I sit at home, safe from all this but aware of all the pain and suffering unfolding around us, deeply disturbed at how this situation was allowed to go this far. Just a few weeks ago I wrote that the Reds represented something good for the Thai democratic process; today I believe that their message has been replaced by an uglier form of change: that of provocation and violence, without any consideration for the Thai public, or the good of this country as a whole.
There is no one left to root for in this situation. There is wrongdoing on all sides. One can only wait for order to be restored, and to pray that as few lives as possible are sacrificed to achieve that expectation. Our enemy now is chaos, and there's plenty of that to go around.