Police prepare for trouble ahead of verdict on Future Forward Party

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Re: Police prepare for trouble ahead of verdict on Future Forward Party

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The problem seems to me that deep down most Thais still want to be subject to a eternity-long rule by a dynastic God King.
When it comes to the crunch that deep-rooted surrender to a paternalistic mysticism trumps both Thailand's much touted democratic ideals, and any distaste they have for the current king.

The question is - how many more generations before this fades enough for the Thai citizenry to take their destiny into their own hands?
Or will they ever? - I am not so sure that economic hard-times will change attitudes (as Cowboy suggests above ^^^)
It is equally likely to send them scurrying back under the God King's skirts like they always have.
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^ I agree with your point of view as well to a very large extent re the institution. How much of it is free expression and how much of it derives from a lack of free expression and ingrained top down peer pressure is something I'll never have a handle on.
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I would say that they know that popular uprisings have consistently been brutally crushed by the military: 1971, 1976, 1992, 2010... What would be the point of another failed attempt at change?

In addition, a number of activists have been murdered. So, the situation is similar to other countries throughout the region. Lay low, stay alive.

Finally, they're probably waiting for those in the UK to end the monarchy there, so as to be able to gain inspiration from them.
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sigmoid wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:52 pm I would say that they know that popular uprisings have consistently been brutally crushed by the military: 1971, 1976, 1992, 2010... What would be the point of another failed attempt at change?

In addition, a number of activists have been murdered. So, the situation is similar to other countries throughout the region. Lay low, stay alive.

Finally, they're probably waiting for those in the UK to end the monarchy there, so as to be able to gain inspiration from them.
or wait for one of the royal family to lose it and murder everyone like the Prince did in Nepal :beer1:
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sigmoid wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:52 pm Finally, they're probably waiting for those in the UK to end the monarchy there, so as to be able to gain inspiration from them.
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Cowshed Cowboy wrote: Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:30 am
sigmoid wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:52 pm Finally, they're probably waiting for those in the UK to end the monarchy there, so as to be able to gain inspiration from them.
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Rallies/protest started yesterday at Chulalongkorn and Kasetsart Universities and continued today at Mahidol.

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"The protest went peacefully. The protesters dispersed around 7.15 pm."
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