Joe Gordon, a U.S. citizen received a 2 1/2-year prison sentence on Dec. 8 for translating a book which is banned in Thailand and posting it on a website while in the U.S. Two weeks earlier, Ampol Tangnoppakul, 61, received a 20-year jail term for allegedly sending four text messages that defamed Thailand’s Queen.
These are but two recent disgraceful acts by Thailand’s ultra-royalists. They have been very busy lately but that may be a good thing because every innocent person they arrest, every book they ban, and every website they block, enlightens the world. And it has been very refreshing to see news stories around the world and especially in the US highlighting Thailand’s unjust lese majeste laws. This can only help to apply pressure on these miscreants.
But although these news stories have adequately exposed Thailand’s lese majeste laws as being fundamentally against democracy and freedom of expression, they have been too damn polite to these ultra-royalists thugs who have been rallying in support of oppression.
Take for instance, a recent New York Times story which called them “the so-called yellow shirt royalist movement.” – HAH! Some “movement,” except if the word “bowel” is attached. These misanthropes are nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and thugs, an unruly mob, fed by violent October 6, 1976-era nostalgia and putrid false righteousness. These clowns have done nothing but harm Thailand.
Here is some more from that New York Times article:
“Tul Sittisomwong, a physician who has led a series of pro-monarchy street demonstrations, describes what he says is a plot to overthrow the monarchy by Thaksin Shinawatra, the former prime minister ousted in a 2006 military coup.
Mr. Thaksin is making a comeback in Thailand: His sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, became prime minister in August, and longtime allies of Mr. Thaksin are now running government ministries.
Dr. Tul and associates in the so-called yellow shirt royalist movement have long accused Mr. Thaksin of harboring republican leanings. (Mr. Thaksin remains in self-imposed exile overseas, but the government recently returned his passport, which had been confiscated by the previous government.)
“If you want to be the most powerful person in Thailand, you have to get rid of the royal family,” Dr. Tul said in an interview, summarizing what he believes to be Mr. Thaksin’s strategy. “Otherwise you will always be No.2.”
Personally, I think Dr. Tul is a "No. 2"!
Maybe we should start calling it a Tul-let instead of toilet?
Tul is nothing more than a terrorist and this Thai royalist “movement” is no popular uprising. This is “shit.” And goodness knows they’re spewing their "shit" every which way they can find. Extremely fanatical, they will condemn people who are suspected of lese majeste in a heartbeat that ‘they should die, they should rot in jail for speaking bad things against the King, they are betrayer of the nation and deserve to be hanged,’ and any other ridiculously barbaric and uncivilized remarks they can think of.
They were involved with the violent mob takeovers of Bangkok’s two airports in 2008 – and they WERE violent! Here’s a picture during of one royalist terrorist thug shooting at people while another one holds up a picture of their beloved leader. All in the name of their king!
Nothing has changed much since then except that these terrorists have now targeted the United States. On December 16th a small mob of these ultra-royalists (some wearing masks) followed Dr. Tul to threateningly demonstrate at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok. They’ve even posted threatening language on the U.S. embassy’s Facebook account, with some circulating violent images directed at Kristie Kenney, the U.S. Ambassador to Thailand – like this one photo-shopped image of Ambassador Kenney's decapitated head.
Some of these Thai ultra-royalists make al-Qaeda look like boy scouts.
Now most Thais are normally civil and yearn for a true democracy where they can have freedom of expression. They are the ones who voted out of power the mis-named Thai Democrat Party and their coalition in the national election this past July. However, the ultra-royalists in Thailand are nothing but terrorists and a threat to democracy and they are stinking up the planet. It is high time we Americans help the good people of Thailand flush that Toilet (or Tul-let, if you prefer).