- Posted January 26, 2014 by
NY, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Bangkok, Angels or Demons
You used to have a right to vote in this city. You once had the pleasure of relatively easy movement here too. In the past you were subject to relatively little harassment for your political views or general opinions. People were actually happy and really did smile. And then it happened.
Unable to accept the new middle class, the few elitist snobs who run Thailand decided to do something about it. With the mindset that nothing north of Don Muang mattered they set about putting the 'good people' in place to run The Peoples Republic of Bangkokistan.
In real terms this took relatively little time, 2006 coup, military government, sham constitution, throw in a few agencies to destroy democratic principles and we are here 2014.
In a rancid city devoid of intelligent thought, we are staring down the gun barrel of imminent civil war where these same elite power makers are set to become at best only an acceptable face from their own very murky past. A past that remains hidden but will certainly become public thus destroying their facades and empowering the people that matter, the democratic majority.
By entrusting a person of the moral stature of Suthep Thaugsuban to carry out their bidding, the power brokers have hastened their own demise, this was a mistake of monumental proportions, one that they seem to already realize given his massively diminished supporter base and the obvious disappearance of his cash cow.
Thailand has lost it's Sabai Sabai status and will not regain that coveted title until the people who mattered in the past do not matter anymore. Removing the delusional, demonic kamnan and his pay master are all that matters now.
In future people who matter will be humble, thoughtful, caring and most of all democratic.