Updated: Boonlert resurrected

26 12 2012

It seems the resurrection is political. The Bangkok Post, in naming “newsmakers of 2012” makes a big deal of the failed General Boonlert Kaewprasit, predicting a new political life for the royalist military man despite the recent failure of the ultra-royalist Pitak Siam he helped to a minute of infamy.democracy

While the Pitak Siam dinosaur rally might have been an embarrassing failure led by the embarrassing failure that is Boonlert, as we noted this damp squib was not the end of the royalist fight to return government to the undemocratic forces of hierarchy and royalism.

Indeed, the Post seems to have determined that flash in the pan Boonlert will make a political comeback that will rescue the anti-democratic forces from the evil populists (the elected government). The Post decides that the flunked military manipulator:

… is the right fit for the role of movement leader. He served as president of the Class 1 alumni of the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School; the alumni count many anti-Thaksin [Shinawatra] top brass among its ranks.

Gen Boonlert is also secretary-general of the Royal Turf Club, the venue of Pitak Siam’s first gathering, and he has the might and the means to drive the movement [PPT: they mean he has the palace connections].

There are times when the elite lot who run the Post simply can’t hide their anti-democratic political desires. It adds the (ultra-royalist) obvious:

He said he is a royal guard who has vowed to protect the monarchy with his life.pissing on the people

Seh Ai remains poised to resume anti-government activities, although these may not necessarily take the form of rallies.

”Rallies won’t topple the government,” he said. ”Only a coup can.”

Cheering the next coup is worse than supporting the last one. It is more bizarre than normal for the Post for the same issue has an editorial lambasting former deputy premier Suthep Thaugsuban for suggesting a coup against the democratically-elected Yingluck Shinawatra.

The elite and its babbling supporters in the mainstream media remain an unrepentant and perpetual opposition to any system of government that threatens elite control of economic and political power.

Update: Pitak Siam has been actively “protecting” its divine ones in recent days. The Bangkok Post reports that it “filed a complaint with Crime Suppression Division police against former supreme commander Gen Chaisit Shinawatra and organisers of a Muay Thai event in Macau on Dec 5, accusing them of insulting the monarchy.” The case was filed by acting chairman and aged military hack Admiral Chai Suwanphap. This relates to a sporting event in Macau that was broadcast on TV Channel 11 that allegedly “falsely announcing that the tournament’s winning team would be presented with a trophy sponsored by His Majesty the King.” More details are available at Bangkok Pundit. Police Lt-Col Kriangkrai Kwantrairat, a CSD investigator, accepted the complaint for consideration and was “also asked to find out if Thaksin [Shinawatra], his younger sister and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and PM’s Office Minister Sansanee Nakpong were also liable to other legal action.”  Protecting the monarchy is a full-time occupation for some at Pitak Siam.

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