Meanwhile our leaders are throwing lavish birthday parties for themselves and eating cake.
Violence and betrayal
The four themes that seem to stand out in most of the responses are violence, greed, betrayal, and impunity.
Last week, several bodies (no one is quite sure how many, but at least 20) were found dumped in the Yala River. Some had been tied up and placed in sacks. Others seemed to have been mutilated. Few have come forward to claim these bodies or to identify them. In other countries, this would be front-page news for days, but here it passes off as just another inexplicable (and forgettable) event. There is no shock or horror, or demands for justice for the victims. We are all in submit mode now.