Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Protesting Against Democracy

All around the world, we heard of people demonstrating and protesting against their government for more democracy, more representation. In Thailand, 150,000 protesters in Bangkok are protesting against democracy.

In 2011, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra won an election that even the opposition admitted was free and fair. Not only did she win, she won in a landslide. In response to the protestors, PM dissolved Parliament and set an election on Feb 2.

Knowing full well they are going to lose the election, the opposition say they don’t want an election. Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, a former opposition politician, went further, saying that the demonstrations would continue until a “People’s Council” made up of unelected “good people” is setup.  

In short, the opposition in Thailand is in the mood for a naked power grab.

Am I the only one who find the situation in Thailand hilarious? Not only are the protesters against democracy, they are protesting FOR an unnamed, unelected, unknown group of “good” people to run their country! In a world where most people want more democracy, the people in Thailand are not just asking for less, they are asking for none whatsoever! Think about that and tell me that's not funny.    

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