What is freedom inside the USA and what is freedom outside when living abroad.
1, 2, 3, What are we fighting for? Don't ask me...
Literally there is more freedom outside the USA than inside the USA for the independent person on the planet. Writers find enemies and champion them, and so did Hitler, he made the Jewish people the enemy of the state. By me writing that there is more freedom outside the USA, I am granting readers the moral high ground to be angry at the USA.
What is freedom? Freedom Defined:
"The ability to act freely: a state in which somebody is able to act and live as he or she chooses, without being subject to any undue restraints or restrictions."
In countries like Mexico, Thailand, Panama or the Philippines we can kill, rape, cheat, and have any fantasy we want. People are free, you just need to be willing to pay money, people are free to do as they want.
The one person can take from another freely, it is complete freedom.
I enjoy coming to countries like the Dominican Republic, it is enjoyable to listen men explain how they feel free here in Sosua.
They have a bunch of corrupt thoughts, fantasy, perversion and they want to feel free to think and operate on them without any need to conform to society. The city of Sosua is a Brothel, there are more prostitutes per square inch in this city than any other place I know of on the planet. A place Rhett Butler from Gone with the Wind would understand.
It is enjoyable to listen to children, who are 45-70 years old.
I know many people feel controlled, and I keep telling you, stop buying houses and cars, and you will grant yourself freedom. Generally, freedom is denied to when a person cannot move away. For example, you are at a job, and you cannot quit because you need the money to pay for the house and car.
The problem is the house and the car, not not the job, you took away your own freedoms by your own choices.
Live with it, or stop.
I am not under any social controls, I do not care what you think, and I do not care what you assume I am doing here in Sosua.
Sosua is a great place to listen to people be stupid, it is entertainment the same as watching a movie, real life on Steroids.
However, anyway I do it, this has to be one of the best places for an IT worker to work on the Internet, with one of the better beaches on the planet. Surrounded by dumb and dumber.
I often think I am intolerant, however I will listen to the most insane comments coming from peoples mouths and not even flinch. Insanity is truly close to genius, so maybe I am studying genius at work.
Demagoguery Defined: Demagogy or demagoguery is a strategy for gaining political power by appealing to the prejudices, emotions, fears, vanities and expectations of the public—typically via impassioned rhetoric and propaganda, and often using nationalist, populist or religious themes. What qualifies as demagogy has been the subject of debate and ambiguity since Aristophanes first used the term, in reference to the Athenian statesman, Cleon.
I do believe it just might make more sense for me to live without as much freedom and feel safe. Of course when I look at the morning news and see who was shot or stabbed last night in some big city near by I feel I may be incorrect. OH WELL, I am happy right here looking out the window at the shimmering tees and the snow gently falling.
You are very right Andy about the house and the car generating the need to be tied down. People use these as excuses and justifications so they do not have to make the decision where to travel next.
I think I have the ideal compromise which works for me. I have my little nest which costs a minimal amount in upkeep, attention, and cost to maintain. My sail boat is the ideal nest. I can live on it when I want to or just lock the hatch and walk away for months. And since it is fiberglass it needs very little maintenance. And it is in the city that is a primary travel hub for airlines and cruise ships.
I certainly agree that there are a host of countries outside the US where personal freedom is much greater. And the ability to travel incognito is much easier. I recently found the ultimate way to travel to get away from being tied down. It is on a cruise ship. I had no idea there were so many people who live full time on cruise ships.
The cruise ship I was on had very few people who were on their first cruise. One lady who sat at our table for dinner had been cruising full time for 15 years. And I met another couple who were on their 100dreth cruise. No lawns to mow, no snow to shovel, and no plumbing bills. I loved every second of it.
I will travel to Sosua but I am not sure exactly when. I desperately want to see it. I guess I have joined the group of people who have shed all bonds and are free to travel at their whim and fancy. My immediate travel plans are, March on cruise ship from Sydney to San Diego via French Polynesia and Hawaii, Seattle to Alaska cruise, and a Panama Canal transit on a cruise ship. My future travel plans include a visit to the Azores, Gibraltar, Canary Islands, and Portugal and Italy. And eventually to my ancestral home of Great Britain and Scotland.
Life is so precious that I want to enjoy it every day. I guess I will always love traveling.