If Thais Love Their King so Much, Why Do they Do What They Do

For nearly 20 years I heard time after time how much the Thai people loved and respected KIng Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama 9. The King is their father, or father figure and they are his children. The King suggests moderation and a Suffiency economy, but the people of the country ar addicted to excess. Conspicuous consumption, and appearance that is more important than substance.
I wonder how I would explain to my father that I loved and respected him yet I was the town drunk, having affairs, graduated from school as an illiterate, drove like a maniac and was deep in debt, as well as a gambling addict. Yes Thais lead the world in infidelity, alcohol consumption, road accidents and more…
Look what the Reds and Yellow are up to now. Does that show Love for the King. LAst time he was asked to appoint a Prime Minister he responded “Asking for a royally appointed prime minister is undemocratic. It is, pardon me, a mess. It is irrational.”
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Look how the  siblings treat each other . The Royal Thai Police, yes Royal, demanding and taking bribes. School teachers cheating on entrance exams and I could go on and on.

I was taught to do things to make father proud. I guess Thais think the King is proud of infidelity, alcoholism, corruption and road accidents and deaths.

Sadly Thailand has become a country where even the appearance of a content loving family is gone and Greed, Hared and Delusion the lesding light.

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2 Responses to “If Thais Love Their King so Much, Why Do they Do What They Do”

  1. In making a comment on your questions I would like to repeat this to you.I take the article from “Within and Without”,Questions and Answers on the Teaching of Theravada Buddhism.
    The five percepts are considered to be the basic moral code for lay Buddhists.How is it that so few people who consider themselves Buddhists seem to keep these precepts?

    Sadly, it appears that many lay Buddhists do not consider their moral conduct to be a necessary condition of their Buddhist identity.
    Buddhists reject carrot – and – stick moral teachings in favor of an education of conduct. Unfortunately, when the nature of this education is not effectively propagated, lay Buddhists can become more heedless than those fired with a desire for divine reward and fear of eternal torment.

    I hope this give you some answers to the question “Why do they do what they do?”

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