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Sawasdee Krab. Once I see the state that the world is in at this time, I’m so glad that I made the choice to retire to dwell in Thailand once I did.
The Australian ice cream that earlier this 12 months was deemed to be offensive by its outdated identify. Picture: Wikicommons
In my previous homeland, the UK, initially of 2020 they have been making an attempt to cope with the Brexit fallout, then that they had Megxit to cope with and to not be outdone alongside got here COVID-19 intently adopted by BLM riots the place the woke brigade took the knee, pulled down historic statues, burnt Union Jack flags and burned and looted outlets (a few of which have been owned by black individuals already struggling to remain afloat with the COVID pandemic).
All of this rioting was finished within the identify of George Floyd, who had a protracted historical past of crime and drug habit however who within the woke mob’s opinion was a mannequin citizen of the USA and who needs to be canonised as the subsequent Mom Teresa. Not dismissing the seriousness of racism on the planet at this time, George Floyd’s solely connection to the UK was watching Prince Harry and Megan Markle on CNN inform the world what a racist and ignorant nation the UK was and why they needed to transfer to their 9-bedroom, 16-bathroom home in Los Angeles, due to the horrible lives that they endured whereas dwelling of their palace in Windsor on the outskirts of London.
What occurred to George Floyd was a shame and a tragedy and the police officer who killed him was finally tried, discovered responsible and convicted of his homicide and rightly so, however what has a policeman kneeling on a person’s neck for 9 minutes in Minneapolis should do with the Metropolis of London 6,500 kilometres away that brought about all the woke warriors to riot, loot and pillage within the UK?
Again within the good-old USA a geriatric with early-stage dementia was sworn in because the 46th President of america of America in January when he took over workplace from the marginally much less geriatric 45th President of america of America, who in my view had some good insurance policies however a really dangerous public relations crew and an equally dangerous case of foot in mouth illness.
Subsequent up we’ve the LBGTQXYZ brigade who’ve sprung up in lots of nations world wide saying that there are much more genders on the market than simply women and men. Trying on the checklist, there are positively much more genders than I knew about once I was rising up in Middlesbrough within the mid-1960s. In these days it was arduous sufficient going out to a dance and making an attempt to choose up a lady… god is aware of what I’d have ended up taking residence if there had been 15 several types of genders on the dance ground. We now have so many various genders together with however not restricted to, Cisgender, Non-Binary-gender, Gender-neutral, Genderfluid, Pangender, Two-Spirit Gender, Third-Gender, Genderqueer and the one which has been round for years Transgender.
The spin-off of that is youngsters as younger as 5-years previous with woke dad and mom are having gender transition remedy and males who’ve transitioned into a girl can now compete as a girl towards different girls in sport. Think about if Floyd Mayweather had transitioned into a girl and fought the ladies’s world champion Hanna Gabriels, the combat would have been throughout a couple of seconds after she put in her mouthguard and stood up from her stool. That could be seen as a good combat to the Binary Transgender warriors however the place is that truthful to girls competing in sport?
I moved to Australia from England in 1974 and in these days, it was often known as a person’s nation the place it was stated that males have been males and sheep ran scared, the place girls weren’t even allowed entry into public bars, however even the Aussie larrikin ocker goes all out woke with the identical shenanigans which can be taking place within the UK, USA, Europe and the remainder of the world.
Earlier this 12 months the Australian firm that manufactures the Golden Gaytime ice cream have been requested to alter its identify after being slammed by the LGBTXYZ neighborhood as “being offensive” because the phrase Gaytime was seen as being derogatory to homosexual individuals. The identify of the ice cream began in 1959 lengthy earlier than the phrase “homosexual” began getting used to determine gay individuals. It was meant to relay to the general public about pleased occasions that you may have when licking it (no pun meant). Now some individuals are calling Homosexual “their” LGBT phrase they usually don’t need to share it, they need the Homosexual phrase all to themselves. Perhaps the time period straight razor, Straits of Gibraltar, Singapore Straits, straight speak and straight to the purpose needs to be banned from the world atlas and dictionaries because it may very well be classed as derogatory to heterosexual individuals.
As if that weren’t dangerous sufficient for the nation that I used to name residence, the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Company) lately despatched an inside memo to their workers asking them to keep away from the time period paedophile to explain a baby intercourse predator even in instances the place offenders had a protracted historical past of abusing youngsters to keep away from “marginalising anybody” so you’ll be able to’t name a baby molester a paedophile now as a result of it’d upset him. It doesn’t matter that the poor baby that he molested could also be traumatised for all times, we should defend the rights of the sick person who dedicated the offence.
Thailand is just not the right nation to dwell in, however there once more no nation is ideal. The politics right here could also be simply as complicated as many different nations however not less than the nation has not gone woke on us. Thailand has at all times welcomed homosexual individuals to their nation and recognised transgender lengthy earlier than it grew to become fashionable to take action, simply have a look at the variety of ladyboys earlier than COVID plying their commerce on Bangla Rd in Patong or at Simon Cabaret. However I can’t see Thai individuals caring about making an attempt to not offend a baby molester, they are going to name her or him what they’re and what they need to be known as. As for burning flags and tearing down statues, one particular legislation in Thailand would make anybody suppose twice with the specter of 15 years in jail, relying on who the statue is depicting. Perhaps they need to introduce such a legislation within the UK.
Like I stated, Thailand, like all nations on the planet, has its issues, however I do know which nation I want dwelling in throughout these loopy occasions.
Laew Jer Gan Krab
See Gerald Hogg’s Thailand weblog at www.retireinthailand.asia and on YouTube. After travelling the world as a chef and dwelling in Jamaica, Bermuda, Singapore, the Falkland Islands, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and the USA, he retired to Thailand in 2017 the place he reinvented himself as an creator and each time COVID permits he travels extensively all through Thailand and Southeast Asia doing analysis for his books.
Gerald has written two books within the Thai Died collection of books, Thai Died…Homicide in Paradise and Thai Died…Bar-Lady in addition to 5 books in his ‘Retirees Journey Information’ collection geared toward retirees and child boomers.
His first e book within the collection ‘The Retire in Thailand Handbook’ was launched by London publishers Austin Macauley in 2019. Ged has additionally written his biography; You Will By no means Quantity to Something and an historic novel in regards to the first-time fingerprints have been used to achieve a homicide conviction within the UK in 1905…The Deptford Masks Murders. All of his books can be found on Amazon.