Lately I’ve been thinking that it’s time to stop complaining about how bad things are and instead try to figure out what practical steps I can take to change my environment for the better. This is a talking paper that I’m using to organize my thoughts and try to logically analyze the problem and come up with a path forward. A way to get from here to some place better.
Well, the first step is to change our thinking about our world. Instead of thinking of ourselves and our enemies as Americans we must begin distinguishing our environment from ourselves. The US government and those that support it are the problem and we need to figure out how to minimize its harmful effect on us.
The question immediately occurs whether the best way to achieve this would be to emigrate from the United States. It’s a fair question. And in order to answer it you will have to do a comparative study of all the countries on Earth that seem to possess the minimum acceptable conditions for a good life. And that criterion should allow someone attempting this analysis a fairly easy way to eliminate the vast majority of potential new homes. For instance, if you rated physical safety as a very important characteristic for your home then places like Yemen or Somalia would be out of the question whereas this criterion would increase the desirability of places like Iceland or Singapore. And in fact, just based on safety you could eliminate almost the entire list of third world nations, which is to say the majority of countries on the planet. And likewise, criteria like opportunities for employment, standard of living, levels of taxation, currency stability, availability of quality healthcare, educational opportunities, various freedoms like freedom of religion, speech, the right to bear arms, cultural norms like gay marriage and other particular items of your choice.
I think it would turn out that the list of places that equal the score of even a degraded version of the United States of America is a pretty short list. But the exercise is well worth performing for the sake of the clarity it will provide on what the true situation is in which we find ourselves. I think it’s likely that the “calculus” here will be a question of how much material prosperity should be sacrificed for real freedom.
For example, right now, I’m fairly certain that Hungary far outstrips the United States in actual freedom of speech and religion. Add to this Hungary’s stance in defying the globalist mania for sanctifying homosexuality and suddenly that country becomes extremely attractive to someone who values traditional family values. In fact, in and of itself, this position elevates Hungary to the level of a gold standard for protecting children from the harmful propaganda that has infiltrated almost every corner of western civilization.
But I digress. In one of the later chapters of this study I will specify the parameters and factors I will use to rank countries in relation to the United States and each other. Next on the agenda is producing this ranked list. And further I will also add into the mix various red states in the United States and rank them too.
This seems to me to be the correct path forward. By performing this analysis, I will satisfy my need to know whether emigrating is a viable and attractive option or not. And that is a question that should be answered earlier rather than later because later on that path may be blocked by government policies that aren’t currently in place.
I’ll try to break this effort down into manageable “bites” in order to show some progress and to keep myself from getting distracted. Hopefully the information and the methodology will be interesting and useful for others who may be thinking the same things.