December is supposed to be the time for Bangkok residents to chill out and wind down after a long hard slog for much of this year. But it was not to be. The political thermometer has gone through the roof; the mobs are back on the streets again and so the vicious circle of political mayhem continues.
Luckily, I am one of those people who do not really care too much about who becomes Prime Minister of Thailand as long as the people elect him or her. Being in the private sector helps, since I do not have to kowtow to any politicians in order to make a living. That said my sympathy goes out to some of the people who were emotionally embroiled in the current political conflicts. It is always sad when friends and family members can no longer talk freely about politics without getting into a quarrel.
The one common theme that keeps cropping up at political rallies in recent months is the cry to eradicate corrupt politicians from parliament. Some even suggested we should do away with the parliamentarian system altogether. All I can say is be careful what you wish for. It might just come true.
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