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.]
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.”
“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?