Better in Kansas than Bangkok

3 12 2011

A wonderful and poignant quote from The Guardian:

It’s a good thing for Emma Sullivan, who made a semi-nasty tweet about a political leader where she lives, that she’s a citizen of the US state of Kansas and not Thailand. If she’d tweeted her line in Bangkok, she might well have been jailed by the beyond-paranoid apparatchiks who work tirelessly to punish any public utterance that might be deemed offensive to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, his family, or the monarchy itself.

The article’s worth reading.


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