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With my Escape from America series, I’ve interviewed American ex-pats who have settled in Mexico, the Philippines, Hungary, Costa Rica, Brazil or England, etc., but you’re constantly escaping from one country to the next, with the goal of experiencing all 180 of them! What made you choose such an unusual lifestyle, and how did you prepare yourself for it?

No preparation whatsoever and, in fact, no plan. I’d had what’s called a ‘liquidity event’ back in NYC. Two, actually: a startup sale and then an IPO. Which just means I don’t have to work again if I don’t want to. I was burnt out. 15 years of 10 hour days, grinding towards some pointless goal of accumulation. When I cashed out I wasn’t sure what to do next.

I looked around and decided it was time to leave NYC and the US in general. The path the country was heading down was pretty obvious to anyone willing to look.

So I threw a bunch of stuff in storage. Locked up the apartment. And left. That was 2017 and I’ve only returned now and then: for weddings or near-deaths. I hope to never have to return permanently.

In Tirana, I ran into a folk singer who performed in Turkish, but was actually an American! In his early 40’s, “Dandelion Lakewood” left the States nearly 6 years ago, and has been in Europe ever since, mostly in the Balkans. Busking, he needs just $12 a day to survive. In Tirana, Dandy was paying $8 daily to share a room with another American. Dandy has slept outside, it’s not a problem. Different people have different requirements. You’re obviously in a different category, but most Americans with cash would not have made your choice. You told me you once drove from Atlanta to Juarez to sample an interesting Chinese buffet. Do you think you’ll ever get tired of traveling? If so, where might you settle down, and why?

Right. And I don’t make the money point to brag or anything. I just got lucky. Right place, right time. The bigger point I wanted to make is that guys like me are leaving the US in droves. Even before the pandemic. We are not better or smarter than those that didn’t get lucky. But I think some of us realized that the “juice wasn’t worth the squeeze”. So we bailed. I feel a kinship with anyone that has left America, regardless of their situation.

In terms of traveling and settling down. I don’t know. I have a reckless streak. I always have. Going to Juarez to eat Chinese food, or moving a bunch of gold over the Burmese border, or spending weeks in a Thai jail, or designing the interior of some Chechen billionaire’s yacht. I just can’t stop collecting experiences. That, to me, is real wealth.

I’ve been to around 90 countries at this point. There are a handful of places I could see myself staying long-term. For me, they have the right combination of cost of living/quality of life. Decent infrastructure. Nice people. Low-ish inequality coefficient.

They’re usually Muslim/Asian countries. I think that was the biggest surprise. I want to avoid the forced degeneracy of the West. This is weird as, in my youth, I was the biggest champion of orgies and drugs and personal freedom and all that faux-liberal youth-culture decadent bullshit.

I like being around happy, multi-generational families. People eating together as a family or flying kites in a park or a group of old-timers nursing a 3-hour conversation over a cup of coffee. They still do that!

I am not ready to stop. Perhaps that is the recklessness I was referring to earlier. In German, real estate is ‘Immobilen’. It’s ‘immobiliere’ in French. Even without knowing Kraut or French, I bet you can deduce the meaning… purchasing a home renders one immobile. A lease is a landlock. You’re stuck in one place, one culture, one point of view. To stay in the same place still seems like death to me. Or perhaps a series of small compromises, small deaths, that add up to a more prolonged expiation.

The goal of travel is to court and embrace discomfort. Otherwise, you’re just a fat Boomer on a cruise!

What did you do to spend weeks in a Thai jail?! And how were you treated by the other inmates? To many white nationalists, Muslims are just low IQ losers, and Orientals are just conformists with disgusting culinary habits, yet both groups have managed to maintain their heritage, and hence dignity, better than the degenerate West. Is there any hope for white people, or are they condemned to rage impotently online as their societies unravel? Is Europe better off than America? And which European countries do you think have the best prospects?

The Thailand story is sad–and typical. I’ll tell it here as a warning to anyone reading. This stuff happens and, in retrospect, you should not handle the situation in the way I did. Linh, you can chop this if you don’t think it’s relevant.

I was in one of those seedy beach resort towns filled with decaying, SPAM-tinted Anglo men and their 21-year-old Isaan wives, talking to as many of the men as I could, as they figure fairly prominently in a book I am working on.

A few of the blokes had warned me of a scam going on in that particular town. The locals would wait until you rented a scooter and had a few beers at some local bar, then, when you scooted off home, they’d put three teenagers on a shittier scooter than yours and drive full speed into you. The cops would conveniently be nearby to handle the proceedings.


I ignored this warning as typical ‘falang’ fearmongering, but sure enough, a week into my stay this happened to me. I’d had a big Chang and puttered off home. Three kids on a crappy Vespa hit me out of nowhere. Cops come out. from behind a nearby building: ‘You drunk Mister! You come to station and make right!’ They sounded like some Hollywood-stereotype from the 80s. But they were real and extremely angry.

I was terrified. I had had a beer and driven my scooter (like everyone else in that town) but I had no idea what my ‘rights’ were. Ha! We went to the station and the officer demanded 40,000 baht to make it go away, plus some money for each of the three teenagers that were on the scooter. In the meantime, they had already gone to the hospital after the accident and returned, bandaged up, with hospital bills ready to go. They’d done this under an hour. All three presented the hospital bills to me meekly. I think they were another 60,000 baht.

Conveniently, 100,000 baht is the maximum you can withdraw from a Thai bank branch in one day. Around $3k.

I told them this was absurd. I ‘knew my rights’. Typical American arrogance. After two hours of yelling at each other via Google Translate in their sweaty little station, they made me go back to my apartment and give them my passport, told me they’d be in touch and that I was not to leave Thailand.

Americans that travel a lot can legally have two passports. Not a lot of people know this. It’s the same passport number but you can usually bank on the fact that if you get into trouble somewhere, it will take time for the various government departments to communicate with each other, and you have a window to clear the country.

I’d talked with a nice local lawyer girl after this happened and her advice was to get the hell out of Thailand. So that’s what I did. I was gone within 48 hours, this time via a land border, which I assumed was insecure. I crossed into Cambodia, made my way to Phnom Penh, and then flew to Bali for a few weeks.

Stupidly, I returned to Thailand a month later. I thought somehow the problem would have ‘gone away’, as it was all a scam. Ha!

They grabbed me at the airport, after clearing customs. That’s always the shitty part. They let you clear customs and grab your bag, thinking you are free. And then they grab you.

My passport number had been communicated to Border Police. They were as surprised as I was that I had returned!

The charges were now serious. In addition to injuring others on a scooter, I had tried to flee the country. A few other minor charges. Worst case: I was facing up to 3 years in a Thai prison. I would now be remanded until I had a chance to appear before a judge. There were a series of holidays going on, related to the new King’s ascension, so the whole country was closed for at least a week. Bad timing on my part. I spent around two weeks in a Thai jail back in the town where the crime had been committed.

The Thai jail is not a place I’d want to return to. I was new so I had to sleep with my head directly next to the open toilet in the corner, my head getting kicked every time someone went to shit in the middle of the night.

I did meet a lot of nice Burmese guys in there, who insisted on sharing every single meal they had with me. They taught me how to sleep with a water bottle under your neck, as it helps your posture on the concrete floor. There was a Dutch man who’d killed his Thai wife. A few Americans and Australians recently nabbed on drug charges. Lots of Iranian guys. They were the most aggressive towards Americans. The common theme from everyone was, ‘I was set up’. I began to doubt my own story.

Fast forward a few weeks later. I am out on some sort of conditional release. They have both passports this time. I have to check in every week to a ‘parole’ office and wait for my official trial date which is set 4 or 5 months in the future. I can’t leave Thailand.

And before you ask, no, the embassy does nothing. You’ve watched too many television dramas. They only intervene in capital crimes or a crime that makes the US look bad. While I was in the jail, they told me to hang tight and let them know if I was being mistreated. When I got out they gave me a list of lawyers. I picked the one who bragged to me that ‘Her husband was a high up police officer’. In any other country, this would have been a warning sign, but I figured in Thailand, it was a golden ticket.

I hang out in Thailand for a while. Avoiding scooters and bars. freaking out, obviously, but pretty powerless. No amount of American money could help me at that point. The government didn’t care.

The “trial” was bizarre. No visitors are allowed. The courtroom I was in was underground. You’re brought to a jail before the trial where you have to take off your shoes and belt and then stand in a cage inside the trial room. I was with three other guys in the cage. There’s no one in the courtroom aside from some grim-looking guard with a rifle.

After an hour of waiting, a prim little woman walks in, sits down at a table facing the cage. She calls out your name and you walk to the front of the cage. She reads your file out loud: the charges, I guess. It’s all in Thai.


My lawyer is then allowed to enter the room. They talk quietly for a few minutes in Thai. She’s very deferential, not making eye contact with the judge. The lawyer then approaches the cage and asks if I am sorry. I’m ready: I know this is my cue to turn on the histrionics. I bow and wai repeatedly at the judge, the guards, the other Thais in the cage. My lawyer had prepared me. I repeat the Thai phrase I had prepared, over and over again and again. “I am so sorry and ashamed. I am so sorry and ashamed.” Likely mangling the pronunciation. I cry. I plead.

The judge looks at the lawyer. Laughs. Scribbles something on the file and then proclaims something in Thai. Before the lawyer has a chance to translate, I’m taken by a guard from the cage back to the primary jail in the courthouse. I sit there for two hours.

Eventually, they call my name and my lawyer is at the jail door. She’s smiling.

If you’re interested, my total penalty was…wait for it…a 100,000 baht fine paid to the court and an agreement to ‘not do anything bad in Thailand’ for one full year. I pay my lawyer another 100,000 baht, wait to get my 100,000 baht bond back from the courthouse (which has to be fronted by a Thai…in this case, my lawyer), and I am on my way. I fly to KL that night.

I bear no ill will towards the Thai people. I made a stupid mistake and, in retrospect, should have paid the fine upfront. Scam or no scam. The normal Thai people live in a shitty, corrupt system. They’re just trying to get by. At least they have the comforts of family, community, culture, and tradition to return to after a long day of sentencing Americans to prison.

To answer your earlier question, I think most of the white nationalists are the disgusting pigs. Potato-shaped genetic-mutt trash dropping rancor and CheezeIt crumbs all over their cum-stained keyboards. There is no hope for the United States if these guys are the vanguards of “our” future. I’ll take the “Orientals” or the Muslims any day of the week.

Europe is a weird case. As a political or economic union it’s toast, but the individual states will still have a lot of interesting possibilities. In many ways, Europe’s inevitable dissolution is good for guys like me. It will be easier to get in and purchase citizenship, or property, or whatever. The fragmentation of Europe will be a boon for those fleeing the West.

The ‘least developed’ European countries have the most interesting long-term prospects, at least as places I like to live. I’d look for those that are food-secure and have good access to clean water. There are some nice towns in Bulgaria (mostly in the Rhodope foothills) and Albania that I’d consider long-term. Portugal was great until the Golden Visa, and will now be flooded with Brits heading back to Spain or Chinese opportunists. I’ve always been a fan of Poland, of Polish cities and people. Georgia and Abkhazia are gorgeous and ripe for sustainable development–whatever that means. Northern Spain, west of Basque country, towards Galacia, is gorgeous and peaceful. There are some great small towns in Slovakia but you have to be ready to handle Gypsies. Northwestern Greece, in the mountains, has a great climate and food culture. No one will bug you there. There’s also East Asia, but that’s a whole other article.

Reading about your adventures everywhere, some readers might think you’re just an anchorless hedonist, but you’re actually happily married, and your wife does travel with you. Since it’s nearly impossible to synchronize wishes or demands on the road, this is very rare. You’re very lucky. To wrap up, do you have advice for Americans who might want to get out?

Yes, for much of the past 5 years of non-stop travel my wife has been by my side. It’s been pretty amazing and I am incredibly fortunate to have someone so willing to be ‘unsettled’ throughout the world. It’s always fun to travel alone but having someone to wake up and make breakfast for–no matter the weird city we’re in–is pure pleasure.

For those looking to escape, my advice would be to have a plan but not to commit to it too firmly. Too many people over-utilize the Internet to the detriment of on-the-ground intelligence. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve met who’ve ‘sold everything’ back in the States and then bought a one-way ticket to Fethiye or Chiang Mai without ever visiting these places once! All based on some Youtuber’s drone videos. It’s ridiculous. These are, unsurprisingly, the people that go back to Michigan in a few years.

Once travel opens back up, get your money right in the US first. Don’t burn bridges. Then, pick a region. Pack minimally. I recommend warmer countries first simply because there’s less to pack. Don’t worry about booking an apartment for a month. Book a few days on Airbnb. Move around to a different neighborhood. In a city like Jakarta or Yangon or even Milan, you can have a dramatically different experience based on your neighborhood.

Keep in mind, no matter where you travel, you’ll always bring yourself along. If you aren’t happy in your own head, in your own body, then no amount of wandering will change that.

Jonathan (41-years-old)

Linh Dinh’s latest book is Postcards from the End of America. He maintains a regularly updated photo blog.

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  1. Franz says:


    For young guys, yes… rise up and abandon the creeping meatball. I don’t care if it’s the UK meatball, the US meatball…. just get out while you can. There is serious talk of raising exit fees!

    And this:

    The ‘least developed’ European countries have the most interesting long-term prospects, at least as places I like to live.

    Yeah, and they know it.

    I worked steel, plus allied fabrications. These countries are buying up razor wire faster than anyone can make it! Trust me, in a few years, countries that are not yet holes will be off limits to wanderers.

  2. YT says:


    Jonathan is a year younger than Yours Truly but has been to so many more places and experienced so much more.

    I’m just sad reading ’bout his stint in that Thai prison.

    Just goes to show we Asiatics (esp. the ruling-class pigs) are [still] over-enthusiatic on punishing Farang due to historical grievances.

  3. Biff says:

    The Thailand story is sad–and typical.

    That story is one retarded move after another, but to Jonathan’s credit, he did admit to most of it as self inflicted stupidity. As an international traveler I’m going to have to give him a D- and hope he can raise his traveling standards to a C average(one of the cheapest and easiest things to get in that part of the world is “a ride home”).

    Nevertheless, I’m sure he has some ‘winning’ stories, even though the hard knocks make for more interesting reading.

    Keep ‘em coming.

  4. Hans says:

    Very interesting. I’m thinking mobility does not lead to “happy, multi-generational families. People eating together as a family or flying kites in a park or a group of old-timers nursing a 3-hour conversation over a cup of coffee” though.

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  5. Noone says:

    mmm from NY, left in 2017 and mentioned White Nationalist a couple of times. Sounds like he believes the NY bullSh** that got Trump elected and is now wants to move to family oriented countries that Trump people want America to go to.

    • Replies: @TelfoedJohn
  6. The big problem with expatriation is the IRS. If you renounce your citizenship you are treated as though you have sold all your assets at fair market value, and must pay tax accordingly. If you don’t do that, you can simply live abroad and keep your US citizenship (and hopefully your new country allows dual citizenship). You will still have to file US tax returns and pay US taxes, although you will get a credit against it for any foreign taxes paid.

    • Replies: @Radicalcenter
  7. If you want something really hard and unusual – a great option is Russia in style like-


  8. I find the guy’s life as described to be mis-spent, randomly purposeless and morally bankrupt. He may as well have been an ant or a fly. However, the subject of escaping the deteriorating West is a salient one and I’m interested in how it can be done in a sensible, considered, and productive way.

    • Agree: ruralguy
  9. “The fragmentation of Europe will be a boon for those fleeing the West.”

    Last time I looked, Europe was pretty staunchly “Western”, i.e., run by EU gutter trash that worships 1.) elite money; 2.) Israel’s ass; and 3.) ME immigrants (the darker and less educated, the better.)

    If this gentleman thinks the guinea sheeples in the EU (like in the USA) are going to rise up against the NWO, I want some of whatever it is this guy’s been smoking, as it causes pleasant hallucinations.

    Go east, young man, go east………

  10. Virumque says:

    Interesting to hear about the second passport option. I was not aware of that. What do you need to do to get one of those?

    • Replies: @WorldWideWanderer
  11. @Noone

    mmm from NY, left in 2017 and mentioned White Nationalist a couple of times. Sounds like he believes the NY bullSh** that got Trump elected and is now wants to move to family oriented countries that Trump people want America to go to.

    If White Nationalists had a serious plan they could be respected. I mean, Jewish nationalists had a plan and ended up with a country. You could fill several stadiums of keyboard-warrior WNs talking about the ethno-state, but I doubt you could fill a small car with the number who are doing anything practical about it.

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    , @profnasty
  12. Best to buy real estate. Never fails. Bought a house in Downey, California for $191,500 in 1994; sold it for $506,000 in 2006. Bought a house in La Habra Heights, California for $885,000 in 2010; now it’s valued at $1,500,000. Staying put is a better strategy.

    • Agree: aandrews
  13. I live in Nicaragua/ Costa Rica. My $ goes much farther. The people are poor but happy,happier than Americans.You must have an income, me, union pension. My Atm card works here,so no worries.Takes a lil while to get used to it, different culture, but you’re easy going about things, it’ll work out. Good Luck

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  14. Emslander says:

    Your experience with the Thai legal system is fairly typical of experiences with any legal system anywhere.

    I have drilled it into my sons’ heads from birth to NEVER get involved with the police other than to say “Yes, sir” or “No, sir.” I told them that, if they wanted bad attention or to be punished, to just come home and I’d accommodate. They mostly complied.

    The deeper you get into any sort of trouble, the more it will cost you in time, money and degradation.

    • Agree: The Alarmist, Alfred
    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  15. I would think that a smart guy would have learned something about the culture of THAILAND before he went there!
    You can go to jail for being disrespectful to their Royals.
    Never, ever show anger. Never: it is disrespectful and shows weakness (an inability to control emotions or to be properly afraid of those with the power of life and death, ie. 3rd world cops).
    In fact, treat every cop and govt official as a long missed uncle you deeply love and respect. If you do that you cannot lose in the game.
    You could have walked out of that station in 1 hr or less by being respectful and calm, wishing to pay while indicating a recent family hardship of a medical nature or, even better, allude to a recent family death that you had to cover the funeral costs for as you are the eldest.
    The cops and robbers would have settled for 50% and you would have left happy.

    • Agree: utu, Peter Akuleyev
    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  16. @Emslander

    The deeper you get into any sort of trouble, the more it will cost you in time, money and degradation.

    “The process is the punishment,” is a universal phenomenon in all legal systems.

    My folks and other elders were also firm believers that the best thing to do is, as much as possible, stay out of the legal and medical systems.

  17. To many white nationalists, Muslims are just low IQ losers, and Orientals are just conformists with disgusting culinary habits, yet both groups have managed to maintain their heritage, and hence dignity

    Noseberg can’t easily engage in crypsis in those cultures. “My fellow Chinese people, we must curb our Chinese privilege,” already won’t fly, especially from Judd Hirsch.

    • Agree: HeebHunter
    • Replies: @Miro23
  18. When I was still military, in a so-called “friendly” country, one of my buddies decided our cab fare to town was too much … it was about $1 too much … BFD or Biloxi Fire Department, as we used to say … anyway, buddy decides to pay what he thinks is fair and walk away, so cabbie says, “No good… we go to police!” So buddy says, “Ok, we go to police.” I say, “You know the police beat people in this country, right?” and hand the cabbie the rest of the fare, figuring I was feeding one of his rugrats.

    When you are an American abroad, you have far fewer friends than you think, and they certainly don’t include the authorities … their and ours.

