Politics in Thailand, a devolution of senses.
Pitak Siam, a right-wing political faction, had mobilized a rally of over 5,000 Thais in Bangkok to support social inequality and a return of a military-backed Institution.
To many Thais living outside of the metropolis, the blazed elitist campaign proves to be a haunting prospect, the gnawing fear of returning to a time of unrest during the Coup of 2006. While as the urban poor communities, especially those living in the slums, are not easily swayed by feverish right-wing ideologies. They, like the foreigners working in Bangkok, have seen enough drama displaying Thai politicians and wannabes stirring the cauldron of societal construction at the heavy price of freedom and threats.
Members of Pitak Siam (Protecting Siam) have expressed the desire to see the dismantling of a government, all for their sake. Synergistic of a backtrack into a conservative authoritarian militarism and the daylight robbery of human rights fundamental.
The prospects of recruiting the military into the campaigns is low, though Thailand’s political landscape is dotted with members of the military, some working with the government, while others have expressed support for Pitak Siam and the “old days” of rule.
General Boonlert Kaewprasit, a retired officer, is the chief organizer of Pitak Siam.
He believes that the present government of Yingluck Shinawatra is corrupt and must be removed to save the country.
An overused accusation of governmental flaws, spiced with the usual exaggeration and character assassination attempts; though interestingly, conveniently failed to mention of the high-handed rule of the previous government, under former prime minister – Abhisit Vejjajiva. In those days, the rural poor lived in the deterioration of democracy, punished to live in ignorance within a recycled life of poverty.
While respecting the different ideologies of politics and societal needs, right-wing politics play a constricting role in Thailand – that Fear Factor and conformity into obedience. At times, to the few, inequality of the masses is inevitable and is beneficial for their vision and fermentation of a social disorder.