On stupidity

19 03 2018

After a few days of social media attention, the mainstream media has taken up the official letter written by Khon Kaen Deputy Governor Suchai Butsara where he refers to locals as stupid (ngo) and how to erase such stupidity from the people in the province before a visit by The Dictator.

There should be no surprises that an official uses such terms. After all, the military dictatorship has, over more the four years, placed its people at all levels of leadership, and its people are determined anti-democrats. The anti-democrat rhetoric and deep belief is that all people supportive of views that are not ultra-royalist, ultra-nationalist and pro-military are stupid, duped or paid (by Thaksin Shinawatra and his cohorts).

In other words, Deputy Governor Suchai wrote what he felt to be true, in terms he uses regularly and in a political environment – the militarized administration of the province – where such views are de rigueur.


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23 03 2018
Polls, The Dictator and the “stupid” | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] the land of the officially “stupid,” it remains unclear how much influence these huge dollops of taxpayer funds and intense junta […]

23 03 2018
Polls, The Dictator and the “stupid” | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] the land of the officially “stupid,” it remains unclear how much influence these huge dollops of taxpayer funds and intense junta […]