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Thailand and Freedom of Speech

The American people would love to see the Freedom of Speech around the world as they have. They blame other countries who do not have it. And right now they blame Thailand of Freedom of Speech about monarchy. Some American friends I have do not really care or love their own country, but they are proud in their American behaviors, until some people are proud to consume too much. Thai culture is really different. They grow up with their parents, and they really look after their parents when they get older. Thai King and Thai Queen are father and mother of all Thai people. Thai people really feel it that way. No one are forced to love them. This is the reason why we cannot let other people blame them.

Thai children and their mother at the Talingchan Floating Market (ตลาดน้ำตลิ่งชัน).

If you really grow up with a warm family, you will love your parents although they have never asked you to love them. You will do the same thing as we do for our King and our Queen. You will protect them. If some other people disgrace them, you will hire a judge to stop those people. The United States have the law to prevent public insulting, too, and that stops freedom of bad speech. This means we are almost the same. You cannot insult other people with strange Photoshop pictures and unreal words.

Do you know why Thai people love the King?
Thai King, and most of Royal Family have the charity activities nearly everyday. They always go to the far-away towns or villages which are poor. They teach the poor people to work, especially agriculture and handmade products. When any places are destroyed by flood damage and if the government is so slow to help, the Royal Family will help all the people in time.

As the definition of ‘Efficient Economy’ which Thai King always talks about, although the farmer earn a low income, but they can live with happiness. Most of Thai farmers are not that poor until have nothing to eat, but they spend their money without thinking. For example, they want to have cars to show that they are cool; they need to have an i-phone because their friends have it. The farmers who need the extravagant things will not love what the King teach. This is the reason why there are many Red Shirt farmers come to protest in Bangkok.

Although the American believe in freedom, but all the children also love their parents.


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The fear of Anti-Communism in Thailand 2010s

Have you ever heard of “The fear of Communism in the 1950s” and stuff like McCarthyism? American people are really afraid of communism, because they really know what it is. Many American public schools may not included that the situation of Cold War are much serious, but smart American will know it by themselves.

In Thailand, the history books have never said anything bad about communism, because China and Russia are our friends. Thai people also do not really worry about communism, too. They believe that it will never happen in Thailand. Communist Party of Thailand was founded in the same era of Cold War about 1940’s. Nothing was successful in that period. A Thai old history professor in my middle school had a really solid faith. She said that Thailand cannot be Communist, but it was the first year of Thaksin Government, so she did not know how he was.

Thai flag defines 3 things by its colors which are Red is Nation, White is Religion and Blue is King. All the three are the main institutes which have been with Thailand since the Sukhothai kingdom in 1200’s century. Communist has no Nation, no Religion and no King. This is the reason why Thailand had never been afraid of Communism.

Thai Flag with striped 3 colors, influenced from European in WWI.

Currently (Spring 2010), the power of money comes before these three institutes. Thai people are pretty sure that the Red Shirt protesters are paid to against Abhisit Government. A few Thai people in England were paid to make the website against Thai monarchy, and government. Many English-speakers do not really understand what happens, so they believe those posts. In fact, Thai Kings have been prevents the country from communists and soldier dictators. They really love their country, and its concept. The word, “Thai” means “Freedom”. Communist dictator will never give freedom to its people.

Sw is really feel sorry about the Red Shirt, and I would like to forgive them once they realize that they have been wrong. They are known as uneducated and farmers. They can make more money by protesting rather than by their farms. This does not mean all the farmers in Thailand are the Red Shirt Protester, and does not mean that Red farmers produce red rice, and other normal farmers produce white rice (Laugh). They do not really know what really going on, and what will be the result of their protesting. Their leaders always use ambiguous words to bend they thought to be the same way. Moreover, the Red Shirts are really sensitive when they see Thaksin cries online. There are many rumors say that Thaksin currently has a serious cancer, but Thaksin always confirms that he is so happy with his family. Logically, if the Red Shirt protesters do not really get the money, they will hate to burn themselves under the hottest sun, while Thaksin says that he is really happy.

God of the Money or Money is God for many people. Egyptian bills do have their ancient God as their country’s identity, although most of them are Islamic, not the Ra worship. You will see Horus supports pharaoh in here.

The fear of Anti-Communism in Thailand is if the Red-Shirts completed their goals. Thailand would be communist-like democratic under the power of one dictator. The dictator would pay for all poor people to vote him, and he would get the highest vote forever. He would use law to support his own business, and also many kinds of corruption from both him and his party would happen.

