April, 2010

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To tear the nation apart?

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

I’m reminded of an ancient Jewish story. Two women came before the wise King Solomon both claiming a disputed baby as their own. Solomon finally announced his verdict – he would cut the baby in half and award one half to each alleged mother.

One woman cried out, “No you cannot do this! Give the baby to her!” The other woman said nothing. King Solomon promptly gave the infant to the woman who was so distraught, and scolded the other. “No mother could tolerate allowing her offspring to be cut in half.”

The parallel is clear, na? Thaksin, you cannot love Thailand and be willing to let the power struggle continue. No leader that cared more for their country than they cared about gaining power would allow their country to be torn in half.