Smoke, mirrors, darkness

22 02 2010

Chang Noi is usually a good read. The most recent contribution in The Nation (22 February 2010) is worth reading in its entirety.

Chang Noi makes a point PPT has been declaring for some time – when the military are back in the political driving seat, all the things associated with the authoritarianism of the past are back as well.

Chang Noi’s penultimate paragraph is worth citing: “When you try to qualify democracy by rigging the rules, when you obstruct the freedom of information with too many repressive laws, when you allow politics to be enveloped by fear, then the fog rolls in, the mirrors change perceptions as in an illusionist’s show, and darkness descends.”


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