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Why Wachiralongkorn is not a suitable future Head of State

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By Orginally posted at: WDPress

Giles Ji Ungpakorn

In this period when the aged King of Thailand has been sick in hospital for many months, lots of Thais are unhappy at the prospect of Wachiralongkorn becoming the next Head of State. If Wachiralongkorn were a private individual his personal behaviour should not be under public scrutiny, except for cases where he might have committed a crime or encroached on other peoples’ rights. But he is being groomed to be the next Thai Head of State and therefore his character and behaviour should be a public issue, unless of course all Thais are regarded as slaves.
Why do Heads of State exist? In some cases, like Presidents, they have a varying degree of power. If Wachiralongkorn wants political power as a Head of State he should stand for election in a free and fair democratic poll. Where powerful Heads of State pass on their positions to their sons, they are generally found in tin-pot dictatorships like North Korea.
In some countries, like Britain or Japan, Monarchs as Heads of State, are ceremonial, symbolic or claimed to be the heart of the Nation. They have no power. But they claim to represent the Nation and Society. Wachiralongkorn does not have the qualifications to represent anything good about Thai society and is therefore unfit to be Head of State. He should be transformed into a private citizen.
Wachiralongkorn never did very well at school or college. Maybe he was not interested in studying. That would not be a problem if he were a private citizen. But a Head of State should take an interest in society and should be able to hold a reasonably intellectual conversation with politicians from Thailand and other countries. Wachiralongkorn cannot do this. Just ask the diplomatic community in Bangkok. A Head of State should also protect Democracy and Human Rights. Wachiralongkorn made a speech supporting the Village
Scouts on the 6th October 1976 after they committed acts of barbarity at Thammasart University.
A Head of State should have some basic manners when conducting himself or herself in public. Yet Wachiralongkorn is known to have driven his jet on to the runway at Bangkok airport to block the plane of the Japanese Prime Minister. This was over a personal grudge. At a high level dinner in Thailand, Wachiralongkorn allowed his dog to run up and down the high table, sniffing and licking food off the plates of Thai and foreign guests. It did not occur to him that this was a problem. And we have not even considered the various rumours about his thuggish activities which ought to be publically investigated in a just and transparent manner before he takes up any public positions.
If Wachiralongkorn were to be Head of State, he would be representing over 30 million Thai women, half the population. We should consider his image, inside Thailand and overseas, concerning his attitude to women.
The fact that Wachiralongkorn falls in love or in lust with many women is not wrong. If he wants to take nude photographs of them to keep for himself, that is a personal matter. But his behaviour throws into question his basic respect for women, especially in the light of being a future Head of State. It must be a public issue.
Millions of Thais and some foreigners have seen the video of Wachiralongkorn with his present wife. They are sipping wine and eating by a swimming pool. She is naked and he is fully dressed. No accounting for taste, one might say. But it goes far beyond that. The male servants are in full uniform and there are people taking the video and snap shots. Wachiralongkorn makes his wife crawl on the ground to take cake, like he was feeding a dog. But she is naked. Millions of Thais have seen a whole clutch of nude pictures of his various girl friends. This alone throws into question his qualifications to be Head of State. He does not have an ounce of respect for women. He abuses them with his power and money and is not fit to have any influence over women or anyone.
But do not forget that his mother, the Queen, looks upon her son with fondness and forgives all. They are close. Again this would not matter if it were not a public issue about the Head of State. His mother and one of her daughters openly supported the semi-fascist PAD by attending a funeral. His father, the King, remains silent, refusing to criticise his son, despite the public knowledge that he is being groomed to be the next King. Military backed, Oxford and Eton educated Prime Minister Abhisit supports the succession of Wachiralongkorn without question. So do all the elites, at least in public.
Remember that in Thailand people are forced to stand up and show respect to the Head of State. People must crawl and use Royal Language. They must pay taxes to support the Royals’ rich life-styles. They must wait in snarled-up traffic as the Royals rush past. In schools children must repeat that the Royals are wonderful super people. But Wachiralongkorn is not a suitable role model for young Thais.
All this means that Taksin is mistaken when he hopes that Wachiralongkorn will be a good democratic King, unless he thinks Wachiralongkorn will refuse the crown and opt to be a private citizen!

Do not condemn Wachiralongkorn’s women

When we see their nude pictures, remember who has power over them. Forgive their mistakes. Posing nude to show off one’s beautiful body is not immoral nor a sin. It does not destroy Democracy either.
But why are these pictures released to the Thai public on the internet? It is hard to guess what goes on in Wachiralongkorn’s depraved mind. He is so alienated that he does not know how to respect women. The release of these pictures is not an accident. They have been coming out at regular intervals for years. Maybe he wants to destroy their dignity and show that he is boss. Maybe he wants to show off that he can “pull” beautiful women. Maybe he feels he is so powerful that no one can touch him and he can do what he likes. In other words he doesn’t give a damn. That is a very strong reason to reject him as a Head of State.
Wachiralongkorn should become a private citizen. He should get a job, pay tax and do his civic duty. Then we can ignore his private behaviour.
Thailand should be a Republic. by WDPress @ 2010-01-10 – 20:35:37

