Wednesday, November 13, 2013

down under going up


DOWN UNDER GOING UP

Please excuse me but every time I read an article at Rawles’ on moving to another country, I feel compelled to yet again argue against it.  Forget that for most of us bugging out of King Kenya’s overseas colony is an economic impossibility ( you must possess a handful of in demand skills.  For me, I’d rather earn minimum wage here than try to survive on the $100 a month I’m averaging on my writing somewhere else.  I’m not a doctor or engineer, and the last thing the Third World needs is more semi-skilled labor ).  Assume you could leave, that you would have money.  The simple fact is that you have no idea what your paradise on earth is going to look like in ten or twenty years.  It could turn into a real craphole, and the cesspit you had left could be a lot better after it shed its population.  Right now it seems that Australia keeps going up in flames from extreme drought, Texas infernos covering half a continent.  Hey, if I had my druthers I’d live there myself.   It seems a great place to be.  Once you’ve left the coastal urban areas, almost nobody is around to bother you.  It would be a lot easier to live in a very small town surrounded by nothing over there than it is here. 

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Gun laws suck over there, although I’d say no worse than in half our states.  My point is that thirty years ago, it was THE place to go for the survivalist on the move.  And nobody really saw the kind of environmental disaster going on now, nor probably thought the gun laws could get stupid so quick.  Forty years ago, Oregon was THE place to go for the survivalist hoping to avoid sucking in radiation after the Soviet Bear nuked us ( “They’re after our American Way Of Life!” ).  There was plenty of places to grow your own food with great rainfall.  Land prices were affordable.  Today, it is a socialist craphole I wouldn’t stick your dingus in.  Five years ago Elko was a nice small sleepy town of 16k folks.  Still too big for my taste but the smallest you can get and still find a job.  After gold temporarily jumped up another two thousand screaming asswhores moved in, screwing up traffic for all hours of the day, jacking up rents and introducing big city stupid as a lot of newcomers were dregs from elsewhere ( I have no idea what they were thinking moving here, unless they were so delusional they thought someone would hire them ).  It makes me want to move, the only thing stopping me is that in six years, Baby Jesus willing, all the gold reserves will be gone and we can have our implosion and shed the excess parasites.   Crap happens everywhere.  You might as well stick with the devil you know.

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31 comments:

  1. Overseas?

    Hell, I can't even afford to move to the western redoubt! I have money and an income (from a couple of land contracts) But the prices are insane for small falling down shacks!

    I think I'll stay in MI.

    MICoyote

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  2. I really don't think there is a place on the planet that isn't in the process of screwing the pooch. Maybe Outer Mongolia? Nah, those jackasses make whiskey out of horse milk.
    I'm gonna stay here and, hopefully, adapt.

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    1. Mongolia is being targeted by big corp mining, stealing centuries old water sources from the herders.

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    2. Then I guess its time to open Genghis' tomb and give him a wake up call.

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  3. http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp

    loads for over 150 rifle, plus pistol and shotgun

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  4. Lord Bison of the Great Basin and King of Coiffure;

    The idiot of the self-titled "American Redoubt" can spew all he wants about emigrating to other locations till he's blue in the face for all I freaking care. I haven't read any of his drivel for the past three years and won't be going back if all he prescribes is throwing money at the issue and the issue becomes fixed. He and his idiot minions are self-deluded about their superiority that they will be the target of several precision-guided MOAB's soon enough, removing them and all their overpriced toys from the board permanently.

    That's the best part about being a minion of Team Bison and the White Trash Irregulars; we're so small time, nobody with a lick of sense will come looking for us till its well into game time and like the ghosts of the Central Highlands of South Vietnam, we'll have vanished off the face of the earth.

    On re-location to overseas locations; Most writers have a clear 'grass is greener' attitude when describing overseas retreat locations, that is truly sounds too good to be true. Using the wonder that is Al-Gore's invention, I've personally spoken with those who have self-sustaining concerns in such diverse locations as Chile, New Zealand, and South Korea. While all these people in these locations are living the dream and according to their individual accounts doing it well, they describe various difficulties and frustrations endemic to the lifestyle everywhere, regardless of locale. Here's the point and again it capitalizes on our species most redeeming trait; Adaptation. With the trait of adaptation, our species has become the dominant form of life on this planet and will continue to do so, until we either kill ourselves or we're rendered extinct from either internal or extra-terrestrial hazards. Hence the whole point of re-location to a unfamiliar locale to survive the apocalypse is moot. To the North American Minions: You're here, its now and lest you have piles of disposable cash to make the re-location to the Southern Hemisphere, you might as well stay put and make the best of things here where your home is.

    Keep keeping it real James!

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    1. Don't be too harsh- he's just following the business model. Those overseas would argue that they are adopting of course.

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    2. +1 for Team Bison and the White Trash Irregulars.

      Loyal Minion

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    3. I like that - "Team Bison and the White Trash Irregulars"

      Sign me up. Low Company is how I roll.

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    4. I love it so much I'm going to shamelessly steal it.

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  5. Jim is correct. If you don't have a big pot o' money or professional credentials, First World nations simply don't want you. If you doubt this, then just try applying to get into Australia, New Zealand, Canada etc. They don't want any Poor White Trash from the U.S.

