Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2010
in Strange and Unusual
I love the way Thai folk get straight to the point. There’s no lying around waiting for others to do the dirty work for them, if you annoy them somehow, they’ll tell you unapologetically. We Irish could do with taking a leaf out of their book.
They’re pissed off with their government too.
“We will curse them, the aristocrats, the powerful people,” screamed Nattawut Saikua, a leader of a That anti-establishment street faction known as the Red Shirts.
“We will curse them with our own blood!”
And that’s just what they did. Thousands of supporters all donated a tablespoon of their own blood towards the cause, which was collected in gallon bottles, then slooshed in a dramatic gore-fest all over government buildings in Bangkok. That’s stylish protesting, that is.
All right, so there’s the dubious question of AIDS – how to test the donators, if tested at all? The Thai Red Cross objected strongly, citing the protest as a waste of much needed blood. Fair enough.
I can’t help but wonder if protesters in this country could do something like this, instead of gathering en-masse in Airports and hiding in buildings in sulky protest to the massive disgruntlement of the general public; would something grotesquely perverse work instead? If not blood, then there’s always the other option…
After all, it could be said that our country’s leaders are for the most part taking the piss.
Why don’t we give some to them for free?