Iconic Thai NGO: What is happening is………..an extremely sinister and disturbing fascist-like movement

English: High relief of Dr. Puey Ungpakorn in ...

English: High relief of Dr. Puey Ungpakorn in the sculpture of 6 October 1976 Massacre Memorial at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand. ไทย: รูปนูนสูงของ ดร. ป๋วย อึ้งภากรณ์ ในประติมากรรมรำลึกเหตุการณ์ 6 ตุลา 2519 ภายในมหาวิทยาลัยธรรมศาสตร์ ท่าพระจันทร์ กรุงเทพฯ ประเทศไทย (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jon Ungpahakorn twittered:

What is happening is no joking matter but an extremely sinister and disturbing fascist-like movement.

A movement which through its rhetoric has captured the support of a large section of the middle-class.

An extremely dangerous movement which if able to get into power, would have little tolerance for people with differing political views.

They want to try to disable the constitution, taking the country into no-man’s land – driving us all off the
rails.

Jon Ungphakorn@ungjon9h

Jon Ungpahakorn is a famous Thai NGO who is a staunch anti Thaksin from the old days. He is the son of Puey Ungpakorn, the father of the Thai progressive civil servant movement.

Fascism /ˈfæʃɪzəm/ is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism[1][2] that came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe. Influenced by national syndicalism, the first fascist movements emerged in Italy around World War I, combining more typically right-wing positions with elements of left-wing politics, in opposition to communism, socialism, liberal democracy and, in some cases, traditional right-wing conservatism. Although fascism is usually placed on the far right on the traditional left–right spectrum, fascists themselves and some commentators have argued that the description is inadequate.[3][4]

Fascists sought to unify their nation through a totalitarian state that promoted the mass mobilization of the national community,[5][6] and were characterized by having a vanguard party that initiated a revolutionary political movement aiming to reorganize the nation along principles according to fascist ideology.[7] Hostile to liberal democracy, socialism, and communism, fascist movements shared certain common features, including the veneration of the state, a devotion to a strong leader, and an emphasis on ultranationalism and militarism. Fascism views political violence, war, and imperialism as a means to achieve national rejuvenation[5][8][9][10] and asserts that stronger nations have the right to expand their territory by displacing weaker nations.[11]

Fascist ideology consistently invokes the primacy of the state. Leaders such as Benito Mussolini in Italy and Adolf Hitler in Germany embodied the state and claimed undisputable power. Fascism borrowed theories and terminology from socialism but applied them to what it saw as the more significant conflict between nations and races rather than to class conflict, and focused on ending the divisions between classes within the nation.[12] It advocates a mixed economy, with the principal goal of achieving autarky to secure national self-sufficiency and independence through protectionist and interventionist economic policies.[13] Fascism supports what is sometimes called a Third Position between capitalism and Marxist socialism.[14]

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