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Tag-team politics is tragically funny

Observing Thai politics is like watching professional wrestling. One month, Wrestler X is the good guy and Wrestler Y is the bad guy. The next month Wrestler X becomes the bad guy and Wrestler Y the good guy.

Here in Thailand, one year, one team is the corrupt government and the other team is the brave revolutionaries in the street trying to overthrow that government. The next year, the members of that corrupt government have become the brave revolutionaries while the brave revolutionaries have become part of the corrupt government!

While wrestling is supposed to be funny, are Thais happy with the fact that Thailand is now the laughing stock of the world?

Eric Bahrt


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