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Thailand - anarchy in a monarchy leads to democracy

 
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Matilah_Singapura



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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 8:17 pm    Post subject: Thailand - anarchy in a monarchy leads to democracy Reply with quote

Well the Thai courts decided that the recent elections were "invalid" because they were "unconstitutional" and it is time to re-run the elections - iin the interests of "democracy".

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BANGKOK POST Breaking News May 8, 2006
Constitution Court annuls April 2 election

Constitution Court judges voted 8-6 on Monday to annul the April 2, 2006 general election called by caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Mr Thaksin called the election three years early in an attempt to end the mounting protests by the opposition that he was corrupt and had abused power.

The main opposition parties refused to put up candidates in the April 2 contest and in 278 out of 400 constituencies Mr Thaksin's Thai Rak Thai party ran unopposed.

However, more elections followed in an attempt for candidates to win the required 20% of votes needed to become MPs.

On April 25, 2006, His Majesty the King asked the country’s top courts to help solve the crisis.

On Monday, the Constitutional Court judges also voted 9-5 for a new general election to take place.






The Thais are a dancing culture. They dance "gracefully" through life - as if to "surf" on the vagaries of human existance. As you can see, there are different types of dance which co-exist quite peacefully AND productively in Thailand.

Anarchy, from the spontaneous order, leads to democracy, also from the spontaneous order. And the King is the referee - everything under the umbrella of monarchy.

OK, now it's time for me to go and absorb some Thai dancing culture... Laughing Aahhh so gracefully seductive... Life, is a seduction! Amen. Shocked

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AmicaCuriae



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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't it ironic?

Thailand actually has a King, yet there is true democracy.

Singapore is supposedly a 'democracy', but one man behaves like a King.
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Matilah_Singapura



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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's because Singapore got rid of the monarchy when Lee Kuan Yew led it to "self-determination" and "independence". Merdeka. Murder-dah!

Even monarchs have to be "worthy" of ruling over their subjects. Or they monarch get mysteriously assassinate in their sleep. Or dragged out of their palaces and executed. Laughing

Monarch are groomed from young to rule - fairly and justly. It is a family tradition. And if they bring disrepute to their house, it is also possible that they'd be executed or murdered by a family member. Wink

If you look at history, irresponsible monarchs came to a sorry end. Oh the other hand, brutal dictators who came in by political process can last for years. And if a monarch is irresponsible, there is also a grave danger of being "overthrown" politcally.

Very few people look at the downsides of being a King or Queen, Prince or Sultan or Caliph. Everyone says: "I wish I were a king". Fuck that. Too much responsibility, and too many people plotting against you all the time! Shocked

Any bloody amoral thug can become a politician. Just be as ruthless and play people against each other.

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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have any doubt that Lee Kuan Yew is behaving like a King?

He is a politician in name only.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any bloody amoral thug can become a politician. Just be as ruthless and play people against each other.

Wow, what a revelation! matilah.

The rule of the living is that the fittest shall live.

The rule of the believers is that the good shall live.

The rule of the dead is to regret that they did not live a good life.
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AmicaCuriae wrote:
Do you have any doubt that Lee Kuan Yew is behaving like a King?

He is a politician in name only.


Sure he attempts to behave like a king.

But he is a politician. A ruthless one, who wears his thuggery on his sleeve when he chooses to.

I'd choose a monarchy over a democracy, anyday. Laughing
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