Silly uncle is moving the mountain

From Manager, November 13, 2018
Title: Silly uncle is moving the mountain.
Yellow sign: Elected PM

[This shows Suthep’s attempt to support PM Prayut to be prime minister again. This is a daunting task as it is unclear if the mix of parties necessary to do this will really come together.
Suthep is known as “Lung Kaman.” In Thai, “Lung” is “uncle” and “kamnan” is head of a village–a post he once held.]

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One Response to Silly uncle is moving the mountain

  1. Anonymous says:

    This editorial cartoon has gotten the idea from the Chinese tale: The Foolish Old Man Removes the Mountains (愚公移山).
    This tale has been quoted by Chairman Mao during the speech at Yan’an on 11 June 1945 as follows:

    “Today, two big mountains lie like a dead weight on the Chinese people. One is imperialism, the other is feudalism. The Chinese Communist Party has long made up its mind to dig them up. We must persevere and work unceasingly, and we, too, will touch God’s heart. Our God is none other than the masses of the Chinese people. If they stand up and dig together with us, why can’t these two mountains be cleared away?”

    This quote has been published in the Little Red Book of Mao’s sayings.

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