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Orwell’s 1984: Thailand! “An education same as North Korea?” to “An education fit for a zombie?”

It has been about 28 weeks after the Thai coup, and over at Asian Correspondent, on Saksith Saiyasombut blog, Siam Voice, there is a question about Thailand’s education, on “An education fit for a zombie?” In fact, last week, several top Thai educators, said Thailand’s education system, is similar to North Korea’s education system. The reason I bought…

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Totalitarian Dystopia: 4) Thai court drop “Murder Charges” against former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit & his deputy Suthep

Time Magazine reported that murder charges against former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his erstwhile deputy Suthep Thaugsuban were dropped Thursday. The charges related to a bloody crackdown on peaceful protesters in central Bangkok in 2010 that claimed more than 90 lives. Thailand’s Criminal Court ruled that it could not hear the case as…

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Totalitarian Dystopia: 3) The Thai Coup and the Threat to Historical Memory

The Thai junta just ordered the Thai education ministry to teach more of Thai history to Thai students. Much have been said about how that Thai history is mostly “Revisionist” and have little to do with truth. Orwellian describes a totalitarian dystopia characterised by government control and subjugation of the people. Orwell’s invented language, Newspeak, satirises hypocrisy…