It’s hard to write anything non-political when most of what occupies my mind these days is politics, even on a day of love. I think about politics every day, because it very much affects my life, and I do not mean just dealing with the commute or having to work at back-up sites or work-at-home. External inconveniences caused by all these protests are secondary to me. Taking four hours to drive back home will not kill me. Seeing my country with so much potential yet no cohesiveness will kill my soul.
What worries me is the path of Thailand. What lies ahead? Where will this all end? How will we end up in a couple years’ time?
It doesn’t matter whose political ideals you adhere to, I think after almost four months of protests it’s time to agree that something is terribly wrong.
Even if you believed the government are in the right and that these protestors were spoiled losers who didn’t know how to lose an election, were elitist and didn’t understand the poor, I think somewhere there must be an alarm ringing.
On the other hand, even if you believed the government were in the wrong and that they are utterly corrupt, regard themselves above the law, and have vested interests in every policy they do, then after almost four months of protests you have to agree that the longer these protests drag on, the longer the country will take to recover.
What do I think? I have to admit that this is excruciatingly hard to write about in an objective manner. Having a media that is not exactly objective makes it all the more difficult.
So all I can say for now is good night and let’s pray for Thailand. Oh, I forgot, Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Makha Bucha Day too.