American is Dangerous, Nosy, Fussy, and Deceitfully Unreliable: Translated from the Thai Article by Dr.Pramote Nakornthap
( Last edit 2011-12-24 )
Original Article in Manager.co.th
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December 21, 2011
I love American people and their communities which are of diverse ethnicity. I used to plan to immigrate to USA to make life easier if Thailand could not shed off her dictators. However, I have already returned my green card which I was holding for nearly 50 years.
Incidentally, I am an alumnus who learned malignity of American governments, the privileged, and some benefit groups. They are prepared to anilhilate any races, kill anybody, no matter Presidents or Kings of any countries for their own interests. Therefore, I do not trust any American and those people, including their representatives in our country.
Please do not get me wrong that I am anti-American. In fact, I am pro-American. I see that for foreign policy, Thai has to maintain sincere and serious friendship with US. But it does not mean that we have to follow American's ass so much that we are not free to tip toward China, our natural alliance of Thai, for example.
Thai has to understand that American's psychology as a recent super power after World War 2, has not yet finished with partisanship and cold war as well as her superiority complex. Therefore, Thai has to position not to be too "chicken" for American in all matters.
If necessary, we have to slap American face to teach them some lessons, not to interfere with our internal matters and not to take side with or babble along with the non-patriotic and dangerous people. While American has to respect our sovereignty and our long history of our nation, Thai has to take pride in our own nation first.
American style of foreign policies are always "biased, naive, and power crazy".
Why biased? For example, they always force us to take side. If not on American side, it means enemy, as simply concluded by an American idiotic President.
Why naive? Apart from its obvious meaning, it also implies submerged in ignorance, lack of prudence, unawaring of morality and forever unenlightened. Career path within the American foreign ministry is selective for obedient people of moderate intelligence, not sapient ones. Outsiders may become ambassadors in exchange for donation to the parties, and not because of the actual suitability.
The present American Ambassador is from the professional line. There are rumours that when she was an Ambassador in Manila, she was very nosy.
Why power crazy? needs no explanation. Anybody who wants to know in depth, please read a book called "The Arrogance of Power" written by a Fullbright Senator, former Committee on Foreign Relations, House of Senate during the Vietnam war.
Today, I would like to discuss a bit about American hypocrisy. Looking up in a dictionary, you would find synonyms of "hypocrisy" which are insincerity, double standards, pretense, duplicity ??? twofacedness.
Hypocrisy is also present in Thai culture. Examples of equivalent aphorisms are: overtly agree but covertly oppose; people who say one thing but do another; the mouth is askew with the mind, a fox and sour grapes, pious platitude, polite but cold-blood, and flattering which are milder when compared with American Hypocrisy which means all.
American Hypocrisy which is a talk of the town at present is what Ms.Clinton says that US government supports free and fair election and that a civil government is a Thai democratic development. ( http://iipdigital.usembassy. gov/st/english/texttrans/2011/11/20111 116154755su8.414203e-02.html #ixzz1h5T0bAzK ) or what Ms. or Right honourable, the Ambassador Kristie Kenney ( http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/081911_embassy_statement.html )
who criticizes about article 112 and the imprisonment of Joe Gordon and Ar Kong that they are severe penalties and, on the other hand, affect freedom of expression. This is synchronizing with Thailand-besieged-under-global strategy, and quite raises laudatory echoes from red scholars.
It is a pity that sense of wisdom of Thais are shallow. So much beguiled and chickened of American that we do not perceive the hypocrisy, nosy and dangers of American such as follows.
1. Americans claim that they have utmost freedom of expression according to The First Amendment or article 1 ( http://civilliberty.about.com/od/firstamendment/tp/First-Amendment.htm ) which prohibits the parliament to enact any law to limit rights and freedom in respect of religions and freedom of expression, for example, in speech, writing, and publishing and assembly. However, freedom of speech or writing is not protect for sedition, obscenity, defamation, slander, libel, fighting words, and threat etc. [Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.]
[Hospital staff plead against Red-shirts beseige of Chulalongkorn University Hospital May 2010.]
With violent acts committed, several hard core red-shirts movement and leaders of Pua Thai would have been punished under the American constitution. What the American ambassador made an outcry about article 112 and Mr.Joe Gordon case of 2.5 years imprisonment for Lese Majesty, is an American's double standard and utmost hypocrisy. Logan Spencer has just been jailed for 33 months for writing a poem called "Sniper" which the court considered it as an indirect threat to the President Obama while there was no mention of the name Obama.
American has some laws protecting the President, Vice President and people who are in the chain of command (18 USC Sec. 871 http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/usc_sec_18_00000871----000-.html ??? Source: usgovinfo.about.com). They are laws to protect people who hold the positions which are different from article 112 which protects royal institutions and national security. In addition, American has many other laws to protect officers of other positions from being subjected to peasants abuse. During Obama's term, actually, there are many people in abundance jailed more than people jailed because of our Lese Majesty law.
[If the US Ambassador is so worried about Thai Lese Majesy Law, why not propose the US parliament to abolish US laws protecting US Presidents first.]
2. There are evidences that American intruded in Thai election and favourably carried out measures to benefit red movements, for example, invite dmonstrators into the embassy, arrange a meeting with the party leader. public relation, financial support, training, website and red movements. (www.ndi.org/thailand)
3. US governments have involved in supporting of overturning governments despite of being democratic from elections while US governments have supported dictator governments and military dictators who are servile. Many times, US governments support illegal troops, or rebels with CIA or blantantly attacks with the army such as in Panama and Iraq. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CovertUnited_States_foreignregime_change_actions)
US government may claim that they do not involve (in the anti-royalists), but only support freedom of an individual or groups of people who instigate and insult His Majesty the King. Is it the time for Thai leaders and Thai people stop being chicken? Do understand the nosy, fussy, hypocrisy American which may be dangerous to our beloved institutes and national security.
Original Article in Thai by Dr.Pramote Nakornthap.
[US Ambassador Kenney was present in Chevron's huge donation directly to Yingluck's government which is doubtful for transparency and corruption in flood relief and management, so corrupt that US government herself declares no direct aids go to Yingluck's government.]