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”. 🙂
“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
NBT channel just had an interveiw with Somsak and Suryasai, PAD core leaders and fellows who now became leader and secretary of new PAD party.
what comes to my mind seeing them is 2 main things :
we’ve already posted about the reactionary anti-democratic role of the middle-class (aka PAD, most of which followers middles class are).
when it comes to demagoguery – then perhaps Sondhi Lim is the undisputed champion of it among all the Thai media pyares and politicians – in fact he can teach most of ajarns ! 😀
Today Nation posted an interview with another PAD leader Chamlong Srimuang, where he is talking about new party by PAD and confident that they’ll win elections to …. firmly establish “New Politics” – old good new politics, which Chamlong introduces some 20 years back.
Palang Dharma actually practised the so-called “new politics” which has been heralded by the PAD, even back before 1988, when the party was established. In 1990, an American professor who did his doctoral thesis at London University, later wrote a book entitled: “Chamlong Srimuang and the New Politics“. [by Duncan McCargo] I guess it was then that the new politics was first recognised.