People continue to be astounded by a series of polls in which most respondents say they don't mind government corruption as long as they also benefit. The latest poll this month had 63.4% of respondents expressing the view. The poll in January this year had 64.7%.
It was 64.6% in November 2011 and 64% in January that same year.
But in reality Thailand has no corruption, only tradition. What we perceive as corruption today is but a tradition dating back to feudal times; a tradition that we still practise in the present, fusing it with modern electoral democracy, which sprang from feudal democracy.
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