    If you are desperate enough and absolutely must leave then your best bet would be to just 'visit' Canada and not come back. There are still some cash-only working arrangements to be had (bartender, waitress, etc.) if you talk to the right people. Remenber when 'Bambi' the female fugitive was on the run in the 1980's? She lived for years in Thunder Bay working as a waitress without any trouble.

    Next best would be South America, where there are enough European descendants in the population that you won't stick-out quite as bad for being the gringo you are. You'll need to learn a new language though.

    Russia, unthinkable a few decades ago, might be worth looking into. At least they keep the sodomites at bay.

    For most of us, it's just easier to stay here in the U.S. and try to mitigate being one of Obama's sheep. At least for now anyways.

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    1. I think Russia might be an improvement. Not as cold.

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  6. I think it is good to remember that for most of u no matter how bad you think your current situation is in the U.S., it could be worse. The grass may look greener over there, but maybe that green grass is actually a pretty-looking pile of toxic leaves. I know in my trips overseas that there were lots of interesting things to see, but it also can be a very alienating experience not being fluent in the local language and context. But, ignorance is bliss... until it clobbers you over the head.

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    1. I think there are actually many better places. But not for johnny come lately foreigners.

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  7. King of Coiffure and Lord Bison of the Great Basin;
    If you have the resources, a dual citizenship / passport arraingement is the way to go. If the place you are in becomes a Nazi style police state, you just use your other nations passport to go accross the border to a freindlier country. Having that many resources after all means that you are a ripe target. (heck the shrub Jr got himself the dream texas retreat THEN got himself one down in South America - as stupid as he seemed in politics he or his advisors got that one right).
    Still that takes a but load of cash to get, and takes time too, time and $ that our poorselves usually are better off spending on beans, bullets, and bandaids here in our existing shanty towns- But _if_ you already have the ability to dual citizenship (like ted cruz'es canadian citizenship via birth) should follow up on it and get the passport so that you can pursue the permanant tourist life if you have to.

    -Grey

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    1. Agreed, but like most great ideas, it only pertains to a lucky few.

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  8. There ya go bud, I just bought every stinking one o your kindle books. Maybe I can loan them to someone else that ain't learned all that stuff yet. Good to have on fine info all....
    and Yup ! after the dust settles life will be most different everywhere....just making that crossing may be tougher in some places over others. In the end they'll all be great places to be heh

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  9. re earthship that has walls of tires packed with dirt.
    With a rented jackhammer and four men working
    you can pack dirt in a bunch of tires in one day.

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    1. Rammed earth walls and a jackhammer, okay. But in tires, you need to swing in sideways between the tire walls. Would a jack work there? Been awhile since I read the library book.

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  10. Heh good post. At least by not expating when the time comes and the Alphabet thugs are putting slugs in my torso I can use the line from the original "Red Dawn"

    Because we live here...

    And know it means for more than a few months and more than one generation.

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    1. Perhaps a better line would be..."Avenge me, boys!"

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  11. "Number of Taxpayers Who Renounced U.S. Citizenship Skyrockets to All-Time Record High"
    http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2013/11/number-of-taxpayers.html
    Somebody seems to have found a place to go.

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    1. Give me enough money, I'll find THE perfect place.

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  12. Do you think Jewish families had these same conversations?

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    1. No. Look at us. How many are talking about indefinate detentions? We ARE in a police state but talk about voting in better dictators. We have little idea how humped we are.

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  13. WRT the 2nd passport thing, if you have an Irish grandparent (and wtf doesn't, right?)
    You have the right to Irish citizenship and a passport, and that opens up a world of opportunities. They also have the advantage of in the event of a hijack or kidnapping, I can't ever recall Irish citizens ever being singled out for "Special" treatment.
    OK, if you have links to the IRA, and there's been a spate of bombings on mainland UK, you're on your own.

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  14. obviously you don't have many loyal aussie minions apart from me, and I have been busy of getting married for the last week or so, so I don't know if any one checks the comments this fare back.

    Us Australians survivalist are way ahead of you guys in north America when it comes to rideing out most of the likely collapse senerios. Nuke fallout after any kind of acidents or war is unlikely to cross into the southern hemisphere in any great quanitities. We export over 60% of our agricultural production so there will be a big food surplase short term in any sudden collapse, for instance there is 3 sheep and over 1 1/2 cattle for every human being in Australia, and boat loads of wheat leave our sures every day. Australian climate is relatively mild, gets pretty hot here but not many areas experience snow. Australia is one of the most urbanized nations on earth with one of the lowest population densities which means that Us rural aussies have a lot of elbow room, and despite what you read most of us rural aussies are armed to the teeth yet our restrictive gun laws mean that most of the great unwashed urban poor don't have guns, and the ones that do want know how to use it. In a strange way, restrictive gun laws are a aid to a survivalist.

    Having said that I believe you are fare better off sticking with what you know. Local knowledge is very important, and if you rock up to a strange country dureing a collapse, you might as well have a target on your back.

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    1. yep. there will always be better places, but also better wives and better jobs. nothing wrong with doing better for yourself, but timing is everything. right now the time sucks to move. don't be bashful about posting on a current article even if what you are saying is weeks old. just refer to the subject matter. thanks, be cool

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