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How about a certain FB page with 600,000 followers calling for Phuket locals to gather up slingshots and shoot rocks at whitey's head? Can we criticize that? Or how about the fact that that page isn't

Can't bash people for showing love and compassion for humans in need...   Kudos to Thais stepping up to help! 😊

We can criticize the gov't and even some locals for some of the cultural differences.   But this seems to be a genuine, good-hearted gesture.      Now let's see how long it takes for TV to d

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3 hours ago, Genmai said:

 

How about a certain FB page with 600,000 followers calling for Phuket locals to gather up slingshots and shoot rocks at whitey's head? Can we criticize that? Or how about the fact that that page isn't on Thai news but this feelgood "All-Thais-Are-Angels" story is?

 

A genuine good-hearted gesture? Sure, if it's real. But you can't deny this stinks of a damage control PR campaign. C'mon, think of the bigger picture here. A 600,000 strong FB Phuket-based page of racists getting some public attention, and then suddenly- boom - like clockwork, a feel-good article about the kindness of Phuket people? No. It's no different to stories of honest taxi drivers turning in bags of diamonds and cash that get published like clockwork after another story of condemnation.

 

Edit: I'll also add that the ThaiVisa article about that FB page in question is no longer available. Make of that what you will!

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2 hours ago, Genmai said:

As long as (snip) is left alone and the remarks aren't personally disparaging everyone has the freedom to criticize. There's no restrictions on calling out racist remarks or attitudes or incitement to violence. That never seems to happen when farangs are taking a beating. Could that be because most Thai's don't care? 🤔

It seems they don't have the freedom to criticise.

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3 hours ago, Genmai said:

 

How about a certain FB page with 600,000 followers calling for Phuket locals to gather up slingshots and shoot rocks at whitey's head? Can we criticize that? Or how about the fact that that page isn't on Thai news but this feelgood "All-Thais-Are-Angels" story is?

 

A genuine good-hearted gesture? Sure, if it's real. But you can't deny this stinks of a damage control PR campaign. C'mon, think of the bigger picture here. A 600,000 strong FB Phuket-based page of racists getting some public attention, and then suddenly- boom - like clockwork, a feel-good article about the kindness of Phuket people? No. It's no different to stories of honest taxi drivers turning in bags of diamonds and cash that get published like clockwork after another story of condemnation.

 

Edit: I'll also add that the ThaiVisa article about that FB page in question is no longer available. Make of that what you will!

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Bashing, people here who feel that way got to remember opinions are " generalizations "  and if many of us that includes myself there aren't enough good stories like this and wish there were more! 

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4 hours ago, colinneil said:

Now heres a thought, what about all members on here now they are saving money not buying beer, dipping their pockets, and giving some poor Thai people a bit of food, you know just like the Thai man did for farangs.

I did that, milled about 12-14 kilos of rice, wife handed out to a few poor people.

Come on you lot, get up of your backsides and do your bit, help poor folk.

We are doing exactly that - started off with one day giving out 400 meals - now two days a week - probably a 1000+ meals - all from a restaurant in Jomtien. The bars are all doing similar things. 
The contributions from expats, Thais and people around the world has been heartwarming.

Pattaya has many organisations looking after the welfare , education of the families in slums etc I’ve given a fair bit - so actually there are many who care . 
well said . 

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1 hour ago, Chassa said:

The 'Good Siamaritan'

 

Free food my lady always accepts free food and she ain't sort of a quid!

That is why she "ain't short of a quid"

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