Monday, January 29, 2007

Napoleon Comes to Thailand

Having gotten rid of the democratically-elected prime minister by unlawful means, the new leaders of Thailand waste no time to adopt the tactics of Napoleon in George Orwell’s Animal Farm.

First, blame all the country's woes on the ousted prime minister; for example:
- The unrest and violence in the south,
- The new year’s eve bombings in Bangkok,
- Even the cracks in the new airport runways.

Next, find a convenient bogeyman who is out to harm and exploit our country. What better choice than the rich and tiny, and much disliked, proud and snotty Singapore? Accuse them publicly of some sinister plots like trying to eavesdrop on our military secrets.

Finally, of course the show is not complete without a bunch of sheep to chant. "Four legs good, two legs bad. Four legs good, two legs bad."

1 comment:

zen said...

Under the heaven all crows are black, same with all corrupted officials. The champion of champions among these corrupted people, is this group belonging to an East Asian island country. This group, though bearing surnames of their country of origin, claims that they are the 'sons of the soil' of that island country which their fore-fathers in fact migrated to. They even reject the race they belong to, and call themselves the aborigines of that island. All these poppycocks are due to money and power politics.