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Thanathorn admits Thais cannot rely on foreigners to fight for democracy

 

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Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has admitted that Thai people must themselves fight for democracy and change and not rely on the support of foreigners “because no foreigners will come to our help.”

 

In his interview with the VOA Thai, which was released on Monday, Thanathorn said that Thai people must wake up and fight against dictatorship if they want a society where there is rule of law, equality for all and democracy.

 

“We cannot get this society from the international community. There is only one way to achieve this. We must build it by ourselves and this is the mission of the Thai people. No foreigners will help to effect changes and restore democracy in Thailand,” said the Future Forward party leader, while on a US tour to explain the political situation in Thailand and to solicit support for the party’s efforts to effect changes in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/thanathorn-admits-thais-cannot-rely-on-foreigners-to-fight-for-democracy/

 

 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

No foreigners will help to effect changes and restore democracy in Thailand

they treat us like dogs and we are in the conversation for 'helping' them ?

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If foreigners did try to help, they would be met with suspicion...agree not purchase alcoholic beverages except at predetermined times...censorship of TV programming, bring with them large sums of baht (must come from out of the country), report to immigration all their movements and trips out of country and agree to ùnanounced  visits by Thai officials at any time...facial recoginition and finger printing, and live constantly with the angst that an immigration official having a bad day could expel them from the country with no recourse...

 

It's all good!  Foreigners are clamoring to do the heavy lifting to bring about a democratic government for Thailand...😮

 

 

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The powers that have ruled for 80 years have ensured that no foreigners living here in Thailand can have any effect so I assume he is talking about outside countries. Why would they care, business is business.

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Given the way the international community tries to introduce democracy to countries in the Middle East and other places, you don't know how lucky you are Thailand. 

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12 minutes ago, YetAnother said:

they treat us like dogs and we are in the conversation for 'helping' them ?

I know a lots of dogs that get treated really nice with lots of love and kindness so I see what you mean.

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Thanathorn admits Thais cannot rely on foreigners to fight for democracy

Help to fight for democracy without work permit and correct visa? 

the day Thai people will fight for foreigners to better and ease the draconian visa/permit rules making their life difficult and cumbersome, that will be the day foreigners will feel safe enough to help shape democracy in Thailand... 

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9 minutes ago, Lungstib said:

The powers that have ruled for 80 years have ensured that no foreigners living here in Thailand can have any effect so I assume he is talking about outside countries. Why would they care, business is business.

As does every other country on the planet.So yes business is business.

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1 minute ago, ezzra said:

Help to fight for democracy without work permit and correct visa? 

the day Thai people will fight for foreigners to better and ease the draconian visa/permit rules making their life difficult and cumbersome, that will be the day foreigners will feel safe enough to help shape democracy in Thailand... 

The Thais can not even organise and fight for themselves, never had never will, always always preferring to take a quick buck from anyone, irrespective of their social status, so why should foreigners even want to help them ?

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but not China so much.  he probably means "Amerikee", the land of easy money.  the USA where we have two fake political parties and a very professional mass media.  ahem.  so much so that top science folks this morning say we have a 50% chance of July 2019 being the hottest July ever recorded by humans, even though it is definitely not an El Nino, but only so everywhere else.  not in the USA  [technically it is above neutral as an ENSO but 2019 is just as much an La Nina as a El Nino to the folks who study this, for sure although there is a larger trend already.  gulp. ]

yet this announcement is from the USA.  Columbia University in New York I believe. or NASA something.

 

and then also reported in The Guardian, a UK news website..... but not in the New York Times.   yes?
 

so yeah, I agree with this guy,  and I only just last saw Thanathorn in "real life" while shopping at our afternoon market near Chiangmai.  everyone went nuts with their smartphones, it was like The Beatles arriving or in a movie theatre when I was a kid.

 

back to my point.  another example.  so off the scale, the USA, that Xi can rightfully say he is democratically elected because he is selected by a "real" political party that can actually discuss and make rational policy.  in the USA we can't even talk about the root cause of an impending mega mega "immigration crisis"... yet John Kerry, a Vietnam vet war protest hero, can lecture the EU all the live long day about migration as 'more serious issue than he thinks that they think it is' (not)..... while using the words 'climate refugees' that he cannot say at all when he is at home.  just another lying politician or is he really that stupid?  no one can tell.  I can't.  so as Joe Pesci might ask, do grits really cook different there?  no, I think it is what Thanathorn is "really" talking about.  gosh darn it, why do I have to keep using the words "real" and "fake" all the time?  

because I'm an American.

 

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I don’t talk about politics with Thai people for obvious reasons but I have one Thai friend who always wants to engage. Her and her husband are working cooks, have many foreign friends. What I get from her most is she just wants the freedom to speak freely. She is very intelligent and understands even how in America it does not mean real Democracy. Something to think about.

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Thailand is for thais!!

 

Run your own country the way you want to by all means, just dont come crying to the international community for a big money bail out when your economy implodes from years of corruption and mismanagement.

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1 hour ago, Puchaiyank said:

If foreigners did try to help, they would be met with suspicion...agree not purchase alcoholic beverages except at predetermined times...censorship of TV programming, bring with them large sums of baht (must come from out of the country), report to immigration all their movements and trips out of country and agree to ùnanounced  visits by Thai officials at any time...facial recoginition and finger printing, and live constantly with the angst that an immigration official having a bad day could expel them from the country with no recourse...

 

It's all good!  Foreigners are clamoring to do the heavy lifting to bring about a democratic government for Thailand...😮

 

 

I do all of the above willingly. I really wish that I could help Thai people to bring democracy to the country I love.

 

Unfortunately my hands are tied. We all know that one word out of place and we'd be on the next plane out of here, if we're lucky.

 

Also, a large percentage of Thai people would not want or appreciate our help, it's all about "face".

 

Crack on guys, you're just going to have to manage without me.

 

I'll just sit this one out and watch from the bleachers. Not really expecting much action in this game though.

 

 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Thanathorn admits Thais cannot rely on foreigners to fight for democracy

If the Thais are not able to fight for their democracy it is certainly better that they do not rely on outside help!

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