How much betrayal is enough?

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“Sometimes I feel hurt, thinking that the government just stepped over their corpses to obtain power.” -- Tanyakamol Kamnoi, who lost her younger brother Kriangkrai Kamnoi on April 10, 2010

Thanks, I guess, to PPT for pointing out the latest act of betrayal of the red shirts by the Shinawatra machine.

Find out just what a people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.

Frederick Douglass

Been betrayed enough yet, people?

Prem is now “revered”

That was the first time Pol Gen Priewphan, who is an elder brother of Khunying Potjaman na Pombejra, the former wife of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, had met Gen Prem since his appointment as national police chief.

Taksin says “NO” to any prosecution of the people that murdered pro-democracy demonstrators

In an interview with Jom Petpradab in Cambodia on 17th April, Taksin Shinawat confirmed that “reconciliation” means that “those who killed 91 people do not have to go to jail”.

The Thai ruling class has used bloody violence against civilian protestors in 1973, 1976, 1992, 2004 and 2010. Every time they have given themselves amnesty. Taksin is hoping to return to Thailand by walking on the corpses of dead Red Shirts and spitting in the faces of the political prisoners. He is also aware that as Prime Minister in 2004, he is responsible for the deaths of nearly 90 un-armed protestors in the South.

By tying themselves too closely with the Pua Thai Government, the national Red Shirt movement (UDD) has ceased to be an independent social movement for democracy and its main role today is to de-mobilise the Red Shirts while the elites come to a compromise in order to protect their status quo.

Ji does not finish the proposition : therefore it is time for the Red Shirted people of Thailand to walk away both from the traitorous Taksin and from the perfidious UDD and to build their own political organization from the ground up.

A journey of a thousand kilometers begins with the first step.

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