I heard that the people in green uniforms are making some unusual movements in preparation for something big. Many people are also feeling worried about the solar eclipse that will take place on July 22. The solar eclipse is seen by some as a bad omen for countries directly affected by it. Most people also would like to know whether there will be any serious political incidents between now and July 22, and beyond. The country is still in turmoil.
So I decided to consult my favourite astrologer.
"What can we expect from this eclipse?" I asked.
"It's gonna be pretty bad," she said. "It will adversely affect the astrological sign of Cancer. We don't know whether it will hurt Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva or Thaksin Shinawatra, the former prime minister. Both are Cancer. Either could get hit."
"The military is making unusual movements. I smell a coup. Does it have anything to do with the eclipse?" I asked.
"If the military were to stage a coup, they should do it now. The alignment of the stars is on their side. The eclipse on July 22 would be ideal because it is when there is an eclipse over the country. If they wait longer, the timing will slip away," she said.
The astrologer added: "But in the period before or after the eclipse, the water element would create problems. I don't understand why Abhisit has decided to host the Asean summit in Phuket, surrounded by water. His advisers should have consulted the stars first."
Let's wait for the solar eclipse to see whether the bad omens will come true. Sometimes we have to give in to the stars in the sky.
It is horrifying that The Nation is actually transforming itself into Not the Nation---and still taking itself seriously. The farce has become the reality. Just when you think the absurdity of The Nation's opinion pages can't get any worse, the editors go and top themselves.
I would love to be a fly on the wall when the foreign sub-editors are going over this stuff. It must be a laugh a minute.