Thursday, November 18, 2010
Look, it's the United States of America...
Is America In Danger Of Turning Into One Gigantic Hellhole?
What in the world is happening to America? Are there still places in America where liberty and freedom are respected, where taxes are low, where regulations are not suffocating, where the people are friendly and where Americans can be free to live an independent lifestyle? In a previous article entitled "What Is The Best U.S. State To Move To If You Want To Insulate Yourself From The Coming Economic Meltdown?", I asked readers what they thought were some of the best places in America to move to for people wishing to ride out the coming economic collapse. Well, the response was overwhelmingly negative. Readers were even highly negative about states that have been very popular for "independent thinking" Americans to move to such as Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Washington and Colorado. So are there any "good" places in America left? Or is America in danger of turning into one gigantic hellhole?
The truth is that a substantial number of Americans can see what is happening to our economy and to this country and they want to get out of places such as Los Angeles, New York City and Detroit. Life in many of the biggest U.S. cities is becoming increasingly difficult. Rampant unemployment seems to be everywhere and more Americans than ever are finding themselves having to take government handouts just to survive. In most major U.S. cities the housing prices are ridiculous, the traffic is horrendous, crime is starting to rise and taxes just seem to keep increasing year after year. Not only that, but in the event of a total economic collapse, many U.S. cities will descend into complete and utter chaos. Just remember what happened to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. When Americans start running out of food most of them will totally lose it.
But even if a total economic collapse does not happen any time soon, an increasing number of Americans are seeking to embrace a lifestyle that is more independent of the system. The truth is that it is really hard to grow your own food or gather your own water if you live in or around most major U.S. cities. More Americans each year are discovering that an "off the grid" lifestyle has a lot of benefits.
So are there still places in the United States which are accommodating to those seeking to live a more independent lifestyle?