- Posted December 23, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
DEMOCRACY vs DEMOCRAZY
it actually is sad how many foreigners living and working in this country are ill-informed or just plain ignorant to the happenings. If there is a discussion in certain forums it is mostly highly aggressive and rotating around the 'but they have been legally elected' nonsense, ignoring the fact that this has nothing to do with democracy but with people that realise that the acting government (elected or not) is working against the benefit of the country, but only for their own gain and even try to change laws accordingly to be absolved from past wrongdoings. And still the western media and politicians expect the thai people to wait quietly until the 'legally elected term is over, because that's supposed to be democracy - more democrazy - Thailand will be in ruins by then and indebted with trillions of baht. The proposed election in Feb will be the same farce as the last one was. There is just too much money invovlved and the vote buying of the rural people seems uncontrollable. Most westerners don't understand that rural Thailand is very feudalistc, the village headman can often very much control the opinion of his people, add 500 - 2000 Baht per vote (equalling weeks-months wages) its an easy math what he outcome of any election will be. I don't have the background or knowledge for presenting a solution to this dilemma, but one thing is certain if we want Thailand to survive, one has to first cut out the deadly, cancerous tumor (Shinawatra clan), and then concentrate on finding a cure and healing process.