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Democracy dies in Thailand and they don't seem to care.
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Thailand seems to be perpetually spitting in the wind. It's gone around, come around and gone around time and time again. It seems like it's part of the politics since 1973 to ascend to democracy just to stage a coup and go back towards parliamentary politics. Some were bloody, some were bloodless. Either way, they don't seem to really care. And this time, they're all for it.

Judging by most of the quotes taken from news sites and AP blogs, the spectators snapping photos with their handy-dandy cell phones were praising the coup calling it "exciting" and "much awaited" while Prime Ministers from places like Australia call it a shame.

The funny part is that Thailand's Prime Minister (or should I say ex-prime minister) said on September 11th that a coup wasn't going to happen, but there were a few snakes slithering around hissing suggestions of it.

About two weeks ago I was sucking down my third Long Island Ice Tea in some weird back alley red neck bar when I started a conversation with a construction worker next to me. I found out that he traveled around the world a lot doing construction for his company, and when I asked him where his favorite place was, it wasn't the usual "Italy" or "France" or even "Japan" sort of deal.... it was Thailand. Apparently the people there are very nice, sport a good sense of humor and get offended if you cross your knees while speaking to them (selah).

So, I suppose we'll see how this spans out within the next few weeks, but in my opinion the current Prime Minister declared a state of emergency to a people entirely against him. I don't think they care and, for the record, I don't either. Maybe he crossed his legs, I don' t know.


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I don't know either Rolling Eyes But I'm here again. To tell u the truth( if it's not obvious) I don't watch tv or read the paper. Most current events come to me in the form of......Isn't that sad or didya hear about such n such or more recently, in the form of blogs and email. I responded very blunt to a blog once on a subject that I am just sooooo sick and tired of hearing about and they deleted my comment and caught mad attitude with me ( shrugs) . I will say this, thanks for having me Cool


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Just from the few articles I've read in the past, democracy died a long time ago in Thailand, or, more properly, never got off the ground in the first place. So corrupt it makes Chicago look like Pleasantville.


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jchagan wrote:
Just from the few articles I've read in the past, democracy died a long time ago in Thailand, or, more properly, never got off the ground in the first place. So corrupt it makes Chicago look like Pleasantville.


Yeah, I doubt it's corrupt though. It just seems like that's the way it is. You know? Just a normal thing. I don't know.



-William


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