Misha Verbitsky - December 5th, 2016

December 5th, 2016

December 5th, 2016
01:51 am


сочинение о корнях таиландской суверенной демократии
Смешная история

When George Englund decided to use Thailand as the

location for the fictional country portrayed in his film
The Ugly American, Kukrit was appointed as cultural
advisor to make sure the film accurately portrayed
monarchy in a Buddhist country. Englund had difficulty
casting the part of the fictional Prime Minister, but he
was so impressed by Kukrit's cultural refinement and
mastery of English that he offered him the part, saying,
"I can't think of anyone who could play it better." Kukrit
accepted, saying, according to Englund, "We are all actors
anyway, and I think you're right that I could play it
better than anyone." Probably because of this, after he
became a real-life Prime Minister of Thailand in 1975, the
word "Sarkhan" has entered the Thai language as a nickname
of Thailand itself, often with a slight self-depreciating
or mocking tone.

Про Кукрита Прамота, знаменитого тайского ученого и
писателя, основателя первой тайской политической партии
("Партии Прогресса"). В комментариях смешная история
как Кукрит Прамот был премьер-министром.

...I can't fix them, but the articles on Kukrit, Seni, and

their predecessor, Sanya Dharmasakti, do not do the times
justice, and I cannot do else but Talk. Sanya Dharmasakti
was appointed PM 1973-75 when I was with the US Air Force
Strategic Air Command on Guam. He had been dean of
Thammasat University when a riot by its students,
precipitated by the King's youngest daughter, then also a
student there, caused the Dictatorship of the Terrible
Trio to mis-read the situation as a planned coup, and to
flee the country on whatever aircraft were about to take
off from Don Muang, thus landing them in three different
countries and leaving Thailand with no government. The
King called Sanya and made him PM on the grounds that it
was his students who had caused the problem. Sanya soon
declared the country ungovernable and resigned, only to
have the King appoint him back again. The next time Sanya
resigned, he immediately shaved his head and wrapped
himself in monk's robes. A hasty election gave Seni's
Democrat Party a slim majority, with Kukrit heading a
faction that held just five seats. Seni formed and
presented his government to the King, who accepted it, but
Parliamentarians, jealous of their prerogatives, returned
a vote of 'no confidence' when Seni subsequently presented
it to them. Thailand once again faced a situation of no
government, but rather than go through the considerable
expense to everybody involved of calling new elections,
Seni's younger brother, Kurit, with his five seats was
allowed to cobble together a coalition to form a
government. "[C]onsidered by many to be one of the great
statesmen" of Thailand, not the least because Kukrit was
the PM who ordered the US military out of Thailand as all
of the dominoes were falling down. The actual situation
was such that the US military wanted to leave while the US
State Department wanted us to stay, with the situation
being exactly the reverse on the Thai side; though
Kukrit's decision on ordering us out was based on our
flouting of Kukrit's understanding of International Law
and his own orders with regard to the military assets of
the crumbling regime in Saigon then in US hands in
Thailand. Kukrit found Thailand to be as ungovernable as
had Sanya before him, and dissolved Parliament in a call
for early elections. Under most parliamentarian systems, a
politician can stand for election in any district he
chooses, and Kukrit chose to stand for election on a
military post at a time when the Thai military had its own
political party, thus insuring his honorable
defeat. Seni's Democrat Party again won a majority, but
his next government fell when the Police, seeking revenge
for the earlier student riot when the kids burned down the
brand-new Police Headquarters, staged a "student revolt",
using paid agents from among Bangkok's many vocational
schools, who always raise general Hell on general
principles, anyway. The Police then 'framed' Thammasat
University students in what came to be called the
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6_October_1976_Massacre. Seni
tried to put down what was a Police revolt by riding on
top of a pickup truck with a loud hailer, appealing to all
sides for Jai Yen-Yen, cool hearts. Lee 11:15, 15 June 2007

Сени Прамот, который был премьер-министром
до и после Кукрита - его брат, тоже демократический
политик. Закончилась демократическая оттепель,
как всегда в Таиланде, весьма плохо: боевики-лоялисты
из числа добровольных инициативников по указанию
короля устроили бойню в университете, и кровавая
военщина в очередной раз свергла демократическое


Собственно, тот пиздец, который сейчас происходит
в Таиланде, принято отсчитывать именно от этого
момента; считается, что октябрь 1976-го была
поворотная точка, за которой последовал
окончательный раскол элит, взаимное битье
тарелок и требование суда и расправы.

Это я вместо того, чтобы работать, читаю
"Thai-Style Democracy": A Conservative Struggle for Thailand's Politics
сочинение американского профессора о корнях таиландской
суверенной демократии, там рассказывается, что все изобрел
Кукрит Прамот.


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