Friday, September 21, 2007

Just In Case You Didn't Know...

A year ago in Thailand there was a bloodless coup of the Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

"It was a textbook putsch, carried out without shedding a drop of blood, as Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was preparing to deliver his address to the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.

And such was the intractability of the crisis surrounding his leadership, pitting his populist, rural-based party against a royalist, city-based elite, that many people simply accepted the military's intervention with a sigh of relief.

They came out with flowers and food to greet the troops, who were gone from the streets within a few days.

A year later, and the public mood has soured."

Damn right the mood has soured. The military in place of the government. When that happens, minus, democratic elections, the mood of a population will sour. This is the fuel for revolutionary activity. A polarised nation, a military government, economic setbacks and a sour public sentiment. Just in case you didn't know, Thailand is on the verge of a blow-out. Let's hope that the elections in December make the situation better. Be easy out there Guko!

Why am I writing about this? Thaksin is the owner of Manchester City! Football is the people's game and can be intertwined into all aspects of life. Weird right?