Saturday, July 05, 2008

Reference: Temple has north-south orientation, Bangkok Post, July 6, 2008

I fear that free discourse on Preah Vihear may be stifled by the snobbish notion expressed in Postbag (Temple has north-south orientation, Postbag, July 6, 2008) that the temple issue is too complex for the average citizen to comprehend, that opinions of the public are therefore misleading and dangerous, and that further discussion on this topic should be left to the elite few who know it all. As a footnote, elitism also holds that democracy is dangerous because most voters are too dumb to understand the issues.

Cha-am Jamal

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