A reader has emailed PPT and asked what we think about the rubber planters blockade in the South. In fact, we know little about it. Our only observations are that the South is the stronghold of the Democrat Party, Suthep Thaugsuban is a renowned and cashed-up political organizer in the South, and that having a mass protest populated by young toughs seems like a logical political tactic if trying to destabilize and blindside the elected government.
Meanwhile, the entirely predictable Democrat Party has announced – did they need to? – that it “will join 12 other political groups in their efforts to try and stop the government from passing the amnesty bill…”. Hadn’t they already done this?
The groups they plan to join with “include the People’s Army to Overthrow Thaksin Regime, the White Maskers, Santi Asoke and the Green Group led by Suriyasai Katasila…”. In other words, they are joining with the People’s Alliance for Democracy and the Democrat Party’s own creations.
As usual, the Democrat Party plans to “mobilise at least 100,000 people…”.
Is anyone listening to them? Apart from the usual troglodytes?