1960s Thai anti-communist propaganda posters-CNreview

January 7, 2010

[FACT comments: What is most interesting about these Thai anti-communist propaganda posters from the 1960s is that , even then, they dare not mention the overthrow of the monarchy as in Laos. It is decidedly scary deja vu that these same stock concepts are being used by govt against Redshirts today.]

Thai Anti-Communist Propaganda Pictures From The 1960s

Kai Pan

CNReviews: April 30, 2009


The following set of anti-Communist propaganda pictures six appear to have originated from Thailand in the 1960s. That’s about all I know from the little information provided on He Xie Shang An (River Crab Goes Ashore). For those who don’t yet know, “river crab” is a pun on the Chinese word for “harmony/harmonious”, which many Chinese netizens are quite tired of given that it tends to pop up in far too many modern government proclamations and exhortations. Anyway, I’ve gone ahead and translated the Chinese captions. I have no idea whether or not they are translations of the original Thai captions.


“Communist Chinese schools are indoctrinating the Communist plan to expand towards Southeast Asia.
The Kingdom of Thailand’s school  are teaching standard/appropriate arts and sciences knowledge.”


“Chinese people stripped of the freedom to migrate or travel long distances. The Kingdom of Thailand is the opposite.”

共产党强行拆散老百姓的家人; 泰王国的人民安居乐业

“The Communist Party forcefully breaks apart the common people’s family members.
The Kingdom of Thailand’s people live and work in peace and happiness.”


“The Communist Party makes fattens the public and deprives the private, not allowing the Chinese people to have sufficient private property.
The people of the Kingdom of Thailand however live comfortably in abundance.”


“The Chinese people are forced to perform voluntary labor.
The people of the Kingdom of Thailand can freely arrange their own labor.”


“The Communist Party tears down images of Buddha and arrest Buddhist monks; the Kingdom of Thailand however fully protects the freedoms of Buddhist believers.”

Is propaganda still propaganda if you agree with it?

4 Responses to “1960s Thai anti-communist propaganda posters-CNreview”

  1. […] gegen sie vorzugehen. Tatsächlich erschienen in den Jahren danach zahlreiche antikommunistische Propagandaschriften, die vor allem das einfache Volk beeindrucken […]

  2. […] gegen sie vorzugehen. Tatsächlich erschienen in den Jahren danach zahlreiche antikommunistische Propagandaschriften, die vor allem das einfache Volk beeindrucken […]

  3. Barent Springsted Says:

    While living in rural Thailand 1966-68 I collected several original copies of these 1960s “Thai anti-communist propaganda posters” both large (28” x 40″) and small (10.5″ x 8) plus a 24 page anti-communist booklet ALL in color. All USA prepared by the government. All original material in excellent condition. Material available for sale. Please contact Barent@truemail.co.th

  4. Barent Springsted Says:

    One of my pieces which is 28″ x 40″ is not included in the above selection. Also, I have one smaller piece (10.5″ x 8″) showing Rama IX with the same format. both original copies in color. Available for sale. Barent@truemail.co.th

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