Chit Phumisak,Jit Phoumisak,Communists,Sakon Nakhon,Thailand

jitfirst posted in 2013. The other day the Bangkok Post one of Thailand’s Nearly English Language Dailies posted a story, Jit statue to go up next month. I have been familiar somewhat in the Free Thai Movement and the Communist happenings in Northeast Thailand for some time. Also I just found out I know some people who are members of the Jit Bhumisak Foundation. So living in Sakon Nakhon and interest for a number of reasons I beefed up my resaerch.
First of all the Posts states His anti-nationalist writings, which included a Thai translation of Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto, landed him in trouble with the regime of Marshal Sarit Thanarat, but fails to mention that the translation  was hired by the U.S. embassy to help assist William J. Gedney, an American linguist working in Thailand, to translate The Communist Manifesto into Thai (in an attempt to scare the Thai government into taking a tougher stance against communism).

The mention of a journal he wrote that criticised the government and the exploitation of Buddhism by a group he called the phi tong lueng (ghosts of yellow leaves), a term he used to refer to Buddhist monks and those that were commercializing Buddhism, quite interested me as it is a subject that I have written about, posted about and have followed for nearly a quarter century now
Also in related readings I have seen mention that there were 10 Free Thai camps in Sakon Nakhon, I have visited one a number of times, see Free Thai Movement and Tiang Sirikhan,Sakon Nakhon,thailand. I think I now have identified 2 more sites in the Provincece and plane on visiting and mapping them next moth. I also plan on trying to find the location of the other 7 if in fact they ever existed.
I also want to know what is being done with the addition moneys raised for the statue.

In my resarch the names  Khrong Chandawong and Thongphan Suthimat came up, but that is the subject of another post….

 

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  1. I have been to Chit Phumisak’s statute in Amphoe Waritchaphum,Sakhon Nakhon. I do not remember the name of the village where the statute was built.It is easy to reach because the village is on route # 227 and it is not far from the village.

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