Wednesday, Apr 08th, 2020 - 05:56:38

Bangkok

Thai Barricades: Bureaucracy (2014)

"After more than four months of relentless sit-ins and government shutdowns, the leader of the insurrection, Suthep Thaugsuban, has dismantled most of his various protest sites around the capital, retreating to a single encampment in central Bangkok. His supporters are dwindling in number, and so is their appetite for further confrontation. Lumpini Park is the new headquarters of Thailand's failing people’s revolution."

Buddhist Monk - Thai Folk Art (2014)

"In the last half of the 20th century, the vast majority of Thailand's rainforest were lost. Millions of villagers in the forest were (sometimes violently) driven from their homes as villages were bulldozed over to make room for eucalyptus plantations... Forest monks in Thailand were on the front line in the battle against logging companies and eucalyptus farmers to preserve Thailand's rainforests."

Street Art in Patpong - Bangkok (2014)

Mind creates a hierarchy or status of beings in form of ponzi through imaginary relationships and selective vision (gestalt) - glossing this as rationality, epistemology, or "the Self" (reality system / rules set). Veneration = "intentionality" in phenomenological framework of inter-subjectivity. Objective vs. Subjective "weights" of karmic seeds in mindstream - see: Madhyamika / Cittamatrin debate on ultimate reality of mind & karma in Prajnaparamita:

Thai Protest Poster - 2014

"Under Section 508 of the Foreign Assistance Act, the United States is prohibited from continuing to provide military assistance to any country whose elected leader is deposed from power by a coup d'état. Thailand has been a significant recipient of US military assistance in East Asia, and one of the United States' oldest allies in the region. The country is also a Major Non-NATO Ally and is therefore eligible for a number of benefits that facilitate the rapid provision of military assistance. Thailand's coup poses yet another test to the updated US conventional arms transfer policy."

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