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Great article about leaving the United States of America and living elsewhere

It’s about putting different parts of your life where they’re treated best. That way, you maximize your personal freedom and financial opportunities.
With that in mind, how would you choose where to live if your political or financial freedom at home were about to be completely snatched away?
Doug Casey: The question is, which of the world’s countries is “best”?

There are a lot of possible answers to that question, and they change over time. When my grandparents left the Old World, there was no question that the US was the best choice. I’m extremely happy they chose to move there and not act like potted plants, rooted to the soil where they were born. (like your grandfather’s old axe by the fireplace with 3 new heads and 5 new handles, it isn’t the same axe) . Paradoxically, it’s simultaneously subdividing into different cultural units. The system itself has become unstable. (there are even more serious reasons to bail, so much more serious, few are willing to stick their neck out to talk about them)

Another lesson in the importance of words: This “-phobe” structure needs to stop

Homophobe, transphobe, whateverphobe. . . . Is that really the word that people mean when they say these words? that the target of the word is afraid of that thing that the word describes? Wouldn’t “anti-homosexual” or “anti-trans” be more accurate? The answer is probably yes. 🙂 Just like somewhere (just a guess) around 99% of the time you hear someone say the word “jealous” they mean “envious” but their brains just aren’t used to hearing that word so they use the misused word just like a sheep. And who can blame them! We are raised to be conformist in this society. Don’t stand out. Say what is expected. Recite the “correct” answer. We pretend to be iconoclasts and rebels but are largely non-thinking conformists who readily adopt whatever thinking is offered to us on an attractive plate.

Words do matter whether you recognize it or not and much of your confusion in life can be attributed to the failure to acknowledge that on your part, the part of others, or our entire society’s tacit decision to ignore meaning whenever convenient, a bad habit passed on generation to generation by ignorant and lazy parents and teachers.

At some point we need to decide that quality is important and actually agree on what quality means, whether it’s quality of education, quality of automobiles, quality of life, quality of character (of a person), quality of politician/elected representative, etc.

Social Media & the National Security State with Alan MacLeod

Whitney Webb is a treasure.

This is some scary shit, folks! Critically important information in this podcast. Your minds and the information presented to them are being monkeyed with more than you know. More than I knew at least! And for a lot longer. This isn’t a new thing. This didn’t start with Twitter or Donald Trump. The national security state, the Democratic party, and other powerful interests have been working on training your brains via Internet for decades.

Jim Carrey on Will Smith’s ignorant, primitive display at the Oscars

I must say that I agree with Jim Carrey.

That act represents the death of civility in the United States of America. Unless Will Smith is psychotic, which I’m guessing he’s not. And not just his act but the response to his act, which was mostly nothing significant, represents the death of civility.

I was talking with a friend recently and I mentioned the concept of “fighting words”. Like, “Them’s fightin’ words, Jeb! <spit>”. Well, the last time I checked, there are parts of our semi-retarded nation that uphold the law that if you are spoken to in a certain way then you are permitted to physically assault the speaker. Well isn’t that just so precious!!! It basically enshrines the idea that if your ego is damaged (because you failed to keep it healthy) then whatever happens next is okay.

Which is sort of like where we are with “cancel culture”. People’s feelings get hurt and now there’s a problem. Well, consider yourself lucky if hurt feelings is the worst things that happens to you this year, kid. 🙂 Good luck avoiding all negative energy in the universe!

My solution is to just do your own thing, keep looking forward, onward & upward, and know who you are. And also know that you can’t control anything about what someone else thinks about you so stop wasting time and energy on being concerned about it.

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