The democracy trap

26 08 2015

Earlier we posted on some opinions being expressed on the draft constitution. There, we commented on The Dictator’s ill-tempered response. Khaosod reports on Prayuth’s attacks on “civilian politicians.”

Prayuth fumed about “civilian politicians.”

By commenting on the draft of the nation’s basic law, and criticizing it, these politicians are considered to be “overstepping their bounds by expressing opinions on the proposed constitution’s merits.” Prayuth declared: “Politicians are not involved…”.

As a self-appointed premier, coup master and royalist posterior polishers, Prayuth thinks he owns all political space. He declares: “It’s already generous of me for letting these people talk…. Usually, these people shouldn’t be allowed to speak at all.”

He threatened these politicians:

“These people, now that they are being harsh to me, I will have to be harsh in return…. Well, they shouldn’t reject the laws if there’s legal action against them. Don’t whine and scream that they are treated unjustly. That would be wrong thinking, because they did it to themselves.”

… “There’s no need for a prohibition now. But when the time comes, I will deal with them…. Today I have to teach people to think. Why do they allow anyone to misguide them?”

Frustrated with any criticism and demanding order, discipline and hierarchy, the ignorant Prayuth declared:

“Today we are still stuck in the trap of democracy, a trap of conflicts…. We still let emotions dictate our judgment. We have to fix these issues.”

Dictators will be dictators. Democracy is a “problem” they solve, by preventing it.


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