Bullies in every way
The Bangkok Post’s timely editorial on the pressing issue of cyber bullying (“Stop the cyber bullies”, Sept 24) was much appreciated.
It highlights aptly the apparent partiality of Thai authorities, whose perceived double standards in applying the law are exactly the sort of traditional moral failing of decades against which the better part of Thailand’s youth are today protesting for long-overdue reform.
And well done to Pacharaporn Chantarapradit for standing firm on the moral high ground despite the bullying.
Such a courageously patriotic act on behalf of all Thais against the traditional bigotry of the past is a light for all.
Good people, including good Thais, are pro-democracy. The bullies are wrong.
Their bullying but proves their position is barren of right and reason. Worse, the abusive language that some use, speaking, for example, of “hating the nation” and labelling expressions of opinion they dislike as “an incurable disease” cast the very Thainess they pretend to champion as something fit only for the places whence their own language comes.
Some people, it appears, need to be sent back to school that they may be taught to speak politely in society.
The articulate youth protesting out of love of their nation teach Thailand a far better example of respectful inclusivity and willingness to respectfully consider opposing opinions.