Why Wachiralongkorn is not
a suitable future Head of State

(French below)

Giles Ji Ungpakorn

In this period when the aged King of Thailand has been sick in hospital for many months, lots of Thais are unhappy at the prospect of Wachiralongkorn becoming the next Head of State. If Wachiralongkorn were a private individual his personal behaviour should not be under public scrutiny, except for cases where he might have committed a crime or encroached on other peoples’ rights. But he is being groomed to be the next Thai Head of State and therefore his character and behaviour should be a public issue, unless of course all Thais are regarded as slaves.
Why do Heads of State exist? In some cases, like Presidents, they have a varying degree of power. If Wachiralongkorn wants political power as a Head of State he should stand for election in a free and fair democratic poll. Where powerful Heads of State pass on their positions to their sons, they are generally found in tin-pot dictatorships like North Korea.
In some countries, like Britain or Japan, Monarchs as Heads of State, are ceremonial, symbolic or claimed to be the heart of the Nation. They have no power. But they claim to represent the Nation and Society. Wachiralongkorn does not have the qualifications to represent anything good about Thai society and is therefore unfit to be Head of State. He should be transformed into a private citizen.
Wachiralongkorn never did very well at school or college. Maybe he was not interested in studying. That would not be a problem if he were a private citizen. But a Head of State should take an interest in society and should be able to hold a reasonably intellectual conversation with politicians from Thailand and other countries. Wachiralongkorn cannot do this. Just ask the diplomatic community in Bangkok. A Head of State should also protect Democracy and Human Rights. Wachiralongkorn made a speech supporting the Village
Scouts on the 6th October 1976 after they committed acts of barbarity at Thammasart University.
A Head of State should have some basic manners when conducting himself or herself in public. Yet Wachiralongkorn is known to have driven his jet on to the runway at Bangkok airport to block the plane of the Japanese Prime Minister. This was over a personal grudge. At a high level dinner in Thailand, Wachiralongkorn allowed his dog to run up and down the high table, sniffing and licking food off the plates of Thai and foreign guests. It did not occur to him that this was a problem. And we have not even considered the various rumours about his thuggish activities which ought to be publically investigated in a just and transparent manner before he takes up any public positions.
If Wachiralongkorn were to be Head of State, he would be representing over 30 million Thai women, half the population. We should consider his image, inside Thailand and overseas, concerning his attitude to women.
The fact that Wachiralongkorn falls in love or in lust with many women is not wrong. If he wants to take nude photographs of them to keep for himself, that is a personal matter. But his behaviour throws into question his basic respect for women, especially in the light of being a future Head of State. It must be a public issue.
Millions of Thais and some foreigners have seen the video of Wachiralongkorn with his present wife. They are sipping wine and eating by a swimming pool. She is naked and he is fully dressed. No accounting for taste, one might say. But it goes far beyond that. The male servants are in full uniform and there are people taking the video and snap shots. Wachiralongkorn makes his wife crawl on the ground to take cake, like he was feeding a dog. But she is naked. Millions of Thais have seen a whole clutch of nude pictures of his various girl friends. This alone throws into question his qualifications to be Head of State. He does not have an ounce of respect for women. He abuses them with his power and money and is not fit to have any influence over women or anyone.
But do not forget that his mother, the Queen, looks upon her son with fondness and forgives all. They are close. Again this would not matter if it were not a public issue about the Head of State. His mother and one of her daughters openly supported the semi-fascist PAD by attending a funeral. His father, the King, remains silent, refusing to criticise his son, despite the public knowledge that he is being groomed to be the next King. Military backed, Oxford and Eton educated Prime Minister Abhisit supports the succession of Wachiralongkorn without question. So do all the elites, at least in public.
Remember that in Thailand people are forced to stand up and show respect to the Head of State. People must crawl and use Royal Language. They must pay taxes to support the Royals’ rich life-styles. They must wait in snarled-up traffic as the Royals rush past. In schools children must repeat that the Royals are wonderful super people. But Wachiralongkorn is not a suitable role model for young Thais.
All this means that Taksin is mistaken when he hopes that Wachiralongkorn will be a good democratic King, unless he thinks Wachiralongkorn will refuse the crown and opt to be a private citizen!

Do not condemn Wachiralongkorn’s women

When we see their nude pictures, remember who has power over them. Forgive their mistakes. Posing nude to show off one’s beautiful body is not immoral nor a sin. It does not destroy Democracy either.
But why are these pictures released to the Thai public on the internet? It is hard to guess what goes on in Wachiralongkorn’s depraved mind. He is so alienated that he does not know how to respect women. The release of these pictures is not an accident. They have been coming out at regular intervals for years. Maybe he wants to destroy their dignity and show that he is boss. Maybe he wants to show off that he can “pull” beautiful women. Maybe he feels he is so powerful that no one can touch him and he can do what he likes. In other words he doesn’t give a damn. That is a very strong reason to reject him as a Head of State.
Wachiralongkorn should become a private citizen. He should get a job, pay tax and do his civic duty. Then we can ignore his private behaviour.
Thailand should be a Republic.

Written by Kolbot Khmer

April 17, 2010 at 4:23 pm