Thailand: 1 percent rebelling against the 99 percent

Democracy is defined as “Government by the people, exercised directly or through elected representatives.” and “a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.”

In the most laid back definition, democracy is about “majority rule”

The New York Times’ “In Thailand, Standing Up for Less Democracy” article, the writer said,

In today’s fractured Thailand, a majority wants more democracy, but a minority, including many rich and powerful people, is petrified by the thought of it. Because a number of the protest leaders are members of Thailand’s wealthiest families, some have described the demonstrations here as the antithesis of the Occupy Wall Street movement. This is the 1 percent rebelling against the 99 percent, they say.

Now what does that say about the rich and powerful, the wealthy like Suthep and the politicians in the “Democrat” Party? Are they trying to reform Thailand and delay democratic due process to suit their selfish political agenda?

 

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