There are countless reasons why leaving the country that purports to own you has advantages. For one, whenever I return to my personal home country of Canada - never for pleasure, only for business - I will usually run across a typically socialist Canadian who will take great offence to my worldview and will tell me, "If you don't like it, leave!"
Nothing makes me happier than to tell them, "I did... and I'm so much happier now."
No one ever has a comeback for that... except for the odd, "well, good....".
You see, almost everyone in the western world, if not the entire world, has been trained to think in terms of their own geographic region. As soon as you go beyond that most can't even understand.
As example, in 2003, after I left Canada I lived for a year in Santa Monica (L.A.), California. It was the worst year of my life living in the place where souls come to die. But the best part of it was when I'd get caught speeding at regularly upwards of 120 miles per hour (sometimes as high as 200 mph) in my Dodge Viper.
I'd get pulled over by the all watchful eye of the state and they'd ask me for my driver's license. I'd give them my Canadian license. The dimwitted costumed thugs would look at my license for minutes at a time... even resorting to squinting as though that would translate what they saw.
"You are 180 feet tall?" they'd ask.
"Uh, that's centimeters," I'd respond. The funny part is that in Canada not one person in a thousand would describe their height in metric... but thanks to the radical socialist Pierre Trudeau, the government imposed the metric system upon the residents of the terrritorial monopoly known as Canada.
They'd then try again.
"You weigh 49 pounds?" (that was before I started putting on some weight!)
"That's kilograms," I'd respond. Again, no one in Canada describes weight in kilograms...
At that point the cops would look at their ticket and wouldn't be able to compute how to translate the two, hand me back my license, and tell me to "slow down". Even if they did give me a ticket, I'd crumple it up in front of them and throw it onto the street as I sped off. And now, I do the same worldwide with my Dominican Republic license.
But the point is, still, to this day, governments aren't set-up to enslave the global population (as much as they'd like to - one world government). They still mostly enjoy oppressing the 99.7% of the population, who like serfs of old rarely go 10 miles from their birthplace. (618,134 US taxpayers filed a Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Report (FBAR) in 2011 - or 0.3% of the population has begun to move its assets outside of the control of the US)
And so, recently, when the FBI denoted "domestic sovereign citizens" as being the new terrorist risk, I took great pleasure. They actually all but copied our mission statement from The Dollar Vigilante website. They said, "extremists who disregard their U.S. Citizenship, do not pay taxes and blatantly ignore authority," are the new threat to law enforcement.
Well, we long ago stopped describing ourselves in slave terms. I'm not Canadian, or American, I'm a homo sapien, from Planet Earth. So, we are excluded from their definition. We don't, nor will we ever pay taxes, as we choose to live under the three flag theory, originally encapsulated by Harry Schultz, which states that we are a citizen of a country that does not tax outside of its jurisdiction, who has their business(es) in jurisdictions of low or no taxes and who has their home in a place where they are welcomed and considered as a tourist. Also known as the Permanent Tourist or Previous Taxpayer (P.T.) theory.
But, other than not being a "US citizen", we almost exactly qualify as the latest threat to law enforcement according to the FBI.
Perhaps the funniest part about this new FBI wild goose chase is that they call the new threat "sovereign citizens". That's an oxymoron if there ever was one. You might as well call them free slaves. Sovereign is free, "citizen" is a slave.
We wonder, are un-domesticated extremists a risk to law enforcement? If we are not American or have given up our western passports and live outside of the US, but still do not pay taxes and still ignore authority, are we a risk? Apparently not.
And, that is yet another reason why expatriation can be so healthy. If we were to live in our home countries, we'd be considered as extremists or terrorists. And, not to mention the fact that just living in the western world today with all its regulation and oppression often feels like playing hopscotch with a manhole cover removed in the middle.
Where we live, whether it be Mexico, Thailand, anywhere in South America or most of Asia, we are just considered people.
The paradigms are all changing. Dozens of countries are in all out revolt, including Italy, as we broke prior to mainstream media (which still hasn't mentioned it - oops) right here at TDV. Nation states are in a state of collapse. Doug Casey has been a big proponent of phyles. The world has become smaller thanks to air travel and telecommunications. Because of this, likeminded people can easily find each other and group together. It only makes sense. Certainly, where I was born, other than enjoying the gladiator sport of hockey or donuts at a place called Tim Horton's, I had nothing in common with most of the people who lived around me.
"Generally, one simply must internationalize one's assets. The biggest danger investors face, by far, is not market risk - huge as that will be - but political risk. The only way to insulate yourself from such risk is to diversify yourself politically and geographically." - Doug Casey
Today, I live in Acapulco, Mexico and have my own libertarian enclave (AcaCondos http://acacondos.com) down here where numerous people are buying beach condos and hanging out together. As a backup plan, because Mexico is a little uncomfortably close to the US (although Acapulco is in the very south), I have also purchased a lot in Doug Casey's Galt's Gultch in northern Argentina... a place where they will have a communal clubhouse filled with books by Ludwig von Mises, Hayek, Rothbard and many other libertarian and Austrian greats.
We continue to help readers and subscribers live Harry Schultz's "three flag theory", and help people to get out of their home country (or at least their assets), become citizen of a country that does not tax outside of its jurisdiction (like the Dominican Republic) and live in places that are more hospitable than the western world, of which we've covered more than a dozen countries in our newsletter.
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