A court next month will deliver its verdict without holding a trial on allegations the anti-establishment Future Forward Party is linked to a conspiracy theory shaded with antisemitism older than the internet
The fate of Future Forward Party will be judged Jan. 21 when the Constitutional Court rules on a sedition complaint brought on bizarre grounds by lawyer Natthaporn Toprayoon, who accused the party of attempting to overthrow the monarchy, that its triangle logo is actually a reference to an 18th century “secret society” ruling the world.
Natthaporn filed the complaint accusing the party’s logo of resembling an inverted version of a symbol attributed to “The Illuminati,” which also happens to be printed onto every American dollar bill.
It’s uncertain how the courts even came to take up a case based on the most feverish of conspiracy theories often thinly laid over antisemitic tropes of an international Jewish-led elite that rules the world.
Yet accept the case the court did in July. On Sunday, Dec. 22, the court rejected a motion from the party, which is a target of the military-led status quo, that a full inquiry be conducted, ruling that the court had “sufficient evidence” already.
The party, led by Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, has, not surprisingly, denied the allegations. Future Forward, which placed third in the March election and has vowed to diminish the role of the military in society, will be dissolved if found guilty.
Yes, this is really where we are at going into 2020. Thank you, internet.
It’s alleged links to the Illuminati, which certainly mean they are drinking blood in Satanic rituals and taking orders from a disembodied demon head, were used as a basis for the party to be dissolved in a petition submitted to the Constitutional Court.