by Simon Black, Sovereign Man:
Earlier this week the German government leaked a frightening 69-page memo entitled “Concept for Civil Defense.”
Citing multiple terrorist attacks, cybercrime, and a host of other threats, the report states that Germans should prepare for an event that could “threaten our existence.”
The report proposes a number of mandatory countermeasures, including that Germans should stockpile food and water.
There’s also peculiar language about “civil support for the armed forces” suggesting a possible return to mandatory military service, in addition to potential plans for emergency nationalization of food production and distribution.
We’ve received numerous emails from friends and readers in Germany asking if it’s time to “get out”.
Let’s be honest– most of the West is in the same boat right now.
Despite hundreds of billions spent on homeland security, aerial surveillance, police militarization, and spying on absolutely everyone…
… despite all the laws they’ve passed to award themselves even more authority and destroy citizens’ individual freedoms…
… western governments are absolutely powerless to stop radicalized militants who are willing to blow themselves up.
France, for example, has military troops deployed throughout the country patrolling the streets and airports as if they were in downtown Kandahar.
Yet despite so much security, some lunatic was still able to get behind the wheel of a delivery truck last month and mow down 80+ people like bowling pins.
Terror attacks. Mass shootings. Race riots. Cops killing citizens and citizens killing them right back. Radical politicians on the rise.
Plus Europe has additionally been suffering a full-blown refugee crisis that has turned into an international rape crisis.
Is it time to “get out”? Perhaps.
I know a lot of people are panicking right now and feel like they need to hit the eject button.
But just remember that emotional, fear-based decisions tend to be very bad ones.
Look at the facts and make a rational decision.
In my own case, I “got out” long ago. I’ve been an expat for over a decade, something that turned out to be one of the best choices I’ve ever made.
For the past several years I’ve been spending about half of my year here in Chile (and the other half traveling to dozens of countries, now totaling more than 120.)
Weather in Chile is spectacular, the cost of living (especially if you want to live extremely well) is shockingly cheap.
And on a slice of paradise in Chile’s warm, perennially sunny central region, I’m able to grow all of my own organic food.
In addition to a bountiful organic garden and countless chickens, pigs, sheep, cows, there’s just about every fruit and nut tree imaginable– peaches, plums, nectarines, figs, almonds, apples, pears, apricots, olives, walnuts, strawberries, blueberries, avocados, oranges, lemons, persimmons, cherries, grapes, etc.
We grow rice and wheat (which we turn into organic flour). We press our own olive oil. We have our own wine.
Plus there’s abundant renewable energy and an endless supply of water from underground aquifers.
This is all available in Chile at a tiny fraction of what you might expect it would cost.
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