I knew that if I said what I actually think, I would be attacked from both sides. It's certainly interesting to be accused of being a flaming pinko and a vicious fascist in the same day, or to be characterized in tweets as being no better than Joseph Goebbels. The fellow who said that by condoning "Abhisit's Massacre" I'm clearly a supporter of the holocaust, female genital mutilation, the Taliban throwing acid in schoolgirls' faces, and apartheid is clearly unfamiliar with the things I have worked for all my life.
The level of vituperation has been equalled only by the failure to actually read the letter before launching the attack. And I'm also appalled by the stereotypical characterization by people who don't know me, talking about by wealth (I had to borrow money this week to pay the electricity bill to keep my computer on), my Porsche (I don't even own a car), and so on. I may have been born into privilege, but my choice of career has obliterated most of the advantages of that.
One criticism is unfortunately very true and I'm trying to fix it. That is the fact that my letter is in English.
I am working on getting the Thai version of my letter done. It is absolutely true, and highly regrettable, that I am incapable of doing it myself. My spoken Thai is quite adequate, but I never went to a Thai school and I write Thai very, very slowly. The best I can do is get someone else to translate it and then go through it to try to ensure that the real content is still there. I'm sorry about this, but I'm trying to get it done as soon as I can.