Some foreigners understand that Abhisit did not get elected to be Prime Minister, so they hate him. In fact, Abhisit will be elected if the poor people were not paid to vote. Thai people vote for members of the House of Representatives by regions. In the suburban from Bangkok where is the area of middle class people, Democrat Party – Abhisit Vejjajiva always gets the most votes. Likely, the Democrat Party’s main base of support is in Bangkok, by the educated people and office workers.

For all the foreigners’ misunderstanding about Abhisit and Thai democratic system, if all those people still keep paying the poor to vote, we will never have the real democracy.

In fact, the red shirt can have a happy life without a large amount of money. Everything has it own way to solve and to understand as long as you know what the most important thing of your life is.


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Nicolas Cage : City of Angels and Bangkok Dangerous

If you can remember Nicolas Cage movies, City of Angels (1998) and Bangkok Dangerous (2008), that is perfectly 10 years in between. In Thai language, people call Bangkok, ‘Krung-Thep’ which actually means ‘City of Angels’. This seems like Nicolas Cage tend to love Thailand so much.

Nicolas Cage : Bangkok Dangerous 2008

Thailand seems like the United States mixing with Mexico. People come to invest for big businesses, big companies and come to get job. There are many illegal workers from Myanmar and Cambodia, as well as the United States has the Mexican. Although they earn lower salary than Thai people, but it is still higher than they can get from in their country. Sw Eden has seen many female aliens work as babysitter and housewife, and male aliens are construction worker. Thailand also seems like Mexico which it has mafia in the same way, but it is not the same as Japanese Yakusa. Many times that police cannot help nice people although they want to. For example, the guy can choose between getting paid or getting shot. If you are hurt by mafia or some hooligan, what you should call or contact mass media, such as Thai TV Broadcast, Radio and Newspaper. When many people around the country know what happens, the hooligan will not dare to stop the police’s work.

From the City of Angels have been turned to be Bangkok Dangerous by Thai people themselves, especially now. The Red Shirt are empowered not to fear the police, and the police cannot stop them either. Many hooligans became the Red Shirt for this reason. If you heard of the news in Thailand, many cars’ mirrors were broken, public areas were bombs and nice people got hit even she was a woman. Bangkokers are now cheering the soldier to stop the Red Shirt completely. This is a kind of trap that the Red Shirt make for the Abhisit Democrat government. They try to tell the foreigner that Abhisit is a dictator with military base to force the country. If you are in his position, you will do just like what he does. Abhisit has to protect Thai people from Dangerous, and turn Bangkok to be City of Angels again.

If you think that Abhisit is communist or dictator, you are wrong. What he is doing is to prevent Thailand from being communist. Although in December, 2008, he was not from the election, but the previous governments did many unclean things to get to votes.

When Sw says Angels, it does not mean the messengers, but it means all people are nice. Thai children are taught that Thai original tradition is really nice. Everyone are kind. Those places are exist in the far far always town. I want the Red Shirt to go back to their places. I believe that they can find a lot of happiness rather than earning bucks to destroy others’ happiness.

I love you, Bangkok, my City of Angels.

Nicolas Cage : City of Angels 1998


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Thai government does not pay for the Electric Bill anymore

Thai Government,
They are half-right, so I do not blame them for this whole decision. For a year that many houses did not have to pay for the electricity. Government had thought about poor people, so they paid to the house that spent electricity less than 50 units. Right now, government looks at the result of their project. Most of people who stay alone in their apartment had used electricity about 20 units, but when they knew that less than 50 units were free, they tried to waste more electricity to be about 45 units.


Waylon Reavis drawing by Sw Eden. Although cellphone need the electricity, but it is more save than going to the place by car to talk or to pay the bill.

In my opinion, the government should just reduce the free rate, and not give up giving free electric bill. Sw Eden would like to see if people who use the electricity less then 25 units, do not have to pay anything. This will work so well, because a lot of families who use more than 25 units will change their habit, too.

It is not only Thai people who like to waste the free things. Sw Eden lives in New York City for 5 years, and most people in my apartment are the same or worse. They love to turn on the faucet in the kitchen and walk to get their stuff from their rooms which are so far from the kitchen. Although Sw Eden wants to change other people’s habit to save the energy of the world, Sw Eden cannot only just change the habit of some people in my family. One of them stay in a room at the cold side of the house. Sw Eden stays in the hottest side at the west (fact to the sun at noon, so my room will be very hot at night, too – the brick keep the heat so well). Whenever Sw Eden turns on the air-condition, she will turn on her air-condition, too, although her room is cold and air is fresh. Another member in my family does not have to pay for electric bill and water bill, because our house is not his house. He likes to turn all light on around the hourse, and waste a lot of water. He can turn on the faucet at the highest point for 3 hours non-stop. This guy is crazy, so no one tries to blame him.

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