Monday, February 19, 2007

Escape from America, Belize style

Before moving to a foreign land, I suggest
you live there until you're satisfied it's what
you want then...

...go fur it.

Reading someone else's account is looking
through their "window" on the place.
Tomorrow I will not worry about losing my ass in the declining real estate market. I will not commute three nerve grinding hours a day, or nervously engorge myself in front of my laptop for hours on end. Nor will I or wake up with the crimes of the empire running like adding machine tape in my head, annotated with all the ways I contributed to those crimes by participating in the American lifestyle. After more than two years of effort, I'm outta the gilded gulag, by damned, and tell myself that I have at last quit being part of the problem — or at least as much as much as anyone can without living stark naked in a Himalayan cave and toasting insects over a dung fire.
Take a look.