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I've never had a bad personal experience with a Thai person, male or female. I've had negative experiences with officials of all stripes and in business situations, but never a personal negative experience. It's all about attitude. If you bring a predisposition of negativity to any situation, well, you're more than likely going to reap what you sew. I've had more negative personal interactions in the USSA, Holland, Israel, and Portugal than I have in Thailand. I have far more Thai friends and acquaintances than I do farang. My neighbors are all Thai and they couldn't be nicer people, always friendly, smiling, helpful.

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Yinn you should not read this forum too much. Better to talk to us. And don't be shy if your English is poor. My Thai is poor but I want to talk with Thais.

 

 

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32 minutes ago, mserror said:

Yinn you should not read this forum too much.

 

Is 80% ok. Just some people. Can have different opinion, no problem, but I not like people lie to make racism.

 

32 minutes ago, mserror said:

 

Better to talk to us. And don't be shy if your English is poor. My Thai is poor but I want to talk with Thais.

 

I not shy. I talk with foreigner when I see. 

English grammar quite difficult, only way to learn “Just Do It”. Again and again and again....

i try to “think” use English.

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3 minutes ago, Yinn said:

Is 80% ok. Just some people. Can have different opinion, no problem, but I not like people lie to make racism.

That is something I fail to understand about Thai people. The majority that I have met are very racist. My wife says terrible things about Cambodians, it really upsets me as I used to have a Cambodian girlfriend and spent the best part of a year in Cambodia. I know what lovely people they are. Also say bad things about people from Myamar and India. People with black skin (Africans) will get shouted at, "Oh, dam dam" even when they can be heard.

 

It doesn't end with foreigners, Central Thai people say bad things about people from Issan and look down on them. Thailand is probably the most racist country I've been to.

 

But the thing that really puzzles me is Thai religious tolerance. I used to live next door to a Thai Christian family and they were fully accepted by everyone. I live amongst a lot of Thai Moslems, I sit in my garden in the morning and listen to the calls from 2 different Mosques near me. Even though you have problems in Southern Thailand, I see no animosity towards Thai Moslems. I come from a country that has had serious problems with Moslems and I admit that I have occasionally said negative comments about Moslems. My wife gets angry with me every time and asks me not to say bad things about Moslems. OK for her to say bad things about Cambodians though.

 

I've spent years trying to understand the Thai psyche regarding race and religion and have completely failed. Help!

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4 minutes ago, DannyCarlton said:

I've spent years trying to understand the Thai psyche

I'd rather have spent years on something more productive and fulfilling but to each their own...

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2 minutes ago, HLover said:

I'd rather have spent years on something more productive and fulfilling but to each their own...

If you live in a country and try to make it your home, it helps to try to understand the indigenous people of that country........for some of us.

 

Up to you.

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30 minutes ago, Yinn said:

 

Is your girlfriend from South Issan? Is close to Cambodia. 

I am close to Burma. We have people say bad thing also about Burma. But also Burma attack Thailand long time ago.

I have Burmese friend, I not care where from. I only care if good person or not.

 

Terrible behaivior low education. Impolite.

 

I disagree. We not have nazi, kkk, apartide, etc. we not build wall etc

Some SAY bad way, but not many DO bad way.

 

I also can hear the Mosque. I love the sound. I also like the Buddhist temple sound. Both make me happy.

 

 

Maybe you wife say, but she ever DO bad thing to Cambodia people?

 

I will try. But I not know everything. Everyone think how. Thai people not think same. Up to the person.

 

west people say bad thing about Burma. But also we give them the job, and when know together, we friendly. 

South issan people people say bad about Cambodia. But can be friend work together.

 

 

Maybe same football team England. You guy fight each other if different team, but join all together if play the another country, be friend together. 

 

I not know about England, but I see a lot of thing on TVF about Liverpool people (I think). Is not racism ( I think). Maybe same way some central talk about Issan?

city vs countryside people. 

But look when Ubon flood last month ago. Everyone thailand join together help 800+ million baht! Most the money come from central. Maybe SAY bad, but DO good.

 

Not everyone say bad thing, only some. I think man more than woman. Woman more friendly IMO. Not care about it much.

 

Big different IMO SAY racism, and DO racism.

 

i like everyone if polite. I have thai, Chinese Thai, Indian Thai, Issan, Burmese, moslem, Buddhist friend etc. up to the person IMO. 

Every place have good, every place have bad.

 

i hope help you understand. But I not really understand also. 

I like animal more than human. 

"I disagree. We not have nazi, kkk, apartide, etc. we not build wall etc

Some SAY bad way, but not many DO bad way."

 

OK, America excepted, the groups you mentioned are in a small minority and don't govern the country. In Thailand, the government actually does bad things to foreigners, particularly farangs. They also try to blame Burmese people for everything bad that happens.

 

"Is your girlfriend from South Issan? Is close to Cambodia."

 

She's from Nong Khai and regards herself as more Laotian than Thai. I just used her as an example, most Thais that I've met (more women than men) speak very badly of Cambodians. Surprisingly, I've found people from Surin less likely to say bad things about Cambodians and are proud of their Cambodian background.

