Once I was a newspaper writer, now I’m an internet blogger, we do what we have to do under The Man’s regime. Those of you who have enjoyed my brutally honest and slightly egotistical writings over the years with the Bangkok Post and KhaoSod English, here we meet again. Those who hated my writings, well, you are welcome too. It’s better to be right than to be loved.
The upside is, since there’s no editorial process, you get the raw and unadulterated Voranai. The downside is, it will be riddled with grammatical errors and corruption of the English language.
This blog is a continuation of my works over the years, analyzing deep into the DNA of Thailand and the Thai people. But why write exclusively about one’s own country, when there are issues around the world as nauseating as they are in Thailand? Those familiar with my writings know well that I like to make comparisons between Thailand and other countries of the world. Unto everything there is a context, as such, to understand Thailand’s place in this world is to understand the world.
Therefore, this blog will also be about global issues and world events, from politics to cultures, genders, religions, wars and others.
After all, humans are humans everywhere, with variations. Like the printing on those T-shirts you might find selling on Silom Road at night, amidst the pirated DVDs, fake luxury watches and sex toys made in China, we are all “same same, but different”.
The philosophy behind this blog is:
- I write to examine and educate, not to take side.
- Truths and facts may hurt your feelings, but they are still true and factual, and they don’t care about your feelings. (To paraphrase Ben Shapiro.)
- We must examine the past to understand the presence, then and only then may we build the future.