According to a recent report by the "Wall Street Journal",
Songsuda Yodmanee, chairwoman of Thailand's American University Alumni Association, in a news conference on Sunday, accused Washington of meddling, warning that it could damage relations between the two countries, which are treaty allies. 'Thailand has never been colonized by anyone, and we will continue to maintain our independence and liberty,' she said.
A Thai badminton club meanwhile earlier this week withdrew from tournaments in the U.S and Australia in protest of the two countries' criticism of the coup, according to a statement on its Facebook page.
In other words, some Thais support the coup. Such support suggests that Asians differ, culturally and genetically, from Europeans.
A key assumption of Western philosophy is that all human beings have an innate desire to live in a free society, which is democratic with the rule of law. The actions of the pro-coup Thais suggest that this assumption is false. It is not true for all people but rather is true for only the people of European ancestry.
How do Europeans respond to an authoritarian government? The incident in Czechoslovakia on 1989 November 25 is instructive. On that date, 500,000 Czechoslovakians (who constituted 3% of the population of Czechoslovakia) risked their lives to assemble in Prague to demand the resignation of the Kremlin-backed authoritarian government. Many people in the crowd were students from the universities. The protestors were prepared to die to liberate Czechoslovakia.
If you are a student at a Thai university, ask yourself, "Are the Thais inferior to the Europeans?" If the answer is "no", then please explain why millions of Thais have not assembled in Bangkok to seize power from the army that overthrew the democratically elected government of Yingluck Shinawatra. Where are the Thais who will kill the royalist soldiers, the royal family, Suthep Thaugsuban, and the other members of the anti-democratic groups destroying Thai society?
A foreign power is not imposing the current authoritarian government onto the people of Thailand. They themselves created this monstrosity. They can destroy it when they want to do so. However, thus far, the Thais have refused to forcefully oppose the coup. Unlike the vocal Czechoslovakians, the Thais are mostly silent.
If you are a student at a Thai university, prove to yourself that the Thai people are the equals of the Europeans. You lead the movement to liberate Thailand. You lead the movement to kill the royalist soldiers, the royal family, Suthep Thaugsuban, and the other members of the anti-democratic groups destroying Thai society. You show the world that Thailand, unlike China, has the soul of a Western nation.