I graduated from college in 1998 and spent a few months in early 1999 backpacking around Europe. There were hoards of young Argentinians doing the same. Since your country is fairly populous, and at the time had a large middle class, I wasn't surprised in the least, but what DID surprise me at the time was the explanation I heard constantly from these folks - "The peso being pegged to the $US has resulted in really high value of the currency, so I traded my money to $US because this won't last." They were aware that bigwigs were discussing decoupling the peso. They knew that the valuation of the currency was artificial.
What I found most interesting was the fact that everybody seemed to be aware of what was coming... not to the degree that it did, but they knew.
Hi Kyle, for everyone like that, there’s 100 others that think Argentina is the best country in the planet, safe, rich and prosperous. What happens here happens in every mayor city is the brainwashed mantra.
That what happened here in 2001 was purely USA’s fault, and that its ok to be best buds with Chavez, Fidel and evo morales.
Average person today: Slow, stupid, metrosexual and politically correct.
Independent thought not included.
There’s smarter people, but in general, the mass, (in any country) is unbelievably stupid.
That’s why survivalists and preppers are such a rare breed.
I’ve learned to mind my own business and rarely ever mention my beliefs and mindset.
Here in Argentina, people don’t even see the wisdom in being armed for self defense, even in your own home and forget about preparing and having supplies, etc.
Yes, they did get scared (like cattle) during 2001 and every now and then after some particular horrendous crime or incident the “sheep” get unsettled, but people in Argentina and in most countries these days unfortunately, they lack the sheepdog mentality.
Little lesson I’ve learned:
Those that get it don’t need explanations, those that don’t hardly ever will no matter how hard you try to explain.