Democracy: Addicted to Power & forgotten the people, Abhisit Dems try to re-define the party

Abhisit Vejjajiva - World Economic Forum Annua...

Abhisit Vejjajiva – World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2010 (Photo credit: World Economic Forum)

When people smoke there is a good chance of getting cancer and when people drink there is a good chance of liver failure. And when people are addicted to power, they often forget about where the power comes from.

Under the Democratic process, legitimate and sustainable power comes from the people. But here in Thailand, Abhisit’s Dems have for the past 21 years, lost every general election, but have relied on “Maneuvering” to come to power. That addiction to “Maneuvering” for power, have meant that the party have lost sight of the people, and have turned to serve the anti-democracy elite establishment, to the extent of being involved in killing about 100 protesters.

There are some attempts to “Reform” the party, with the latest is the MP that is responsible for the party’s central Thailand region, saying he might even leave the party, if real “Reform” is not pushed at the party, but after a 4 hours tense discussion at the party, the party gave Abhisit more absolute power over the party, and criticized the MP pushing for reform.

The party itself, aside, is not a problem, as it has the right to pursuit the road to power, as it wishes, minus the killing.

But Thailand as a whole is suffering.

There are many examples, such as the latest by the iconic Dems figure, Chuan, inciting hatred among the different region of Thailand, with his factually incorrect assertions that money is being stolen from Southern Thailand to the North and Issan region. Other example includes, earlier, the party fiercely criticized the government over the rice subsidy scheme, for many years, but as its voter base, wanted subsidy, Abhisit Dems tried to turn the call into an opportunity to topple the government by pushing for rubber subsidy to the extreme. Then as the rubber farmer failed to escalate to threaten the government, weeks later, the party was back at criticizing the rice subsidy.

3 thoughts on “Democracy: Addicted to Power & forgotten the people, Abhisit Dems try to re-define the party

  1. ‘ There are some attempts to “Reform” the party, with the latest is the MP that is responsible for the party’s central Thailand region, saying he might even leave the party, if real “Reform” is not pushed at the party … ‘

    That’s what puzzles me. Why are young Democrats sitting on their hands and watching these old farts … some of them middle aged ,,, destroy their party ?

    Yeah, the Royalist Party can dominate the media … given the structure of media control in Thailand … but ordinary Thais are all so sick of this do-nothing, stand-for-nothing party that its continued negative obstructionism can only spell its extinction. The only chance it has is to jettison the people responsible for the last massacre of Thais … it will never be elected to anything as long as they remain … develop a platform based upon what people actually want from government, and pursue it.

    Are there no young people in this party at all ? There is no future in the party as presently defined. It needs redefinition. The present leadership is incapable of its redefinition. Ergo … new leadership or a new party are the logical choices. The former has been ruled out …

    In fact the same arguments can be made against the Puea Thai Party, from the point of view of the Red Shirts. The Puea Thai Party leadership is taking the same line as the Democrat Party leadership : hang on to power at all costs. Albeit they are the ones in power at present.

    But the fact of the matter is that both parties are betraying the electorate which wants a real constitution, the military out of politics for good and all, the decentralization of power, and an end to rule by Bangkok.

    Perhaps the vibrant, young majorities in both parties can find common ground and together create what Thailand really needs : a political party responsive to the Thai peoples’ requirements.

  2. This is just another another one-way blog, I see. You ought to disable comments, like PPT.

  3. My apology for not responding, but I exists on the fringe and so get many freaked-out nasty bitching stalkers, so I do not reply comments often, hope u understand

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