Thailand: The Coup So Quiet You Could Hear A Pin Drop

There have been active wars in Ukraine, Yemen, and Syria over the last year, and wretched chaos in Libya. China is up to something in the South China Sea to route around USG patron concerns. Russia was sanctioned, had their currency attacked by the USG system, endured a weak attempt at a color revolution, and recently enjoyed the USG admitting defeat in Ukraine.

Anything going on in Thailand? It has been a year since the coup, and not a peep has emerged from Thailand. The pushback on democratic evangelism will start at the edges with Thailand’s coup being an early sign.

Not all coups are the same. This coup does not resemble the Cold War era coups. This coup also had quite the amount of popular support, as the prior regime was becoming increasingly corrupt. The New York Times even reported how the entire class of educated people had become concerned about how one man one vote gave a bit too much power to the easily persuaded poor. Just publishing those evil, anti-democratic thoughts is dangerous for the New York Times’ readership to imbibe. The junta has played the aftermath very well. They are going through what the Western press calls sham trials to target opponents. The junta also has provided security, peace and while economic growth is slower, it still exists. What more could the people of Thailand want?

A Western journalist knows what they want and should do. This euro wants the Thai people to confront the junta, despite a majority wanting the coup and the resulting maintenance of peace and security. He laments how political rallies have been banned and how freedom of expression has been curtailed. What expression exactly? Random Thais expressing political opinions should not affect the political deal-making process and otherwise usually lead to disorder and unrest if they grow. A military controlled council is rewriting the constitution and has pushed back new elections, setting new dates twice now. This euro’s biggest lament:

The long-term consequences of the political situation in Thailand are being ignored in favor of short-term benefits – mainly the maintenance of security and peace. That makes it more difficult to demand civil rights and an end to dictatorship.

Oh, the shame of people getting what they want: peace and security. An indifference curve is the economic idea that people value things in different ways but value different levels of multiple goods equally if they provide the same overall total utility.

In a social way, we all have social indifference curves. The writer has no concept that people may have a social indifference curve, and not everyone is ginned up for the right to march topless in order to protest churches. Some people, many people, value safety, security, and stability over the right for political expression that has no affect on the moves of elites. Of course, Western progressives will favor any protest that pushes the right talking point because that protest can be magnified using the Western media force multiplier. The writer mentions how the opposition forces that may protest will only be restrained if the people fail to realize the military cannot resolve the conflict. Recapping the status of Thailand, what conflict do the mass of people see?

This is more a conflict for the USG system and its desire to democratize the world and maintain control of the international community. The formerly strong levers and tools the USG has at their disposal have become rusty and unreliable. Like the Egyptian junta that deposed the democratically elected Morsi, Thailand’s junta has also sought friendship and support from Russia and China, while the U.S. is busy elsewhere–friendship which is only amplified by Russian and Chinese defiance in the face of USG geopolitical moves. China publicly saying they would respect a diversity of government forms gives smaller nations like Thailand cover.

This also explains the proggification of the American armed forces in recent years. Progressive elites cannot risk our armed forces, one of the last institutions with widespread public support, to remove from power and punish elites who can win one man, one vote systems, since they can persuade just enough low-information voters to pull the lever for them in November. Thailand is just one nation, but a reliable long time post-World War II ally of the United States.

The domino effect against the shrinking USG system will start on the edges but slowly and surely make its way back to American shores.

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  1. The rest of the world see that America and Europe has chosen death over life, and now are turning away. This might be OK as long as the traditional allies (the same racial and ethnic countries, like Australia) remained loyal, but even they are turning away now too. Witness the recent “boat people” or “refugees” coming from the Middle East in to Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, on the promise of settlement in Australia by the USG, which Tony Abbott has thwarted. With birth rates among whites plummeting below replacement rate, the West is accelerating its already fast decline to third world status. This is a timely article because I’m travelling to Thailand soon for a 12 month extended evaluation if I should migrate permanently.

  2. Well the West’s Elites have chosen death for their despised populations. The American population is despised above all but has no leadership at present.

    As far as voting the point is long conceded, we don’t vote or in any way talk our way out of this one.

    But neither is a Sulla coming to the rescue. The American Jeffersonian system is very good yes even now at frustrating and thwarting central tyranny, despite DC’s best efforts at corruption and subversion. However that’s regardless of who or what is in the center. Including any fantasy Sulla or Monck.

    Nor is the military capable of generating such men, the personnel system, culture and entire structure and above all the sacred prohibition on such – and it is sacred whether you agree with it or not – make this a fantasy.

    It would be wise to take stock of what we have instead of what we wish for, and gird our loins for our own long hard slog. There’s no reason why people who aren’t willing to suffer for a good life should expect one, especially after they gave it away out of weakness. There’s no room for such people in the world except limited space at an already crowded bottom, may I suggest you youngsters cowboy up. I have and will again God willing.

  3. Thailand has been utterly degraded by Western influence, though not to the extent of Japan. Will we see a coup in Japan as well perhaps? Hard to pull off with the American troops there. And yet Japan needs radical action to end its demographic death, action that democracy will not bring because the Japanese have fallen head over heels for their sexual freedoms.

    The Thai people are lucky to have had a coup. Ideally of course, they need an absolute monarchy.

  4. R. J. Moore II June 28, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    “Civil rights…slip the safety catch on my revolver.” I’m sure you can feel in the rest. I can’t even read MSM anymore, it’s all religious nonsense in the vvorst sense of the term.

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