    • Agree: TKK
  19. @Reverend Goody

    Crank up Excel and do a net present value analysis as it would have been at the time you made the investment, counting the negative flows for property taxes paid, interest paid, etc., and see how well you really did … then adjust for inflation.

    • Agree: Alfred, Stan D Mute
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  20. @steinbergfeldwitzcohen

    I had a driver in Jakarta who decided I was VIP enough to get out of the traffic jam we were stuck in by using the empty lanes nearby, which were blocked off by machine-gun toting cops. The problem was that I was a mid-level banker, so not much of a VIP, but the driver had the oats to argue with the cops as he kept rolling slowly past them.

    The locals often know what one can get away with or not. Make sure you take care of the locals who take care of you.

    • Agree: Montefrío
  21. Good advice I reckon but the scandal is that we in the West are in effect giving up on our countries, handing possession and victory to those who set out to destroy and dispossess us.

  22. ricpic says:

    He rails against the White West but Thai “justice” could have just as easily left him locked up to rot forever (for having done nothing) as let him go. It’s the last refuge of romantics to think there are better places with better people somewhere else, somewhere far away.

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  23. PJ London says:
    @Reverend Goody

    May you enjoy your prosperity.

    “Bless you prison, bless you for being in my life. For there, lying upon the rotting prison straw, I came to realise that the object of life is not prosperity as we are made to believe, but the maturity of the human soul.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

    You sound like 99.9% of Americans, totally anal and caring only about their bank balance.
    The rest of the world (and yes I have lived in 8 countries) have a far better life, as they do not rank existence on the thickness of their wallet.
    Given a free choice and some income I would live in a Muslim country or eastern European.
    I would move to Abkhazia tomorrow if I could.
    Unfortunately, in my 70s, my travel and choices have become limited.
    “My wish for you… is that your skeptic-eclectic brain be flooded with the light of truth.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The First Circle

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  24. ricpic says:

    Refuge should be resort: It’s the last resort of romantics to think there are better places…….

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  25. Ah, yes. Rich people. Their adventures are so fun.

    Wait till he needs a doctor.

    • LOL: Trinity
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    , @Dumbo
    , @Da's Reich
  26. Polemos says:

    Why correct that? As written, it’s very poetic and on point with what you’re saying about the romantic spirit and its persistent failure to find rest where it is.

  27. Mr Deeds says:

    I’m not a Thailand fan when it comes to the ‘go to Southeast Asia’ set of expats.

    It seems to attract like flypaper the sleaziest and most pathetic subset of 40+ western men.

    Malaysia and Vietnam are substantially more chill. Kuala Lumpur & Penang (Malaysia) and Da Nang and Da Lat (Vietnam) are excellent places to live in that region.

    Forget about Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia.

    • Agree: ebear, HeebHunter, Alfred
    • Replies: @HeebHunter
    , @Jim Sweeney
  28. BlackFlag says:

    To be fair, every time WN communities or organizations spring up, they get get annihilated by whatever Western state they live under. They also have no financial backing. What the Zionists did was extremely impressive but the situation was very different.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  29. Stryker’s Guide To Southeast Asian Living


    1. Befriend one local VIP. Usually, they are Chinese of ancestry, but a Spanish Mestizo will also do in the Philippines. Cultivate at least one relationship with a VIP. That way you can call them should you have a problem. Whatever you do, make one VIP friend. In the Philippines, a Chinese Filipino aka Chinoy will do. Other Americans cannot do jack for you. Even the US Embassy.

    2. Take taxis if you are going to drink. Don’t drive at all. Don’t ride a motorcycle. And remember, even if you are sober, should you accidentally injure someone you are screwed. Again, know one important local.

    3. Beware of doing drugs. Many dealers will immediately inform their police contacts & bust you. It usually takes $2000 to get out of a drug bust. You might get away with possession of cannabis…the rest, no.

    4. Understand the property laws. Foreigners cannot own property. It all belongs to your partner.

    5. If a local antagonizes you or calls you a name, before you beat them up remember what 5 months in a ghastly local jail will be like. Just walk away. If they follow you to your residence, tell the security guard to shoot them. He can do so & get away with it. You cannot.

    6. Spread your money around to your security guards. They may save your life.

    7. Beware of red light districts & sex workers who will steal from you when you are in the shower. And also remember that if you beat one up, you are going to a local jail.

    8. Always defer to local VIP’s & police. Also, make one friend on the police if you can.

    9. Have $5000 spare for bribes, medical etc.

    10. Avoid other Americans who are in bad relationships or down-and-out. Eventually, they will simply wash out of the country. No matter how you attempt to assist them.

    11. You will never get custody of your children or get them out of the country, should your marriage be bad.

    Stryker’s rules must be followed.

  30. @Virumque:

    I wonder how many beers were drunk before that interview…

    I’ve never heard of this two passport business in all my decades of traveling to Europe and Asia. Also I don’t see how it would help you escape from a corrupt country, certainly not Thailand, as they ALWAYS look for your entry stamp and put the exit stamp right next to it. I just looked back on several decades of them in my passports to check. Good luck explaining why your 2nd passport doesn’t have the stamps they are looking for. Other countries in that area do the same.

    And then he went right back a month later. Come on.

    That said, it is true that Thailand is totally corrupt, and if you are caught in some official scam, you will pay. The police there are even more arrogant than in the USA, and are used to abject obeisance. On the other hand though, like individual fish in a big school, if you don’t stand out you are just one of the millions and millions of tourists they get every year, so you will probably not have any problem, if you stay away from drugs, underage girls, and aren’t staggering drunk.

  31. One hundred miles south of San Francisco and one hundred miles north of Los Angeles is the California central coast, some of the most beautiful coastal areas in the world. That’s where I live and that’s where I intend to die. I’ve traveled to Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Mexico, the Caribbean, Canada and I’ve always come back home to the place I love the most. Temperate climate, good food, good folks and still lots of natural wonders to hike, swim and explore.
    Going to some foreign shithole that lacks law and order is something I would not waste my limited time with on this beautiful planet.
    Sometimes what you’re trying to find is in your own back yard.

    • Agree: Poco
  32. To answer your earlier question, I think most of the white nationalists are the disgusting pigs. Potato-shaped genetic-mutt trash dropping rancor and CheezeIt crumbs all over their cum-stained keyboards. There is no hope for the United States if these guys are the vanguards of “our” future. I’ll take the “Orientals” or the Muslims any day of the week.

    Kek, amen.
    He forgot that it is a morally bankrupted (((movement))) filled to the brim with feds trying to herd the last of the hicks into a suicidal war with the East.

  33. @Mr Deeds

    Well, you can’t just motorboat a ladyboi on the sidewalk in Vietnam, Indonesia or Malaysia, kek. Thailand is extremely degenerate for reasons unknown. They were never even colonized!

    The SEA countries to the East ends are much less degenerate and very friendly, I do agree. Vietnam is getting more expensive and urbanized though, but the country has always been just a few steps behind China. If you want to find wilderness you might need to do some island hopping in the island countries.

    • Replies: @Mr Deeds
  34. Dumbo says:

    Interesting and funny. I prefer Linh when he does this type of interview or profile.

    The Thai prison story… See, that’s why I would never settle in a Muslim/South Asian country. It might be fine in many ways, but if for some reason you have a problem with the law or with the locals, as a foreigner, you are fucked. And I even think he was lucky, it could have gone much worse.

  35. Anon[352] • Disclaimer says:

    The introduction of Nassim Talebs Black Swan has a interesting paragraph about growing up in Lebanon in the 1960s. Worth revisiting. Our betters have made their decisions also,

    ….Increasingly, Celebrities and the upper 10% of US society have been getting second passports for themselves and their familes for quite some time. After the financial crisis of 2007-08 it seems this trend accelerated. Its also illuminating how many of the upper 10% also have real estate overseas. These people are not doing these measures for fun. And they sure as heck keep their Plan B quiet.

  36. Anon[352] • Disclaimer says:

    …Wait till he needs a doctor……

    medical care in most of the world is far better than in the US. Its not even close. US is ranked 37th (and dropping) on quality of medical care which is basically dead last in the first world.

    US medical care was the best in the world until around 1975 or so since then its been steadily downhill.

    • Replies: @Lee
    , @Peter Akuleyev
  37. It is very hard to contemplate leaving your homeland. Just leaving Sydney, that I knew like the back of my hand, but was unaffordable, was a dreadful break. Unfortunately, Austfailia, that from c.1970 to 1990 was making good progress in creating a decent society, has since fallen into the Pit of Hell, led by the Right, monsters like Howard, Abbott, Morrison et al, and the complicity of the zombie remnants of the ALP, now the Another Liberal Party. All driven by the Murdoch cancer. Now the place is locked in a suicidal frenzy of treacherous and deeply racist Sinophobia, after decades when China did us NOTHING but good. Such duplicity is bound to get its just desserts-and soon.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Phaedras
  38. Alfred says:

    During the Marcos era, in 1981, before an American color revolution liberated the Philippines, when Manila was a great place, with a lively nightlife, lots of new smart hotels, I was based there for 9 months. One day, I was driving down Roxas Boulevard. It is a wide road running alongside Manila Bay. A once beautiful location.

    The traffic was moving fast. I was following a taxi in the fast lane. Suddenly, with no warning and without brakelights, the taxi came to a halt. My car ploughed into the rear of the taxi – shortening the taxi by at a least one foot. My car was German and undamaged.

    The taxi driver made the usual song and dance. He only spoke Tagalog. I kept on insisting that we go to the police station. Eventually, when her realised that I was in no hurry, he led me to the nearest police station. He tried to take me elsewhere but I did not follow him there.

    At the police station, they gave the taxi driver a really tough time. Finally, they told me to give him some trivial sum so as to end the story. I think I gave him around $20.

    I have no idea if the police in Manila are today as considerate as they were at that time. 🙂

    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
    , @BlackFlag
  39. Dumbo says:

    You seem to hate everyone who has a little more money than you. Envy is not good for you. And money does not bring happiness.

    As for me, I’m not sure constant travel is a lifestyle I’d enjoy. I mean, I really like travelling, and I did a fair share of globetrotting, living in different places, and I can’t say I couldn’t move somewhere else again at a whim. But doing this permanently is a bit tiresome. I leave it to people like Linh Dinh and this Jonathan guy. Some things, such as Thai prisons, are fun to hear about, not so much to live through.

    • Replies: @frankie p
  40. Lee says:

    Mr Deeds said:

    Forget about Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia.

    I would add the Philippines to this list.

  41. If you aren’t happy in your own head, in your own body, then no amount of wandering will change that.

    Every country that I’ve lived in has had some (maybe many) things to get interested in.
    There are some negative opinions here for example on Thailand, but my experiences there were 100% positive. Due probably to the connections I had which were in higher ed, the military. I became interested in Thai history & Buddhism, took Thai language tuition and was universally received with glad welcomes and helpful attitudes. I was genuinely sorry when the time came to leave and returned for shorter visits for several years with the same result.

    If you are hanging out in places like Pattaya/Patpong you prob will not enjoy the same experience. Some Thai friends drove me/my then girl friend there once. The experience was such that I never returned … I met many farang happily living in different places from the big city to small towns with happy contentment.

    Trong Pai, Muang Thai.

  42. These are, unsurprisingly, the people that go back to Michigan in a few years.

    Thousands of Unz comments and I feel like I am beating my head against the concrete. What is it about the HBD Mitten state that causes a young man to prefer a jail in Thailand?

    Is it the violent hostile negroes trained from birth to hate whitey in a state that never had slavery, lost tens of thousands of men in pursuit of freeing negroes, and only recorded three lynchings (a third of which were white)? Is it the communist union entitlement mentality? Is it the imported from Canuckistan communist governor (or current home grown clone)? Is it the oligarchs who have dedicated themselves to fucking the middle/working class whites ever since Henry Ford stopped publishing The International Jew?

    One might not believe in the hypothesis that Saginaw Bay was the site of the meteor impact that caused the “great flood” of mythology as well as exterminating all North American mega-fauna, but it’s still hard to argue that the Mitten has had an outsize hand in the decline and fall of the West.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  43. Miro23 says:
    @Sick of Orcs

    To many white nationalists, Muslims are just low IQ losers, and Orientals are just conformists with disgusting culinary habits, yet both groups have managed to maintain their heritage, and hence dignity

    Noseberg can’t easily engage in crypsis in those cultures. “My fellow Chinese people, we must curb our Chinese privilege,” already won’t fly, especially from Judd Hirsch.

    Crypsis In ecology, crypsis is the ability of an animal or a plant to avoid observation or detection by other animals. It may be a predation strategy or an antipredator adaptation. Methods include camouflage, nocturnality, subterranean lifestyle and mimicry. Crypsis can involve visual, olfactory (with pheromones), or auditory concealment. When it is visual, the term cryptic coloration, effectively a synonym for animal camouflage. Wikipedia

    But the Chinese (commercial) elite do use crypsis in the south-east Asian societies that they dominate. These are some notes I took on Joe Studwell’s book “Asian Godfathers”:

    A central aspect is “Guanxi” (being plugged in/connected) whereby major efforts are made to bribe/entertain/give gifts/praise/be the best friend of those with political power or who may gain political power (Godfathers back all factions), with the interesting result that Godfathers develop a chameleon like nature, changing their names and presenting themselves for example as Thais in Thailand, Filipinos in the Philippines while simultaneously being Chinese with the Chinese.

    As a relative of Henry Fok (one of the biggest Godfathers) says, “tycoon behaviour should be viewed through the prism of Eric Berne’s 1960’s bestseller “The Games People Play”, adding..They all want a shrink … to get it of their chest.”

    So, not so different from Jewish oligarchs in the west. Where crypsis is possible they use it. For example, the Bolshevik leadership adopted Russian names – Trotsky (Bronstein), Zinoviev (Apfelbaum), Kamenev (Rosenfeld) to replace those German names that they no doubt adopted at some point previously.

  44. @PJ London

    “You sound like 99.9% of Americans, totally anal and caring only about their bank balance.”

    If we’re that way, which I doubt very seriously, the Jew has made us that and as in all thing this shall pass to. As to the commotion about the West dying, here is a question: how many of the newly created millionaires and billionaires in China, for example, are sending their children to learn classical music of Africa (drum beating) as to sublime Chopin? I think not!

  45. @Beobachter

    An Expert Speaks

    1. You can stagger around drunk & be puking on yourself in Siam & nobody will care a whit.

    2. However, you can stone cold sober & drive & if you get into an accident…you are in trouble.

    3. Generally, you can buy yourself out of any reasonable situation for a few grand. You really should not be traveling in SEA if you don’t have $3000 spare cash in the event of a serious situation.

    4. It would be typical of an American new comer to believe that Americans are not detested overseas & that being American will mean jack in SEA. Canadian? Maybe a little respect. British? Okay. American? Zero. The USA is regarded as the worst Superpower that ever existed & the average white American is regarded as a loudmouthed hick & ignorant too boot. However, in Siam, generally Thais don’t care.

    5. If you get locked in jail its the other American-hating nationals like Iranians, of whom there are a considerable number, or even Pakistanis who will threaten you for political reasons. Thais do not care. For that matter, even some Aussies or Brits are anti-American to come at you in an Immigration jail.

    6. Doing drugs is a tricky business. If you have to do drugs, score from ladyboys or from hotel staff of a younger hipper variety who themselves smoke weed. You can buy your way out of a weed bust, but Ya Ba & Meth are going to get you time. If you deal drugs or try to smuggle them in Pattaya or Bangkok, you are so stupid you should commit suicide when you get busted. Which you will be. Scoring drugs randomly on the street will always be a set up. With Tuk Tuk drivers or taxi drivers who ask you if you want to purchase drugs it will be a set up. You can score in Sukhumivit around Soi 4 from the Africans but they are periodically hit for raids.

    7. Many bar girls or hookers are meth addicts.

    8. An American married to Issan girl who does not know these ropes is not very bright.

    9. Make one or two semi-important friends.

    10. Remember the property laws. They are not in your favor. Property belongs to your wife.

    Many posters here are naive hicks who have no business being outside the small city or town they were born. Some hicks are scammed in SEA.

  46. Lee says:

    Anon said:

    ……….medical care in most of the world is far better than in the US. Its not even close. US is ranked 37th (and dropping) on quality of medical care which is basically dead last in the first world.

    Right—that’s why so many Canadians and Euros go to the US for medical care—because it’s so bad.

    In a number of counties mentioned in this thread——-if you can’t pay for a medical emergency upfront—you will simply die waiting to get it.

  47. @Stan D Mute

    Michigan Native & Long-term SEA Expat Here

    I cannot say I would prefer a Thai jail but I would live on Thai beach in a fishing hut & let lizards crawl up my anus before I would return to the low-cost housing of Greater Detroit Washtenaw county.

    I spent 30 K building my estate here & the irony is that my grandmother’s condo in Washtenaw County was worth $400 K in 1986 & after it was sold 20 years later it was worth 50 K-and my brother told me that whoever bought it was a fool. That is property value in Michigan for you.

    Not long ago on FB I got ahold of a Polish kid who shared my dorm room at Central. The poor fool is still stuck in Flint. His formerly tidy if modest Polish-Catholic neighborhood is one great big crack house.

    So that is one expat’s response.

    As for Canukistan, well, they may export our leaders but try immigrating there. They don’t want us.

    • Replies: @Radicalcenter
  48. @Beobachter

    I suppose one could get a replacement passport reporting it lost or stolen but I don’t know if it would have the same passport number. I think one may need a police report to obtain it and to show the immigration officer when leaving the country. Maybe in a country like Thailand one could get such a report from a different police station, and with some payment to the officer of course, even if the passport was confiscated by some other cops. Or perhaps he got another passport earlier claiming that he had lost it in preparation for such an eventuality as befell him. Some countries, the UK I think, do allow multiple passports but most people don’t need them.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  49. @Lee

    All you did Lee was prove that the health insurance racket in the USA is, like everything else in the place, hugely advantageous to the rich, and fucking hideous for the rest. Everything in the USA is a commodity, for sale to the highest bidder, and nothing, not even life or health, is a right.

    • Replies: @Poco
  50. @Jeff Stryker

    In some Southeast Asian and Arab/Muslim countries there is the custom of “blood money” where you can even get away with murder by paying off the family of the victim you killed or caused injury to but this usually applies to locals. Usually a foreigner in dispute with even the lowest of the low is at a disadvantage as even if he is in the right everyone in the chain who gets involved will be looking to profit from him and in the end he may still end up doing time as well as spending his money. In many Third World countries completing your jail sentence, even a fairly short one, isn’t the end of the story as then you’re transferred to the immigration jail awaiting deportation at your own expense or that of your embassy or some friend or relative willing to purchase your ticket out. Unlike Western countries, which pay for the deportation of illegals and criminals, most Third World countries claim they are poor and can’t afford it. There are foreigners rotting in Immigration lockups for years and decades, and dying in there, especially those from other poor Third World countries whose own embassies do not assist them and who don’t have the funds to pay for their ticket out.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  51. @Jeff Stryker

    Always good advice from you for wanabees and newbies but will they heed it?

  52. At the risk of sounding uncouth; this Jonathan guy is a right-on dipshit. Ironically, the type of unserious “experience collector” one would expect to see traveling the world, but who somehow realized how unlikable his life choice makes him and decided to pay lip service to things like “community and tradition” in the hope of scoring some profundity points. The type of person who cares all too much about how he is being seen and doesn’t do enough introspection to really know what that is supposed to feel like.

    His stupid Philipino misadventures tell as much, not to mention his choice to visit the Philippines in the first place.

    The fact that he simply barfs up the clearly fake image that the MSM offers of White Nationalists is another. By my reckoning at least, marriage rates among the WN community are significantly higher than for the rest of society (accounting for generation, of course). Your average WN foot slogger commenting on the Internet might be a frustrated, underemployed, 20-something, but then again, what young man isn’t these days?

