Back in December I published a mini-guide to Thai Political DoubleSpeak.
With a military junta now in power a new era in DoubleSpeak has begun.
Removing Thaksin’s Influence - removing democratically mandated public servants and lawmakers.
Arrested = kidnapped
Detained = held hostage
Trial = punishment
Crimes = lawful acts
National Council for Peace and Order = National Council for Hate and Crime
Lawful acts = crimes
Royal endorsement = unsigned document of dubious origin
Advisors = cronies
Happiness = a state of continual fear
Thailand is a failed state = we were very involved in creating conditions which guaranteed Thailand’s failed state
Thai Army = criminal gang
Elections = something we will lose and something we fear very very much
Illegal protests = legal resistance
Reconciliation Centres = Internment Camps