One Bright Day, In the Middle Of The Night

 | Tue 14 Jan 2014 17:27 ICT

I am off for at least a week beginning tomorrow, leaving the country. Everyone seems to have an opinion on the Thailand political situation. Over 50 years ago my Dad used to recite the limerick below to me, many times. At the time I thought he was the most brilliant man in the world, any time I heard it. To me it explains the political situation in Thailand as well as anything.

One bright day

In the middle of the night

Two dead boys got up to fight

Back to back, they faced each other

Drew their swords and shot each each other

A deaf policeman heard that noise

And came and killed those two dead boys

If you do not believe it’s true

Just ask the blind policeman

He saw it too

This is a time in Thailand to break out a quote by my favorite Beatle, Ringo Starr, “Peace and love, baby. Peace and love.” It’s worth a try.

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