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 !
“For Ajahn Panitan to lecture us on “patience,” “democracy,” and “the rule of law” is
the equivalent of Tiger Woods lecturing us on marital fidelity. Are you kidding me?”
– Federico Ferrara
another interesting news is about MICT new project to “pro-active” (or shall we say “pre-emptive” ? 😉 ) project to “Educate” the rurals about internet :
“… trust is important, equally important is its counterpart, faith. Faith in a system is necessary if society is to function with some kind of order. If the people have no faith in the social system, that it will be functioning consistently and serve their interests fairly, they will take the system lightly or even hold it in contempt. Trust and faith are thus the twin imperative elements for a society to proceed along smoothly…
there are so many Ajarns in Thailand, and all of them are eager to offer their opinions (as we mentioned in one previous post ).
perhaps it is necessary to set up sort of “Ajarn watch” LOL
“I wonder who the JUDGES are ?!”
– A. Griboedov
(from: “Woe from Wit“, 1823)
I recall this famous saying quite often. There are so many critiques all over Thai media (TV and newspapers alike) and even among those who are readers or “consumers” of the informational products mass-produced by the giant media corporations. there are a lot of people who refer to some authorites as some sort of “guardians of truth and morailty”, who are themselves in fact quite often a very poor examples of the things they preach.
there are a lot of people who accuse others of bias, while been deeply and thoroughly biased themselves, sort of “self-biased”
It is too common tendency which prevails among Thai reporters, politicians and even intellectuals (as those so called “ajarns”). Continue reading