WHY IS LEAVING AMERICA NEVER A SOLUTION... that is proposed or considered by anyone else other than us?
Why is it that NO ONE else ever suggests the idea of getting out of America, as a SOLUTION to all its toxic problems?
NO ONE in the conspiracy movement, counter-culture movement, alternative research movement, or New Age movement ever even entertains the idea of leaving America as a solution! Why?! Me and my folks at HappierAbroad.com are the ONLY ones advocating it.
It's as if the possibility of such a solution is NONEXISTENT. No one even entertains it as an idea or possibility. Why?! It's as if everyone assumes that everyone in America MUST STAY in the country, no matter how bad things get and no matter how shitty everything is. The general population assumes this too. Why?!
It's just as weird as if the Titanic were sinking, and many people talk about the ship going down, yet NO ONE ever suggests simply GETTING OFF THE SHIP! What the hell?! That's so frickin bizarre isn't it?!
Yet when you think about it, it makes perfect logical sense to get out of America since many things in many other countries are a LOT better, just as it would to get off a sinking ship. There are so many good reasons to leave America that are supported by LOTS of evidence and proof that one can have a better life overseas in terms of social, romantic, psychological, economic, cost of living, and health benefits.
I've elaborated on many of them above and on my website at HappierAbroad.com. Yet there is this major fallacy in the conspiracy movement that everything wrong with America is the same everywhere else. Wtf?!
For example, the popular conspiracy talk show host Alex Jones vociferously rants all the time about how terrible things are getting in America, yet he NEVER EVER once suggests getting out of the country as a solution. He never even entertains the idea of it. It's as if the possibility of getting out of America doesn't even exist! lol. It's as if Alex Jones is telling everyone, "No matter how bad things get in America, leaving the country is NEVER an option, not even a possibility" when in fact it's the most logical solution! Wtf?
David Icke does the same. One time, when Icke was asked during an interview if one can move abroad to escape the NWO, he replied, "No. If you go to another country, the NWO will still follow you. It has its claws in every country now. Going to another country will not escape it." (Yeah but Mr. Icke, what about all the major benefits abroad I outlined above?)
Likewise, Michael Tsarion does great work and in-depth analysis of the sick, insane, toxic, inauthentic state of affairs in American society, which is spot on. He even has an encyclopedic collection of quotes from freethinking psychologists like Eric Fromm and RD Lang to prove what he says. I've heard him talk about it for many hours in his podcasts, interviews and lectures on YouTube. Yet even he, for some reason, NEVER EVER mentions leaving America as a solution. He never even entertains the possiblity.
Instead, Tsarion ALWAYS says that it's the same in the other 200 countries of the world. Whenever he talks about the problems in America, he always adds "Not only in America, but in the world as well". He interchanges "America" and "The World" as if they were the same (which has become almost a cliche in the conspiracy movement). Thus he makes the classic American fallacy that "America = The World" and everything that applies to America applies to the world as well. This is a common fallacy that Americans usually make, not Europeans, so it surprises me Tsarion is European.
One time, I heard Henrik Palmgren, the Swedish radio host of Red Ice Radio tell Jay Weidner that moving abroad is pointless because it sucks everywhere now. When I emailed Palmgren about this, he was totally closed-minded and told me that Sweden and America were hellholes, so everywhere was as well. That was all he would say. When I gave him many reasons why one could be happier abroad, he ignored me. It's strange that a radio host who claims to be all about freethought and alternative truth would be so closed-minded on such an issue.
Even America's biggest critics, such as Professor Noam Chomsky, the darling of the counter-culture movement, NEVER suggest getting out of the US as a solution or option. I seem to be the only one in the counter-culture movement that does.
I mean, I did expect the "Getting out of America" solution to be a minority opinion. Sure, that's to be expected. But when you look at it, it turns out that virtually ZERO public figures or movements ever advocate it! It's as if everyone assumes that everyone in America must stay there and that there is no such thing as getting out of the country! The "Leaving America" solution seems to be more taboo than anti-semitism, and so far out-of-the-box that it is treated as NONEXISTENT! Wow.
