There's a familiar joke about how most people are stupid. I disagree. Most people aren't stupid, but we all are capable of great stupidity, as well as wonderful brilliance. Unfortunately, the temptation toward great stupidity seems so irresistible.
This is the sorry state of Thai society, where the current political conflict has buried otherwise good, intelligent and generous people in the pit of great stupidity. The term "great stupidity" here is used not to condemn the person, but the words and deeds that we are all capable of saying and doing. It's a mentality anyone can sink into.
Here is where a man (or woman) can't make a political statement without being abused and terrorised by others. Here is where we love someone or something so much that we believe that person or thing is infallible, and anyone who dare criticise is met with such anger and hatred that a horde of marauding Vikings would quiver in fear and cower in their ships.
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