Royalist reactionaries

17 05 2013

The usual royalist suspects are at it again. By “it” we mean agitating for royalists and anti-Thaksin Shinawatra activists to come together to oppose the elected government.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with opposing the elected government. The problem is that these royalists have a long history of using undemocratic methods, including judicial and military coups, to bring  down elected and popular governments.

The Thai Spring is a website established with this moniker: “Thai Spring: Organized by Police Gen. Vasit Dejkunjorn and Mr. Kaewsun Atibodhi.” PPT has previously posted on both of these royalist reactionaries. For our posts on the royal copper, racist and xenophobe, click here. For more on the royalist lawyer who propagandized for the military and worked for the junta, click here.

Royalist Vasit

Royalist Vasit

Their site is at change.org, which is a site for all kinds of  rights claims, rants, complaints and issues that drive anywhere from10s of people to hundreds of thousands. It claims to be  “[e]mpowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see.”

It does this mainly through petitions. Thai Spring seems more like a blog than a petition. Why the old royalists have chosen this site rather than the more common WordPress blog is anyone’s guess.

When we last looked it had just over 13,000 signatories and 56 “friends.” As the royalists get the word out, the yellow ones will likely sign in droves.

The establishment of the site is reported at the Bangkok Post. In that report, the site is said to be a place where “where people can voice their opposition to the Yingluck Shinawatra government…”. There are already hundreds of such sites, but the pompous copper seems to think his will carry more weight, probably because of his much-used palace links.

Old Vasit doesn’t describe himself as a democrat -usually a position associated with the Arab Spring – but as a “person who adheres strongly to the principle of a democratic administration under the monarchy,” which is no democracy at all, but the royalist elite’s post-Cold War construction of their state.

And the reactionary Vasit is clear what he opposes: he says he is “aware there are groups people trying relentlessly to undermine the highest institution in the country.” He means the monarchy.

Vasit has convinced himself that:

Those people have a plan to take over Thailand and change its administrative system, and he would not stand by and allow this to happen….

Thai Spring is apparently to allow yellow shirts “people” to “sign in and express disapproval of the prime minister’s speech in Ulan Bator.” Apparently Vasit thinks a speech on democracy is a threat to the monarchy.

Vasit hopes that the site will eventually lead to “anti-government protests by huge numbers of people.” The last time his lot tried to mobilize people for Pitak Siam, they failed.

Kaewsan

Kaewsan

Kaewsan is reported as stating that “he believes the present government lacks the legitimacy to administer the country.” He continues to ignore election results,which have seen pro-Thaksin parties elected every time there has been an election since 2000. His view is that election victories amount to a “dictatorship of a majority…”.

His claim that “Yingluck’s speech in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, had isolated democratically minded Thai people from the rest of the world” defies any rational commentary. We won’t even try to guess at what he means.

With bizarre assistance from ministers like Information and Communication Technology Minister Anudith Nakornthap’s political foot-in-mouth calisthenics and the arrogant political stupidity of Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi, PPT would have thought that the government’s political opponents might have come up with something better than royalist has-beens.


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31 05 2013
Anti-Thaksinism | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] group as it seemed a bit silly for several reasons. However, now they are teaming up with the newly-formed Thai Spring, which is actually just an evolution of long-standing ultra-royalist groups using different […]

31 05 2013
Anti-Thaksinism | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] group as it seemed a bit silly for several reasons. However, now they are teaming up with the newly-formed Thai Spring, which is actually just an evolution of long-standing ultra-royalist groups using different […]

14 12 2013
Anti-democratic “academics” | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Kaewsan is equally right-wing, although his politics seem driven by a personal hatred of Thaksin rather than any ideology as he has had a career in hiring himself out as a loudmouth. Most recently he has joined with racist fascists like former palace policeman Vasit Dejkunjorn. […]

14 12 2013
Anti-democratic “academics” | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Kaewsan is equally right-wing, although his politics seem driven by a personal hatred of Thaksin rather than any ideology as he has had a career in hiring himself out as a loudmouth. Most recently he has joined with racist fascists like former palace policeman Vasit Dejkunjorn. […]