  53. @obwandiyag

    “Their adventures are so fun.”

    ‘Such fun’ surely, you must be young.

  54. Z-man says:

    I replied to a right wing European page on F-book condemning immigration into Europe. I said they should kick out all the Arabs and Jews. I was suspended for a month for going against ‘community standards’. LOL on a supposedly right wing page, LOL!
    Zuckerberg and his landsmen have it all rigged.

  55. Z-man says:

    Yes, stay in one place and raise children, the best revenge against the globalists. It can be tough but wandering around the world is a sure way to extinction.

    • Replies: @Richard B
  56. Rdm says:

    This is weird as, in my youth, I was the biggest champion of orgies and drugs and personal freedom and all that faux-liberal youth-culture decadent bullshit.

    how many of those guys here in Unz?

    • Replies: @Robert Dolan
  57. gotmituns says:

    The only ones “escaping” from our nation are the cowards and shirkers who wouldn’t do either side any good when the shit hits the fan in this country. Nobody needs such people in their midst.

    • Agree: Poco, Trinity
    • Disagree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @Trinity
  58. PolarBear says:

    White Nationalists have degenerated with the normie masses but I doubt they’re any worse. That White racial purists don’t accept Orientals is likely your main gripe. Between a Chinese businessman and a Slovakian that wants to keep Slovakia Slovakian, who’s better to keep gypsies out of Slovakia? Unlike Cheeze-Its, racial nationalism is healthy. People of European extraction are what makes Europe and its offshoots what they are.

  59. What a fucking retard.

    He gets in a jam, is able to LEAVE Thailand…..then the stupid motherfucker goes BACK!!!!!

    And he has the nerve to talk shit about white men?

    Hey pal, face it….you’re an ASSHOLE.

    • Thanks: Trinity
    • Replies: @Trinity
    , @Poco
  60. Z-man says:

    Is Linh interviewing himself? Confusing article. Dense minds want to know. Ha!
    I ain’t sharing no friggin room for 8 bucks with no stinkin’ stranger! My son did that when he went traveling searching for the American dream. Bed and no breakfast in a dormitory until he got a place, I didn’t like it but I have to give him credit for stretching a buck, mostly mine. (Grin)
    I went to ‘Club Med’ once, had to share my room with a Texan for one or two nights. I was not thrilled. Several people a bit older than me booked out but I persevered or I resigned myself to it. My ‘roomie’ was an Engineer so I had no problems with him. I ended up almost hooking up with a couple of girls, mostly French, over the course of the week I was down there (Martinique).
    It was run by a mostly French crew, very communal, I did not like it. Never did ‘that’ again.

  61. @Alfred

    Very cool story, Alfred. Thanks.

    Without question, the law enforcement personnel in New Zealand (at least those we’ve seen/encountered) have been by far the most respectful, cool-headed, nice-to-deal-with police we have ever dealt with.

    They won’t give you a break or cut you some slack if you were speeding, if that’s what you were hoping for. Not gonna happen. They just won’t be assholes about the matter, unlike so many (too many) of their American counterparts, sad to say. Kiwi law enforcement are usually warm, mildly apologetic upon initial presentation, very business-like where appropriate, very informal whenever suitable, and best of all, efficient. A jaded, anti-establishment Kiwi friend observed, “They actually use vaseline here…”.

    Well, maybe not a lot of vaseline, but the NZPD’s more easy-going friendly demeanor really does lower the stress level of the encounter noticeably. I wouldn’t say getting a ticket anywhere, including New Zealand, is a ‘pleasure’, but my experience in NZ was that the NZPD never instilled fear, but rather confidence, and their demeanor during stops helped relieve stress rather than build it unnecessarily.

    And refreshingly, it is basically color-blind, as we saw a high-speed chase end literally right in front of us, maybe 100′ away. We were at a huge fresh produce market on the roadside just south of Auckland, with an enormous asphalted parking lot, perfect to decelerate into with great visibility, i.e., relative safety. So here come these wailing NZPD cars following right behind this sporty little number which comes to a near-screeching halt directly in front of us, as previously alluded to (we were 100% safe, it was very well-protected.) Anyway, that suspect, a Maori, was wanted for attempted murder, as a short time earlier he had tried to run his ex-girlfriend over with the sporty little car he was driving when he was arrested. What we will never forget is the absolute respect that was shown all around. No tasers drawn or pistols blazing. Just a brisk but calm and professional job in retrieving the cooperative and communicative suspect from the vehicle, getting him comfortably cuffed, then slowly, carefully seated into the cruiser. No problems. The contrast to what we have seen/experienced in the United States was stunning and memorable.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Poco
  62. @Rdm

    In college….everybody is a liberal.

    There is no choice really.

    Education is simply indoctrination and it’s been that way for many years.

    Young people are especially sensitive to groupthink because they have a huge need for acceptance.

    Also, young people have the mistaken belief that older/wiser professors wouldn’t lie or mislead.

    Our own Kevin Macdonald was a liberal in college.

    Kids are sitting ducks because they have no life experience to draw from….so their reality can be easily manipulated….and all of them come out of college with the disease of jewbrain.

    The idea that “boomers” (or any generation) can be blamed for our situation is foolishly absurd.

    Not only does boomer blaming divide older whites and younger whites, it also lets the real culprits off the hook.

    I wasn’t exactly a liberal in college, but I am ashamed to admit that I attended a protest against South Africa. I didn’t know shit about the topic. But my college friends were all going to the rally and I went with them. It’s a painful memory in light of the white genocide in SA today.

    My college is currently a hotbed of leftist radicalism. I do not give to the college, I do not attend any functions, and I have no pride regarding the institution.

    The idea that 18 year old kids of any generation are responsible for the state of the nation is absurd.

    The state of every nation of the west is dictated not by the youth, or even the voters, but the small hat donors that actually run the show while hiding in the woodwork.

    • Replies: @Rdm
  63. Trinity says:

    Hmm, I take it this writer is (((stereotyping))) White Nationalists. haha. I could stereotype Oriental men IF I wanted to stoop that low. I could take it even further and stereotype South Asian Oriental men IF I wanted to stoop that low.

    “Spam tinted?” lmao. That there is a good one and probably true. Personally I find Asian/Oriental women the second least desirable women on the planet, most are built like 12 year old male stamp collectors. Nice hair though, got to give credit where credit is due. I do find that there is a stereotype of White men who are attracted to Oriental women as well. They are USUALLY less than masculine, in fact they are often geeky like Fart Suckerberg if you want to say a Jew is “white.” I bet you a dollar that the typical white dude who goes to Thailand for sex is more than likely to fit the mold you used to describe “White Nationalist” than an actual White Nationalist.

    So do I take it that every single Japanese man in Japan is a Japanese Nationalist and is to be condemned for wanting his nation to stay majority Japanese? Stay thirsty, my friend. hahaha.

    • Agree: Poco
    • Replies: @Joe Paluka
  64. Trinity says:

    Stereotyping American ex-Pats (White Only). They all either look like Michael Moore or David Byrne from the 70s-80s group, “Talking Heads.” Now that there is funny I don’t care who you is.

  65. Trinity says:
    @Robert Dolan

    Hell, man, there are consequences for trying to be a combination of Jack London & the Dos Equis man of Unz. Pimpin’ ain’t easy, yo.

  66. cohen says:

    You are doing a good job to some degree in telling the audience the real interesting and historical stuff about counties you travel to.. unlike you, when I travel I dont talk to “intellectuals”. I to go to small cafes and talk to locals who dont speak a word of English but somehow there is always a one eyed men among blinds, one who wants to speak and brush up his english with in the crowd. To me that is fun. The most common bonding is the sense of humor and bonding through jokes. That is something so common among people of various background. Try that experience next time.

    Your stories about Serbia, and Lebanon did lack information. For instance, in Belgrade the American bombing or missiles attack were incredibly precise and ironically US got away bombing the Chinese Embassy by claiming an error. No way Jose. The defense ministry building destroyed were among big building and in front of each. There was no damage to any neighboring buildings.

    Philip Morris bought the Serbian Cigarette company for one dollar? and the Yugo (bad or good beside the point) car company was sold to an American car company for 1 dollar. There are three KPMG offices in Belgrade. Why an American company needs 3 offices in the same city. Privatization my man.

    You are hung up on Albania. Did you see the digging of an old gladiator arena by the sea? Or their political parties. People like me care less about the nice pictures of food from a restaurant menu. At least I for one.

    Go to Jakarta, or Casablanca and see Muslim women with their Hijab driving taxi without fear of any physical harm. You can not imagine that happening in America, This is information and not pictures of food which is very subjective. Try to go to Tanger in Morocco and get a taste of Europe and Africa in one place. And the weather one has to experience it oneself. Daniel Craig has a house in Tanger on the Atlantic side (lot of French artists, mostly fags).

    Talk to a native Jews of Casablanca and learn why on earth they dont want to go to their “promised homeland”. The answer would surprise you. I was amused when one of them in a synagogue said “Then what the hell we will be doing there once we get to Israel”.

    Try some volcanic islands in Indonesia where Comodo dragons still roam. Or Lake Biakal. Very different than the food information with prices.
    Put some information in your writing that would be worth reading. Food? Who gives a sh… We have the tendency to talk about foreign foods and feel cultured and well informed.

    • Replies: @Alden
  67. anon[266] • Disclaimer says:

    white nationalists are the problem? lol

    all blacks and everyone in the 3rd world is a white nationalist

    that’s defined as wanting to live in a white country

    so this author hates white people because the white people he was around were degenerate scum and asians wouldn’t have allowed other asians to be this type of degenerate scum?

    he should try arabia and see real degenerates, what these people are like when they have money and impunity

  68. @Miro23

    Thank you for an insightful comment. All races engage in crypsis to a degree, but our American misfortune has been via Chosenites and their shabbos goy familiars.

    Chingchong didn’t sabotage our immigration system in the mid-60s, it was Noseberg, who ‘My Fellow Whites’ to this day.

  69. @Hapalong Cassidy

    You’re right, but many countries let you acquire citizenship there without giving up US citizenship — now including Russia.

    And mere permanent residency in another country never requires giving up US citizenship, so why renounce US citizenship if mere permanent residency in the other country suits one’s purposes? (Permanent residents often have the right to use the public healthcare system the same as citizens. Some countries, like Russia, give them the right to vote in local elections.)

    US citizens who reside abroad full-time do indeed have to file a US income tax return even on income earned abroad. But in 2021, a married couple can exclude the first $217,400 per year from US federal taxation:

    In 2022 the exclusion rises with inflation, probably to $224-225,000.

    The system is unfair, grasping, and should be abolished. But the worldwide taxation shouldn’t be a deterrent for most Americans who would seriously consider residing abroad. What percentage of older American couples moving abroad will have more than $225,000 in income per year while they are retired? Not many..

  70. Psalms 37:23 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.” and James 4:15 “For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.” So, while Jonathan provided a good story without the theology, we are all pawns to the Almighty. The Sovereign Lord determines our boundaries and paths. Be grateful for what you get.

  71. Neuday says:
    @Reverend Goody

    But in the meantime you must either live in California; La Habra Heights was 57% White in 2010, so what is it now? 35%? Regardless of what Zillow tells you about your house’s value, you still live in a somewhat nice part of Mexico, with several colonies of non-Whites mixed in. No Thanks.

  72. Intersting discussion.

    ‘Dandelion Lakewood’ in my mind, epitomizes why the west is the sh*thole that it is today. Not a mention of the word ‘jew’ in the whole article/interview with the hippy.

    “I want to avoid the forced degeneracy of the West. This is weird as, in my youth, I was the biggest champion of orgies and drugs and personal freedom and all that faux-liberal youth-culture decadent bullshit.”

    Yes, he left the US, to get away from the world he helped bring in. How awfully decent of him.

    He travels around Europe, as an American, singing in Turkish. He loves to experience the European cultures, or should I say, the ‘Muslim’ cultures who have forced themselves upon the west. He’s run away, too much of a coward to stay in the west and repair the damage he’s done.

    The typical, liberal, luvvie, who also happens to be a musician.

    Interesting. My story is somewhat similar to his, in that I am a musician and had to get away from the decadent west, or should I say London, seeing it for what it was. Offered record deals, fame and fortune, at the start of the millennium but having the common sense to understand what the music industry was really all about.
    I however have no desire to invade another people’s land and force myself upon them. I also never promoted any decadent culture in my youth, always being respectable.

    I hate to say it but this man is the type of w*nker who should have stayed in the US and done down with the sinking ship he helped to destroy. You don’t want people like this in your land. They’re nothing but hypocrites and I avoid people like this at all cost. In fact I pretty much avoid all western musicians, because they are all a bunch of liberal/left wing arseholes who haven’t really brought the west much good when you really come to think of it.

  73. Poco says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    If you’re poor or old health care is free in the US.

  74. Alfred says:
    @Commentator Mike

    I suppose one could get a replacement passport reporting it lost or stolen …

    The issuance of a second valid passport should therefore be considered an exception to the one passport policy and will be issued at the discretion of the Consular Officer. If issued it will be valid for a maximum of two years.

    U.S. Embassy and Consulate in the Netherlands – Second Passports

  75. Poco says:
    @Robert Dolan

    Damn fools sing the praises of countries and people who one has to be constantly on guard.
    Meanwhile trashes Whites who want to keep the filth out.

    I wonder if he ever considered that they have the same opinion of him that he professes for White Nationalists? No, it couldn’t be, he just loves everyone but White Nationalists. How could the asians disdain him?

  76. Alden says:

    I wondered what he really did to spend time in a Thai jail. Everyone who’s been involved in the criminal justice system, even if it’s just bailing out your no good relatives knows not to believe the dindu nuffin stories.

    And the state department is not your free defense attorney or travel chaperone.

    • Replies: @TKK
  77. @Reverend Goody

    Sweet numbers, brah. But that works only if you can avoid spending all the profit on the next, also wildly appreciated house, right?

    One can do this by moving to a house that is smaller, older, or in a less desirable climate or location, of course. That isn’t a good option for everyone, though, especially families. We have a number of children, so we need to move someplace bigger, not smaller.

    Once past that stage of life, yeah, it’s usually feasible to downsize and come out ahead that way on housing costs and equity: i.e., sell a big house and buy a smaller house. That way you come ahead even if you stay in the same locale, saving/investing some of the proceeds and/or having a lower monthly mortgage payment.

    Also, those inland “flight” / retirement areas aren’t so cheap anymore. One used to profit from expensive coastal and/or big-city home sales and buy really cheap inland. But this is changing fast. Primarily due to the acceleration of decent people fleeing even midsized cities (not just NY, LA, Chicago, Houston), and millions working mostly online for the first time.

    Home prices continue to rise far faster than our salaries/wages in booming country & exurban counties across Utah, Nevada, Texas, Florida, eastern OR and WA, Montana, Wyoming, etc.

    My mother is selling her house in a fairly expensive part of NJ and buying out West. The prices for the newer houses far from any city in Utah or Nevada, are shockingly higher than when we started looking in earnest less than two hyears ago. We thought we were savvy and sufficiently apprised of costs in these boomtowns, but nope.

    In the two inland flight areas we’re looking at, newer-home prices are going up maybe 4x faster than my Mom’s house. Houses we thought might cost $300,000 are surging to $400,000 and $500,000. If we thought she might pick up a house with a certain amount of property for $400,000, it’s now $600,000 to $800,000.

    As for California real estate, man, you killed it! I’m happy for you. I too would have bought when you did if we had lived in Cali then. We’d try to buy in SoCal even now, as overpriced and overcrowded as it is, if we weren’t raising children. But we won’t subject our kids to the California curriculum much longer — it’s getting more extreme by the month. Nor will we live in a jurisdiction with “vaccine” “passports”, which may be on their way here. In the new lockdown America, even the prospect of real estate profits isn’t enough to keep families in certain places long-term, like California.

    Also, how are young Americans to buy real estate to raise their own families? The artificially low interest rates won’t last. And even rock-bottom rates don’t help if you can’t come up with a downpayment. A 20% downpayment could easily be $70-80,000 or more in many areas with good jobs. Many, probably most, Americans don’t inherit a house. Given the number of children we have, ours won’t each inherit a house either. How do they ever get on this absurd merry-go-round?

    When home prices consistently riser faster than salaries and wages, this cannot serve most people well in the long run. You made out very well, and we may do alright, but this system already hurts more people than it helps, and it cannot go on forever.

  78. Poco says:
    @Mustapha Mond

    Most arrests in the US go exactly the same way. The media likes to beat White Americans over the head with how horrible we are when the dindus require force. That’s all.

  79. @Virumque

    Getting a second passport is not that big of a deal, but there are a few things to know: a second US passport requires that you submit your 10-year passport in order to get one, it is only good for two years, the number is NOT the same one as on your 10-year passport, and the reason that I had to get one is because I worked oil & gas projects overseas where some countries (Angola & Brazil for instance) require keeping your passport for an extended period of time for the visa process. So you travel in country with your passport & LOI (letter of invitation), submit your passport to get your visa, and leave then using your second passport. If things were flowing as they should, you would receive your passport back with the proper visa while home before you had to travel back again. It also comes in handy when dealing with some suspect customs agents in third world (think African) nations that may or may not return your documents to you when trying to clear immigration. The two passports are tied to each other and to you, so if you have some legal trouble then they can still track you with the other one when submitting it for identification. I also made multiple hi-res color copies of each and had these scanned to a thumb drive along with all important visa pages that I kept on my person and hidden in my bag. I never really had anything bad happen concerning my passport while traveling, but I heard enough truly horrible stories to know that I didn’t want to be unprepared either.

  80. Alden says:

    For those interested in the Chinese diaspora in SE Asia, I recommend this book; Lords of the Rim by Sterling Seabrook. It’s been going on at least 2,000 years, Chinese economic colonists running SE Asia. I know most of the elite and middle class Phillipinos are mixed race. Chinese. They probably arrived about 800 AD.

  81. Trinity says:

    This whole living the life of debauchery thingie while living on your own wits, getting high, traveling free thingie has been around since forever. Probably started with London, hell probably sooner. Homosexual William Burroughs, Ken Kesey, surprisingly a jock before he who would turn on and tune out, Jon Kerouac, etc. Admittedly I liked some of these guys stories whether they were meant to INTENTIONALLY drag down people into the gutters with them or not. Me thinks it could have been a little of both. “One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest” is indeed a classic, so props to Kesey for at least that one.

    My guess is traveling around from place to place has its pros and cons WHEN YOU ARE YOUNG, but for a middle aged man to be doing this sort of thing on the regular is very questionable. Sure, it is cool to go and hang out somewhere for a week, but to pick up and plant roots somewhere else over and over is tiresome and you aren’t not going to be slamming down pints, scoring women left and right, and talking to old dudes in coffee shops. What the hell are you going to live on? Ever try renting a place with no creditable references? So where are your work references? There is the REAL WORLD and there is the Fantasy made up world of HORSESHIT.

  82. Alden says:

    Plenty of American women work as taxi and Uber lyft drivers without coming to any harm. Head scarf, winter hat in cold weather, the ubiquitous baseball cap headband scarf blacks in elaborate braids, other races in whatever hair style American women work as drivers and don’t come to any harm. Drivers are sometimes robbed a few have been murdered but over all it’s a safe occupation. I don’t get your point at all. Unless you’re claiming that Cab and Uber drivers are in such peril in America it’s a dangerous occupation.

  83. Trinity says:

    So the Iranian dudes in that Thai jail were jailbird versions of the Iron Sheik and the ex-pat Americanos all looked like Ric Ocasek?

