Some time ago PPT posted on a group of fascists bent on cleaning Thailand of persons they deemed insufficiently royalist. The leader of these royalist fascists named his group the Rubbish Collection Organisation.
It seems that The Dictator and many of his cabal have sipped from the same fascist cup.
Matichon reports – only in Thai – that at a recent event, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand’s self-appointed prime minister, has babbled not just about the “hard work” his junta has been doing, but took the opportunity to lash out at elected politicians by seeming to criticize Abhisit Vejjajiva. Abhisit had made comments about both draft constitution and Prayuth’s regime, suggesting the potential for failure. (By “failure” Abhisit seemed to refer to the possibility that Thaksin and the “Thaksin regime” would not be fully eliminated.)
While PPT has no time for the reprehensible Abhisit, Prayuth’s comments reflect a deep hatred of elections and elected persons and deserve scrutiny. Prayuth made some very 1960s comments about the need for all the people and the administrators to join hands in moving the country forward.
He added: “เราต้องช่วยกันลดความขัดแย้งทั้งปวง ทำอย่างไรให้ลดขยะเคลื่อนที่ ต้องให้ขยะมนุษย์หมดไปจากประเทศให้ได้ วันนี้ผมบริหารราชการต้องฟังทุกคน ฟังทั้งคนด่า คนชม ฟังมากก็หงุดหงิดมาก…” (our rough translation: We have to cooperate in reducing all conflicts. What should we do to reduce the rubbish? We have to remove the human garbage from the country. As leader it is very frustrating to have to listen to everyone and to be watched by all).
Prayuth is not the only one who sees himself as eliminating human garbage. Apirat Kongsompong, a military officer who has been promoted rapidly for his murderous actions against red shirts, also refers to clearing the rubbish from the country.
It is exactly these kinds of comments that are reflected in a draft constitution that seeks to limit electoral democracy. These comments also indicate that this military dictatorship will not cede power to anything other than a puppet regime, “elected” or not; fascists don’t cede control to anyone.