Skip to comments.Where does one go when one doesn't want to be an American anymore?
Posted on 06/26/2013 12:13:06 PM PDT by golux
Attack me if you will.
Yes, yes - check my profile - I am indeed presently living abroad for work but I have always been a flag-waving American.
At the moment some members of this august forum - which I have adored for many years, long before I was "golux" - believe Sarah can beat Hillary... Believe America will come to its senses on homosexual everything... Believe there will be some "push back," believe that for the first time in history (well, sine Appomatox) the Federal government will stop expending exponentially... Believe that Career Congresscritters will once again deign to "represent" their constituents... Believe that our Moslem president and his minions at the Church of Anthropogenic Global Warming can somehow use their out-of-control, unaccountable spy agencies to audit conservatives into regaining, for America, some miniscule thread of respect in this world... Believe that if we try - if we really try - hard enough to teach our kids how to F each other up the A in grade school and on Sesame Street, then Americans might have jobs and hope again.
But I'm just not seeing it. I really do believe that our country is sick. Mortally sick.
Yep, I've read Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. You should too. It'll take you many months, but it's worth doing. The similarities are uncanny. Shockingly so.
I guess I still love America and that for which she "stood." I have sacrificed much for my patriotism as so many of us have - and I have been blessed by our wonderful society. I love America. I LOVE America.
But the Founders' message is real. Ayn Rand's message is real. The LORD and His Commandments are real. I am not a Christian, but if America were a Church (in my case a synagogue,) I'd leave it.
If the RNC were a Church I would leave it.
I have a family. I am afraid for my children's brains, their sexuality, their knowledge of good and evil, their morality. I have lived in many places and can assure you ours is no longer the land of the free.
I am tired of arguing with European (Jews, mainly) about how America isn't crime-ridden, filled with bums and fags and pedophiles and drug addicts and perverted teachers and communists and obese, immoral, undereducated welfare zombies.
America is. We are. After 9/11 we elected a freakin' guy named (probably) Barack Hussein Obama, about whom we know less than nothing. We did this. Is Satan in charge of America?
Tonight I told the Aesop fable about the dog and the wolf to my kids. I love to draw these stories out with details, sounds, et cetera.
For the first time I realized I was being a hypocrite comparing Americans to the wild, free wolf rather than the enslaved, fat, stupid dog, and it choked me up.
My hope is dead. Even a revolution seems impossible. We have traded all of our liberties for safety, and delight in the process, sucking on Soma and flocking to Wal Mart for more American flag decals stamped by Chinese preteens.
But what to do? Where to go?
I love Free Republic. Would there were one.
One possibility is Russia. You’d be looking at a known set of problems along with one of the trickier languages to learn, but Russia has fully reverted to its ancient roots as a Christian nation and it is the only major power Christian nation at present.
“Where does one go when one doesn’t want to be an American anymore?”
Keep fighting those windmills!
You didn’t leave America. America left you.
Oh, you want to be an American.
It’s just that what society and the country are becoming is NOT American.
I hear Belize is nice - good weather, they speak English.
I’d go with Poland or Slovakia.
I’ve heard some of the former Soviet Bloc countries are good, (Poland, Austria etc). They have a Christian revival since the fall of the Soviet Union, and have so far resisted Western liberalism, however as part of the European Union there is constant pressure for them to conform on issues like gay rights.
They’ve been advertising heavily on the radio here in the Atlanta area. Evidently they expect an influx.
Go to Texas!;-)
I wonder the same thing, where to go.
Australia or New Zealand.That sounds like a great start.
Despair and die.
Yeah, where we let out of state losers come in and affect which laws get passed.
Central or eastern Siberia. There is lots of uninhabited land there where one could just disappear (if you like cooler climates).
If I could find another country with the freedom to own firearms I presently enjoy, I would consider a move.