    Cue: Macho Man by The Village People

  84. TKK says:
    @Juan jwayne

    I hope you see this.

    My concern was if I bought a property there, when I had to leave it, it would be stripped.

    If that a dumb concern or a valid one?

    It happened to my cousin who bought a house in the Dominican Republic. He had to come back to the States because his dad had a stroke. When he got back to the DR- they had even taken the doors. Everything was gone.

    Best to just rent?

  85. Rdm says:
    @Robert Dolan

    What you said is actually the current state of the US, Gen-Z blaming on Boomers and Boomers talking down Millennials while the real culprit is slowly slipping away between each generation fingers.

    Every subject taught in schools are cover stories and virtue signaling without any real impact. “How to win Friends” by Carnegie was already memoryholed with the real life dagger stabbing of allies in broad daylight. The generation that would carry the nation to another milestone is now filled up with LGBTQ. Any legitimate discourse will be instantly pigeonholed as QAnon. The division between the political spectrum is so far wide that you don’t even recognize your fellow countrymen. One worries about the freedom of sticking one’s dick in other men ass while the other worries about their lives getting by in ever increasing harsh economy by growing potatoes.

    You can be liberal and conservative at different issues in life. The life you become is not all about white and black. The real culprit draws a caricature of us and we entertain ourselves. But forcing other sovereign countries to take their manhood skinny dipped in other men arsehole is not spreading democracy. It’s an outright depravity of mind that you can only imagine possible in any nation that is now overtaken by a legion that doesn’t represent the interest of its republic at all.

    • Replies: @gotmituns
  86. TKK says:

    I agree. That was a super article, but why would you go back to Thailand 4 weeks later after a Thai lawyer advised you to flee the country?

    From Bali?

    Bali is paradise.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  87. @Alden

    This Florida cab driver disagrees saying that it is a deadly job even for males as over 30 of his cab driver friends have been murdered in their cabs. He is now happy to be living a much safer lifestyle in a hut in the jungles of the Philippines.

    • Replies: @Alden
  88. profnasty says:

    JNs plan. They have dehumanized their enemy- White people. They have no qualms, or morals, on violent crime, or even murder, to win the contest.
    Whites are Nazis, etc. They can be assaulted or murdered with relative immunity.
    That’s how it’s done.

  89. My dream was to always live in Austria. My wife and I traveled yearly there for 22 years. Then it changed…

    From the wonderful Austrian culture that was on display everywhere we went both night and day, within the space of a few years the city of Vienna, our “home” area for our travels there, that I had learned like the back of my hand had seemingly become just another New York City without the pollution or dirt.

    Still immaculate, Austria was beginning to drown in the western style of things and the allowance for mass immigration as in the rest of the EU has turned this beautiful city that was so crime free one could walk anywhere at any time into a newly, thriving region of crime.

    I learned enough German to speak to the locals and miss the days I spent just wandering the city of Vienna, its outskirts, and other areas of Austria.

    I hope the Austrians can break with the EU and chart their own way again. Maybe I will still be around and I will be able to live there…

    • Thanks: GMC
    • Replies: @Peter Akuleyev
  90. anon[352] • Disclaimer says:

    Canadians come to US for medical treatment because their system is as bad as ours

    Euros do not go to US for medical treatment – that’s laughable.

    I‘m suspecting you are one of those extraordinariarly arrogant but mediocre MDs who believes the lies the AMA tells you.

    • Replies: @Alden
  91. BorisMay says:

    Odd article but Americans can be a bit odd. Have met a lot of American weirdos that see themselves as normal but are anything but by English standards. US citizens rarely seem to understand that if your compatriots go around the place bombing and genociding people they are not going to be liked. It can only be because the average American is a bit thick. You know the saying: ‘strong in arm, thick in head!’

    Any EU country or aspiring member of the EU/NATO like Albania is finished. It might be okay now but when the idiots finally accede their nation will be turned in to debt slaves like the rest of the free west. Thus any American that thinks anywhere in Europe offers a safe sanctuary is a blithering idiot.

    The remaining choices are Russia, old Soviet states like Uzbekistan, Tajikistan etc. Possibly one or two African states like Madagascar and a few islands here and there.

    Otherwise you need to find a large valley in a highland area without roads. Not many left.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Anon
  92. Alfred says:

    Bali is paradise.

    I know an English GP who was having a great time as the doctor of cruise ships. He went all around the world. Lived in luxury and saved all his salary. When he came to Melbourne, he invited us on board and showed us around. It was not a huge ship. Only big. He had an affair with a beautiful barmaid from Bali. Later, he married her. He sent us amazing wedding photos with him dressed up as a maharajah or something like that. Pure Hollywood.

    He settled down in beautiful Bali. He commuted to Perth, Australia, every week to work. Doctors are well-paid in Australia. He built a huge house with garden, swimming pool, maids etc. His wife had a baby.

    The poor guy caught chikungunya virus. It is transmitted by mosquitoes. He was desperately ill. It is supposed to feel as though your bones are breaking. He recovered. I have lost touch with him (he had been a colleague of my ex-wife). I believe that catching this infection a second time can be fatal.

    Personally, I only trust tropical Australia. But if enough Asians move there, malaria and chikungunya will surely follow.

    • Replies: @Biff
    , @HautesTot
  93. Sounds like a typical old white male, makes his money from the capitalist system, goes off to cheap foreign countries where his dollar goes farther, and that have sex tourism like Thailand, and adopt an Oikophobic attitude towards their native country, cuz, well underage sex isn’t allowed there. And old white males aren’t treated like gods.

  94. gotmituns says:

    don’t even recognize your fellow countrymen.
    I recognize White men and women as Americans – no others. Only those two type people can be Americans. All others are not Americans.

    I recognize though that freaks of any sort (even White freaks), are not Americans.

  95. tito says: • Website

    When I was very young, I had a yen to travel and when I reached the age of 57, I got into my
    car and lit out for the nearest town. But then got an enormous headache when I saw my adored town in the rear-view mirror and turned and went back home again.

    • LOL: BlackFlag
  96. Trinity says:

    America, don’t you wish all these America haters would leave already?

  97. I’ve lived in Thailand. That scam he speaks of is real. Problem is that foreigners are too stupid to realize that hanging out at bars and being a “tourist” is a recipe for disaster. Don’t do it!

  98. Gapeseed says:

    This latest post brings to mind Tim Ferris’s 4 Hour Workweek, where the author recounts how to live abroad on the cheap, using virtual assistants and mobile technologies to survive and thrive as an itinerant. The book is at least ten years old now. Is that kind of functional wanderlust even possible now?

  99. Mr Deeds says:

    Philippines has awful Internet and the variety of food you can get isn’t much better than Cambodia. Take the nightmare logistics of the archipelago and add regular typhoons into the mix, and the Philippines is a fine place to visit but not to live IMHO.

    • Agree: HeebHunter
    • Replies: @HeebHunter
  100. Alden says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Really? You’re the cab driver you must be correct. Seldom happens where I live.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  101. Thim says:

    Learn the language. Or forget it.

  102. Alden says:

    Some of the smaller countries like Netherlands Belgium Denmark send a few patients a year to America for rare complicated procedures and tests. Cheaper than having the equipment and technicians in their own countries to do just a few procedures a year. Their NHs have contracts with specific American medical centers.

    European NH doesn’t do certain kinds of cosmetic surgery. Again, small countries not enough demand to support cosmetic practices . So they go to America or other countries with big cosmetic surgery businesses.

    UCLA, Cedars Sinai and St John’s in Los Angeles have lots of international patients including Europeans.

  103. BlackFlag says:

    Good point. Makes me think the story is false. But here are some options if ever stuck in that situation.

    Say you lost passport from primary country so are using passport from your secondary country.

    Request a new passport from your secondary country so that the issue date is recent. Then explain that you had to get a replacement. But this might not work cause if they look you up in their database, e.g. Juan Ramirez from Spain, and don’t find an entry. .

    The land border with Cambodia is lax. Maybe you can slip by or bribe the Thai officials.

  104. BlackFlag says:

    They are. Have been stopped several times in the Philippines for travel violations and they were always exceedingly cordial and let me off after paying a modest ~$20 fine/bribe.

    • Thanks: Alfred
  105. BlackFlag says:

    1. You still have to pay the FICA taxes which are about 15% of income until ~110k.
    2. Still have to pay federal income tax on income >~110k as you said.
    3. Still have to pay net capital gains tax, net income tax, inheritance tax.
    4. Have to report bank accounts and ownership of foreign companies.
    5. Have greater trouble opening bank accounts and forming companies.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Radicalcenter
  106. PolarBear says:

    In Mexico, I was warned about fake cabs that kill the passengers and take their money. Areas in Africa where everyone’s a rapist, a cab ride could look like the car rape in Saturday Night Fever. Of course in bad neighborhoods it’s not safe to be a cab, Uber, Lift, ect. driver. Attacking pizza deliverery boys and girls is common in the nearest ghetto.

    • Replies: @Joe Paluka
  107. Clyde says:

    Jonathan (41-years-old)….. Thanks Linh Dinh! Great accounting by Jonathan. I don’t have much desire to travel, but if I did I would go to SE Asia, Taiwan and Japan. So here I get to travel vicariously. Very nice/informative to read this and get it from Jonathon. Straight from the horse’s mouth. With you asking very good questions to move it along.

    You have the makings of a book here. Seriously! Just interview enough interesting vagabonds and travelers.

  108. Clyde says:

    Here is a very good travel video-blogger on youtube. Bald and Bankrupt is his nom de plume.

    Linh Dinh get with it with it! Start small with youtube videos and you will learn along the way how to improve your presentation technically. You would be a natural on youtube where you can monetize monetize monetize. Check out this video foodie blogger on youtube. I saw someone analyze his take which includes youtube plus he extended out from there such as merching T-Shirts etc. He started out 10 years ago and he knew nothing about video blogging. This analysis said that Mark Weins pulls in at least one million per year/

    Mark Weins — … Based in Thailand and has a Thai-Chinese wife and kid.

    This Man Makes Money Off YouTube Traveling the World and Eating Street Food and Other Local Delights
    Mark Wiens never had a 9-to-5 job after graduating college. Now he has nearly 1.8 million subscribers and has visited dozens of countries.

  109. gatobart says:

    Several decades ago i toyed with the idea of trying to go live in “America”, really, the U.S. of A. and finally gave up. FF to the present, I have not only completely discarded the idea but also, quite the opposite, I would be trying to escape from that country as fast as you can say: Good Bye if I lived there. It is not so the economy, the social and racial unrest, the street gangs, the opiate epidemics, but the fact that i am convinced the mental/intellectual level of the “American” populace has reached such abyssal depth that it could actually get to the center of the earth in the near future. Just a sample of the incredible things most “Americans” still believe at this point, starting with the weakest:

    a) that Putin paid badly needed money (to fix the Russian economy) to the Taliban, so they would do what they have been doing for two decades already and for which they! would pay to be able to do: to kill hated “American” invaders. Like say, Churchill paying bounty money to Soviet guerrillas so they kill German soldiers during WW2.

    b) That a bunch of 15 Middle Eastern guys with nothing but box cutters hijacked airliners in the U.S. and crashed them in several places. Never mind the conspiracy talk, the engineering and structural inconsistencies, the contradictions in the narrative, the destruction of evidence after the crime, etc, etc, etc . Just think about what came in the news only days later: that nine of the supposed hijackers were alive and well, living in the Middle East, from where they had never left, and who were mighty surprised to know what they had done and that they should be dead by then…! Yet, even after their own MSM published these news, “Americans” kept believing the narrative.

    c) That Saddam Hussein had WMDS, which served for their masters to launch an incredibly stupid war that cost more than $5T and the lives of more than 5000 of their own. Even worse, that they had absolutely no reaction whatsoever when the very culprits confessed that it has been all a lie, that the only reason why they invaded Iraq was for the oil. No reaction whatsoever.

    All that just off the top of my head because I could go on and on. But come on, after compiling even such short list, who with a brain inside his skull would like to live among people like that…?

    • Thanks: Miro23
  110. ChipperB says:

    That so many commenters are looking to move away from the U.S says a lot about the condition of the U.S.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @Robert Dolan
  111. I’ve never understood the attraction of Thailand? Most of the white people I’ve known over the years who travel there are what would be generally be known as marginal types that have trouble fitting in anywhere. One guy I knew who used to travel there was a real pervert, another was an alcoholic who had a string of Filipino and Thai wives and girlfriends who left him because of his alcoholism and infidelity. The others were either naive couples or single guys. I’ve heard stories of the corruption and the setups like this guy went through. Thailand might have tropical beauty but so does Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Guam. At least these places are in the US and while not perfect, have laws and procedures that are American. This guy sounds just like one of those guys that would be a misfit in any country, probably due to low IQ, poor impulse control or a brain addled due to years of alcohol or drug abuse. These guys are full of stories that might make for an interesting evening, but I wouldn’t trust his type to look after a set of half-bald tires for an afternoon.

    • Replies: @utu
  112. @PolarBear

    “a cab ride could look like the car rape in Saturday Night Fever.”

    There was a rape in that movie? It was such a boring movie, I’ve never watched it right through.

    • Replies: @Trinity
  113. Interesting read, although I admittedly skimmed until reaching the good part about the scam and legal system, which I relished. My day is improved having read this article. At least, it was, until I reached the out-of-the-blue, based-on-nothing attack on whites (ethnic northern Europeans). Why? What did we allegedly do to you now? What the fuck does white nationalism have to do with crime and punishment in Thailand?

    I’m a semi-white in America who votes right wing (we Saiyans are literally part monkey)… and my last best friend was literally named Mohammed. I hate how they and the Jews torture their food before killing it and avoid their restaurants because of that, but for home cooked goodness I make an exception. Once I had a muslim coworker who got super excited after I carefully admitted to voting Trump- He shook my hand, telling me about his sister who went all in on the feminist anti-Trump angle, moved to Spain, and doesn’t talk to her brother or family anymore because they weren’t anti-Trump enough. I voted Trump partly in the hopes that the Zionist crimes against Syria would end. I think Europeans should remain a majority in their own countries (Gasp!)

    But now, thanks to you, the next time I see a gook name on this site, I’m not even going to bother reading what it has to say. It’s already made up its mind about me, so I’ll return the favor. Fuck you too, slant-eyed cunt. I hope the next time you play Minecraft and walk around a city controlled by the Democrats you vote for, a mentally ill nigger crackhead tweaking on fentanyl, marijuana, methamphetamine, etc knocks you the fuck out for no reason and takes your inventory. If that happens to you I’m sure you’d still be blaming whites, considering you’re stupid enough to return to a 3rd world country you’re a wanted criminal in.

    • LOL: HeebHunter
    • Replies: @HeebHunter
  114. gatobart says:

    Oops! I was forgetting the best one:

    d) That most “Amercans’ believe that there was a massacre in Tiananman Square in Beijing in June 1989, based on a single piece of “irrefutable evidence’….a civilian stopping an entire column of tanks with a gesture of his hand…! Yep. A civilian stops in front of a bunch of tanks of the Chinese Army and makes a gesture and they all stop in their tracks was the indisputable proof for most “Americans” and a good chunk of Western public opinion, that these same military were mowing down protesters with machinegun fire only a few blocks away…! Try that one in the U.S. and in Europe during one of your protests. Guess what would have happened in the very democratic “America” if one of those Capitol dudes had tried the same trick face to tanks from the NG. Or if one Yellow Vest try it in France, or an anti-Boris in London, or a Angela-hater i n Berlin, and so on. So, that is that is how the collective mind of the sheeple in the “West” (US and Europe) works: tanks stop in front of civilian means they are massacring them only a block away.

    • Agree: HeebHunter
    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  115. Trinity says:
    @Joe Paluka

    Nah, some dude scored with a broad and they did it in the backseat of the car. People used to do the “wild thang” in the back seat of their cars in the parking lot in the age of disco or at least I heard that they did. lololol.

    Cue: If I Can’t Have You by Yvonne Elliman

    • Replies: @GMC
  116. @Lee

    The Canadians and Europeans who go to the US for medical care are going to the top-notch US hospitals and are paying top dollar for the service. They are going to the US for a quicker diagnosis. These people are not going to the typical US county or veterans hospital.

  117. @Trinity

    What does “spam tinted” mean?

    • Replies: @Alden
  118. @Alden

    By “this” I meant the cabbie in the article.

  119. frankie p says:

    I’m with you on the unattractive nature of constant travel. I actually went on the road in Asia (China, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia) for 11 months, and by the end of that time I was MORE THAN READY to stay in one place for a while. That said, I was shoestringing it, and this Jonathan made his bundle in the City of Mammon doing what sounds like entirely unproductive work moving shells around before he hit the road. He has the option of taking a month or six and renting a nice apartment in some nice city to recharge his batteries. I have no resentment; all the power to him.
    For me, it is necessary to have a home base to return to, even if I spent less than three months there per year.

  120. Biff says:

    While the disease typically occurs in Africa and Asia, outbreaks have been reported in Europe and the Americas since the 2000s.[3] In 2014 more than a million suspected cases occurred.[3] In 2014 it was occurring in Florida in the continental United States

    It gets around.

    In Bangkok a few of my friends came down with Dengue fever – what they all had in common was the fact that they were smokers who would sit outside in the early evening and puff – that’s when those critters are out and about(we are all creatures of habit).

    Where I live now(Chiang Rai province – way up north) they fog the little townships near me a couple of times a year, and there have been no problems(knock on wood).

    • Thanks: Alfred
    • Replies: @Alfred
  121. @Mr Deeds

    What about the Phi;ippines?

    • Replies: @Mr Deeds
  122. Alden says:
    @Joe Paluka

    Sunburn dark pink sunburn like spam.

    • Replies: @Trinity
  123. @ChipperB

    Yes, our people have been ruined…..atomized…..demoralized…..victimized……ruined.

    People can only take so much stress.

    My buddy just drank himself to death, having been wounded in the wars for Israel.

    Another friend drinks and watches old westerns…..trying to deny the current anti-white reality.

    The jew media/academia spew blood libel on whites 24/7…..and bullshit tv shows about buying a “dream home” in fucking mexico or central america or some other 3rd world shithole…they show clips of the beach and the waves crashing at the front door…but they intentionally leave out the fact that the town is run by cartel members and if you cross them you will wind up in a mass grave.

    The nose WANTS white people to flee to other countries. It’s obvious. The small hats make life unbearable for whites, teach poc to hate and kill whites, screw whites out of jobs, and encourage whites to leave.

    The nose ruined our women with feminism, so of course our men consider moving to countries where the women are more traditional.

    I’m not sure that people realize the extent to which the meddling merchants have screwed us over. I mean, you can look in every direction and see the destruction…but most people have no idea where it came from.

    • Agree: GMC, Alfred, Rdm
  124. Mr Deeds says:
    @Jim Sweeney

    Philippines has its charms (Christianity and English speaking) but its more expensive than it needs to be, food options are sub-par, Internet is awful, its a logistics nightmare, and its the only country in the region which I can genuinely say is kinda dangerous as far as pickpocketing or hold ups are concerned.

    Fine to visit, but not to live.

  125. utu says:
    @Joe Paluka

    This guy sounds just like one of those guys that would be a misfit in any country, probably due to low IQ, poor impulse control or a brain addled due to years of alcohol or drug abuse. Jeff Stryker

    And then they have a strange urge to rationalize their stupid decisions and provide opinions about their mother country they left. Jeff Stryker’s political and sociological insights are on the level of the 10 year old.

