Not the Nation
BANGKOK – In a further escalation of the color-coded polarity that has gripped the nation’s politics since the 2006 coup, members of the People’s Alliance for Democracy have urged all Thai people to express their loyalty to the nation and its monarchy by exclusively using yellow water during this year’s Songkran celebrations.
“Yellow is the King’s color, which is why we adopted it for our movement to rid the country of Thaksin and his republican cronies,” explained PAD leader Sondhi Limthongkul. “We feel that it there is no better way to further prove our love for His Majesty than to spray each other with yellow water for three days.”
“The King is above politics, and every Thai loves the King, so every Thai should be honored to be touched by yellow water this year,” explained Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya. “I, for one, can’t wait to be doused in it.”
Supporters of exiled ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra remained skeptical of the motives behind the yellow-water movement. “The color yellow has been politicized,” explained social activist and UDD supporter Somsak Jiamtheerasakul. “This is a ploy by the PAD to weaken our movement through a nationwide golden shower.”