Dumb. Guy Hates Government So Leaves For Central America
Try and understand this weird podcast if you will. This fella hates government, hates regulations, hates paying taxes, fees, etc., and so leaves the U.S., to go live in Central America because of course, his U.S., dollar goes so much further down there. Yet, after his ideological rant leads him to do this he spends almost each podcast telling us about the problems of having to “grease palms” to get local licensing and regulatory documents for various necessities of life. Otherwise applications will linger forever, or just get lost…. He then without concern explains how one must be careful when traveling the roads outside of habituated areas because there are armed ambushes on the open roads who will pull you over like a train in the old west, to rob you of everything you have. I could go on and on but that is the general flavor of his experience - and he seems to prefer it over the U.S. He discusses in detail everything from the problem of incompetent and not up to the same standards of contractors, medicine, higher education, etc., as in the U.S.. He will discuss the necessity of having to constantly hire a bi-lingual Attorney who is familiar with the system and will “grease palms”, all along the way with the cash, yes cash you provide him in advance for that purpose. - Do you want to build a house because it’s so much cheaper here? Sure, can do! Just don’t forget to provide the bribery money to move your applications through the system. - Do you want to ensure that the contractor you hire will have his employee’s show up each day to do the job? Make sure you grease his palm a bit before hand. - Do you want to be sure they actually finish the job or worse, come back to repair the shoddy work that they did in the first place? Make sure you … . . . well, you get the point by now. And so it goes on and on. This guy leaves the U.S., which is ahead of the game on so many levels because he has an ideological hatred of government. He would rather pay unknown amounts in bribe money to criminals, elected officials, and inept public workers, and god knows who else, rather than pay for actual licensing and regulatory fees that would help to avoid the problems he encounters continually in Central America in the first place. I’ve only hit the tip of this crazy little ice burg, but if you are one of those nutty conservative uber right wing people who hate government of any kind, don’t mind living as if it’s the wild wild west a century and half ago then have at it. This podcast is right up your alley. I must have listened to the first year and a half of available podcasts before I caught on to the politics of this guy, as he was not so forthcoming until then. But, boy if this is the kind of life these people want, they should just find an island and go there. I can guarantee they will either all be sick/dying or dead within five years time or running back to America to take advantage of our advanced. . . everything. I just hope it doesn’t turn into one big game of “King of the Mountain”, wherever they end up. But then, who cares anyway?
Databanktwo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/30/20
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