  126. JoeJones says:

    I know a number of White people who go on about SE Asia. There’s no way I’d expatriate – or even visit – there, though. I am a White man, and I want to live among White people, not shifty little yellow-brown types.

    When I travel overseas, I go to White places, not tropical places that teem with darkies and exotic fevers.

  127. @Commentator Mike


    All of my statements are based on experience in Southeast Asia.



    Simon was riding a motorcycle after a few beers in Cebu. A street vendor was passed out on the highway. Filipinos are often unmanageable drunks. Simon ran over him on his motorcycle & he crashed & broke his leg. He awoke in the hospital. The vendor’s family actually came into the hospital & began to assault Simon in his hospital bed. Simon was a boat builder & knew one Filipino general whose boat he was building. As a result, Simon was able to pay $7000 & get out of Immigration jail.
    Did I mention the man he ran over passed out drunk on the highway in the dark? No matter. It is always the foreigners fault. It is much better simply not to operate a motor vehicle.


    Mike was riding a motorcycle at high speed in the Philippines at night. There was road work & a portion of the road was missing. The Filipino road workers had not erected the cross guards to warn drivers. So Mike drove his motorcycle off a small ledge at 50 km an hour. Mike’s legs were completely shattered. The Filipino workers saw him there, but they were drunk. He lay there for several hours before the police came. He never truly recovered & died nine years later.


    Louis fell in love with a Filipina woman online. This is what many fools here would do. He flew out to meet her. She was beautiful & young. He was in his sixties. He fell hard. She took him to a small beach in Cebu. She convinced him to build her a house. He agreed. His life savings were spent on it. He returned to the USA to sell his scrap business & finalize his affairs. He came back when the house he had built for his Filipina bride-to-be was completed. He walked inside & her husband was drinking a beer on the couch laughing…she was already married. The property laws dictate the house belonged to her.


    Ken was a retired architect who fell in love with a young woman. He invested in a hotel for them to run. He was 60 & she was 23. They married. The hotel cost 1 million dollars. A young man was soon screwing his wife’s socks off & got her pregnant. Ken got into an argument with her. She had the hotel security eject him. The property belonged to her.


    Jens was a gay Norwegian. Jens had a gay affair with a young Filipino hustler named Evo. Evo had connections to the New People’s Army. He & his friends did not want Jens to leave the Philippines. Evo broke into Evo’s apartment with some NPA goons & rolled Jens & stole his passport. Jens was fortunate-he had a friend on the PNP who detested Evo. Jens got his passport back.


    Steph was an English drunk from the West Country. Cornwall somewhere. He ran a restaurant in Dumagete, Negros Oriental, Philippines. He was a drunk.

    Steph operated his hotel on a Phil-Chinese owned property. The Phil-Chinese man wanted Steph gone. Steph had already signed a lease. No matter. The Phil-Chinese man told Steph “get out of here or I’ll kill you”. He meant it.

    Steph left.

    Steph came to detest the Phil-Chinese. The problem is that the Phil-Chinese own everything. Anybody who is anybody is Phil-Chinese. He called another Phil-Chinese a prick. Then a phone call was made to the Dumagete City Hall. No business permit for Steph. So Steph was unable to operate his businesses legally.

    Once you cross the Phil-Chinese, you’re in a losing war. The Fukien Chinese community of SEA are an unpleasant bunch. Ruthless, stingy, corrupt. They have no ethical boundaries. They stick together like mud on riverbank.


    Reza was dating a Phil-Chinese businesswoman. He was having an affair. She found out. She made a phonecall to Immigration Cebu. The woman who ran it was also Chinese-Filipina. She deported Reza. Phil-Chinese will do anything for one another, although they are unscrupulous as hell with non-Phil Chinese.


    Jake’s wife did not want to leave her poor Barangay where she was born & her family lived. So after Jake married her, he built a beautiful mansion for her in this poor Barangay so she could remain with her family in the neighborhood she was born.

    Then one day a shabu addict was angry at the timbla of his shabu. He set his dealer’s house on fire. The fire spread. Filipinos panicked as the fire swept through the neighborhood & forgot to turn off their propane tanks as they rushed out of their houses-the fire broke out at mealtime in the early evening. Propane gas from their tanks filled the poor Barangay. Eight square miles burned down. The flames were 100 feet high. This happened in Cebu. You can read about it.

    Jake’s house burned down. The entire barangay was cinders & ash.


    1. I suffered a burglary/home invasion. Evidence pointed to my landlord’s ne’re-do-well younger brother, but my landlord was a PNP general (Philippines National Police) so I would have gone to jail for pressing charges or proving that my landlord’s brother committed the crime. I moved into a subdivision with Phil-Chinese instead.

    2. My lawyer in the Philippines was shot dead in his driveway. He was working on some political case. Assassinations in the Philippines are done with motorcycles. Ronnie, the ex-army Ranger, once witnessed one. The target does not have a chance. Four men on motorcycles with four guns & usually the victim has no chance.

    3. My passport was stolen along with my money on a Jeepney. This is why foreigners should take taxis. Though that adds up. Which is why many expat by motorcycles. But we already covered the risks there.

    4. In front of my subdivision, some shabu addicts tried to snatch my laptop. I barely got in the gate. Years later, I heard from a friend in the subdivision that after Duterte was elected, one of the snatchers was shot dead. The cops went through the poor Barangay & shot every addict dead a few years later.

    5. My cellphone was stolen twice. Again, shabu addicts. There is a reason why Duterte was elected on the promise of just blowing away every single meth addict in the Philippines.

    6. There were also random cases where I was simply walking at night & was accosted by drunks.
    On one occasion, a drunk police officer showed off his firearm to me at a cafe where I stopped to buy an energy drink.

    7. I was once bitten by a stray dog. This is also common. Philippines is simply filled with mangy feral often rabid dogs. Their owners rarely leash them. They simply roam the streets. I happened to be walking down the street & a dog raced up & bit me. Fortunately it was not rabid. But many Filipinos are attacked & killed by wild dogs.


    CJ was a Korean aging hippie. He had a taste for cocaine that he developed in Los Angeles years earlier. It stayed with him. He had run the Samsung outlet in Cebu but was retired. With time on his hands, he used a great deal of cocaine. He’d made some man mad in his Barangay & the man & his dealer colluded to bust him at a checkpoint. The dealer notified the PNP. And CJ was caught with a gram of cocaine. He was in a Cebu jail but the Korean Embassy bailed him out for $2000. No matter, he was deported. He had a Filipina wife & two children & had paid $50,000 for a nice house in a subdivision (I was renting, he owned) but none of this matter. Banned from the Philippines. He’d never be able to see his kids or wife on Philippines soil again.


    Dominic was an American from Oregon. Something of a redneck. Ex-military. He worked for an airplane manufacturing company. He was divorced & about 50 when he came to the Philippines. He fell in love with his secretary. He married her. The other local expats took bets on how long he would last. He last 4 years. His company folded in the Philippines but Dan stayed. He invested in a Sari-Sari store. But he began bilging from it. His wife’s family turfed him out. He no longer had much money, they had no use for him. He found a Pil-Am (Filipino American) who was sympathetic who took him in. Dominic forlornly sat at dive bars. His money finally ran out.

    He turned himself into Immigration. But he had no money so they didn’t care. He went to the Consulate. The US Embassy will fly you home, but they will charge you money. You cannot leave the USA after that until you repay them. Your passport is flagged with the Secretary of State. You won’t even be able to go to a US territory like Guam.


    Philippines is poorer. There is a Hispanic influence & the people not only have SEA blood but a streak of Mexican/Spanish as well. This makes them even more corrupt. They have a manana streak & the Spanish colonial issues of Mexico. That is why Philippines is a borderline narco economy.

    Because the Philippines is a narco economy there is more violence on the street. Bangkkok has drug problems but they are less visible for some reason. Overall, crime is worse in the Philippines.

    The Philippines is poorer…somewhat. Pollution is worse. There are more homeless squatters. However, it is less expensive.

    OP’s IN SEA

    A good many OP’s here have been so downtrodden by Western women that they would fall in love with the first girl they bar fined. She would then rip them off. They would lose all their money in a property scam.

    Many of the posters here are from small towns. They don’t understand police corruption on the street level (Though it exists in the USA).

    The other problem is that they believe the USA means something in SEA. Only the Chinese & the small Spanish-blooded elite Mestizos of the Philippines mean a thing. Being American or having American values is a joke in SEA.

    I doubt many of the Americans would heed my advice or experience. Most of them have never been overseas. They lived in the same community their entire lives.

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    , @Commentator Mike
  128. @BlackFlag

    After decades of interacting and sharing stories with travelers of all types and never hearing about such a thing, I just don’t believe that control freak America would make duplicate passports available. Well to non-spooks anyway.

    Americans can RENEW their passports at consulates in Thailand, though of course the number of the new pp is different, and when you leave the country you must go to an immigration office beforehand, fill out various forms and give them several photocopies of EVERY stamped page in your old passport! Then they use up a page in your new pp with stamps that explain things to the exit official when you leave. So even if there was such a secret animal as duplicate passports, how would this help you escape?

    I would add that Thai Immigration has become decidedly less laissez-faire since it was placed under the direction of the police there. Repeat visitors are often treated more like suspects rather than valued repeat customers. Maybe this will change after this period of virus insanity has turned off the foreigner tap for awhile. Who knows? That is, if our bioFuhrers ever let us travel freely again.

    Jeff: I didn’t mean to reply to your very detailed Thailand survival post, which hadn’t made it past the mods when I posted. I’ve never been a huge fan of Thailand, though it has good infrastructure, great food, and generally the people don’t hassle you, as long as you don’t call the king a fink. I would definitely not claim to be an expert on living there, though I’ve spent a few years there I guess, over the last decades, without ever having been caught in any official scams .

    I still say though that being helplessly drunk paints a target on the drunk’s back (in any country). Maybe ordinary Thais don’t mind seeing such a creature, but criminals of all stripes love him.

    Processing foreigners has become big business in Thailand and I’m much more attracted to spending time in Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia…

    • Replies: @BlackFlag
  129. GMC says:

    Or – Hello Stranger is my favorite. Great album.

    • Replies: @Trinity
  130. Alfred says:

    In Bangkok a few of my friends came down with Dengue fever – what they all had in common was the fact that they were smokers who would sit outside in the early evening and puff – that’s when those critters are out and about.

    I have often wondered why no one has invented a gadget that would laser flying insects. A huge chunk of the world would become habitable for Europeans. I don’t think that the Chinese or other Asians are genetically better at handling these infections, but they seem to accept it better. Singapore is supposed to be free of these critters.

    Singapore vulnerable to ‘super malaria’ parasite but rapid spread here unlikely (2017)

    Frankly, I think it is a lot easier to simply not allow people carrying these parasites into areas that are parasite-free. At least allow people on an island to do so. It makes a heck of a lot more sense than isolating people allegedly infected with Covid.

  131. noname27 says: • Website

    I think most of the white nationalists are the disgusting pigs. Potato-shaped genetic-mutt trash dropping rancor and CheezeIt crumbs all over their cum-stained keyboards. There is no hope for the United States if these guys are the vanguards of “our” future. I’ll take the “Orientals” or the Muslims any day of the week.

    I am very disappointed in such a blinkered statement. You have obviously been reading too much Jewish anti-white nationalist media whore propaganda and believed it.

  132. Lee says:

    Alden said:

    UCLA, Cedars Sinai and St John’s in Los Angeles have lots of international patients including Europeans.

    Citizens from Canada and Britain routinely go to the US for treatment because the wait for medical treatment is often so long that one might die before they ever get a follow up exam.

  133. Alfred says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    A street vendor was passed out on the highway.

    At one time, I was driving back to Manila from the beach in Batangas. It was night and very hot. It was tropical dark. I came across several people sleeping on the asphalt road. Furthermore, they were lying just like “sleeping policemen” – perpendicular to the traffic. But that was a long time ago. I guess today there are too many cars for that. 🙂

  134. @Beobachter

    I’ve never heard of this two passport business in all my decades of traveling to Europe and Asia.

    Seriously? It is quite easy. Tell the US consulate you do business in Israel and also in Saudi Arabia/Jordan. Arab countries don’t like seeing Israeli stamps in your passport. As the US embassy in Israel says ‘Second passports may be issued if the applicant has confirmed travel plans to a foreign country which will deny a visa or entry to the bearer of a passport containing markings or visas showing travel to certain other countries;”

  135. @Anon

    Like so much in the US, averages are skewed by the massive inequality in the US. The top 10% of Americans can afford and still receives the best health care in the world. The rest of America is kind of screwed and certainly gets inferior care to what the bottom 90% receives in countries like Germany, UK or France.

    • Agree: Biff
    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  136. @Peter Akuleyev

    Attn Prospective Southeast Asian Expats

    The absolute worst thing that a person can do in Southeast Asia is tangle with the ethnic Chinese.

    You’ll get away with pretty much anything else (Assuming you have money & don’t commit a homicide).

    But if you cross the path of the ethnic Chinese merchant elite anywhere in Southeast Asia, but especially in Philippines or Siam, you are screwed. Pack your bags & leave.

    The difference between the Chinese & the Spanish-blooded Mestizo (Mixed blood) elites of the Philippines such as Ayala is that a) they are half white & b) they are so elite you’ll rarely meet them.

    But the ethnic Chinese are everywhere-some are extremely unpleasant. Cross one & you are crossing the entire ethnic Fukien Chinese community of that nation. In the Philippines, most of the Phil-Chinese are related.

    Some American fools have gone to the Philippines believing the USA has any power or authority there. They do not. The Chinese run the Philippines & Siam.

    Many of the Chinese-they are Fukien from Southern China-dislike Americans. They secretly resent the American influence over the SEA region (We’ve seen some of this on this website) & are loyal enough to China to take their Lunar Holidays there.

    It’s hard to stay away from the ethnic Chinese. So stay on good terms with the ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia.

    Because they own the economy & therefore run the place.

    Most Americans here are so naive that they believe all Filipinos are poor. The ethnic Chinese-of which there are millions-are not poor. And they are experts at corruption & bribery.

    Cross them, you’re finished.

    Befriend at least one…and they may save your life. One good ethnic Chinese friend in Thailand or Philippines is important to have. They are Fukien.

    Trust me, know one.

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  137. @Jeff Stryker

    Yes, the mishaps of foreigners in Southeast Asia are legion. I wonder how it compares for them in Latin/South America and if they fare any better. There must be even better opportunities there for those prospecting for sex and drugs and there should be many more Americans and Canadians due to the proximity, but does this also mean that they can bail out easier if things go south for them?

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  138. @Steve Naidamast

    Still immaculate, Austria was beginning to drown in the western style of things and the allowance for mass immigration as in the rest of the EU has turned this beautiful city that was so crime free one could walk anywhere at any time into a newly, thriving region of crime.

    Yeah, I live in Vienna. You kind of have things backward. The city is no longer immaculate, plenty of trash floating around, but crime here is still well below the level of any comparable American city, or even other European major cities. I walk around at 2 am and never even feel threatened. The police are not the most competent but they generally don’t feel hampered by political correctness, and the great advantage of gun control is that wealthy white people have them and poor immigrants do not. Of course, most expats never stop talking about how much Vienna has “improved” over the last 20 years – because now you can get vegan ice cream and a decent taco and almost every educated person speaks English. To each his own I guess.

    The other truth is that native Austrians don’t really want you here anymore than they want the Serbs or Turks. Austrians don’t even like Germans. They are not really a welcoming people. This is true of most of Europe – people stick to their own and are not curious about newcomers. This may be why Europeans don’t fight back – they tend to withdraw like turtles into their own comfortable social networks and just ignore the foreigners in their midst. That is sadly very easy for people without children to do. The schools is where most of the friction takes place.

  139. @Radicalcenter

    Depending on the foreign tax rate in your new country, it is still possible to offset up to 100% of US tax with the foreign tax credit. You can take the foreign tax credit or the foreign earned income exclusion, but not both. So it’s is a matter of doing the math on which one is better.

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  140. @Commentator Mike


    1. I fear many of the OP’s here who belong to the younger cohort are such thirsty incels that they would spend what life savings they have on the first GRO in a bar in Southeast Asia who sat on their lap.

    2. Mexico is now so dangerous Americans don’t go there. I’ve avoided Latin America my entire life, so I don’t know. I loved Spain. Generally, Latin America is to the USA what Spain is to UK.

    3. I heard horror stories about Brazil from a man who was robbed at gunpoint on the beach. Another I met in the Philippines was robbed in Brazil. As I said, I’ve avoided Latin America my entire life. You can visit Latin America in Los Angeles or Arizona, unfortunately. The police in Mexico are even more corrupt than Southeast Asia by far. Remember, Filipinos inherited their corruption from Mexico. The reason Philippines is more violent than other Asian countries is Hispanic DNA & culture. Although Philippines is not as bad as Central or South America. The Chinese merchants offset some of the power of the Mestizo elite in Philippines. I’m the last person to ask about Mexico because I was menaced by Mestizo gangs in Phoenix so I would never go below the US border.

    4. Robert Plant in his biography wrote of a grotesque experience in Puerto Rico, which is technically American but dangerous. I would not visit there either.

    5. I think in general if all you intend to do as American is come to Southeast Asia to get laid you are really better off just going to Las Vegas, where prostitution is legal. Or Amsterdam. Southeast Asia is simply an alternative to living in the USA.


    6. Police won’t bother you if you don’t bother them or do something stupid. To me, that is better than some asshat with a GED barking orders at me or detaining me in the hopes of making some quota. I do not like rednecks from the white underclass in positions of authority over me. In Southeast Asia, things can be “fixed”.

    7. The reason, for me, to move to Southeast Asia is that it is less dangerous than the USA. The USA is a dangerous place to have no money. You’ll be living around people you don’t want to know. Sure, the Philippines has shabu addicts & drug war but this better than meth-addled tweakers in Arizona breaking into your car once a week or aggressively panhandling you everyday. In the Philippines, the meth addicts know that if they get to anti-social they’ll be shot like dogs. In the USA, if you are white & low-earning, you’re going to be surrounded by tweakers.

    6. Blacks & Mestizos are much more dangerous than Southeast Asians. Ask a white woman visiting Thailand if she feels safer in Bangkok or Chicago or Detroit. Southeast Asian men are not consumed with the animal spirit to penetrate white women. There are occasional rapes of white women in Southeast Asia, but they are rare.

    7. Many of the younger OP’s here have never lived away from home due to higher rental prices & simple immaturity. When I was 25 I was already living alone in another country, but many of these fruits need their Mum to knock on their bedroom door to ask them if they brushed their teeth before going to bed.

    8. American rural whites are mostly hicks & swaggering hicks get killed in Southeast Asia. I don’t care how tough you are, if you are some trash-talking good-old-boy then 1o locals will jump you. The odd thing about American hicks is that they continue acting brash & confident. I don’t know why. Generally Europeans are more reserved.

    9. Canadians rarely travel to Latin America. Many of them don’t even want to travel to the USA, really.

    10. As another poster mentioned, if all you want is tropical weather, go to Florida or Hawaii. Personally, I cannot go to Florida because there are BLM protests there & in Hawaii there are still some tattooed Lesbian leftists who will ask me if I am “woke”. Also, white trash live everywhere that they don’t need a passport. A passport is a vetting process.

    11. I don’t have a $400,000 house in a nice suburb to return to. So what difference does it make to me. I would be worse off in the USA. My neighbors would be more violent, the streets more dangerous.

    12. Generally, British & Australians & Europeans have their Gap Year holidays but many Americans have never traveled before & are incredibly naive about the world outside the USA. Not all, of course. So are Canadians, really.

