And education, and the environment. It's a sad truth, we're mostly all sheep. But all it takes is a good sheppard....
My wife & I homeschool our two kids, I know what you mean.
I see you do
We have done the same for the past few years, and have even joined in with a group of people to open an alternative school, but it's quite a struggle. Even those who consider themselves alternative are way more biased than they think, and in a frightening, so are we.
No, I live in Portugal. You probably will do alright in Portugal when the US comes to grips with the fascist state they are (there, I fixed that for you).
Truth that. I really meant to say "when the US becomes an *openly* fascist state".
Our government sucks, our system is always in the verge of collapse but we still are very down to earth people and the truth is that we are years behind most every other country which, in my personal opinion, is a major bonus. And the beaches where I live are great.
A government always on it's deathbed is ideal from the perspectives of a libertarian. Far better to deal with an agent of the state that is always one screw-up away from the unemployment line than an agent of a nanny state with nearly limitless resources.
I think most Europeans don't understand 'libertarian' but you guys might still call us 'liberals' since that term was never corrupted so in Europe.
We don't tiptoe around knowing things will collapse, mind you. Every single one of us knows the thing is dying and we "blame the government", we "blame the EU", we "blame the immigrants", in a nutshell, we "blame everyone else".
But while this is really bad for the country, as very little gets done, it does provide kind of a safeguard if you're trying to live an alternative life.
I do go to Brazil often enough and have very dear friends there, so if you ever need to quickly escape I can make your arrival easier
From an economic view, Brazil is probably the best place to be right now. They not only have a growing economy, unlike everyone else, but they also still accept that people will do business with people, not just with taxed businesses. It's a reality they don't fight.
They even have a name for people who run local businesses without having an formal business. We call them illegal, they call them informal... it's beautiful.
Sounds like my kind of place.
Yep. Things will change as their economy grows, I guess, but there's a set unspoken way of doing things that is cultural. Financial overlords go to great lengths to overpower and effectively transform cultural traditions, so as to use them to their own benefit (think Coke - why is santa dressed in red again?) so the danger is always there, but I have hopes the whole global system will collapse due to excess awareness from the people... one can always hope!