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In a refrain or leitmotif of my Thailand decline thread - Is the USA in a state of irreversible decline? What's the reason? What can be done about it? And if there is a solution, who on earth is going to put it into action? OR Is everything just great?
The Secrets-Board was founded in 2006 by a group of Americans who built the Secrets Hotel and the Secrets Bar in Soi 14, Pattaya. I was a member from the first days. It was very lively for years, hundreds of active members posting lots of detailed trip reports and informative reviews, stories, messages, news and comments. Girls, girls, girls were in he center of all texts, reports, messages. From about the years 2012 / 2013 and following it became quieter, very slowly less and less trip reports and other contributions. The number of active members decreased slowly but surely. Last year there were only a handful of active members on the board. Also the topics have shifted massively. There were no more reports and discussions about girls and gogos, about interesting locations with ladies and girlies. The board degenerated into a tragedy. Instead, dozens of articles about the weather, about food and the cheapest chicken drumsticks. Seniors, white guys 65, 70, 75 plus discuss the weather, rental conditions, health care, pizzas and chicken thighs; and sometimes where and what to buy: Viagra or Cialis 555555 I don't mind such topics. But if they control 90 % of the board, then there is something rotten in the state of Denmark. Reports, stories, experiences, adventures, information about the girls and the bars should be 80% of the content of those boards. Then chicken wings and pizzas would be a pleasant addition. The loss of active board members on this Secretsasia-Board in recent years shows the structural change in Pattaya. White Western men of sexually active age who have dominated Pattaya in the last 40 – 45 years are becoming a minority. Asian men from the economically up-and-coming states of East Asia take over the direction, the leadership. The dramatic decline of the Western currencies is only one sign of the gradual decline of the West as a whole: scientifically-technically, economically, culturally. Bye bye Secretsasia Board, rest in peace. Bakwahn