Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Breaking 112 is NOT a “Word Crime”

March 10, 2021 (Brian Berletic - LD) - Thailand’s article 112 is an anti-defamation law that protects Thailand’s head of state - the Thai King - from criminal defamation. Thailand, in fact, has anti-defamation laws that protect all Thais from criminal defamation - not just the Thai King.

The opposition claims that breaking 112 is merely a “word crime” and should not carry such a heavy sentence. I explain how the opposition’s violation of 112 through baseless accusations aimed at the Thai King is aimed at inciting anger, street mobs, and even violence - and like yelling “fire” in a crowded theater when there is no fire - is not free speech and is not a “word crime,” but a very serious, real crime that is demonstrably causing division and damage in the streets.

Brian Berletic, formally known under the pen name "Tony Cartalucci" is a geopolitical researcher, writer, and video producer (YouTube here, Odysee here, and BitChute here) based in Bangkok, Thailand. He is a regular contributor to New Eastern Outlook and more recently, 21st Century Wire. You can support his work via Patreon here.