The latest gauge of Thailand's divisiveness transpired last Monday with a misnamed event titled "Uniting for the Future: Learning from Each Other's Experiences". Its outcome was almost predictably discouraging.
Thailand's divide runs as deep and wide as it has done over the past decade. Thais are neither near a convergent future nor have they come anywhere nearer to terms over divergent grievances from their past.
Reconciliation and compromise are still a work in progress, not ready to break out until the key protagonists and their respective camps and columns recognise that they have only each other to turn to in future. Promoting peace and a way forward should never cease but it takes perseverance, patience and the sober realisation that Thailand's polarisation will be prolonged for a time until more conducive conditions emerge.
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