USA is still the bastion of freedom in today’s world, and I’d kindly invite anyone that disagrees to name a country were more freedoms and rights can be enjoyed, starting with something as essential as the right to pack a gun to defend my life if needed.
Spain for example, is covered in such a thick layer of socialism that it makes you sick. It’s the political correct liberal utopia. A guy can walk down the center of the city of Barcelona butt naked ( and I’ve actually seen that ) but owning a firearm makes you a freak. It’s funny how these socialists work. For example, the legendary “Guns” magazine, a Spanish gun rag that has always been the equivalent of Guns & Ammo world wide for Spanish readers, has been “socialized” so to speak.
You see, just banning it would be too suspicious, what they do is… modify it for … more adequate times. So its been slowly turning into an “airsoft” magazine, or talking about guns in video games. You see, “Guns” has little “guns” content any more, I’d say less than ½ the magazine really talks about real firearms. Eventually it will all be replicas, games, soft air toys and so on.
Meanwhile the socialist dream that is Spain has 20% (19.3% for October 2009 according to yesterday’s “The Economist”) unemployment and looking worse each day. It’s surreal to see the same kind of news reports and same kind of discussion in talk shows that we saw in the first stages of the Argentine crisis.
Spain’s, president, Mr. Zapatero, also known as Mr. Bean, is simply doomed. Not only s he a clueless diehard socialist, he’s now been fatally wounded by ridicule. Argentines know one thing: As a political figure, you can be loved, or you can be hated, like we hate the Kirchners and Menen, but you cant allow yourself o be ridiculous, you can’t become a joke. There’s no return from that. That’s what happened to Fernando de la Rua, and a few months later the economy collapsed in December 2001.
Now Zapatero is a joke, and his answer to deal with the crisis in Spain? Increase public spending, increase taxes, have a public spending that DOUBLES the income.
Work contracts? Only the ones approved by the Unions are legal. It shouldn’t be a surprise that Spain doubles the average EU unemployment rate.
Another mayor flaw they have is the famous “paro” that gives a year’s salary or more to anyone that gets fired.
This could be a great safety net but in socialist Spain its just another tool to ride the working class, with an entire generation more worried about getting fired and living on free rides than finding a job.
This also means there’s no real interest to find jobs, there’s no competition or desire to succeed driven by real need. Its also a huge burden that is laid on the shoulders of the working class.
Its sad to see these socialist work their magic, they are so alike.
Spain is still a developed nation and of course there’s still hope is they get rid of Mr. Bean on the next election and choose someone form the PP party (right wing).
Regarding your question, where to go. My friend, stay in USA, that’s what I would do.
Lets not get paranoid either, there’s always something to worry about, but the important thing is having alternatives.
As for plan B and C. There’s places in Europe where the socialist and communist BS isn’t flying anymore and there’s hope in the future.
For South America, I’d go with Uruguay or Chile.
You ask for 5 year stability. In these countries you can find that, but don’t ask for much more, you never know what can happen politically that far away into the future and that’s precisely why you should have plan B and C locations just in case.