Modern-day democracy started with the United States. Today the US government is shut down by those very people who were elected to make the government function - people employing a political tactic, in the midst of a political squabble, motivated by the goal of political power.
Thailand is but a struggling democracy, tumbling and stumbling ever since we changed from absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy in 1932. If "fat man" can get shut down, it is no wonder that "little boy" can barely stand up.
It is no accident this analogy - code names for the two atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima, "little boy" on Aug 6 1945, and Nagasaki, "fat man" on Aug 9 1945 - is used here to describe the two democracies.
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