Moving Out of the Country – You’re Not Going to Do It Just Because of an Election, So Shut Up
One of the recurring topics on my blogs for many years now is that I’m moving out of the US on or before 2025, because I don’t want to be around the US or Europe when the shit finally hits the fan, which it will; I just don’t know exactly when. Here are links to some posts that I’ve made about this over the last year or so:
Moving Out of the Country – Part 1
Moving Out of the Country – Where To Go
Moving Out of the Country – Getting a Second Passport
Moving Out of the Country – Poor vs Prosperous Countries
Moving Out of the Country – Where to Put Your Money
Moving Out of the Country – Non Extradition Countries
With the recent Trump election, left-wingers are having meltdowns and panic attacks, and are threatening to leave the country.
They won’t. I don’t care what they say. I only care about what people do. They’ll stay here.
Web sites focusing on how to expatriate to other countries have been overloaded with new customers. International Man and Nomad Capitalist have had a flood of new prospects. The Canada immigration web site crashed because of so many visitors. Etc.
These people aren’t leaving. They’re just having irrational meltdowns. Less than 1-2% of the left-wingers actually visiting these sites or saying they’re going to move out of the country are actually going to do it. They’re full of shit.
Why? Because permanently moving out of your country is an extremely time intensive, research intensive, logistically difficult, and emotionally difficult process. This is one of the reasons I gave myself until 2025 to pull it off. This is a huge project that will take several years to complete and execute correctly. You don’t see me waking up one morning and screaming, “You know what? Fuck this! I hate <insert one item about my country I don’t currently like>! I’m moving to Canada!”
That would be stupid. And I’d be lying.
Instead, my decision to leave the US was made only after years of thought and reflection. It was not a decision I made lightly. I made that decision, not because of one thing like a single election, but for many, many different reasons I enumerated back in 2012 right here. I didn’t think it would take me a few weeks to move out; I figured it would take me 10 years or even longer. 2025 is almost nine years way still.
All these idiots screaming about leaving the country because one guy whom they don’t like got elected are making the thoughtful, rational people like me look bad. Not that I care, but since the Trump election I’ve been repeatedly lumped in with the rabid, irrational left-wingers who are lying by suddenly saying they’re going to leave the US, or secede from the US, when they had no plans to do so before the election, and when I know for a fact they won’t do any of the crap they’re threatening. It’s fascinating, and a little funny.
In several months, these lefties will calm down, stay right where they are, and the usual left-right political battle (that the left has already won, despite Trump) will uselessly continue. While they’re all screaming at each other, I will continue my research and plans to leave the US, and will do so on or before 2025, just as I planned all along.
If you are planning on moving out of your country, as in you really plan on it and were planning on it way before Trump started running for president, just remember that moving away from your country of birth is:
1. Time consuming
2. Research intensive
3. Will probably take several years of preparation and research if you want to do it right
4. Sometimes expensive
5. Emotionally difficult
6. A logistical pain in the ass
7. Temporarily disruptive to your life
Moving out of your country and doing it correctly is not something you just decide to do one day because you’re temporarily angry. It’s a deep commitment to a complicated and difficult long-term plan. Otherwise, forget about it and just stay where you are.
In the next article in this series, I’ll lay out the two or three rough “skeleton” plans I have formulated for myself, and which countries I’ve decided to use under my Five Flags model. That would be all the specific countries I plan on moving to, getting my second passport from, holding my investments in, and basing my business structures in. Stay tuned.