as you and I know good families teach their children 'the ways of the world' and for the few that grow up with
independant minds most of us cling to their parents ideas and views of the world- its in our genes after all
to a extent. Her fathers views of the world reminded me of my days with my Grandfather and his friends
and the conflicting ideologies. If I ever married her their would be a bitter fight between the inlaws
and myself and for a girl of her upbringing to be forced to choose against family and a future would be
too hard. My Grandfather dearly departed told me allot of the world and how to conduct oneself
in life and thats my 'old school' upbringing. As the saying goes and im sure you agree- the more
things change the more they stay the same.
All governments have to interefere with business now and then as we all have to answer to the dreaded ATO. So my business follows the rules and sometimes lobbies parliament when it thinks some rules need changing or need revision to keep up with a rapid pace of technology. I know Chinamonty your family faces a similar on to my family in Germany faced back in the last war with 'divided loyalties'. I know many Chinese Australians who know and speak the lingo as good as a local does. I could not live in China due to specific reasons due to my background. However I have many friends in China who update me with goings on. ELSpeedo nickname nearly became the MadKraut but EL Falcon and Speedo- ELSpeedo became the name. Now I know the little people often want nothing to do with politics or if otherwise will get involved if it would cost them safety, their livelihoods or loss in services so I don't think apathy was a good idea. I might rant sometimes about politicians living in another world from the rest of us however most politicians I know (or the good ones anyway) will hear out a arguement, comment or critique like a professional and would see what they could do for their constitutents to help and fullfill their obligations to the community. The others give a bad name to the profession. All im asking for forumers and Australians is to make a wise choice on the leader as they cannot whinge then for 3 odd years till something changes and allot can change as you in business im sure would know. It not like where voting for Putin, Putin or Putin- there are big policy differences between Libs and Labor. Some countries do envy your political system even America does to a extent. Some say in America 'The Executive' has too much power compared to the Senate but that a discussion one
can conduct at a later time.