The ultra-rightist anti-democracy PAD mob has established a political party, to be known as New Politics. The new party is to be led (temporarily at least) by the class traitor Somsak Kosaisuk, who was the leader of the union of the State Railway of Thailand – he threatened to call a national strike in support of the anti-democracy movement but was of course ignored by the working classes of Thailand.
The criminal Somsak was one of the chief plotters behind the PAD’s illegal and violence-sodden occupation of Government House and the two international airports and it is to the great surprise of the majority of the people why he is not now serving the lengthy prison sentence his crimes would seem to demand. Still, he continues to walk the streets along with the other plotters. It is expected the convicted criminal Sonthi Limthongkul will take over leadership as and when the numerous criminal charges facing him somehow ‘melt away.’ Somsak is a puppet or nominee of Sonthi, therefore – making him rather a hypocrite after he criticized democratically-elected PMs Samak Sundaravej and Somchai Wongsawat as being ‘nominees’ (both were removed from office after unorthodox court decisions).
Like other charlatans, the New Political Party talks up its anti-corruption credentials and promises to have only virtuous people to represent the people – it has not been made clear what defines this virtue but it is likely to include ultra-rightist nationalism, xenophobia, hypocrisy and willingness to use violence against the public and the police, which has been the main platform of the PAD.
It is not clear who would vote for these people – although popular among a few thousand Bangkok elites, the ultra-right is well catered for in Thai politics and it would seem most likely to be competing with the Democrats. Then, this is Thailand and who can say what motivates some people?