn Thani Province, over 1,000 vehicles circled the city center to protest against the Prayut Chan-o-cha government. One protestor (name withheld) was caught on camera and recognized as aContinue Reading

The radicalization of the Thai people

How far can you push the people before they break? In the French and Russian Revolutions, people were starving and rioting for bread. That’s not the situation in Thailand. For there to be a revolution, a sizeable portion of the military has to break away. That’s unlikely to happen inContinue Reading