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Covid plus lack of democracy ‘spells disaster’ for Thailand

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7 hours ago, soihok said:

I enjoyed reading that, so true it made me feel sad.
Shame for the country in general (pun intended).

Shame for general in the country, good one, also an anagram of sorts ! Given the incredibly benign statistics in this country it would have been so easy to return to normality and not cause such terrible hardship to the Thai working population. It appears to me that perhaps the politicians in control are all acolytes or actually afraid to disagree with decisions made by a general who obviously cares not one bit for his subjects 😞

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8 hours ago, rooster59 said:

an expert said today (May 22).

That must mean it's true.......

regards worgeordie

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6 hours ago, lovinglife said:

If only Professor Anusorn were PM. Wise words. 

If Perfesser Anusorn was PM, Thailand would probably be bankrupt.

This being said, Thailand needs some kind of safety net for the poor...even if it is just food coupons.

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23 minutes ago, Ketyo said:

The Chinese spokesman last week mocked the USA and said that if China had 90,000 deaths the Chinese would riot and kick the government out, demanding a change to the entire system of government there. He was right.

 

This sounds interesting- do you have a link?  Not disputing the veracity, just interested to see what he said.

 

I certainly think it's possible that different government styles are better/worse fits for different cultures.  I consider myself brainwashed that freedom and democracy are fundamental values, but I acknowledge that I had that drilled into me since youth by my public education system.

 

I could be wrong- but I suspect that the majority of Thais that agree with the professor were likely educated in the West.

 

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At last some words of sense from a Thai with a bit of foresight and intelligence.

 

After I read the post, I felt like saying "Bravo" - in fact, I will - "BRAVO!"

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7 hours ago, Pilotman said:

If you want an example of democratic power gone off the rails, just look at the UK.  That place is a mad house of over bearing Police, incompetent Central Bankers, Civil Servants  and politicians, with too much time on their hands, not a clue what is going on and with too much power to abuse.  In comparison, Thailand is a beacon of stability and common sense. I am just glad I was here in LOS during this social media driven, monumentally economically damaging fiasco

Unfortunately, none of us know the full and whole picture. Most of the problems surrounding the Covid 19 in the UK, just happened at an unfortunate time when the Captain was not at the helm. Its easy to point the finger and make accusations, but without full knowledge???? The argument was to follow the science, and even some of the scientist couldn't agree. Only one minister among the cabinet is a qualified scientist, and again, unfortunately she was a lone voice crying in the wilderness. Which begs the question, in both the UK and Thailand, do we have the right people running the country at a time of crisis? I won't name names, but one minister in particular stands out as most definitely unqualified for the position held. And that applies to both countries.  

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57 minutes ago, Isaan sailor said:

Let's make a deal.  You can keep your non-democratic government--just get the damned Baht back to its 10-year average.

Errm.....it already is. 10 year average compared to the dollar is 32.324943.

Not really much of a difference today.

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1 hour ago, KarenBravo said:

Are you American? Socialism does not equate to communism.

 

Have a look at some countries that have a highly educated workforce, have some of the highest standard of living indexes in the world (consistently) are democracies and are socialist.

Of course, I'm talking about the four Scandinavian countries.

look how far Bernie Sanders got. sad

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9 hours ago, rooster59 said:

and employ people who are knowledgeable, capable, honest and diligent to govern.

Great piece. But a big challenge. 

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7 hours ago, Pilotman said:

If you want an example of democratic power gone off the rails, just look at the UK.  That place is a mad house of over bearing Police, incompetent Central Bankers, Civil Servants  and politicians, with too much time on their hands, not a clue what is going on and with too much power to abuse.  In comparison, Thailand is a beacon of stability and common sense. I am just glad I was here in LOS during this social media driven, monumentally economically damaging fiasco

Or are you just glad to be here in LOS with no financial worries ? 

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7 hours ago, Pilotman said:

If you want an example of democratic power gone off the rails, just look at the UK.  That place is a mad house of over bearing Police, incompetent Central Bankers, Civil Servants  and politicians, with too much time on their hands, not a clue what is going on and with too much power to abuse.  In comparison, Thailand is a beacon of stability and common sense. I am just glad I was here in LOS during this social media driven, monumentally economically damaging fiasco

In my opinion, Thailand is a "mirror image". As for a beacon of stability and commonsense in relation to Thailand - never!!

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