(Hence, my website is successful because I have no competitors, not just because I'm a good writer. I guess that's good for me.)
As to why conspiracy leaders are ignorant of cultural differences, no matter how many countries they've been to, I can only think of two explanations:
1) Conspiracy folks are too preoccupied and obsessed with conspiracies and the NWO/Illuminati/Globalists/Evil Elites, that they are consumed with paranoia, to the point where they cannot see cultural differences no matter how many countries they go to. This means that they are out of touch with reality.
2) The leaders of the conspiracy movement (e.g. Alex Jones, David Icke, Michael Tsarion, etc.) make money from people's misery. So it is in their interest to keep their fans in misery. That's why they want everyone to stay home and not go abroad. If they told their fans to go abroad for a better life, and they did just that, their fans would forget about them. Thus, whenever the subject of getting out of America comes up, they will say that the NWO is everywhere now and every country is all the same so there's no point in leaving America.
3) Or some combination of the above of course.
Why do none of them seem to understand this quote:
The wisdom and logic of that makes perfect sense and is simple and elegant."It takes far less effort to find and move to the society that has what you want than it does to try to reconstruct an existing society to match your standards."
- Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World
On HappierAbroad, we give many comparisons that explain why leaving America can lead to a better life abroad that is more free, fun, fulfilling, sane and authentic. There are many social, romantic, psychological, economic, and health benefits overseas that the USA does not offer. Many people have discovered this and experienced it firsthand. Every year, many Americans leave America to live abroad, and the number is growing, yet this is ignored for some reason.
Even British publications have noted that most British expatriates are "Happier Abroad". See here:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/pers ... itain.html
http://www.expatra.co.uk/british-expats ... er-abroad/
How can that be if everything is the same everywhere, as the conspiracy movement claims?!
For some reason, it seems to be a taboo in the conspiracy movement to propose getting out of America as a solution to its problems or your problems, whether it be the NWO, Orwellian government, or the toxic social problems. Such a solution is treated as nonexistent for some reason. I wonder why. Is it really that far out of the box to discuss? Is it too unpatriotic to ever mention? Why am I the only one that advocates it?
Every aware person knows that in America, everything in nearly every category has gone downhill and worsened every year since the 1950's, when America was in its golden era. The only things that have continually improved in America are 1) technology and 2) consumer choices. Not a very good tradeoff if you ask me. Everything else has gotten worse and worse.
(But we all know that the reason technology is continually improving is that the elite want us to become more and more artificial and robotic so that we will be more easily manageable and less capable of rebellion.)
The thing is, if a ship is sinking, then the logical solution is to simply get off the ship if you can right? Yet America is like a giant sinking ship where no one on board even considers getting off! How strange. I mean, people do get out of America of course, but no public figure in any media --- even in the alternative media -- ever mentions getting off the American ship as a solution! Why?! I seem to be the only one.
Instead, the conspiracy movement falsely assumes the following:
-- No matter how bad things get in America, getting out of the country is NEVER a solution or even a possibility or even an option. The only option is to stay home and fight the NWO by raising mass awareness and coming together with other anti-NWO folks. (which is futile)
-- America and the world are the same and interchangeable. Thus, all the crazy toxic problems in America apply equally to the other 200 countries. It's the same everywhere. The NWO is everywhere. You can't escape from it. (funny, but I've never had NWO agents bother me or come to my door)
Any rational person knows that these assumptions aren't true of course. Yet the smartest and brightest minds in the conspiracy movement assume them to be true for some reason. Why? I don't get it.
Likewise, the gurus of the New Age/Personal Transformation movement such as Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Anthony Robbins, Bruce Lipton, etc. also hold fallacious assumptions, such as:
-- People are the same everywhere. Location doesn't matter. Cultural differences are trivial and insignificant. Only your thoughts matter. If you change your thoughts, you will change your life and experiences. Thoughts create reality. (This is aka "The Law of Attraction" which has some truth to it but is greatly exaggerated by New Agers.)
-- No one is a victim. Your experiences are the result of your thoughts, attitude and choices. External factors are not to blame because they only mirror your own thoughts. You create your own reality. You draw and expand whatever you think about. Thus whatever happens to you is a result of what you create with your own mind and attitude.
-- Changing your location or environment will not solve your problems or change your experiences. The solution is to change yourself, work on yourself, and improve yourself. If you do, everything else will fall into place and align with your improved self.
These New Age teachings are greatly exaggerated and inaccurate in many ways. They defy common sense too. I can give many real life examples that do not fit into the precepts above. And I have in my article at: http://www.debunkingskeptics.com/LawofAttraction.htm
What's more, none of these New Age principles can account for all the proof on my website of the MANY differences between America and most other countries described above. All the evidence I've collected over the years proves that LOCATION does matter, and that as in real estate, it's all about "location, location, location!" Thus this proves that these New Age precepts do not apply to many situations.
Of course, thoughts and attitudes do matter and have influence. But they do not have the unlimited God-like power that New Agers ascribe to them. And they do not control all the many factors in your external reality. In reality, some things are controllable and some things aren't. That's life. Everything is situational.
While New Age teachings do contain some great wisdom and spiritual truth, the problem is that they greatly overgeneralize and oversimplify everything. They also insinuate that there is a simple easy solution to everything. Not true. In reality, real problems do not have simple solutions. If they did, they would not be real problems. Duh.
In real life -- as opposed to the New Age fantasy world -- there are simple problems with simple solutions, complex problems with complex solutions, difficult problems that require out of the box solutions, and unsolvable problems that are meant to be endured, or that can only be remedied with time. That's life. Again, everything is situational. There is no such thing as a simple fix-it-all solution to everything, as New Age authors try to sell.
In the final analysis, New Age teachings and books -- as well as organized religion, spiritual practices, professional therapy, and even meditation -- can only help you in the following ways: They can help you cope with your problems, manage stress, deal with painful memories, feel better, give you some purpose, and achieve peace of mind and mental clarity. Yes, they can do all these things for you. But they CANNOT solve all your problems, at least not the real ones. Even good advice cannot solve all your problems, especially the difficult ones. All they can do is to help you cope with them. Even therapists are taught that their objective is not to solve their client's problems (which they cannot), but to provide them with coping skills.
(In spite of this, many spiritual teachers are right when they say that many of our problems are either created by our minds or greatly exaggerated by our thoughts. Thus one should not take life too seriously in general. After all, what stresses you out today will not even be remembered one week from now, so the sages teach. See "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle and "The Way of the Peaceful Warrior" by Dan Millman.)
Even the many expatriate websites online that cater to Americans and Westerners living overseas, do not propose leaving America as a solution to anything. They only serve as informational resources and guides for expats already living or working abroad. They also provide social networking, meet ups, and discussion boards. But the content on them is generally politically correct and non-controversial. They do not draw the comparisons that I did above.
Instead, these expat sites keep things positive and lighthearted, and assume that people only go abroad for work-related reasons, or to travel and experience new cultures. But not to escape any problems in America. They abide by mainstream political correctness, which is placed higher than truth and honesty. This is true of most websites.
And of course, the mainstream media only talks about issues related to jobs, economics, or wars. All that matters to them is jobs and economics, as if business, working and making money are the only concerns in life. No other issues matter. Yeah right. So boring. (yawn) They never dare discuss the things that I do. So I totally ignore them since they totally ignore me as well. It's only fair right? lol
Anyway, the main point is that outside of my website and movement, NO ONE advocates moving abroad and leaving America as a solution. This solution is not even mentioned by America's biggest critics, such as Alex Jones or Noam Chomsky.
No one seems to think that getting off a sinking ship is an answer. lol. I seem to be the only one in the conspiracy movement that does. Why?! It's so bizarre and Twilight Zone like. How can something so obvious be missed by everyone else?!
Can anyone explain why? Have any of you ever pondered about this and found it very baffling too?