Pheu Thai and Mob Rule

We were going skip posting this because it was so obvious and plays into the Western idea that irony and hypocrisy is newsworthy. However, so many people sent it in to us, along with their comments, that we figured those who had not seen it would be amused as well.

As a reader noted: “…from the party that defined mob rule on the streets of Bangkok.”

Prompong seeks roadblock ban – Bangkok Post, January 15, 2012
…”Pheu Thai Party spokesman Prompong Nopparit will ask the government to draw up measures to prevent people from using road blockades as a form of protest.”
“Letting people block any road arbitrarily only encourages mob rule over the rule of law and incites more people to follow suit, he said…”

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3 Responses to Pheu Thai and Mob Rule

  1. John says:

    Really?? Wouldn’t the party that defined mob rule on the streets of Bangkok be the Yellow Shirts? You know, the mob who occupied and trashed government house and vicinity, and shut down and occupied both Don Muang and Suvannaphum airports? I think that happened well before the red shirts blocked a few streets and were shot down like dogs for that transgression.

  2. Wiz says:

    Comparing to the case of PAD – Democrat Men vs. UDD – PT men is not quite a good comparison due to the fact that the connection between PAD and Democrat Men is considered as a marriage of convenience since they are just an odd couple connected by circumstance. After all, PAD leaders and Democrat leaders have mutual hatred to one another common enemies had forced them to bind together.

    On the other hand, AI Maew has created PT men and UDD men … You know the rest of the story, don’t you?

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