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  141. Trinity says:

    Thanks. I like spam for breakfast, I must be Hawaiian. haha. We used to identify them as UFOs in Florida. In Florida, the natives always poked fun at tourists frying on the beach, they were known affectionately as Unidentified Frying Objects. But yeah, you could tell the “spam tinged” thing was a slight at frying Whitey tourists who are dumb enough or horny enough to visit a shithole like Southeast Asia. As someone else mentioned this out of nowhere attack on Whitey came out of nowhere. Glad to know where you stand with someone. I can dig people being out front with their hate, glad the dude left America and he is invited to stay gone.

    The Orient, and that includes Southeast Asia would be almost the last place on earth that I would want to visit next to that gawd ugly sand box known as the Middle East. What kind of White person would want to live in Southeast Asia? Hell, I was all over the Caribbean if that could somehow equate to the New World version of Southeast Asia sans the “piss tinted” natives of that region and replaced with mixed race Dominicans, dark hued Haitians, reddish brown aka redbone Panamanians who had set up shop in Curacao, etc. Anyhow, no way Jose, do I wish to visit any nation in Asia or the Middle East. You have a sweltering, buggy, snake infested shithole in Southeast Asia and a huge sandbox in the Middle East and Asian food sucks.

    The food was edible, I lover grouper and the local dishes, and more to my liking than that shit they eat in Southeast Asia, not going to eat insects, rodents, bats, or whatever they eat over in the Far East, no chance in hell. Would I want to live in Curacao? HELL NO. Would I like to visit for a month and split IF I was younger. Probably.

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  142. Trinity says:

    I love both tunes. Great voice. My favorite song in the Saturday Night Fever album was “More Than A Woman” by the Bee Gees. Man, those were good times back then, especially when you compare them to now. The actual movie, “Saturday Night Fever”, I really didn’t like that much but loved the soundtrack.

  143. PolarBear says:

    In the US, fat Orientals are more and more common. Orientals tend to take a bit longer to plump but many become sumo sized freaks. Many Orientals are junk food junkies, they seem to especially like cheetos and will often put them in their rice. Some eat fast-food almost every meal. American Orientals are like naturally petite teenage girls, garbage-eating time bombs that will eventually blow-up. Oriental guys watch porn more than Whites on average. Without fail, every Oriental guy I’ve met has a favorite pornstar and will light up at the very thought of his little boxed geisha.

  144. Linh Dinh says: • Website

    Hi Trinity,

    Just speaking of Southeast Asia, Vietnamese and Thai cuisines are two of the finest and most sophisticated in the world, and Malaysian is excellent too, and I’m also a fan of Filipino and Indonesian food.

    As for the rest of Asia, no one can deny that Cantonese, Japanese and Korean cuisines are superb, if properly prepared.

    I’m sure others can add their favorites, and we’re just talking about East Asia here.


    • Replies: @Trinity
  145. Trinity says:
    @Linh Dinh

    Dude, you seem like a cool dude, WHY the out of nowhere attack on White Nationalists?

    Asian cuisine is just not my thing, nothing personal, I am not big on German either. I do love East Indian, or what passes for what they serve as East Indian in my town. My brother and his Italian wife went to Italy and my brother said the food was terrible, nothing like Italian American at all. Different strokes for different folks.

    My man, if you had some bad experiences with “spam tinted” White dudes in that part of the world, I can assure they were not “White Nationalists.” Speaking for myself, I have no real hate in my heart for anyone, I just wish to be with my own, just like you PROBABLY PREFER to be with people more like you.

    Thank you for replying back to me. I do in fact enjoy your articles. Rethink your position on White Nationalists, we are not at all like we are portrayed to be.

    • Replies: @Linh Dinh
  146. Linh Dinh says:

    Hi Trinity,

    I didn’t say anything negative about anyone. I’m not Jonathan.


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    , @Rdm
  147. Linh Dinh says:
    @Linh Dinh

    P.S. The interviewer’s job is to let the interviewee speak his mind, without interference or intrusive editing. I have never distorted or misrepresented people I interviewed. To do so would be grossly unethical.

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  148. Linh Dinh says:
    @Linh Dinh

    On Unz, there must be more than 30 of my interviews. Each is unique, because they’re all individuals, speaking freely, without any censorship. Almost none of these interviews can appear in the mainstream media. These are real Americans talking most authentically. In my Unz archive, search “obscured American,” “escape from America” and “Coronavirus missive” to read these interviews.

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  149. Linh Dinh says:

    Read my interview of Rudy Dent, for example. If we didn’t live in a Jew-screwed world, this interview would be huge.

    • Replies: @foamroller
  150. Who is interviewing whom? Is Linh interviewing himself?

  151. @Linh Dinh

    Linh, why entertain trinity’s views – the fellow is full of piss and vinegar and don’t even know why, and low reading comprehension too… That said, thai food in Thailand is unbelievable. It seems not possible to replicate in the U.S. because you can’t get the authentic ingredients stateside. Too bad travel is still restricted.

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  152. @Mr Deeds

    True Freedom/Wilderness comes at a price. Well, not really, if you had a few million shekels.

    Still, the amerimutt (((tentacles))) infest the island countries. I don’t know if you can even escape to those pacific paradises, considering that mutt goons regularly breach national sovereignty and abduct people. Maybe when SHTF the natives will just roast them and any other foreigner, lol.

  153. When my wife and I sold our house we took advantage of the opportunity to go traveling; if you no longer have a house tying up capital, requiring upkeep, and incurring tax liabilities, you’ll find a good portion of your travel expenses are covered right there. It also helps to have no objection to second-world countries, cheap hotels, buses, and eating dinner when restaurants are charging for lunch.

    We had a good time — and whatever the cost, it wasn’t punitive.

    The problem is that one tends to be a passive observer. One isn’t doing anything. It got to the point where after five months, I found myself enjoying digging a hole. Oh boy! I’m making something.

    So we settled down again. It’s good to have a garden, and a kitchen that needs painting, and neighbors. We also did some recon, so we’re in a much more habitable part of the US than where we came from. One thing that’s mildly exasperating is how so many refer to ‘the US’ as if it’s some monolith. The United States is whatever you want. Just find the right part.

  154. Rdm says:
    @Linh Dinh

    Whoever follows your musings, travel blogs, interview stints, knows you too well.

    I’ve never met South East Asians or Asians in general that speaks ill of White people like “piss-full Burger King, raw leaves makeshift salad sold as overpriced deli, Applebee’s dumpster ketchup, French equine meat consumption, Swedish canine and feline meat consumption, tablecloth spillover fluid sold as Starbucks “latte”. I guess different people with different tastes.”

    Have you ever been to pigsty? They damn love the smell of piss and shits of their own.

    Peace out !

    • Replies: @Trinity
  155. BlackFlag says:

    I meant a passport from a different country. Maybe he is a dual citizen. If you don’t have that, you can “lose” your passport and get a new one from the embassy.

  156. Trinity says:

    My mistake I only skimmed through the article and didn’t realize that was “Jonathan.” haha. You are good with me, LD. Tanks for the clear up.

    Cue: Ball Of Confusion by Temptations

    “John?” Perfect name for a place like Thailand. I’m guessing John is probably a dead ringer for one of the gentlemen I described that look like the stereotypical “ex-pat.”

  157. Trinity says:

    How do you feel about eating kosher?

  158. Trinity says:

    My guess is that MOST “ex-pats” are more likely cowards that use the I am an ex-pat and America sucks, yo, angle. There is some poster on here who dodged the Viet Nam War by going abroad, which in retrospect was yet another useless war, but lets be honest, there are people who always have an excuse. Look at Ali, whether you support his stance or not ( which I do) he stayed at home and stood his ground. I could be wrong, but I think a good deal of these EX-PATS are probably nothing more than little Richie Rich types, mostly spending Daddy Warbucks money which they inherited. They grow up thinking they are special, most cannot even wipe their ass properly on their own, hence, they fly away when things look grim.

    What in God’s name is so special about living in a place like Thailand, Curacao ( which I mentioned), or some other “tropical paradise?” The grass is always greener on the other side. My guess is a lot of these fleeing “ex pats” DID MORE THAN THEIR FAIR SHARE OF DESTROYING AMERICA, HELL, THEY WERE PROBABLY HIPPIE, YUPPIE OR DAT RACIST TYPES BACK IN THE DAY.

    Cue: Runaway by Bon Jovi

    • Replies: @BlackFlag
  159. BlackFlag says:

    USA is a country of expats. Not many go more than a few generations deep. Not surprising they would leave as soon as things go sour.

    Americans, like Derbyshire and maybe yourself, say they would die for America even though they detest the last few decades of American culture, politics, and history. They or their ancestors had much deeper ties to wherever they had previously emigrated from yet had no qualms leaving. Why would they now fight for USA?

    • Replies: @Trinity
    , @Biff
  160. Trinity says:

    Hmm, come to think of it, you are right, we are all expats here in America, but America FUNCTIONED much better when it was full of White ex-pats. Can’t deny the troof, yes, everyone that came here was running away from something but still it was the Whites ONLY, more or less, WHO BUILT THIS NATION. The brown, yellow, black expats of today look to rape America figuratively as well as in some cases literally, they contribute nothing in the way of value, there are exceptions of course, but they are rare indeed.

    The present day, muh I hate Murica expats have nothing in common with the White expats who built this nation. What are the muh I hate Murica expats building in their tropical paradise homes? Hell, if anything they wandered away to take advantage of poor Browns and Yellows. Selfish bastards. hehe. A White Nationalist is not the TRUE RACIST, more than likely it is the muh I hate Murica expat. Buddy of mine is a captain for American Airlines, he told me he had a HUGE lasagna dinner in Peru with all the trimmings for 14 bucks, he tipped the waiter 10 bucks and the guy turned cartwheels.

    Like I said, A GREAT DEAL OF THESE MUH I HATE MURICA EXPATS HELPED BLEED THIS NATION DRY and now they go off and talk about how bad it is in America. Far too many of these expats are akin to the White slave massa who bedded a wench to produce extra farmhands. They have no foresight, no loyalty, no conscious, only greed and self pleasure. MOST of these expats wouldn’t or won’t ever fight regardless of the situation. They are opportunists, weasels, greasy little boogers who will dance whichever way the wind is currently blowing. Granted there might be a genuine expat who truly is a man without a country and just wants to live wherever, but then again, that species is probably as rare as a winning lottery ticket.

    These expats jackoff about how hip and cool they are for leaving Murica behind and if you don’t think like them you are an oaf, blah, blah, blah. That sounds straight out of Jew101.

  161. gatobart says:

    “What are the muh I hate Murica expats building in their tropical paradise homes?

    Because “America” destroyed their tropical paradises, bird brain. Almost every illegal immigrant from the Southern border coming to Murica in the last few decades arrives from the thee countries the U.S., specifically the Reagan administration, destroyed, ruined and turned into a Hell of crime, corruption, bloodshed and drugs during the 1980s: Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. There has always been little immigration to Murica from those Latin American countries ‘America” has more or less left alone, mainly in South America (Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Paraguay, etc) and what little immigration comes from those countries mainly arrived in the 70s, when Washington backed military dictatorships ruled the land. Interest in immigrating to the U.S. from south of Panama has always been next to zero, the 1970s being the unique exception. When I was young in Chile, studying at school or at university, we had a name for those of us who wanted or planned to emigrate to “America”: losers. We looked at them as people who had failed, as walking failures who had chosen to go away from home to hide their shame.

    Anyway, most of those yellow, brown, black people who come nowadays to “rape America” are just bringing the concept of Karma down to Earth, to the real world. They come from countries from all over the world that Murica raped in the past. Countries in Asia and Africa, mostly, that Murica bombed plundered and where it killed a chunk of its population. That’s Karma for you.

    This is the real world: whatever kind of life people may have in the rest of the continent, and I guess the world, they rather live with it than to emigrate to foreign countries, specially the ones where they will have to put up with racism and alienation. They do such a thing only in extreme situations, leaving the losers to do it in normal circumstances,. Muricans delude themselves thinking that “everyone wants to come to America”. That is another false cliche, part of the usual brainwashing practiced on the “American” populace. Like the one that Murica is a generous country, a true blessing for this world and that all it wants is to bring freedom, democracy and human rights to the rest of the rest of the world, as they did in Iraq, Afghanistan, and as they are trying to do in tens of countries now, including Venezuela, Syria, Iran, and even Russia and China. For the rest of us, evil thinkers as we are, all what Murica wants is to rule the world one way or another so her elites could plunder its riches and exploit the people for their own benefit. Like they did in Iraq.

    • Replies: @Trinity
  162. Trinity says:


    Karma? There is no karma, dog breath, that is made up horseshit. IF there was karma than douchebags like yourself would be put in the corner for timeout every time you opened that dumb pie hole you call a mouth.

    Change your tune, already. Can’t you (((expats))) ever do any thinking on your own. EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU UNORIGINAL ROBOTS SOUND EXACTLY THE SAME.

    Spell Check on aisle 4. I meant conscience not conscious on my last post, damn, always mess that one up. Speaking of spell check, how do you spell expat? C-O-W-A-R-D. And Bingo was his Name-O

    Cue: The Break Up Song by the Greg Kihn Band.

    btw. What exactly are you doing to help humanity, dog breath?

    • Replies: @gatobart
  163. Linh Dinh says:

    Hi foamroller,

    Even here at Unz, low reading comprehension or, perhaps more accurately, bad reading habits are rampant.

    Too often, commenters are annoyed or enraged by something not in the article. Other times, I feel they’re reading when drunk and high, while sitting on the toilet and listening to heavy metal or rap, and impatient to get back to Chaturbate.

    Having misread, they then misquote, misparaphrase and misargue, mostly with themselves, so we’re subjected to their scrambled, frothing and weirdly colored cerebral vomitus.


    • Agree: HeebHunter
    • LOL: Biff
    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  164. gatobart says:

    I know your U.S. educational system leaves a lot to be desired (what can you say of an “educational system” that teaches boys and girls that all what poor Abe Lincoln wanted was to free the Black slaves, the same Lincoln who said more than once nevertheless that he didn’t give a hoot about Blacks and that if the Civil War didn’t free one single of them it was just okey doke for him; an educational system who teaches them about good old democracy/human rights-loving FDR, the one who invaded Europe because he couldn’t stand the atrocities the Nazis were committing over there and who on the other hand justified his own fervent backing of the genocidal Anastazio Somoza dictatorship that had tormented Nicaraguans for a decade and which had murdered hundreds of thousands in a country of barely two millions, said about him: “yes, Somoza is a bastard, but our bastard” Wow, so I guess if Hitler and Mussolini and Hirohito had decided to be “his” bastards, the History of WW2 would be and look completely different to what we all know now, they would probably be champions of humans rights and democracy…!

    I said, we know the US educational system is more or less the pits, specially when it comes to the teaching of history but you can’t be that obtuse to ignore that this enterprise of rape and plundering of the rest of the planet which has been running for already 120 years started with the armed assault on Cuba in 1898, against a vastly inferior military foe, Spain, from which Murica stole at gunpoint Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. That was only the beginning. Oh, no wait, the beginning was the so called Civil War, the prototype of this kind of regime change which last to this day, in Syria, in Afghanistan and even in Iran. All that just a sample of the “real” History of the U.S., to show you that “Americans’ may be dumb and gullible enough to swallow every fantasy their masters fling in their direction but the eight billions who make for the rest of mankind know History very well. Don’t put us all in the same basket. In any case, don’t take my word for it, just see what this man had to say, probably the one who knew best of what I am talking about.

    “I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer; a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902–1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents”.

    That is Major General Smedley Butler, the most decorated U.S. Marine in History at least until ww2. Yep if he was alive now and watching from his porch the parading of all kind of Black, brown and yellow people coming to Murica tearing down walls and taking down monuments to White men, he would be whispering to himself: if this isn’t karma, i don’t know what it is.

    • Agree: HeebHunter
    • Thanks: Linh Dinh
    • Replies: @Trinity
    , @Lee
  165. Trinity says:

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Anyone out there know who won the Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr “exhibition” bout?

    Cue: All Right Now by Free. Not for any special reason just because I LOVE THIS TUNE.

    Paul Rodgers? Now that there dude can carry a tune, yo.

    • Replies: @Truth
  166. gatobart says:

    Ok, I perfectly heard that “I can’t go on, I’d still need some ten years more of formal education, specially about U.S. History, to be able to even think about responding to that post adequately”. I understand you, guy.

    • Replies: @antibeast
  167. Biff says:

    Why would they now fight for USA?

    When they finally understand that the United States and every institution that represents it is privately owned they tend to give up the fight.

    The largest public square – social media – that makes no bones how it censors content(because it’s privately owned) will be deciding every future election for all the bought and paid for politicians; in case there is a misunderstanding how the U.S. is privately owned .

  168. @Vegeta Vegeta, Prince of All Saiyans

    You just attacked yourself, ya dunce.

    Learn to read.

  169. @Linh Dinh

    Dear Mr. Linh


    As a lifelong expat I feel the need for a general response to them:


    Lack of Initiative

    Most of the American OP’s lack the initiative to get up off their backside & move to another state. They remind me of the Polish-American kids from Detroit & Flint on scholarships in Michigan. They were living in awful conditions in Flint & Detroit-the children of immigrant UAW workers after the factories were outsourced-but these Polish kids like Stanley lacked the initiative to go anywhere. Just sat on their backsides & moaned as their city got worse than Syria. I’ve mentioned Stanley, the Polish-American college roommate on a football scholarship. He was SHOT in the back in Flint….and still when we communicated on FB years later he would not leave Flint.

    What had happened was that his house his Krakow grandparents worked their whole life to pay for was worth nothing anyhow. He could not have given it away. That is the problem with the rust belt-why would anyone move to horrendous ghettos with subarctic winters?

    But even thought most of the OP’s here do not live in rustbelt neo-slums with poison water, they still lack the initiative to go anywhere. No matter how bad things get, they would lack the initiative or decisiveness to leave.

    Instead, they have lived their entire lives in the same city or town.

    Total Ignorance

    So I came back to Michigan after 2 years in Dubai to get a few things & take care of an issue at my old college with my college landlord. I went to my old college & ran into someone I had known & they said “I heard you moved to Iraq!” They were so ignorant & backward they could not even distinguish Dubai from Iraq. “Isn’t that dangerous” the old acquaintance asked. As if Dubai were more dangerous than any US city with its lovely skyline, wonderful buzz, flawless roads…By then I had been vacationing in India in the winters & London in the summers & my contempt rose like bile but I choked it back & said…”no”

    Years later, Stanley the Polish-American kid from Fli9nt asked me if Dubai was dangerous…He was the one who was SHOT! randomly walking to a corner store ffsake. Here I am watching the sun set on the Gulf of Oman from the ledge of my building & he lives next to a crackhouse in Flint & poison comes out his taps.

    The Hands On The Clock Move Unnoticed

    Those who have never left the USA might notice it has gotten worse, but like someone who does not noticed the gradual clock hands moving.

    Yet when I left in 99 & came back in 2001, things had gotten worse in the 2 years I was away in my city.

    Then from 2001 to 2007 I was gone & when I returned for a week for business at the tail end of the Bush administration things were far worse.

    OP’s who live on a single street in the same town all of their 30 or 40 years don’t notice this.

    Leaving for a few years is like glancing up at a clock. Only then are able to notice the difference.

    For the lumpens of the USA whose wages stagnated in about 89 they’re too tired, to busy, too poor, too isolated to really notice the stark change. You don’t unless you are overseas for at least a year.

    South Africa Syndrome

    The USA lumpen are like the South African Boer bus driver or small farmer. They cannot leave. They are too poor to buy their way into another country. The wealthy South African British did leave. It is the poor Boer who is stuck.

