Attacking Somsak

13 02 2014

A few days ago we posted on Army boss General Prayuth Chan-ocha going after historian Somsak Jeamteerasakul on some kind of beat-up story that he had demeaned the monarchy.

As is unfortunately expected these days, when such claims are made, thugs show up to attack and intimidate those accused. These could be Army thugs or they could just be the run-of-the-mill ultra-royalist thugs. It is clear that whoever

Somsak’s house was attacked with gunfire and one report mentioned a Molotov cocktail.

Khaosod reports that some anti-democrats were ecstatic:

A number of pro-monarchy commentators on the internet reacted with joy when they heard the news of attacks on Mr. Somsak′s house. Some publicly expressed their regrets that the historian somehow managed to survive the gunfire.

How does one deal with the “uneducate” lot who “protect” the monarchy and feudalism.

Fortunately, the more sensible Nitirat group of progressive academics “have thrown their support behind Mr. Somsak by condemning the incident as ‘barbaric’ and ‘uncivilised’.” It is surely that.


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