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.
Not that Thailand is horrible, there are many wonderful things. But there’s a piece of cultural baggage that we carry: the belief in inequality ingrained into our mindset. The Poo Yai/Poo Noi Syndrome (Social Superior/Social Inferior) that’s more widespread than COVID-19. Take a Stanford University graduate with a Ph.D. and