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14-02-2014, 05:03 PM
RE: re hi ;)
(14-02-2014 04:07 PM)pxlgirl Wrote:  As for Thailand, here's what's going on in a nutshell. DLJ has already mentioned the "reds" and "yellows". Basically, the yellows consist of a large number of elites, urban middle class nationalists/royalists, the reds pretty much the (more or less underprivileged) rest of the country. The elites, who never won one election, have been running the country for decades, by serving their own interests and not giving two shits about the rest. In 2001, one dude from the reds fraction got voted in as a PM, also serving his own interests, yet sharing a few crumbles of the cake with the regular people. This made him (despite of his many not so democratic means) very popular, and the elites very pissed off. As a result, he got ousted in a military coup in 2006. In 2011, his sister was sent to run for elections and she won. Again, the elites were pissed, and history is repeating itself yet again. The only difference is, that now both sides have stronger resistance against each other. A "silent" coup, like in 2006 isn't as easy anymore. Corruption is now an instrumental tool of accusation or trying to wash hands clean, but in reality, it's been rampant throughout most of asian societies. You could even say, corruption is like a way of life, so it's more like throwing stones from a glasshouse.

Well that cleared that up.

I certainly hope things don't go too far into shit, but it might well be good ultimately. I just don't want to start hearing debates on Thailand Interventions.

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14-02-2014, 06:33 PM
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no debates needed, with some common sense the situation is pretty clear. However, so many ppl have a political bias on either side, even many expats who I thought should know better.

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