King Bhumi, Idolised, Feared and Despised….
– The Radical – 14th Oct 2016 –
……Absolute Ruler of Siam, Corruption and an Unequal and Divided Nation
He tolerated no dissent or democracy and protestors to his authority were either jailed in chains or forced to flee.
The country has huge wealth yet most live in abject poverty and those with favour found untold riches.
The corruption doesnt just start at the top of the judicial system and petty bourgoise but with the Monarch and his followers, who constantly cream the profits through monopoly business and industry control.
The Monarch’s son, the hated Prince Vaj is a playboy who squandered obscene amounts of wealth overseas.
Even the officers of government could be bought and this filtered down to the miserable traffic and civil police, as many innocent tourists found to their cost.
Not only tourists but Premier Thaksin Shiny found the Monarch and establishment too hot to handle and escaped.
Thais are a proud people, never having been conquered by western colonialism, but an arrogant and often deceitful people.
They suffer from Arom Mia Di or bad moods if they don’t get what they want.
Mai Pen Rai – Never Mind, Mai Daai- Can’t Have, and the favourite Mai Ao- NO.
Whatever the circumstances the “Falang” was always in the wrong, unless the situation was so obvious and then justice was swept under the carpet and compensation denied only to line the pockets of the police or parasite.
And what now ?
There will be a stand off while the Red and Yellow shirts confront each other again and the establishment, or the junta to you and me, led by the blinkered army.
The Red shirts are the real working class resistance and the Yellow shirts the middle and professional classes.
They both have some support among the police but I expect it is paid for.
So it remains to be seen if the two are going to confront or cave in.
The odds favour civil war and those foreigners residing or on vacation will get caught up in it, because Prince Vaj will never be accepted and the Queen and Princesses are second class royals.
“Ka and Krap” -All Thai women are treated as second class, believe me, the country is so backward as a result of the control of the King and I’s, that democracy even of the most basic kind is a distant objective.
However whatever the foreign media says and portrays there is an undercurrent of real revolt in Thailand.
The Rebels burned down the provincial government buildings whilst I was there and the Red Shirts of Issan certainly made their presence known.
Now they need to make it known internationally and begin the struggle for civil and human rights for the peasants and of course in the end the people will win as they always do.
With Cambodia,Laos and Vietnam as neighbours and Mother China in support only Myanmar and Malaysia could obstruct.