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Covid plus lack of democracy ‘spells disaster’ for Thailand

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He says a lot of good things, but then so has every prospective potentate here BEFORE they get int power then it's "same old, same old" once their in, very much like the UK! Only difference is that in the UK nothing changes because it doesn't matter which party is in power it's still the same little grey civil servants actually deciding what can and can't happen while they wait for their massive pension at 55. Here, it's the generals.

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10 hours ago, Tarteso said:

Since 1932 Thailand has had 25 generals election, 20 constitutions, 19 coups d’etat,  

the last one in 2014. Maths speaks for itself...

Now I know where they got their slogan "Amazing Thailand", although about to be rebranded to "Amazing Trusted Thailand", that's almost as good as real estate agents slogans.

 

To think of the amount of general elections, constitutions and coups d'etat, makes me wonder why there hasn't been a civil war, oops 😞

 

https://thethaiger.com/coronavirus/amazing-trusted-thailand-tourism-rebrands

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10 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

But they still manage to live under their constitution written 800 years ago.

Wonder how many coups and constitutions Thailand would have in an 800 year period.?

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14 minutes ago, Reigntax said:

But they still manage to live under their constitution written 800 years ago.

Wonder how many coups and constitutions Thailand would have in an 800 year period.?

The British  Constitution is unwritten, but is a product of enacted laws, common practice and precedent.  In 800 years , the UK had 2 Civil wars, executed Catholics and then Protestants, also a  King, invited a German to take the throne, killed thousands of their own citizens in the Scottish v English wars, subjugated Ireland and then went on to form an Empire by subjugating other peoples.  It is hardly a model of democratic freedom that should be admired.     

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10 hours ago, KarenBravo said:

For democracy to work properly, it needs an educated and informed electorate.

Uneducated people are easily manipulated by populist politicians.

Whether Thailand is ready for a democracy that functions as intended, I'll leave up to you.

Is the army ready for democracy? It’s got nothing to do with whether Thailand is ready. 

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2 minutes ago, Zack61 said:

Is the army ready for democracy? It’s got nothing to do with whether Thailand is ready. 

Not if it means giving up their strangle-hold on the teak and gemstone trade.

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10 hours ago, lovinglife said:

If only Professor Anusorn were PM. Wise words. 

He is the man for the job

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15 minutes ago, Oxx said:

Good grief, man! The British Empire brought vast benefits to the people of the barbaric nations.  It gave them Christianity and railways and a common language and bureaucracy and law.

 

Stop being an apologist for the idiots who think that the former colonies would have been better without the benevolent guiding hand of the British.

haha, good one. Imperialists always come out with that tired argument. 

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15 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

haha, good one. Imperialists always come out with that tired argument. 

 

It may be a tired argument, but it's also true.  Do you honestly believe that, to pick a few, Afghanistan, Burma, Brunei, Egypt, Kenya, Lesotho, Maldives, Pakistan, Qatar, Somaliland, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe are better off now than they were under British guidance? To more or less an extent they are now all basketcases.

 

 

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