I am off for at least a week beginning tomorrow, leaving the country. Everyone seems to have an opinion on the Thailand political situation. Over 50 years ago my Dad used to recite the limerick below to me, many times. At the time I thought he was the most brilliant man in the world, any time I heard it. To me it explains the political situation in Thailand as well as anything.
One bright day
In the middle of the night
Two dead boys got up to fight
Back to back, they faced each other
Drew their swords and shot each each other
A deaf policeman heard that noise
And came and killed those two dead boys
If you do not believe it’s true
Just ask the blind policeman
He saw it too
This is a time in Thailand to break out a quote by my favorite Beatle, Ringo Starr, “Peace and love, baby. Peace and love.” It’s worth a try.
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