in Pink (2001)
Man performance by Sompong Thawee
Q: What did they die for?
A: So we can go shopping.
How shocking when, last year, more than a million voters elected
Samak Sundaravej their new governor of Bangkok. I was flabbergasted.
Was not this the same Samak who back in October 1976 went on radio
to urge that brute force be used against pro-democracy protesters,
in the events that culminated in the most horrifying massacre in
I asked myself: Has everyone forgotten? Does 'October 6' mean nothing
to us now? Do we even care? Have we learned nothing from history?
Because of this, I don't think it would be too much for me to hold
that 'Pink Man' stands for present day Thailand. While out shopping,
the man in the obscene pink satin suit with a matching obscene pink
- a soulless man without a conscience to trouble him - amuses himself
by joining the ogling crowd in news photographs of unimaginable
cruelty from the May Massacre and events of 14 and 6 October. My,
he's really getting his rocks off. How he enjoys himself.