Saturday, March 15, 2008


"ONE AND A HALF MILLION U.S. HOUSEHOLDS are preparing to move out of the U.S. The vast majority of émigrés are in their 20s, 30s and 40s. And some may never return.

No, we are not talking about the next major deployment of National Guard units to the Middle East. In fact, none of the emigrants are government workers or corporate employees leaving for temporary overseas assignments. This is a group of malcontents and adventurers. They consist entirely of private citizens and their families packing up and leaving the good ol’ USA solely at their own initiative."

read here


fjb said...

I can easily believe it, and it's not just Asia they're heading to. There's at least 4 new families from the U.S. moved to our little part of B.C. in the last year, and not one of them I've talked to has any intention of ever moving back.

The Future Was Yesterday said...

People way ahead of the curve, that aren't ball and chained to survival here. There's something to be said for having nothing to lose.

Intrepidflame said...

Although we are learning that it is very hard to escape America. Its foreign policy and aggressive uber-capitalistic bent is like a shadow on the entire planet.

Hey Betmo, you gotta read The Shock Doctine by Naomi is stunning. Here is a preview:

landsker said...

Here in Wales, there are a few who have come in search of "the promised land".
Mostly just ordinary working people, I met one american lady, of African descent, who was working, selling travel tickets, at the bus depot in Cardiff.
Talking, she just said she liked the way of life, and that she`d met a local chap, so all in all, life was fine!