2 comments for “Popular Culture and Politics: The Hunger Games 3-Finger Salute in Thai Protests

  1. Kevin
    June 4, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Very nice analysis. One other aspect of this is that there is a poverty of public deployed symbols for political discontent in Thailand that would possibly fly under the Junta’s radar. The three-finger salute is as much a provocation as sign of discontent. It is a challenge to see if the government will react as forcefully to a simple gesture as it did to potentially violent mass street demonstrations that blocked traffic and closed government ministries. So far the answer is yes, they will and have acted as forcefully. Dissent of any kind has not thus far veen tolerated by the junta.

    Great work on the essay. Definitely a good read

    K

  2. Ashley Hinck
    June 5, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    Great point, Kevin. It will be interesting to see how this develops.

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