Trying to stay tuned to the development of ongoing Floods in Thailand…
These are just some articles, links and quotes related to floods, GMO rice, water control,
collected from online search for the sake of following up with and keeping updated on this issue. Continue reading
Tell me why does it have to be like this ?
Tell me why is there something I have missed ?
Tell me why cos I don’t understand.
When so many need somebody we don’t give a helping hand.
Tell me why ? why, why do we say we care
Tell me why, why, why do we stand and stare
just tell me why, why, why ?
“Tell Me Why” Declan Galbraith
WHY the biggest floods in Thailand were ALLOWED to happen?! that’s right – ALLOWED, if not PLANNED well in advance. It can no longer be covered up even by MSM that the ongoing disaster
was IS man made ! And capitalized on by greedy TNCs – same as earthquake in Haiti, droughts in Australia, fires in Russia, floods in Pakistan…
Industrialization is changing the dynamics of the global seeds industry… agricultural
sector is changing hands, although slowly, from the farmers to the seed giants…
Already second day I’ve watched on local Thai TV some news reports, first by Ch.3 then by TPBS, when they give away rice seeds to farmers for FREE. Continue reading
Old yet sure formula by
of how to control the masses
I couldn’t help it, but decided to come out from my already too prolonged slumber. Because as I can see, there is a lack of coverage of this issue in the Thai Mainstream Media. Or even rather opposite: consistent campaign to support the efforts by government and big local and transnational corporations to take under total control the rice production in Thailand through pushing forward GMO seeds… Continue reading
There are lies, damn lies, and The Nation…
Can you post this rubbish elsewhere?
– Thanong (Nation’s editor) in reply to critical comment on his blog
“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong”
Humans have a natural proclivity to want what they cannot have.
(quote from: “Why Banning Social Media Often Backfires” )
This is an attempt to provide a comparison of 3 main kinds of Media in their coverage of current events in Thailand: Thai MSM (mainstream media), foreign Media and “alternative Media” (blogs, forums, social networks). of course I am sure there are many people who could do a much better job than me in this – I don’t pretend being any sort of a specialist, merely trying to share my own thoughts and what I have seen so far in this regard.
Abhisit has succeeded in … making himself look like a dictator ...
– Pravit Rojanaphruk ( Abhisit’s Dictatorial Face Revealed )
The government has gone fully fascist now
– commentator on Thai blog
The exposure of a single truth can rip through an ocean of lies… Disinformation … makes
us vulnerable to fear, misunderstanding, and doubt, all things that lead to destruction…
– Giordano Bruno (“Disinformation Tactics“)
Only with the help of Twitter yesterday were
non-Thai speakers able to find out what was going on
Thai “Democrat” government declares an Emergency situation in Bangkok and once again curbs more ALL Media (as if it wasn’t already under total control)
UDD’s own live blogging on Facebook, mostly in Thai (some comments in Engl).
and here is THE BEST story I found today – all the world’s MSM “politically correct” news reports can’t match it !
Let’s be clear I am a PAD sympathiser…
– Korn Chatikavanij
George Orwell wrote once in 1946 :
Political language … is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Orwell was talking about English language and politicians more than a century ago – but one might think it was especially said about Thai “Democrats” ! But hey, after all current dashing Thai PM Abhisit and his old schoolmate & buddy and presently party-mate and co-minister Korn were educated there in UK, at most prestigious Oxford and surely have learned very well from the experts all the intricate subtleties of that “political language” (demagoguery, fallacies, overwhelming and dominating opponent with their language skills and other sophisticated BS ) in all finesse. Perhaps they’ve been especially groomed so for their present mission of running the show called “democratic government”. 🙂