I’m thinking about the expression “Le coup d’état permanent“, which was carved during the sixties by the socialist candidate François Mitterrand when he was competing against General De Gaulle in France for the presidential elections (eventually, he was elected President, but… 20 years later).
After the military coup (september 2006), and after the bozo coup (december 2008)… Thailand is experiencing today the Permanent Coup d’Etat.
Consider those 2 headlines :
The government started deploying several thousands of security forces in 38 provinces across the country – as many as 54 companies of them in Bangkok alone – ahead of the verdict in the assetsseizure case against fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra on February 26, the government spokesman said Monday.
Panitan Watanayagorn said that almost 200 checkpoints would be set up in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces, particularly at “the points of entry and exit” and important state agencies, as well as the transport networks. (Nation)
Is Thailand threatened by foreign armies ? Is Thailand attacked ? The government keeps repeating us that “violence” could occur before 26 february. How come a so called “democratic” government, leaded by the non elected Abhisit, leader of the so called Democrat Party, can deploy, in a preemptive move, security forces on such a large scale ?
And nobody is reacting, it’s astonishing.
Well… not really. Let’s remember that this bozo government launched the army on the street of Bangkok last year, shooting at people (yes… I know you already forgot… but look at the pictures).
Now the second headline.
A joint meeting of the House of Representatives and the Senate on Thursday voted to postpone indefinitely deliberation of the two charter amendment bills in the first and second readings. (Bangkok Post)
The government has entertained the masses with 2 ideas : charter amendment… and elections.
But both are totally fictitious…
Abhisit and the people who control him… would never accept fresh elections nor a new charter… But they said they would “study” the issues… Since 1 year… The strategy is clear as a fresh water : gain time and entertain the suckers.
Add 1 to 2… I believe we can apply the “Permanent Coup d’Etat” label to Thailand.
The group that holds power intends to keep it… forever.
You want elections ? Fuck you.
You want to amend the current Constitution (because it’s a monster that was designed in 2007 by the Junta, AKA a bunch of lunatics with military uniform) ? Well… fuck you !
And if you dare to disagree… then… fuck you again. They will send the army against you.
I mean is it really different than… Burma for instance ? Well, sure I agree : less noise and less bodies… but eventually the intention is EXACTLY the same, eventhough the modus operandi is different.
In any case, the word “democracy” is just a toy, a ploy, a nice word, a sweet Red Herring, the red pill for the suckers.
I guess we’ll have to live with that.