[quote=“headhonchoII”]tzu chi build massive temples and buildings everywhere, they
aren’t above being questioned.[/quote]
While most of its work is highly commendable, there are some Tzu Chi practices that have been criticized here and abroad before. they are not without fail. This Neihu project of theirs has been on the news a lot, rather controversial for such a “helpful” plan.
Problem, as said, is that Tzu Chji has deep pockets and lots of radio/TV airtime.
Ko is a guy that when asked “what do you think of X or Y?” is smart enough to have an opinion, but as said, not as cunning as to know when to shut up. refreshing indeed, but dangerous. Not being elected for another term is rather mild. The death threats have ben piling up.
A to the issue of children here, sometimes I think the situation here is worse than Central America. Anyone who can votes with their feet and leaves. Both sides of the political spectrum. Last Sunday I was taking out the garbage and became the source of neighbor conflict. The exgovernment employee -whose house is filled with government issued furniture- started to “teach” me about Chinese culture when he was interrupted by another retiree -exprivate company worker- who corrected him that it was Taiwanese culture what he should be talking about. Both have worked in the US, both have US passports, and their kids -well, 30 to 40 something married adults- are also in the US. What will happen to that generation? Will they also choose to retire in Taiwan? They have properties here. Is that the only link to Taiwan, a real estate moneymaking machine? Up to when? What will happen when it is not profitable? Keep on feeding the bubble?