Updated: Freezing Thailand

16 11 2012

It is getting into the cool season in Thailand yet dinosaur politics is heating up. With spurring the Pitak Siam clone of previous royalist nags suddenly spurred into action – we recall talk of governments and jockeys in a previous incarnation –  and pencil pushers in the media into frothy fears of mayhem on the streets, the current face of the dinosaur mob, General Boonlert Kaewprasithas been calling for a coup and a freezing of Thailand in a kind of military-fascist isolation while Thailand gets its royalism in order (and probably gets through the looming succession crisis).

This Jurassic politics sees red shirt iconoclast Sombat Boonngamanong coming up with a smart response. According to the Bangkok Post, Sombat will use “flash mob” events “to poke fun at Pitak Siam leader Boonlert Kaewprasit and his pledge to ‘freeze the country’.”

Sombat said participants in his anti-political dinosaur campaign “would wear jackets, sweaters and wrap themselves in blankets to protect themselves from the chill of a Boonlert-style freeze” and then they would “go and get some ice-cream.”

Update: A reader points out that Sombat has a Facebook page for the campaign รวมพลังแช่แข็งประเทศไทย.


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21 01 2013
Further updated: Political custard congeals « Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Abhisit in supporting the so-called Thai Patriot Network is the deep freeze political failure General Boonlert Kaewprasit of the yellow-shirted royalists of the Pitak Siam group. Of course, all […]

21 01 2013
Further updated: Political custard congeals « Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Abhisit in supporting the so-called Thai Patriot Network is the deep freeze political failure General Boonlert Kaewprasit of the yellow-shirted royalists of the Pitak Siam group. Of course, all […]

24 07 2013
Return of the iceman | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Boonlert Kaewprasit has hit the headlines again. This time, it is not for calling for a coup or a freeze on Thai society and politics, but for a sharp attack on the military […]

24 07 2013
Return of the iceman | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Boonlert Kaewprasit has hit the headlines again. This time, it is not for calling for a coup or a freeze on Thai society and politics, but for a sharp attack on the military […]

30 11 2013
Notes from the news II | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Of course it would, for even this junta-tutored constitution is insufficiently undemocratic for yellow-shirted propagandists like Charas. He referred to “the need for the democratic system to take a break.” He sounds remarkably like the 2006 military junta talking about the same thing or the dopey old men who wanted to “freeze” Thailand. […]

30 11 2013
Notes from the news II | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Of course it would, for even this junta-tutored constitution is insufficiently undemocratic for yellow-shirted propagandists like Charas. He referred to “the need for the democratic system to take a break.” He sounds remarkably like the 2006 military junta talking about the same thing or the dopey old men who wanted to “freeze” Thailand. […]