Fads come and go everywhere and it is possible to look at some of the Nazi chic items in Thailand as a fad. Fads are also short-lived by definition and we can trace back the use of Nazi imagery as 'fun' in Thailand for thirty years, so it is neither a fad nor a trend. Pictured at the right is a Thai World Cup party from last week: Germany vs. Wedonotfollowsports.
Another issue is that hate speech has only recently been understood as a social problem and mostly in the context of Thai politics and cyber bullying. Thailand is not isolated to the social issues that happen everywhere and many teachers in Thailand have dealt with cyber bulling, as it is also a thing here now. New technology and anonymity can bring out the worst in people at times, and everyone is learning how to deal with changes in the social landscape.
We spend a lot of time pointing out these incidents when they happen and many supporters come to us with breaking news of this type. Thank you to supporters that let us know about news and share photos, we appreciate it greatly. Sadly for some, it still needs to be pointed out, proven to exist and ignoring it will not make it go away. We can only refute the argument against knowing and teaching this part of history with our poster: