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Expatriation Ragnarok - My Newest Guide to Expatriation in These Dark Times

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Expatriation Ragnarok - My Newest Guide to Expatriation in These Dark Times

Post by Ghost » August 2nd, 2018, 3:51 am

In the past two years the world has deteriorated even more than I had anticipated it would. I wrote Expatriation Apocalypse in 2015, and the situation was dire then. I'm sure all of us here on HA know that things are more likely to get worse than better. (That is, in regards to foreign dating, the economy, jobs, feminism, and of course the dumpster fire that is Western countries.)

The things I realized in 2015 when I wrote Expatriation Apocalypse were correct, but they were too limited. Back then, I said that the window to expatriation is closing. It is, but like most collapses, it is gradual and will not happen overnight. You will not fall asleep one night, and then wake up the next morning to have your passport revoked by the daddygov. (More than likely.) It will be a process:

Already, men who owe a certain amount in child support (in the U.S.) can have their passports revoked. Renouncing American citizenship is now more expensive than it used to be.

Things like that. Gradualism.

And then there is the bigger issue of expatriation itself getting more exclusive and more expensive. While most men could reasonably avoid other restrictions, this is the biggest of all that affects the most men. After all, how many of us would go abroad (or go abroad somewhere else) if only we had the money and resources to do it?

That is what the biggest problem for men is, and it will get worse. There is catastrophic economic doom coming down the line. I'm talking things like:

-massive unemployment rates

We have had high unemployment and underemployment for years now. It will come to encompass more of the population.

-fake jobs, fake job postings, scam jobs, etc.

Desperate times make the scammers come out in full force. Multi-level marketing (MLM) is huge now. These are effectively (legal) scams and can even be cult-like. Some (again, legal) scam companies advertise for “sales jobs” (often called 'direct sales' or direct marketing') which entail working for “commissions” (which never come because the products don't need a salesman – these scam companies often have “employees” who try to sell things in vain, such as office supplies or phone service. There is no need for a salesman there – anyone who needs such things can just go get them from retailers.) Even legit companies will put out fake job postings or job postings so bad that no sane person would apply. That way corporations can go to the government and say, “see! We can't find any American workers! We need H1B1 applicants badly!”

-automation

Automation is real and the only question is to what extent it will take off. The worst case scenario would be 100% automation of society which would in effect produce 100% unemployment. Along the way, it will kill jobs without creating enough new ones to fix the damage done to human workers. To what extent this will happen depends largely on the next one.

-artificial intelligence (AI)

AI could potentially replace all of humanity. Our wannabe tech overlords (such as Elon Musk and Bill Gates) are pushing this narrative that AI is a. good without question b. inevitable. They are certainly working hard to make it happen. Imagine an AI that can think faster and smarter than a human. Now imagine it being given a humanoid body. Now it can take your job, and everyone else's. If it becomes a true AI (truly conscious in the sense that humans are conscious)...(yes, I know, insert joke here) that also has superhuman abilities, it could well be game over for humanity. That would mean society becomes 100% automated, humans are replaced. The population and human influence declines, and then we're history. This would be what is called The Singularity, the point at which technology becomes runaway and the world slips out of our control. At this point nothing will matter because there won't be an us to be concerned about it. The AI could do a 'soft takeover' gradually like this, or there could even be a 'hard takeover' i.e. “terminator scenario” to destroy humanity. Another scary possibility is imprisoning humanity like in the movie The Matrix. Imagine a prison for your mind and soul that will last for an eternity.

The kicker? We don't know if true AI is even possible yet. Our wannabe tech overlords want us to believe that it is, but of course they would want us to accept this as inevitable.

And all this really only touches the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the dystopian possibilities!

OK, so what does all this matter in the meantime?

I'm sorry everyone, I have no hope to sell. So why am I here with a new book about expatriation?

Because it may be the last good thing you can do to improve your situation at all. But it probably won't last forever. Expatriation, foreign dating, foreign employment...in my eyes, all of these are dying.

Finished are the days of a man going abroad, putting in his effort, and emerging with a good job, a hot yet traditional foreign wife, and some peace and security. If you are independently wealthy, talented, and young...maybe you could do those things. Maybe.

I've been abroad (Asia) for several years at this point. I've seen some shit.

Smart phones are flooding into the third world. Turns out that cheap Chinese knockoff shit isn't as shitty as it used to be, but it is still cheap. The West f***ed the world indirectly here.

I've seen Western men married to foreign wives, but the man gone full cuck. Everything from a nasty divorce situation (like you would see in the U.S. no less) to the men letting their wives date other men to men who are browbeaten abroad, as “lifers” who can't escape, and meekly accept their fate.

Even traditionally “easy” routes like teaching English for a year and traveling are not so easy anymore. Standards are going up, and with it, requirements. Visas are harder to get. There are more hoops to jump through year to year. And a lot of young, stupid millennials and feminists have flooded into the major destinations too. This is still probably the most attainable thing abroad for a man to do, but unless you are going the 'real teacher' route it probably isn't for the long term.

And yet...I believe a man should make the most of expatriation while he still can.

That is where my book comes in. In Expatriation Ragnarok, I do three things:

I explain why we are in this mess, and give historical (and prehistorical) context to the decline and collapse of the West.

I explore the economic doom and dystopian possibilities that I believe are coming down the line, and go into how this will f**k over the common man even more than he already is.

I show you how a man can still take advantage of expatriation in its late days, and help guide you into changing your life and making preparations for going abroad, and figuring out where you want to go and what you want to do.

Ragnarok is the Norse myth about the apocalyptic battle that will end the world, but in the myth there is the story of the renewal of the world. I don't know about that in our real world. Nothing short of a Great Reset could help us, but will it ever come, painful as it would be?

My new book, titled Expatriation Apocalypse, is available here on Amazon:

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May you have good fortune with your plans. Whatever you do, keep it simple and keep it going.
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Post by fschmidt » August 2nd, 2018, 4:41 am

I read your book. It is well written and I agree with most of it. Your writing is improving. But I will mention the few areas where I disagree.

I disagree on technology. I am a programmer so I am quite familiar with how technology is progressing. And it is no longer progressing. Western culture is no longer capable of making non-trivial advances in technology. All it can produce is new techno-garbage. This means that automation and AI are not real threats.

You talk about the problems from an employee perspective, but the problems are just as bad from an employer's perspective. Western workers are worthless trash. They are all overpaid. I find it absolutely impossible to find a competent employee in the West. And by the way, if anyone is interested in doing some marketing work for me, please contact me.

You consistently undervalue the role of religion. With globalism, geography is no longer what really separates people. Religion is what separates people. One can escape modern Western culture by turning to an alternative religion.

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Post by MattHanson1990 » August 3rd, 2018, 2:27 am

I read the book, and it's more in depth than Expatriation Apocalypse which is more straightforward. And as dire as things were in 2015, the situation appears to have gotten far worse as of recently. Mass shootings on the rise, the #MeToo movement, increasing censorship on social media, SJWs becoming really nasty because of Trump being POTUS, etc.

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Post by MattHanson1990 » August 3rd, 2018, 5:30 am

Ghost wrote:
August 2nd, 2018, 3:51 am
The things I realized in 2015 when I wrote Expatriation Apocalypse were correct, but they were too limited. Back then, I said that the window to expatriation is closing. It is, but like most collapses, it is gradual and will not happen overnight. You will not fall asleep one night, and then wake up the next morning to have your passport revoked by the daddygov. (More than likely.) It will be a process:

Already, men who owe a certain amount in child support (in the U.S.) can have their passports revoked. Renouncing American citizenship is now more expensive than it used to be.
Or anyone who owes the IRS $50,000 in delinquent taxes can have their passports revoked as well; but this is far less likely for the average millennial man.

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Post by Ghost » August 3rd, 2018, 6:51 pm

fschmidt wrote:
August 2nd, 2018, 4:41 am
I read your book. It is well written and I agree with most of it. Your writing is improving. But I will mention the few areas where I disagree.
Thank you for the compliment fschmidt.
I disagree on technology. I am a programmer so I am quite familiar with how technology is progressing. And it is no longer progressing. Western culture is no longer capable of making non-trivial advances in technology. All it can produce is new techno-garbage. This means that automation and AI are not real threats.
Do you think that true AI and the full automation of society would be possible otherwise?
You talk about the problems from an employee perspective, but the problems are just as bad from an employer's perspective. Western workers are worthless trash. They are all overpaid. I find it absolutely impossible to find a competent employee in the West.
There is no loyalty / motivation / honesty / etc. now either from the employer side or employee side. They both have their reasons. If they both did their part to change that, then it could be changed. Of course, I realize that won't happen. In the U.S. I always find both to be deplorable pieces of shit. Management and coworkers alike both typically attack me in some form when I work in the U.S. The focus of Expatriation Ragnarok was the 'common man' who isn't a typical scumbag, so that is why I wrote it from that perspective. I do agree with you here though.
And by the way, if anyone is interested in doing some marketing work for me, please contact me.
I remember some jobs you posted around the internet before. Did you post this one anywhere, and did others attack you for it?
You consistently undervalue the role of religion. With globalism, geography is no longer what really separates people. Religion is what separates people. One can escape modern Western culture by turning to an alternative religion.
I know religion in some form is necessary for a functional / traditional society, but I see no way to effectively utilize religion at this point in history.

I have to disagree about geography. It is important too. Both religion and geography are important. Without a real world community, bonds aren't tight enough. A man isn't going to sacrifice for or fight to the death for something on the internet.

That means that to make religion, community, and traditional life happen again we have to agree on all the important stuff, get off the internet, get together in one place, and work and fight for our common goals. The internet has allowed us to see that we're not alone, but in bringing us together, it isn't helping. It's great for keeping in touch, but it's horrible for developing the true bonds that we need.

There are other problems too but this is the gist of it as I see it.
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Post by Ghost » August 3rd, 2018, 6:56 pm

MattHanson1990 wrote:
August 3rd, 2018, 2:27 am
I read the book, and it's more in depth than Expatriation Apocalypse which is more straightforward. And as dire as things were in 2015, the situation appears to have gotten far worse as of recently. Mass shootings on the rise, the #MeToo movement, increasing censorship on social media, SJWs becoming really nasty because of Trump being POTUS, etc.
Thanks Matt. I do agree things have gotten worse. Gets tiring, this constant status quo of decline. Makes me wish something would just go ahead and happen, even a fast collapse.
Or anyone who owes the IRS $50,000 in delinquent taxes can have their passports revoked as well; but this is far less likely for the average millennial man.
Yeah, not likely any of are are going to owe taxes or child support. For men in their 20s and 30s, the biggest obstacle to expatriating is financial and economic. In my view, the supply of jobs and money to men has been decreased even more even from three years ago.
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Post by MattHanson1990 » August 4th, 2018, 1:06 am

Ghost wrote:
August 3rd, 2018, 6:56 pm
For men in their 20s and 30s, the biggest obstacle to expatriating is financial and economic. In my view, the supply of jobs and money to men has been decreased even more even from three years ago.
My guess is that #MeToo accelerated the process of pushing men out of the workforce (many other men dropped out by choice), and that HR has gotten more feminist and misandrist than even 3 years ago. More and more men have been losing their jobs because of false allegations on social media. And then you mentioned on WeChat how some companies aren't even accepting applications anymore. How insane is that. Wouldn't be surprising that some retailers aren't accepting applications because they're closing hundreds of stores across the country; an increasing number of Americans are shopping online, especially on Amazon. Then again, this is my guess (but the retail apocalypse has been going on for a while already).

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Post by flowerthief00 » August 4th, 2018, 8:54 pm

Am I missing something or isn't the unemployment rate, at least in the US, the lowest it has been in a decade?

Are you saying that non-shitty and inexpensive smartphones are a bad thing or did I misunderstand that sentence?

No need to be scared of AI. It will only be able to do what a human programs it to do.
Also, it means better sex robots and companions in the future.

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Post by Cornfed » August 4th, 2018, 9:45 pm

flowerthief00 wrote:
August 4th, 2018, 8:54 pm
Am I missing something or isn't the unemployment rate, at least in the US, the lowest it has been in a decade?
You are missing the fact that the figures are bogus.
Are you saying that non-shitty and inexpensive smartphones are a bad thing
Yes because it turns females into phone zombies and e-sluts.
No need to be scared of AI. It will only be able to do what a human programs it to do.
If AI functioned like a procedural program then it wouldn't be AI.

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Post by flowerthief00 » August 4th, 2018, 9:56 pm

Cornfed wrote:
August 4th, 2018, 9:45 pm
You are missing the fact that the figures are bogus.
Can you prove that?
Yes because it turns females into phone zombies and e-sluts.
Only if they allow it to. It can also enrich their lives, as it enriches mine, and in so many ways that it's hard to list them all. Zombies exist, but don't blame the technology.
If AI functioned like a procedural program then it wouldn't be AI.
Explain how to make AI that is not a procedural program.

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Post by Ghost » August 4th, 2018, 10:36 pm

flowerthief00 wrote:
August 4th, 2018, 8:54 pm
Am I missing something or isn't the unemployment rate, at least in the US, the lowest it has been in a decade?
It's not just the unemployment rate you need to consider. You also need to think about under-employment, full time employment in McJobs, people who have given up looking for work entirely and thus aren't counted as unemployed, and so on. The situation is still horrible. Governments and their alphabet soup agencies and administrations have big incentives to doctor the numbers and present a rosy picture.
Are you saying that non-shitty and inexpensive smartphones are a bad thing or did I misunderstand that sentence?
From my point of view they are bad because they are making women behave worse, i.e. more narcissism, sluttiness, and bitchiness.
No need to be scared of AI. It will only be able to do what a human programs it to do.
That is what I hope. A truly conscious AI will be a dystopia waiting to happen.
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Post by Cornfed » August 4th, 2018, 10:36 pm

flowerthief00 wrote:
August 4th, 2018, 9:56 pm
Cornfed wrote:
August 4th, 2018, 9:45 pm
You are missing the fact that the figures are bogus.
Can you prove that?
It is just a matter of looking at how the regime defines unemployment now vs. how it was defined in the past.
Yes because it turns females into phone zombies and e-sluts.

Only if they allow it to. It can also enrich their lives
They do and it doesn't.
Explain how to make AI that is not a procedural program.
Neural nets and such. You would want to just read about AI.

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Post by flowerthief00 » August 4th, 2018, 11:02 pm

Cornfed wrote:
August 4th, 2018, 10:36 pm
It is just a matter of looking at how the regime defines unemployment now vs. how it was defined in the past.
Please explain.
Yes because it turns females into phone zombies and e-sluts.

Only if they allow it to. It can also enrich their lives
That's their own loss when the rest of us are using our smartphones productively. Cheaper and non-shitty are positive qualities we want in our technology.
Neural nets and such. You would want to just read about AI.
I knew you were going to say neural nets. That's still procedural programming, as are whatever procedures act upon them.

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Post by flowerthief00 » August 4th, 2018, 11:08 pm

Ghost wrote:
August 4th, 2018, 10:36 pm
From my point of view they are bad because they are making women behave worse, i.e. more narcissism, sluttiness, and bitchiness.
They aren't "making" women do anything. Like alcohol, like a car, like a personal computer, like anything, it can be used or it can be abused. I agree that women are behaving worse, but rather than technology I would blame than on men and society as a whole empowering them to that point. Women, like children, should be disciplined a bit more than they are.

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Post by Cornfed » August 4th, 2018, 11:13 pm

flowerthief00 wrote:
August 4th, 2018, 11:02 pm
Cornfed wrote:
August 4th, 2018, 10:36 pm
It is just a matter of looking at how the regime defines unemployment now vs. how it was defined in the past.
Please explain.
Yes because it turns females into phone zombies and e-sluts.

Only if they allow it to. It can also enrich their lives
That's their own loss when the rest of us are using our smartphones productively. Cheaper and non-shitty are positive qualities we want in our technology.
Neural nets and such. You would want to just read about AI.
I knew you were going to say neural nets. That's still procedural programming, as are whatever procedures act upon them.
1. For example, suppose an employer has one full time employee. Suppose he is required to provide full time employees with health care insurance and the costs rise, so he cuts the employee’s hours in half and hires some unemployed guy to do the other half. In the past this would be counted as the loss of a job or no change in the job situation. Now it would be counted as one less unemployed person and one job created.

2. Females are simple creatures and when they are exposed to smartphones they get worse. What they might do in some ideal parallel universe is irrelevant.

3. This sounds like a philosophical argument about whether the universe is ultimately deterministic, which is irrelevant. The point is that AI allows the machine to do things in ways the programmer doesn’t understand or envisage.

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