Saturday, November 24, 2012

Snakes and Ladders

The Thai elite can’t win elections so they thought they’d try playing another game:  Snakes and Ladders.

The Thai elite couldn’t win that game either.

For those who don’t know about the traditional board game of Snakes and Ladders, it is played between two or more players on a game board having numbered, gridded squares. A number of "ladders" and "snakes" are pictured on the board, each connecting two specific board squares. The object of the game is to navigate one's game piece, according to die rolls, from the start (bottom square) to the finish (top square).  Along the way, players will find ladders to help them advance (representing good acts) and snakes which will cause them to move backwards (representing slides toward evil).

So ladders are good and snakes are bad in this game.

On November 14th, government officials prepare ladders to act as a potential get away exit at a wall near Parliament in case the neo-fascist mob known as Pitak Siam are able to surround the compound.  

Preparedness is a good thing so Phue Thai receives ladders.

Then on November 23rd, a large number of snakes were released near the encampment of one of Pitak Siam’s evil minion groups known as the Dharma Army. 

Overthrowing a democratically elected government is a bad thing so the traditional Thai elite receive snakes.

Phue Thai wins again and fascism craps out.

Perhaps the Thai elite might have better luck in the political chess game known as the censure debate which will be held in a few days. This is very doubtful as all games have morals; which is why the fascists in Thailand will never truly win anything. 

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