 

"Terrible behaivior low education. Impolite."

 

Maybe so but normal in Thailand.

 

I have learned to live with racism in Thailand. It doesn't make me like Thai people any less. I just accept it as poor education. Not their fault. I just don't understand why Thai people have a low level of racial tolerance but a very high level of religious tolerance. Very different to Western people.

 

Edit: In Western cultures, saying racist remarks are seen as badly as doing racist actions. In the UK, you will be prosecuted by the police for making a racist remark to someone.

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On 9/20/2019 at 8:43 AM, thaibeachlovers said:

Hmmmmm. Animals don't have culture- they have genetic programming. 

Humans have both culture and genetic programming. Humans are the worst animals to inhabit the planet as they kill and are cruel by choice. We are also parasites as we are destroying the environment that allows us to survive.

 

Animals do have cultures of a sort, birds even have regional accents and anyone who has a pet knows that animals have different characters. Consider the Gorilla in a zoo helping a crow out of the water that it fell into or the one collecting a child that had fallen into its enclosure and handing it to the zoo keepers. Lions who had been hand reared and released into the wild and years later greeting their early keepers with hugs in the savannah, street dogs selflessly rescuing a fellow dog hit by a car and dragging it to safety. Animals are not mindless zombies.

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2 hours ago, DannyCarlton said:

That is something I fail to understand about Thai people. The majority that I have met are very racist. My wife says terrible things about Cambodians, it really upsets me as I used to have a Cambodian girlfriend and spent the best part of a year in Cambodia. I know what lovely people they are. Also say bad things about people from Myamar and India. People with black skin (Africans) will get shouted at, "Oh, dam dam" even when they can be heard.

 

It doesn't end with foreigners, Central Thai people say bad things about people from Issan and look down on them. Thailand is probably the most racist country I've been to.

 

But the thing that really puzzles me is Thai religious tolerance. I used to live next door to a Thai Christian family and they were fully accepted by everyone. I live amongst a lot of Thai Moslems, I sit in my garden in the morning and listen to the calls from 2 different Mosques near me. Even though you have problems in Southern Thailand, I see no animosity towards Thai Moslems. I come from a country that has had serious problems with Moslems and I admit that I have occasionally said negative comments about Moslems. My wife gets angry with me every time and asks me not to say bad things about Moslems. OK for her to say bad things about Cambodians though.

 

I've spent years trying to understand the Thai psyche regarding race and religion and have completely failed. Help!

They also blatantly talk about you in front of you thinking you don't understand. Not necessarily saying bad things, but still talking about you to someone else right in front of you as if you're not there. Just ignorance I guess. 

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1 hour ago, Yinn said:

Danny, this TVF is mostly “western” people. It is number 1 “western cultures” site in Thailand. 

 

Everyday it have racism. Probably the most for Indian. Never have the thred talk about Indian without a LOT member say bad thing. Then Chinese, Thai, Arab, Russia etc. EVERYday. 

 

So I disagree with you again. I have never seen a Thai website complain, criticize, mock and ridicule about foreigner same TVF. Maybe have, but is not popular like TVF.

 

TVF is the most racism I ever read. Sure. Really.

If you read my OP again, you can see the quotes. Is only one guy, only some his comment.

I think he from UK. So you say the police will catch him if he say that in UK?

 

 

 

 

 

i think it would be great if you could report all the posts to the authorities and get their IP addresses, because i think these foreigners should be kicked out of LOS.  It only breeds hatred and should not be allowed to continue.  Please post every message you don't like on facebook and bring attention to everyone.  Let everyone see these messages and maybe it will change.  I am shocked all these bad things can continue, and should be stopped.  Every message should be reported.  Police notified.  Everyone.  Good luck.  I have reported many from Facebook and it does stop these bad people.  I send their messages to everyone of their "friends" on Facebook and they get mad at me??  why, I didn't write it.  

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9 hours ago, Yinn said:

I am lazy to do that.

 

if this guy I quote talk true about himself he not clever. He say he the boss big company in Thailand.

he post picture his wife on the old post. If I want I translate to thai what he said on Facebook. With the photo his wife. 

I think 3 days on Facebook will know who he is. 

 

Can destroy his company. And the wife not be happy about his cheating also.

His hiso friend will also know what he say about thai people.

 

is anyone so stupid to risky like that?

I think that it is highly unfortunate that this thread has reached a stage where some members (one very new) are threatening to expose other members on "facebook" or any other form of social media in retaliation for that poster's views.

 

This is,after all,a well moderated forum, and does not need to be "policed" by individual members with threats to go to the authorities as well.

 

To repeat my view on Thai folks-I like them very much (on the whole)-but Thailand as the country it has become-not so much.

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Most Thai people are cool. I find many are kind and helpful. Alot are genuinely friendly, especially in the rural areas, or smaller towns. The rest are indifferent, which I can handle. No big deal.

 

It is many of the government employees, especially immigration, and the army, that I truly despise. 

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