    We see this with the Slavic-Americans from Pittsburgh to Detroit in the rustbelt. The poor Southerners go South. The middle class white WASPS move to suburbs or to other states.

    But the poor Polish or Slovaks whose families were always tied to the factory towns are stranded, economically & financially.

    Logistical Issues

    I became an expat young. No wife, no kids, no marriage, no real long-term career, no mortgage or house, no debt, no legal problems. Just a 25 year old bachelor.

    When you are 45 or 50 & you got married & had a kid at 23 & your house is worth zero & you have never been out of the USA to begin with…it is more difficult.

    All of the things an adult does-have a career, a marriage, a house…I did overseas.

    Guillotines Would Come Out

    I was in Abu Dhabi when they filmed The Kingdom as my one friend was an actor. He had a small part in the film. We laughed at the film & its preposterousness but Americans who have never been overseas believe it.

    We howled with laughter. Abu Dhabi is much safer than any US city.

    But American viewers, having never been anywhere, believe the film.

    Same with BROKEDOWN PALACE or RETURN TO PARADISE which depict the horrors of Westerners in SEA.

    Americans believe it…if Americans actually realized the squalidness of their everyday existence & its petty horrors & stagnated wages & hostile police who care nothing except for protecting the property of the oligarchy & the advantages of authoritarian government where roads are fixed instead arguing over stupid issues like abortion…the guillotines would come out.

    But the media successfully brainwashes lumpen like my old roommate Stanley into believing that the USA is the greatest country in the world & outside its borders is far worse than his own life of poisoned water, random driveby shootings in the back, crackhouses on his street, gangs etc.

    Fool American posters here will talk about the primitivity of the Middle East. Well, I had a sophisticated time in Dubai compared to Michigan or Phoenix.

    Everything in Dubai from a strictly metric evaluation was superior: roads were better with no potholes. Crime nonexistent. Public transport efficient. The skyline an architectural miracle.

    Now posters here have reminded me of petrodollars & Western expat labor. Which I know well.

    But why can’t Texas use its oil money better?

    Oh yeah, they tell their voters that if taxes are cut more than maybe one of them will get a job…and then the voters believe it & continue to live in their hovels.

    Western expat labor. Why hasn’t it rebuilt Detroit?

    And then of course it comes back. Blacks & Mexicans. But under authoritarian systems people are too scared to commit crimes.

    And somehow I liked that. Which might make me a sociopath but authoritarianism is better than the time I was downtown in my birthplace city & a large black male crackhead who looked like Biggy Smalls offered oral sex to me for $20 outside the Greyhound bus station.

    Sociopathic Gene?

    It’s possible that expats like myself have a sociopathic gene. I don’t know. My suburban bedroom community was nice enough but I never developed any true attachment to Michigan much less Phoenix.

    The day I landed in London I was glad that there were no Latino Mestiizo Cholos, who had endangered me in Phoenix. A wonderful feeling of relief came over me in Hyde Park that week in London-there were no Methany’s or tweakers or Cholos.

    It was a lovely feeling, personally.

    And I never cared about consumer goods. You can eat Burger King everyday in Bangkok or drink Coca Cola anywhere but so what if you could not. Life would still be better.

    I just don’t know that there was anything in Michigan or Phoenix at all to care about. What was there to be homesick for? I grew up in sterile bedroom communities, then as a young adult I lived in low-cost housing with the poor white underclass of the USA.

    What was there to miss?

    Someone tell me?

    I even liked the architecture of Dubai & Southeast Asia far better. Tile floors that were easy to clean. Not old wooden-framed sagging houses like the Upper Midwest.

    My apartments overseas were easy to maintain-all tile & concrete.

    The crime of Michigan & Phoenix was gone. The car break-ins by tweakers. The Cholo gang members who menaced me at bus stop in Tempe who shot a couple a week later in the same vicinity.

    Police Relations Overseas

    US police are often aggressive. They fear you might have a firearm. They are often rude.

    Overseas, a clean-cut Western man with no tattoos is assumed to be no trouble.

    The horror stories of Southeast Asia are exaggerated. If you mind your manners, don’t drive drunk, don’t try to score drugs & don’t bother others…you’ll have no problems.

    Market Dominant Minority

    The Fukien Chinese in SEA or the Spanish mixed-bloods of the Philippines are the overclass, but they are not trying to ram any political agenda down your throat.

    They just want to be billionaires. They may bribe the government or be corrupt & once in awhile in countries like Indonesia in 98 there is a pogrom…but this does not affect the Westerner.

    More importantly, as a longterm expat, you can get close to some Fukien or another. And this is like getting close to Trump or Gates in the USA. Once they get on the phone, you have no problems.

    Here’s my example in the Philippines. An ex-cop named Rodney from Ohio was retired & hung around McDonald’s all the time. He saw me with an employee of mine (I was a job recruiter for a Web Design company for awhile) who was a ladyboy. He began to tell other Americans I was gay. I have nothing against gays, could care less, but I took offense to any American saying anything about me overseas. Rodney had to be taught a lesson that he was no longer wearing a gun & a badge in Ohio & that he did not run anything. I ignored the comments at first, but Rodney was a gossip. I called a Phil-Chinese businessman I knew in Cebu. His name is unimportant but he was a powerful man, locally. He went to McDonald’s & talked to Rodney…and Rodney never spoke about me again.

    Final Words

    Most of the American OP’s here who speak expertly of expats have no idea what they are talking about. They are townies, local yokels, rubes who have never been out of the USA.

    They live in the same drab town or city they have always lived in.

    A few have been in the military & maybe went off the base for a weekend pass. But they gain little from this & 1 year after leaving the Navy they are back in their small town & can describe nothing of the countries they visited but a few whorehouses & bars.

    • Thanks: Alfred
  170. Linh Dinh says: • Website

    Jonathan just emailed me:

    That Trinity dude reminds me of the very few times I go on Facebook and encounter these multi-paragraph semi-coherent screeds about Biden written by some aging American HVAC installer I had apparently befriended.

    I think there is a crisis of loneliness in American life, especially for older white men. Hedges wrote about ‘anomie’ in ‘America: The Farewell Tour’

    How else do you explain the comment history of these dudes. 10s of 1000s of words. Churned out in some dank little basement in Oklahoma City. Would these men have been the vanguard of some sort of real ‘resistance’ if the Internet had not distracted and reappropriated their time and efforts?

    • Replies: @gatobart
    , @Trinity
    , @Rdm
    , @Emslander
  171. Lee says:

    Gato said:

    Spain, from which Murica stole at gunpoint Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.

    Let’s not forget that the US paid 20M just before the theft “at gunpoint” of these 3 countries took place.Pretty sure Guam also figured into this transaction somewhere.

    • Replies: @gatobart
  172. vox4non says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    Don’t you mean the Hokkiens (as they call themselves) or Fujian (in Mandarin)? Fukien sounds more like coming from the Cantonese who call them Fu-Keen.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  173. @vox4non

    Please note that in the Philippines, be friends with a Spanish-Mestizo elite such as a Razon or Ayala will also suffice as far as getting you out of a scrape.

    Absolutely. Or you can say Hakkan-speaking.

    In Bangkok, Teochew. At any rate, be friendly with one of them.

    They often want to prove to you their power & influence so they’ll step into help. Within reason. If you choose to kill a local or smuggle heroin well, you are out of luck.

    But the bottom line is that the Chinese come from the Fujian Province-though I would compare the Phil-Chinese to Taiwanese as they are very similar (And similar names like Lim).

    In Indochina, they are more often from the Guangdong province in general, but in the Philippines they are almost entirely from the Amoy area of the Fujian Province (There are exceptions, of course).


    Bottom line is this: make friends with one. It is like befriending a member of Bill Gates or Donald Trump’s family in the USA…a good card to play if you have a problem. Even if it is only your landlord.

    The mistake most expats make in SEA is to spend all their time with the poor. Most American expats end up marrying a poor local woman, identifying with the poor or extreme working class (Called standbys in SEA) & some even become antagonistic to the local ruling elite. That is sort of a mistake. Your poor ex-GRO bargirl wife won’t get you out of any scrapes.

    Simon, for example, who ran over a drunk sleeping in the road, only got out of the situation because he was a boat builder who was building a boat in Cebu for a Spanish-Filipino police general.

    Many American expats devote their life to poor Filipinos. Very noble. But it is a Chinoy who will get you out of a scrape.

    Ditto the rest of SEA except Singapore, where things cannot be fixed & being Chinese means nothing.

    I had a couple of problems in the Philippines my Phil-Chinese solved for me:


    Rodney was an ex-cop from Ohio. He was relatively young & retired. He hung around the McDonald’s & drank coffee all day. He saw me with my ladyboy employee. He told other Americans I was gay. I think Rodney just dislike what he saw in me: lifelong expat-drifter, unpatriotic, disinterested in being around other Americans, no attachment to any community, self-centered. He just disliked me. Long story short, a Phil-Chinese friend of mine talked to Rodney in McDonald’s & Rodney decided to move on himself.


    Clinton was a homeless American drunk. He’d been an oil contractor in Iraq who went to Philippines in 2007. He had been in a bad relationship. He ran out of money. Clinton just refused to leave. He lived on the street. He began to get into fights with local Filipinos. On one occasion, he was drunk at a Korean hotel & some Korean young men chased him out of the hotel down the street into the Tourist Police Station & actually beat him up. Clinton once collapsed on the floor of the Cebu Police station crying & saying he wanted to go home to Connecticut but he never actually did. Once another expat gave him $100 & he went to a girl bar & spent the money alcohol & prostitutes & was homeless the next day. Our paths crossed at an apartment complex where Clinton had been living previously. He had been evicted long before, but continued to hang around. Sometime after I met him, Clinton began to get more crazy. I got tired of Clinton, but I also saw that Clinton was getting crazier. At any rate, I got more abrupt with Clinton. Clinton began to threaten me. He threatened a few other Americans as well. So I talked to a Phil-Chinese friend. The Phil-Chinese friend made a phone call to immigration. Immigration picked him up. He had a plane ticket home & was simply deported. A Phil-Chinese is usually connected enough to get rid of anybody-or warn them off-who is bothering you.

    Overall, you should know at least one member of the Chinese merchant community in any SEA country you live.

    The mistake American expats make is to think that helping the poor is going to matter. It is a very nice thing to do, but it won’t matter. At all. What matters is who you know who has money.

    And these are usually Chinese from the merchant community whose ancestors came from the Fujian or Guangdong Province.

  174. gatobart says:

    Just like Al Capone signed up along with the Little Italy restaurant owner which legs his goons had just broken or which brother they had just killed, some legal sale document indicating that they both were acting free and willingly and without any duress or pressured otherwise. Of course the amount received by the owner, if any, was barely worth the window’s decorations. Just like, also, when Hitler and his victim states signed papers stating that the transfer of populations and foreign territory to the Third Reich was legal and legitimate business and nobody was doing it under duress. It seems you didn’t get what Maj. General Smedley Butler, the most decorated US Marine until WW2, was meaning when writing:

    “I was a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer; a gangster for capitalism… Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents”.

    Uh…that doesn’t sound like legitimate business to me.

    BTW, if the U.S. could have had these Spanish territories (stolen at their time) just by doing legitimate businesses, why did they need a false flag to go to war with Spain, why did they need a war at all…?

  175. anon[273] • Disclaimer says:

    This is spirit of many expats:

    If they were secure with themselves they wouldn’t obsess over people that never left the US?
    They often are what they hate.

    • LOL: Trinity
    • Replies: @Trinity
  176. gatobart says:
    @Linh Dinh

    Very interesting point. I once wrote a review of Casablanca where I pointed out that this is mediocre movie that has been put on a pedestal and wildly glorified beyond any reason in the states by critics and by the media for the simple reason that is the perfect vehicle for something Hollywood has been doing practically since the moment it was created and even more since WW2: to make the over the hill, sexually inactive, middle aged “American” male feel good about himself. See for example that not only Rick Blaine gets the hottie (by 1940s standards) and how hot girls keep nagging him with their misguided attentions. But the most interesting thing about Casablanca is that it leads us into the belief that Rick’s participation in the war effort is crucial, that final victory against the Reich is unthinkable without him,. on his decision to join the war effort. Which of course is ridiculous: what use could Gen. Eisenhower have in his war for an alcoholic, wasted up, bar owner in his 40s who hasn’t done a worthwhile thing for a decade and which entire war experience is to have flown some planes with arms for some rebels long time ago…? But the real laugh is geriatric, overweight, Otto being part of clandestine activities in some Resistance cell, running around and hiding behind street corners Once again, when you watch pictures of real anti Nazi Resistance fighters/guerrillas they all look in their 20s. And this is something you can see in most Hollywood movies, specially action, spy and suspense: the middle aged White male doing physical things that in real life only men in their 20s, at most their 30s, can do. Guns of Navarone for example. When shooting it, David Niven was 51, Gregory Peck 45, Anthony Quinn 46 and Anthony Quayle 48, yet they are all sent to climb up a cliff considered impossible by experts and they succeed, more or less. And when the middle aged White male can”t perform those physical feats, at least he gets the much much younger hottie. just ask James Stewart. That trend started right during WW2 and has gotten worse with time, I have seen middle aged Hollywood actors performing spec ops-like physical feats since I was a kid and it has become worse with time. Nowadays even a seventy something has been is able to lead a strike force to the heart of the enemy and win the day for civilization. Stallone just one of them. It is all about feeding the ego of the over the hill, sexually wasted, White “American” male. Not one among them will say that Casablanca is a mediocre movie.

    • Replies: @Truth
    , @Emslander
  177. Trinity says:
    @Linh Dinh

    Jonathan probably doesn’t even exist you clown. I was respectful to you a first, runt, now I choose not to be. First off, were you even born in America or were you some kind of war refugee brought over here by some church organization. IF you were NOT even born here, kindly STFU, runt. As I stated you are an internet flunkie Jon Kesey wannabe. Dude, I never even heard of your ass or this obscure site until recently. So go and smell your cheap beer stanked farts some more.

    Now back to John. Same old drivel. Lets cut down blue collar dudes and cities like OKC because we are to pussified to last 2 hours doing real work. Hell, you expats are too lazy to work. Believe this, clowns like you guys who brag about or LIE about your adventures are akin to some 15 year old jacking off to a Playboy centerfold he will never get. I bet you a dollar all of you clowns are physically below average, some well below average, most not physically attractive, most are completely useless and not even capable of doing the most basic of things in life, tuneup on the car, building a new porch, hell most you can’t even change tires. lolololol.

    The only “lonely” guy is anti-White “John.” And “John” seems to be a racist. The only White guys that are lonely are the kind that run off to some pathetic shithole where they use underage girls for sex. Talk about self projecting. Nope, I have ADULT gorgeous Southern woman down in my neck of the woods and as an added bonus, I don’t look like an expat. hahahaha. Comparing yours truly to the typical expat when it comes to looks is akin to comparing Secretariat to a jackass.

    • Replies: @Truth
    , @foamroller
    , @Biff
  178. Trinity says:

    Swear to God, you know damn well most of them look exactly like that.


  179. Rdm says:
    @Linh Dinh

    There’s a few theories I have, Linh. Since I’m just a regular reader, I can only conjecture. Correct me if I’m wrong.

    How does Ron run his website with a profit? What’s the business model? If this is not based on business, but purely on humanitarian intention of educating brain dead Americans and the alike, there must be supply of necessities such as servers, balancer, database to host ever increasing number of commenters here. I don’t think writers pay UR to get theirs published. It’d be silly. It will cost some of the writers here an arm and leg to regale their wet dreams in half-assed prose. If the remuneration is the other way round, I can’t believe Ron letting some dimwitted crank zen masters from their mother’s basement leaving their infertile sperm filled cerebral thought process in electron prints.

    There’s another scenario. Is UR another decoy to fish out the general mass sentiment? Or the kind of forum that will be infiltrated with 300 million squad over time since it has now achieved a sustainable level of writers and readership? I don’t know about you, but I can’t write more than 1000 words at one sitting here and there without shaping up my thought and relay the message that I want to give. Granted, I have my day job. But who could have written such a lengthy comment every single day here in UR baffles my mind.

    There’s only one explanation. A person with substantial monetary supply either in ordinary 401(k) or military personnel with extra retirement package or someone with a sole objective of disinformation via NED, … In all of these, the minimum subsistence is provided.

    • Replies: @BlackFlag
  180. Truth says:

    Jonathan just emailed me:

    That Trinity dude reminds me of the very few times I go on Facebook and encounter these multi-paragraph semi-coherent screeds about Biden written by some aging American HVAC installer I had apparently befriended.

    I think there is a crisis of loneliness in American life, especially for older white men. Hedges wrote about ‘anomie’ in ‘America: The Farewell Tour’


    Trinn, it sound like he know you Homie. The only thing he got wrong was the hometown.

  181. Truth says:

    something Hollywood has been doing practically since the moment it was created and even more since WW2: to make the over the hill, sexually inactive, middle aged “American” male feel good about himself.

    This is absolutely true; but more significantly to loosen marital ties by doing this; the whole point was to make older, settled married men with children want to pursue their wanderlust by watching a short, bald alcoholic, in beautiful suits, turn down women.

    Everything in Hollywood is Satanic. Funny thing, Bogart was only 41 years old when they shot this movie.

    • Replies: @gatobart
    , @Trinity
  182. Truth says:

    So what are you trying to imply?

    • Replies: @Trinity
  183. Trinity says:

    Yo Troof, wat up. OKC in the hizzhouse. OKC? Hey Troof, remember the Gap Band. Were they from OKC or Tulsa? You know these expat murica hating dudes hate the South, even though most are to dumb to even know that Texas and people from Okie think of themselves as more Western. You would think these clowns would know that with all their “adventures.” Hey Troof, ya ready for some funk, yo.

    Cue: Burn Rubber On Me ( Why You Wanna Hurt Me ) by The Gap Band

    • Replies: @Truth
  184. gatobart says:

    “Bogie” looks all wasted and done in the movie because he was spending most of his off-camera time arguing and fighting with his then wife, who was sure he was having an affair with Ingrid Bergman so she was making life impossible for him. That is why he looks and acts so angry in the movie. In any case, it is more than his physical appearance. It is his character, his demeanor, we are obviously watching a dejected, dilapidated, way over the hill, man. No special operations material I’d say.

  185. gatobart says:

    “…clowns like you guys who brag about or LIE about your adventures are akin to some 15 year old jacking off to a Playboy centerfold he will never get”

    “Jacking off to some Playboy centerfold…” Wow, and then wow. Someone is showing his real age.

    • Replies: @Trinity
  186. Trinity says:

    Hey Troof, I got one for the expats. Some White chick did the original I think or maybe this is the original. This dude “sanging” has been all over and the wisest of the wise. Dig it, yo.

    Cue: I’ve Never Been To Me by the Temptations.

  187. Trinity says:

    Well, I have to keep it PG rated dude.

  188. Truth says:

    The Gap Band is from Tulsa, as a matter of fact the G-A-P is named for three streets in downtown Tulsa.

    Fun fact. Here is arguably their biggest hit..

    Now here’s a quiz, listen to the lyrics and tell me what the song is about.

    (Hint: you’re going to love this!)

    • Thanks: Trinity
    • Replies: @Trinity
  189. HautesTot says:

    Why not pure Bollywood?

    • Agree: Alfred
  190. Trinity says:

    Hep, a brutha out, playa. U know damn well that I am a JawJuh cracka and I can’t read between the lines. Splain that one to me, Troof. Anywho, when it comes to the Gap Band, I was always partial to “Party Train” and “Early In The Morning.” Just fun music, didn’t use my secret decoder ring or play it backwards for a deeper meaning to life. Tanks fo the vid, but not one of my fave tunes by the dudes from Okie.

