Recently I was surfing the internet and reading some of my favorite writers and thinkers when something dawned on me. I read articles or interviews with the following people - all of whom I respect and enjoy their viewpoints - in approximately the following order:
- Marc Faber, The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report
- Doug Casey - Founder, Casey Research
- Jim Rogers - American investor and author
- Jim Willie - Hat Trick Letter
- Dudley Baker - PreciousMetalsWarrants.com
- Fred Reed - Author
Can you name something which they all have in common?
If you said that they are all top writers or speakers about free markets and/or precious metals you'd be correct. But that isn't their only similarities.
They also all have expatriated from their country of origin. After having read seven articles in a row I realized that every person I was reading has already defected from the USSA or other similar western countries.
Jim Rogers lives in Singapore. Marc Faber lives in Thailand. Doug Casey lives in numerous countries but spends most of his time in Uruguay and Argentina nowadays. Jim Willie in Costa Rica and Dudley Baker and Fred Reed both live in Mexico, as do I.
The next article I happened to come across was this story regarding Jesse Ventura entitled, "Ventura Threatens to Vacate US Over TSA Groping". Ventura already spends much of the year in Mexico but is saying that if his case against the TSA is thrown out of court he will expatriate permanently.
It is interesting, also, where many of these like-minded people are going. They've all gone to either Latin America or Asia. In this blog I've stated many times how I believe those two areas are the places to be for the future.
Life is Better Almost Anywhere Else
There are not many countries in the world more oppressive of liberties than the US. Countries like North Korea, Cuba, Myanmar and Belarus are the type of countries that are actually worse than the US, but most places are better, certainly in terms of lifestyle.
The US is a police state. Nothing is legal in the US anymore. Today, the city of Philadelphia even announced that they are going to "crack down" on people who walk while typing on their cell phones. Yes, you heard that correct, you can now be confronted by a policeman for walking infractions!
If you've lived your whole life in the US and never really visited any foreign countries you are practically the equivalent of someone who lives in North Korea. Most of the information you have received is from the controlled media feeding you propaganda and if you do go to a country like Argentina, Mexico or countless others, you will be shocked at what you are allowed to do.
And, because there aren't millions of different rules, regulations, taxes and laws being enforced at all times you will be amazed at just how nice life can be! You might not even need to take Prozac or gulp down greasy fast food and sugary sodas just to get you through your day.
Just like in Ayn Rand's great book, Atlas Shrugged, many of the US and western world's brightest and most industrious are leaving at a rapidly increasing rate. And, just like in the book, at least some of them are gravitating to the same enclave, in northern Argentina.
It is the brainchild of Doug Casey and an amazing place. I will be returning from November 1-13 this year for their bi-annual event. If you have the interest or ability it is something I highly recommend checking out. You can get more information here.
If that is too far from home or too expensive the cheaper version in Mexico is here in Acapulco: http://acacondos.com.
Time is Running Out to Escape
Since 2009 we've been in the eye of the hurricane. The Federal Reserve printed an unprecedented amount of new dollars to buy a few more years of perceived prosperity but now the bill is coming due. As early as August 2 we could see the US Government default on its debt - an event that would have massive repercussions and would quickly lead to depression conditions never before seen in the US. And, if they do raise the debt ceiling it will usher in something even worse - hyperinflation and a complete collapse of the basis of US society.
In either case there will be millions impoverished and thrown into the streets along with a massive increase in violent crime, riots, famines and chaos.
We are about to hit the trailing wall of the hurricane - it will happen this year or, at the very latest, in 2012. Once things start to collapse it will happen at speeds that will shock the world. When it happens you will not want to be in a major population center inside the US.
It will be exponentially worse than 2008 and the 1930s Great Depression. This is the big one.
Make a note of how many of the people who correctly saw this crisis coming also have already packed up and left - and look to do the same.