Re: Why not move to the US? Re: More Green Party

Date: Fri Jun 30 2000 - 18:25:08 MDT (Brian Atkins) wrote:

> I am playing devil's advocate here... why aren't all you non-US folk
> moving here? Laying aside for the moment the INS/immigration issues-
> if you could move here, why not? Most people seem to believe that we
> have pretty much the best freedom/interesting people/cheap real estate
> in the boonies/cheap gas/etc. etc. Have you become too dependent on your
> free medical care that you are afraid you wouldn't be able to hack it here?

Most interesting people? I haven't heard that before.

Possible reasons for not moving: being afraid of crime rates. Preferring to
live in dense pedestrian-oriented cities, not boonie real estate or suburban
deserts. Not wishing to partake in a culture dependent upon cars (and cheap
gas and subsidized roads, to trade cheap shots.) Dependency on a culture with
a much higher baseline concern for the quality of food. A feeling that
Europeans are better educated and more interesting, or that it's easier to
find those who are, in coffeehouses and such.

I wonder what Amara will make of this.

-xx- Damien X-)

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