    I guess it sounds like da brother took it hard when his chick dumped him. He want on a binge with “the smoke” and “pills.”

  191. Truth says:

    1. Band from Tulsa, OK
    2. Title “You Dropped a Bomb on Me”
    3. Parents from Tulsa
    4. All of the born in the 1950’s.
    5. Lyrics:

    Just like Adam and Eve
    Said you’d set me free
    You took me to the sky, I’d never been so high

    You were my pills, you were my thrills
    You were my hope baby, you were my smoke

    I won’t forget what you done to me, baby (you dropped a bomb on me)
    Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

    You lit the fuse, I stand accused
    You were the first for me

    You still don’t get it? Dawg, you just discussed this last week!

    • Replies: @Trinity
  192. Trinity says:

    Good lawd, Troof. No offense but that is a helluva stretch. Next thing you are going to connect the Gap Band to Kevin Bacon. In all honesty I could see the Jew angle of promoting drugs, drink and smoke as cool but the muh Tulsa connection? Good gawd.

    • Replies: @Truth
  193. Oh hey, Lindh!

    We look forward to the fight!

    We ain’t going nowhere.

    This is how our boys go out.

    • LOL: HeebHunter
    • Replies: @HeebHunter
  194. @Trinity

    I take it you won’t be donating to Linh’s cause?

  195. @gatobart

    The ‘Tank Man’ occurred the day after the alleged ‘massacre’. I reckon he was drunk, or mad at the carnage around the Square, when the Colour Revolution’s climactic violent phase (see Belgrade, Tbilisi, Kiev etc)was crushed by the authorities. In a US puppet state, say Colombia, he would have been machine-gunned then run over. Instead the tank driver avoided harming him, until his friends hurried him away.

    • Replies: @gatobart
  196. @GeneralRipper

    So you went out like almost 200 years ago? Seems about right, General Anal!

    • Troll: GeneralRipper
  197. @LD

    Albania is easy enough for anyone to get into without any tests or controls but I believe that there is a night-time curfew there. That can’t be fun now when it gets really hot in the daytime and you want to stroll outdoors at night.

  198. Trinity says:

    Jealous of what exactly?

  199. Trinity says:

    So some Black musician claims this old lady told “him a lot of things” and this makes it the gospel troof. “Banks, hospitals, blah, blah, the pictures I saw looked like a drug store and a barber shop, hardly a “Black Wall Skreet.” Black people and lying? The only group of people that lie more than Blacks are Jews.

    Oh, I got all the time in the world until the Good Lord takes me home. Until then, your race can own up to the slaughtering of over 70 THOUSAND INNOCENT WHITE SOUTH AFRICANS IN SOUTH AFRICA. White children forced to watch their mother brutally raped and sodomized before being hacked up. Oh, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. I could be on here typing all day. Muh Tulsa? Yet another Hymie Tale that probably is about as truthful as the rest. You lie about one thing, you will lie about everything.

    Cue :Liar by Henry Rollins. Gawd, I hate this leftist freak, but Troof will dig this mentally disturbed antifa looking booger.

    • Replies: @Truth
  200. Truth says:

    Until then, your race can own up to the slaughtering of over 70 THOUSAND INNOCENT WHITE SOUTH AFRICANS IN SOUTH AFRICA

    That’s all? We need more honkee efficiency?

  201. gatobart says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    I reckon he was drunk, or mad at the carnage around the Square.

    Specify what you mean by “around”, as there was no “carnage” at the Square itself, as confirmed by Western, MSM, journalists Nicholas Kristof (New York Times), Richard Roth (CBS) and Graham Earnshaw (Reuters). As for around, there were certainly raging battles between the troops and armed gangs who had attacked the military, killed some soldiers and even set them on fire, as their vehicles, after taking their guns. There was bloodshed, yes, and hundreds of dead, civilians and military evenly matched, as the Chinese government was fighting a real insurrection sponsored from abroad and carried out by armed gangs, like it happened in Ukraine in 2014. Had this happened in Washington the death toll would be at least in the thousands.

    Wikileaks also:

    • Agree: Alfred
  202. Trinity says:

    Damn, I just thought about that song, “Liar” by Henry Rollins. Is Rollins a Jew or part Jew? The dude is a self admitted mental case and that song sounds remarkably like a Jew confessing his sins. Sheesh, haven’t thought about that garbage “song” in years. Obviously if we had been in a healthy nation, Rollins would be in therapy and no one would have called this “music.” Rollins definitely has that Jewy arrogant way about him with the obvious mental issues.

  203. @Jeff Stryker

    Interesting as always, “Jeff.”

    A couple of corrections. Prostitution is not legal in any of Nevada’s major cities (Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, and Reno), nor any other Nevada city of any size; Nevada allows only counties with very low populations to have legal brothels.

    More important, you continue to treat all of the USA as if it were the same. Among other things, it’s unclear why you claim to be unable to find a decent house in a safe stable town/neighborhood in this vast country for waaaaay less than $400,000 if you have the freedom not to be tied to a job location: i.e. either retired or able to earn decently online. This is especially true if you don’t need to be concerned about the quality of the local “public” schools or buy a larger house for children. So your comment 10 is the kind that makes me wonder whether you are an American or have a real understanding of life and economics here. You could own a home in some beautiful, quiet, relatively clean and quiet places around the usa for half the figure that you cite, if you can handle the rural life.

    As for “Can’t go to Florida because there are BLM protests”, thanks for the hint that you’re trolling. Have fun, “Jeff” 😉

  204. @The Alarmist

    Reality is that in absence of owning, one is renting. Analysis must include that factor.

  205. Phaedras says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    The following seems pertinent : “Keep in mind, no matter where you travel, you’ll always bring yourself along. If you aren’t happy in your own head, in your own body, then no amount of wandering will change that”.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  206. @Phaedras

    Expat Response

    Absolute rubbish, at least for those white men with an IQ above 100 & no mental problems.

    Tired of hearing endless garbage about “empowerment” & intentional corporate distraction for the issues of a genie co-efficient as bad as Russia’s (Emirates at least spread the money around) with bread & circuses about gender & social justice (The suits in the boardrooms must have a laugh)?

    Come overseas to Philippines or India where for $1000 a month you can live well.

    The black ghetto thugs & Methany’s & Cholos & trailer trash of the worst sort don’t live overseas.

    Tired of the crap Hollywood rams down your throat? Tired of the expectations of Western women around whom thirsty males orbit? A few weeks in SEA brings these American women down to orbit themselves, BTW.

    Tired of violent crime? Tired of reading that rich con artists like Epstein exploit little girls?

    Tired of GED-possessing high school dropouts with badges detaining your for little reason & being rude.

    I was.

    When your daily life consists of natural wonders, you stop wanting to watch garbage on television made by cokeheads in Los Angeles.

    There are better diversions.

    Sick of the meth head tweakers…come to a country where they are shot like dogs.

    Of course magic dirt cannot change vicious barbarians with the IQ of your housecat but for the average middle-class American man…you may feel better.

  207. Richard B says:

    Yes, stay in one place and raise children, the best revenge against the globalists. It can be tough but wandering around the world is a sure way to extinction.

    If you stay in one place with no means of defense against the globalists, than you’ll be extinct a lot sooner than the wanderers.

    In fact, it’d be interesting to know how many of the wanderers were once stay-in-one-placers, but simply gave up, for obvious reasons.

  208. Richard B says:

    I don’t get your point at all.

    “Crimestop means the faculty of stopping short, as though by instinct, at the threshold of any dangerous thought. It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to Ingsoc, and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction. Crimestop, in short, means protective stupidity.”

  209. znon says:
    @Juan jwayne

    How much pension per month, and what are monthly expenses? I read a lot of internet about this but I tend to think many accounts are just showing the good side Mr Dinh is very realistic but I could not live like that. Any other hurdles?

  210. Anon[398] • Disclaimer says:

    Americans dont care if theyre liked so long as their status in the world isnt threatened

  211. T.Rebon says:

    Oh, someone’s trouble in a car crash scam. Surprise, surprise.
    This is really bad news, never heard of it before.

    There’s a farang driving drunk and putting himself on the menu. Then, instead of donating money – of which he has enough – to the orphans of this “accident”, he risks Thai jail and returns after his escape over a legal route.

    Maybe next time he’ll get real weed instead of gunja and write the next stupid story . .

    Is this New Unz style for generation cotton wool ? Stupidest traveller competition?

    Thais shoot at me. Sounds nice that biff biff biff when the bullets take theire path through the leaves.

    The next day we were best friends again. I slept outside and they promised not to do again what they – believe us- never did , after a few drinks i spent.

    The rest of this story is at same stupidity. Not worth to comment

  212. BlackFlag says:

    How much money do you think it takes to run this webzine? Most people in dissident spheres get funded by donations.

    • Replies: @Rdm
  213. @Miro23

    But the Chinese (commercial) elite do use crypsis in the south-east Asian societies that they dominate.

    crypsis is utilized to various extents in different circumstances, by different peoples, and for different reasons. But semitic subversive tactics such as the notorious “My Fellow White People*” canard can be more precisely described as aggressive mimicry, which is much less common as a collective strategy among human populations.

    Aggressive mimicry is a form of mimicry in which predators, parasites or parasitoids share similar signals with a harmless model, allowing them to avoid being correctly identified by their prey or host.

    *As in “My Fellow White People, ‘we’ must [hate ourselves more, exhibit even more extreme out-group preference, etc.]”

    • Replies: @Miro23
  214. Miro23 says:
    @James Forrestal

    Thanks for that link. It’s a good description of what’s going on.

    Aggressive mimics often have a specific part of the body sending a deceptive signal, with the rest being hidden or camouflaged.

    Chinese in SE Asia are physically fairly similar to their host elites and make big efforts to integrate socially and make themselves useful (like backing upcoming political candidates from all sides) . In return, they receive the commercial monopolies and give the local elite their cut. Apparently, all the local elites have to do is retain power, hand out these monopolies, take the money and pretend that these Chinese oligarchs 1) aren’t Chinese 2) are patriotic businessmen.

    It seems to be a standard pathology in poorer and weaker societies .

    What’s unusual is to see it afflicting a first world country like the US (Jewish oligarchs operating the same system).

    • Agree: Alfred
  215. Rdm says:


    You’d need a server to host. You’re not going to setup your own server. There’re many SAAS; AWS, Google cloud, IBM softlayer, to name a few. This webzine, my estimate tells me up north of terabytes, each article with images, some invites more than 1000 comments, occasionally some comments with more than 1000 words, some come with high resolution images, links etc.

    Even if the host server fee is a piece of cake for Ron, are those writers freely contributing their excellent mental gymnastics here in UR regularly?

    Besides, this webzine was full of anti-X, especially anti-semites if you care to speculate. So much so that I remember reading somewhere Ron talking about his earlier struggle with ADL but then that was it. It’s not “canceled” yet. I wonder “Why?”

    Parler was immediately banned, not because of anti-X yet, but because, well, …. it was hosted in AWS. So SaaS serves as a gatekeeper. Unless Ron stacks his room full of servers to host all our verbal diarrhea, I don’t know what will.

    • Replies: @BlackFlag
  216. antibeast says:

    “How U.S. Involvement In Central America Led To a Border Crisis”

    • Replies: @Biff
  217. BlackFlag says:

    The hosting costs might be 42k USD/year. Wild guess.

    Unz does all the development.

    Writers don’t make anything. They’re happy to get more exposure leading to donations and book sales.

    Parler was a potential competitor of major social media sites, particularly Twitter and had huge normies appeal. This is a niche site with limited potential. Lots of similar sites (eg. care, talk) exist without getting axed, Andrew Anglin’s being a notable exception.

  218. Vaterland says:

    Europe is a weird case. As a political or economic union it’s toast

    Europe’s inevitable dissolution is good for guys like me

    Says increasingly nervous Ameritard for the six-millionth time.

    I want to avoid the forced degeneracy of the West. This is weird as, in my youth, I was the biggest champion of orgies and drugs and personal freedom and all that faux-liberal youth-culture decadent bullshit.

    I am perfectly happy with the male equivalent of ready-to-settle-down Amerimutt Expats being attracted to countries like Poland and Bulgaria. They are the last thing Bavaria needs. Slovakia should handle them fine, too, they are used to gypsies after all.

    • Replies: @Tom Marvolo Riddle
  219. anonymous[205] • Disclaimer says:
    @Juan jwayne

    Two- tiered society, no? People with money and people with machetes, with the latter trying to knock off the former.

  220. @Vaterland

    This is lunacy. Stay in the EU and receive 20 million more arabs and africans in the next twenty years. Lets see how your economy handles that. Fool. The situation in the USA should be a lesson and a warning, you are a fool of the highest order if you don’t learn from it. Your country has much bigger problems than the trickle of white american expats you receive. But let’s fight amongst ourselves since instead since we are still at least 8% of the global population. No reason to unite. A twig is stronger than a faces if it’s a Bavarian twig.

    • Agree: Radicalcenter, Alfred
  221. Guys n Gals: While on the road, don’t forget your quarterly tax payments to the IRS, and annual tax filings, including complete detail of any non-US financial accounts you may have, and their holdings.

    Personally, I usually let my family office handle the above, but YMMV.

    Happy travels!

  222. Mike3 says:
    @PJ London

    You need money to do shit in this world. That includes moving countries.

  223. @Jeff Stryker

    Yes, Jeff, once again, for the thousandth time, your only option in the vast USA is to live in dangerous, depressing, impoverished trailer parks, especially around Detroit.

    Whether you’re really who you say you are or not, at least try to make sense. If you don’t want to live in the USA for whatever reason, say so. Stop expecting us to play along with you ignoring the thousands of good places you could live in the USA without being at all wealthy.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
    , @Truth
  224. @BlackFlag

    Good point if FICA tax is still due; I didn’t know that. On the other hand, US citizens who move abroad permanently are still entitled to the corresponding Social Security benefits for life. My wife and I wouldn’t try to move abroad until our kids are at a certain stage, and by then I will be past the age of eligibility for full SocSec payments. And such payments can be received in almost any country in the world, including Russia (though not in Cuba, North Korea, and oddly not in Belarus or the former SSRs in Central Asia).

    As for hassle opening bank accounts, not a big deal; how many times does one have to open accounts when moving to another country? Reporting them every year is more burdensome, I suppose, but how hard is that either?

    Some other strictures listed just won’t apply to my family and probably most others considering a move abroad: relatively few such households will have much if any income above the fed income tax exemption level of approx $225,000, and most won’t be owning part of a company abroad or forming a company there. (This argument wouldn’t apply for an American who obtained permanent residency or citizenship in the foreign country by making a required minimum investment in the country, since that investment / share in a business would have to be reported.)

    It’s bigger fish than I who are most burdened by the expat tax and reporting requirements, though of course they should be repealed.

  225. @Radicalcenter



    I actually grew up in a pretty nice suburb outside Detroit. I know that the childhood home I grew up in sold for $400,000 about 10 years ago. My brother mentioned this. I attended Parochial schools & was never deprived in my youth. My parents took us to Switzerland & Paris & London in my youth.

    1. I attended a state school in a rural area & really am not a fan of rural living. Sure, I could live off the grid on the Appalachian trail or something. Hicks are not educated & the economies of rural areas are not diversified. In part, because the people who live there are not educated. Rural life is intrinsically tough: I have no desire to live in a farmhouse 100 years old on a dirt road which requires me to drive a mile to get a cup of coffee.
    2. I don’t care for the architecture of the Northern US. Winters are tough & houses require such maintenance. When you live in a warm climate a concrete house with ceramic tile floors is easy to maintain. And they exist in the USA, of course, in the Southwest. But there are Cholos there.
    3. I don’t have a desire to live in the interior-I come from the rust belt-of the USA & the rate of Opoid & meth abuse reflects the issues those places have.
    4. Wherever you live in the USA you are under Federal jurisdiction. You can be monitored. People seem to think that just because you live in the woods of Montana you can do or say what you want. They forgot about Ruby Ridge. Living in a small town in New Hampshire does not allow you to say or do what you want & your taxes go to the countries Washington wishes them to.
    5. It is hard to get worked up over my birthright of Southeast Michigan or defending it with my life.
    6. Southerners & Westerners celebrate the pioneer ethic & the East Coast plutocrats are the center of power & money but the Upper Midwest does not impart the same degree of character-it would be easier for someone like me to become a globalist.
    7. Someone born to white-collar parents in a $400,000 median house price suburb does not want to live in some small town or city where the average citizen has a GED & there is no money or economy & no great opportunity for economic advancement.
    8. Living overseas is easy. And there is no political narrative is not rammed down anyone’s throat. Nobody was selling the Iraq War to me when I lived in Dubai with the suggestion that Jihadi’s wanted to parachute into Middle America swinging scimitars.
    9. I’m no liberal but the problem with the GOP is that the voters are easily manipulated into costly wars.
    10. In the choice between a cosmopolitan city overseas & the relative safety of a small town with few amenities…I’d pick a city overseas. Simply for the ability to walk out & eat Indian or Chinese should I want to. Or go to a museum, for that matter.
    11. On the other hand, being poor in urban centers is not too hot either.

  226. Truth says:

    Cholos are everywhere in this country.

    • Replies: @gatobart
  227. gatobart says:

    Maybe that is what your country is needing more than anything else now.

    A couple of years ago the democratically elected president of Bolivia (the country of Cholos along with Peru) Evo Morales was overthrown in an illegal military coup staged by the ultra right under the false pretense that he had committed fraud in the election that had kept him in power. But as soon as the new illegal regime was installed the Bolivian Cholos took to the street in big numbers and even unarmed as they were they had the courage to face the heavily armed police and military forces of the regime, at the cost of many dead and injured. But the popular pressure worked in the end and the dictatorship was forced to call new elections, even if forbade Morales to run again. No problem for Morales, he just designated his second in command as the candidate of the people and what do you know, in this new election Morale’s candidate won but a much bigger margin than he himself had gotten in the initial election.

    These Choles coming to the States are maybe bringing to “Americans” what these last need the most now, courage and pride. Only six months ago a coup d’etat took place in the U.S. of A, a blatant and barefaced toppling of the duly elected president in the Nov. 03 election, so blatant that the pieces of evidence could be seen all over, even openly displayed in YT videos showing fraudulent practices by the Democrats, like bringing and hiding boxes full of phony votes for their own candidate and then expelling the Reps from the room and adding the false votes to the toll; or making vote everyone who had been dead and six feet underground for decades already, not counting the thousands of swore declarations by witnesses personally confirming the giant fraud. Despite all that, despite more the fact that 75 million “Americans’ had been robbed of their vote, not one single million of them, not even half a million, not even a hundred thousands…!…! had the guts and the courage to come out in the streets to stop the coup and demand that their president be restored to office of kept in it.

    So, maybe those Cholos are bringing over what “Americans” need the most, to have their balls back.

  228. Emslander says:
    @Linh Dinh

    Would these men have been the vanguard of some sort of real ‘resistance’ if the Internet had not distracted and reappropriated their time and efforts?

    I think you’ve got something there. It seemed to me, for another example, that listening to talk radio all day long satisfied whatever revolutionary impulse traditional citizens would have against the atrocities of modern government. They’re other forms of opium.

  229. Emslander says:

    Think about resistance fighters in France against the Germans in WWII. We would consider them chicken-shit terrorist vandals in any other context. It is a known fact that the Germans treated the French with great dignity and hoped that they might be close allies after the English were eliminated.

    No Frenchman had anything against the Germans once the blitz was over and the BEF was allowed to peacefully return home. All else is bs propaganda.

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