Skip to comments.Should you leave the USA before the collapse? Words of wisdom from someone who tried
Posted on 01/04/2013 8:33:51 PM PST by Kartographer
Realization #1 - Corruption is far worse outside the USA
Realization #2 - Many cultures do not practice long-term preparedness thinking
Realization #3 - Don't be the foreigner
Realization #4 - You cannot escape the global police state
Realization #5 - You are far safer to hunker down than try to go mobile
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You either stay in the 'game' and make your effort or you QUIT and walk away, but you sure don't have the right to stand around and tell others that are still in how they should play!
Where would I go, anyway?
Chile, Belize, Costa Rica
try a seasonal get-away instead. Ireland, Manitoba ...
The only place I’d even consider is Canada but it’s too damned cold!!
Australia, New Zealand ? I hear there are some parts of South America are kinda like early American west with cattle ranches and open prairies.
It all depends on how you want to live and your health and wealth.
Canada America’s great beer cooler to the north!
The questions are this.
Is there any hope for the country to return or change to what you want it to be?
Is there another country that is closer to what you are looking for?
And most importantly.
Is the life of you or your family at risk if you stay?
That is why people emigrate.
This place will probably be better post-collapse than most other places.
Stay, brace up,or hunker down, call it whatever, and fight if you have to. Most other economies are going to trash with ours.
I'd strongly suggest anyone contemplating moving to give it a try for at least 6 months...
I dislike the USA and Americans in general, and particularly dislike conservative right-wing Americans. I can't wait to leave this f..... up country!
This country will repeat the exact same cycle which other countries went through. Greece, Russia, China, etc all had thriving economies once. Then people found out they could get free stuff by voting in the socialists.
After experiencing ravages of socialism for several decades, some woke up and turned back to capitalism. China for example now has one million new millionaires and middle class is 50 times bigger than during their communist abyss.
So, I expect US to become increasingly socialist (= big gov’t), suffer economic abyss, then turn back. But not until 2040 at the earliest, more likely after 2050.
I worry about my meagher retirement account....you deny yourself over the years to save, and will be ever be able to take it out, let alone move it to another country....
Mobility is the greatest weapon we have as conservatives. When France put forth a 75% tax the wealthy fled. The only chance socialism has is to stomp out conservatism in every country. If we remain mobile we can continue to reward countries that respect freedom and enterprise. Come to Canada my American friends.
the thought of never seeing my family again would be like living in hell....
can't do it....even if I wanted to...even if I could successfully....
I’d possibly consider visiting the central and south Americas to see Boas in their natural habitat but that’s about it.
This is home.
Ain’t goin’ nowhere.
I’m on the Mason/Dixon and it’s too frickin’ cold.
Canada’s not even in my top 100.
Too poor and too old to move.
[hillbillies generally have to be dragged screaming off the mountain of their birth, anyway]
My freak state is intentionally making it impossible for the ‘natives’ to keep living here, via outrageous taxes and utility prices.
They want the suburbanites to ‘resettle’ my area.
My ancestors went through the Highland Clearances and hundreds of years later, here we go again.
You don't want to be stuck in or adjacent to a big city anywhere in the world, but I think larger cities in this country could be even worse than in the third world, because those people retain some familiarity with scarcity and living in primitive conditions. Here there will be total chaos and breakdown with only a couple days of food non-delivery.
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