The Royal Turf Club of Thailand is a horse racing stadium. But on Sunday, October 27th, there wasn’t an equine event scheduled. Instead it was more of a bovine event led by a group of fascists calling for yet another coup in Thailand.
Although protests like this are nauseating to me, I do believe in free speech. I have always felt that even the most repugnant ideas should receive the same freedom of expression as more accepted ones. And freedom of speech should be less a "free marketplace" of ideas than it is a playground. And the best way to dispense with unpopular ideas is to let them roam free, so they can have their asses kicked up and down the jungle gym by the cool ideas.
And healthy democracies usually handle these types of protests. Unfortunately, democracy hasn’t been healthy in Thailand since the last coup six years ago. That one didn’t work out too well, I’m not sure why these bozos think a new one would.
The rally was organized by the newest fascist group in Thailand called Pitak Siam, or Protecting Siam, led by retired General and fruitcake Boonlert Kaewprasit.
And true to the old saying, “fascists of a feather flock together (and I'd like to tell Boonlert to get the flock out of here).” There were many other anti-democracy groups represented. A New Mandala article stated that several second generation People’s Alliance for Democracy leaders, members of the Group of 40 Senators, General Pathompong Kesornsuk, Dr. Tul, and several groups allied with the Siam Sammakhi network, such as Boworn Yasinthorn, leader of the “Network of Monarchy Protection Volunteers” were in attendance. Santi Asoke’s Dhamma Army even organized the food (vegetarian pa thang ko shaped like swastikas).
And guess who also attended? None other than Prasong Soonsiri, organizer of the last coup.
He seems to pop up at all kinds of fascist events. If we go back a few years, we can see him with Sondhi Limthongkul in 2009 when they launched their so-called political party.
Who knows what other fascist events we may find Prasong at if we looked hard enough?
Oh dear. Let’s go way, way, way, back and see if we find him.
Just as I suspected! One dinosaur unfortunately survived extinction – Tyrannosaurus Sux.