Perhaps I am being a bit more pessimistic than usual, but I keep having this sense of doom for this country. I keep hearing little tidbits here and there about things and I get this feeling of unease. One thing I am trying to do is position myself financially so that if the crash finally happens, I won't lose everything like folks did before the Great Depression. I don't know, it just seems like we're teetering on the brink. So many people are up to their eyeballs in debt, including our own government. So many people are living paycheck to paycheck. The disparity between the "haves" and the "have nots" is growing exponentially. What I see are a lot of very rich people in power fiddling while the country slowly collapses. It seems that we're just waking up to the fact that India and China are trying to get fully into the first world and that their unbridled consumerism, combined with our own, will suck up the world's resources at a totally unsustainable rate. Combine all of that with global warming and other large-scale changes occurring around the globe and things start to look pretty scary!
It's a wonder that people can afford to live in this country. Housing costs are ridiculous around most of the country. I heard that Beverly Hills was being re-shaped by new immigrants with boatloads of money from IRAN?!? Where is this money coming from? Corrupt politicians? Oil barons? At the same time we have dirt poor immigrants moving up from Mexico. Comedian Carlos Mencia recently said that he went down to Mexico and there we no Mexicans left. They were all in the US! Mexico was full of Hondurans and Salvadorans moving north.
That's what got me thinking. If all of these people are moving to the US, then maybe I should consider moving south. Nature abhors a vacuum. With all of the folks rushing north, maybe I should fill in the void behind them. I have heard that a lot of retirees from the US are heading to Mexico. No offense, Furahi, but Mexico is just a little too corrupt for me. I have been thinking about going a little farther south, maybe Belize or Costa Rica. I know when I visited Costa Rica a few years ago I saw a lot of signs for Century 21 and Remax. It would be nice to get a house near the ocean for $200,000. A similar property in CA would probably run a couple of million. Like I said, I fear this country is heading for a fall. It would be nice to spend those dark days on a nice sunny beach with a bunch of money in an offshore bank.