The following opinion piece was initially composed and intended to be published in the “Island View” opinion column of the Phuket Gazette weekly newspaper.
However, the editor who oversees content and layout for that page decided not to publish it because the Siamerican refused to change the lead/angle regarding the setting of Phuket’s final moments…
Basically, that editor said that he was “sensitive” to the column’s references to a tsunami, because ”many people died in it”, and added that the timing was especially sensitive because of a Hollywood film called “The Impossible”, which just happens to be scheduled to premier in Thailand this week.
Anyhow, the editor said he won’t publish the piece unless the tsunami connotations were reworked to be associated with another disaster, such as an earth quake or volcano. However, the Siamerican decided the work would be lost if it were changed to such requests – after all, when/if Phuket does come to an end, there is, I don’t know, say a 99.999% likelihood that the end would involve water, as opposed to lava.
And even if an earthquake triggered the island’s end, water would certainly finish the job… Anyhow, it would be a waste if the article is not published, and what better place to publish such a piece…so without anymore delay, enjoy!