As I read some of the latest developments in Argentina, I’m being reminded of the all-time classic scene from “A Bronx Tale”:
When Cristina Kirchner was reelected with 54% of the votes, that was as
clear as a sign can get. You’re not welcomed any more. Even more
important, the country isn’t the problem anymore, the problem is YOU.
Most others have agreed on what they want their future to be like,
you’re the one that thinks different. You’re the one that doesn’t fit,
politically, economically and morally speaking. In a serious country you
can tolerate a term or two of a president that you don’t agree with,
but when the same authoritarian family has been in power for over a
decade and people still vote that way, that’s the straw that breaks the
camel’s back. The 54% of the country wants more totalitarianism, more
corruption, more taxes, more inflation, less freedom, they want
criminals to walk out of jail or not even set foot in one in the first
place. They like the poverty, the socialized welfare state. That’s what
the majority chose. I knew well that after the reelection things would
be getting much worse. There’s no need to play nice anymore. Once they
won they can show their true colors and that’s what they did within the
first week. After the reelection, it was the “I have to ask you to
leave” phase. The cards are on the table, this is how its going to be
from now on. Fortunately I saw that balloon go up and left quickly. A
few months later the “now you’s can’t leave” phase started, and today it
has been made official.
Argentina now officially banned saving in USD currency. Its was already impossible to buy dollars, now its been made official.
Remember what I said before, that with the stroke of a pen they can
make things legal or illegal, suddenly moving the line of the law under
your feet and leave you standing on the criminal side. This is the
perfect example. As form now on, they can hunt you like a dog for saving
in USD. Soon enough the USD accounts will be converted to dollars, and
you wont be able to get dollars to leave. Buying a plane ticket to leave
the damn place will be hard to say the least, and how exactly will you
save money to start elsewhere if you cant legally save up dollars or buy
them? This is the invisible iron curtain being lifted. First you don’t
allow people taking their money out of the country. Then when they want
to leave themselves, you don’t want that to happen either, because
you’re left with unproductive, state sponsored welfare recipients that
don’t produce anything and you cant steal from them, but they keep you
in office. You need the hard working ox middle class to suck the blood
from. When the ox makes a run for it, well, you have to find ways to
stop that from happening.
Clarin and La Nacion newspaper
show headlines of the official dollar ban, along with the new increase
of electricity and heating, which have gone up 350% and up to 576%( yes, not a typo, 576%!) The price of stoves has gone up 50% as well. Keep in mind its winter right now in the southern hemisphere.
You can draw parallelisms from this to different moments in history
and in different countries, ethnical, political or religious
persecutions. You are first asked to leave, later you’re not allowed to
do it. When it comes to bugging out and relocating, timing is
everything. A day too late may make all the difference in the world. I
hope you never have to make that call yourself.
In a nutshell: The modern survivalist should understand and look for
these signs, identify the time when you are indirectly “asked” to leave.
If you don’t identify that moment, its just too late when the “now you
cant leave” moment comes.