We have also expanded our mission, as the Nazi chic items in Thailand are caused by a deeper issue. Thailand continues to be deeply divided politically (as are many nations) and these differences of ideology can cause a lack of empathy for people on the opposite side. Criticism of one side can also label someone as belonging to the opposite politically ideology. A lot of political conversation is also lacking important Historical background information and devolves into name calling. We are neutral on Thai politics (as we've mentioned many times) but we would like to facilitate civil, meaningful and productive conversations on politics.
We also see the value of the Humanities ignored and we would like to bring awareness of the value that they bring to society as a whole. In September, we had an art show selling posters that were fun displays that advocated for History, empathy and civil discussions. We know many teachers now have purchased them and we have been invited to come speak at schools. If you would like us to come talk at your school in Bangkok contact us below, and it's free!
Our plan for 2015 is to continue with social media, art and speaking to further the ideas of empathy, History and unity. If you want to contribute, we are asking for stories relevant to Thailand from people about dealing with stereotypes. We are looking for people of all ages, gender identities, races, nationalities, religions and any other grouping you can think of to narrate short stories about their experiences for us to animate into a video. Stories can be sad, funny, touching as long as they are yours. Please send us an email or comment to participate.