The Dictator sulks and thought police get vindictive I

30 10 2018

Despite YouTube now requiring a sign-in for some to view “Prathet Ku Mee” – did the military junta get to them? – it has more than 22 million views.

Grumbling (thought) police have “backed down on a threat to press charges against the artists behind the Rap Against Dictatorship project over the lyrics to their smash-hit…”. Deputy police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul decided “there was no evidence at this stage to charge the rappers…”. Even so, the belligerent junta minion added that “listening, singing and sharing” the rap was “legal for now.”

Pol Gen Srivara then got vindictive, saying he “would file a personal complaint against the rappers for accusing him of trying to arrest or summon them, and for making false accusations about the black panther case which is in court.”

Unbelievably he claimed these statements “damaged” something he referred to as his “reputation.” Jeez, this guy is a senior policeman. Pretty much without exception, these are corrupt thugs. Srivara is worse because he slithers before the dictatorship. How on earth he thinks he has anything other than a reputation as a thug and slitherer is beyond comprehension.

On the “elect me!” campaign trail in Phayao, The Dictator Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, sulked.

He demanded that “people not to pay attention to ‘social media buzz’.” Like a sulking child he “refused to refer to the song by its name or by the name of the group.”

He complained, babbling:

Use your own judgement. Is it really that bad? Is life really that hard? Is it that oppressive? Am I so dictatorial? If I were a dictator, I wouldn’t be here [to visit people]. I could just give orders somewhere else. Don’t let anyone distort the facts.

Such childish rhetoric hardly deserves a response. Use your own judgement on more than four years of military dictatorship under a petulant general.

Then he got all dictator-like, complaining that there’s too much freedom: “… freedom without limits will turn against you, your family and your children in the future. Don’t let yourselves be a tool of others. If society is like this, I don’t think we can go on…”.

You are warned! Watch out Thailand. This is the man-child who wants to continue as prime minister for years to come.


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31 10 2018
The Dictator sulks and thought police get vindictive II | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] post updates an earlier one on the military regime’s response to the rap song “Prathet Ku […]

31 10 2018
The Dictator sulks and thought police get vindictive II | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] post updates an earlier one on the military regime’s response to the rap song “Prathet Ku […]

6 11 2018
Shocking calendars threaten regime stability | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] It was only a bit over a week ago that the junta’s automaton deputy police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul got upset about a rap song that attacked his brothers in the military dictatorship and all they stood for. He declared that the rappers had probably broken the law and threatened them and those sharing the popular video. He soon backed down, acknowledging that he was making this up. No law had been broken. […]

6 11 2018
Shocking calendars threaten regime stability | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] It was only a bit over a week ago that the junta’s automaton deputy police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul got upset about a rap song that attacked his brothers in the military dictatorship and all they stood for. He declared that the rappers had probably broken the law and threatened them and those sharing the popular video. He soon backed down, acknowledging that he was making this up. No law had been broken. […]




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