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Every society has its piety, every nation its fascination

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  • Writer: Philip J Cunningham
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Thailand is suffering from electoral dysfunction syndrome; it's a hard problem, and it's hard to talk about. There's no cure-all pill for it either; the only dependable cure is the restoration of health of the whole body politic. 

To an impartial observer, it should be obvious the so-called democratic process is broken; it's a rigged system that has been gummed up and gamed by a wily political clan. It consistently produces undemocratic results; enriching the rich, and strengthening the hands of strongmen. The sad reality of the torn and twisted status quo is that every vote cast brings Thailand closer to dictatorship than democracy.

Doesn't it make sense to want less rather than more of something that's bad for you?

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