Saturday, November 23, 2013

Thai Hopes

Thai Spring is a hopeful article on the current political position in Thailand.

 "It is now clear that Thaksin's populist policies served as political cover for enriching himself.... It is one thing to say the government must go, and it is another thing to be prepared to mount the campaign necessary to change society...The Thai people now have that opportunity, but it will not grow from large demonstrations. A new movement can grow only where its roots can take hold, and that is at the local level. Otherwise, we are left with the owners of political parties telling us what we want and expecting us to support them. We need to develop to the point where we tell those who want our support what they must do to receive our support. It is hard work; it involves respecting all others, and there are no shortcuts."

Worth a read from 2010

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