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Glatzköpfe in Thailand ?

Erstellt von DisainaM, 30.05.2003, 15:29 Uhr · 0 Antworten · 580 Aufrufe

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    Glatzköpfe in Thailand ?

    Im heutigen Bericht der BKK Post kommt man zum Ergebnis, das sie jetzt auch in Thailand aktiv sind, naja, die Puppenspieler ziehen auf der ganzen Welt ihre Fäden.

    In Mae Sot machen zur Zeit rechtsradikale Thais Jagd auf Burmesische Gastarbeiter; Ausländer raus Parolen hört man zwar nicht, dafür werden schonmal Burmesen angezündet.

    Verrückt, wohin ein TRT Klima führen kann, mögen manche die Schuld Thaksin geben, er ist nur die Folge eines weltweiten Nationalismus.

    Amerikaner sind nun wieder ach so Stolz, Amerikaner zu sein;

    und in Zeiten wirtschaftlicher Unsicherheit und Veränderung der Umwelt durch die Präsenz der internationalen Global Playern,
    entsteht so mancher nationaler Widerstandswille.

    Sie laufen zwar noch nicht mit T-shirts mit Text SABOTAGE USA
    herum, aber es beginnt zu gähren, und zwar erstmal bei den schwächeren burmesischen Gast oder Schwarzarbeitern,
    die manchem Thai den Job in der Bauindustrie wegnehmen.

    Bangkok Post 30. May 2003

    Keep on smiling for all our sakes

    Thailand is known as the ``Land of Smiles'' for good reason. Its history
    has been remarkably free of the fierce religious, ethnic and racial
    conflict that has torn at so many other countries of the region. Thais,
    known for their tolerance of other peoples and cultures, have always
    greeted strangers with a smile, from the earliest Chinese traders to the
    Christian missionaries of the 19th century.

    But times change. Since the economic meltdown of 1997, which Thais have
    been taught to blame on foreigners rather than their own leaders,
    Thailand has become more inward looking and much less charitable in
    their views of other people. Thais have been told the West lusts after
    their country and foreigners merely want to feed off their land. If the
    economy is to be restored and the nation saved from the foreign hordes,
    Thais must help Thais. They must listen only to their leaders, since all
    else are ignorant egoists often on the payroll of foreign interests.

    Given the circumstances, it is hardly surprising that the most
    vulnerable foreign group in Thailand is often made to pay the price of
    jingoism. Immigrant workers, in particular those from Burma, constitute
    that group. And since most are here illegally, the authorities often
    treat them as if they have no rights at all in Thailand.

    Take the case earlier this month of the six Burmese workers shot in the
    head and their bodies incinerated after allegedly resisting the
    extortion attempts of local administration officers in Mae Sot. A police
    inquiry was launched only after the matter was made public by a
    non-governmental organisation and the Burmese government called for

    This terrible crime took place just as the country was to launch its war
    on dark influence. It makes a mockery of the crackdown on organised
    crime, especially offences committed with the involvement, whether
    implicit or explicit, of state officials. Uniformed police and military
    officers were said to be seen in the presence of the Burmese workers
    before they were killed. But no one has been charged for this indecency.

    Armed teenage gangs reportedly terrorise Burmese workers in Mae Sot with
    impunity. They roam the streets on motorcycles harassing and stealing at
    knife point or the end of a gun. The workers say the gangs despise them
    simply because they are Burmese, and the police mostly ignore their

    An illegal immigrant has his rights in Thailand just like anybody else.
    Thailand is bound by domestic and international laws and obligations to
    protect all peoples within its borders regardless of ethnic, racial or
    socio-economic background. The national government must remind its
    officers of this. Those responsible for the slaughter of the six Burmese
    must be brought to justice and people must be allowed to walk the
    streets free of harassment and theft.

    The most disturbing thing in all this is what is happening to ordinary
    Thais. Have we become a nation of jingoistic, narrow-minded rednecks?
    Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who has fanned the flag-waving
    sentiment to great political advantage, must be careful he does not
    generate an unwholesome nationalist conflagration. Nationalism is not a
    bad thing, in doses, but in excess it can create a chauvinism dangerous
    to democratic and open society. If it is left unchecked, it can lead to
    something wholly undesirable, a system of government marked by a
    concentration of authority under a dictatorial leader, strident
    socio-economic control, the suppression of opposition through terror and
    censorship and, typically, a policy of belligerent nationalism and
    racism. Sound familiar? It should. It's fascism.