My Own Experiences Escaping The West (Part 1)
I’ve escaped the West over 6 years ago, and it has been one of the best decisions of my life.
Basically every aspect of my brief existence in this world has improved tremendously, and I now enjoy a level of freedom and happiness I could never experience if I had stayed in the collapsing Western world.
Today I’ll talk about what drove me to this decision, and in the next part I’ll detail how my journey went.
Youthful naivete ...
When I was a young boy, there was no doubt in my mind that I was living in the greatest period in history, in the best region of the world.
I was lucky enough to have been born in a Western nation, with all the encompassing benefits.
In school, we were taught the history of the world, primarily focusing on the achievements of the Western world and its inhabitants.
Explorers, adventurers, scientists, great thinkers and revolutionaries who shaped not only our future, but that of the whole world.
Powerful and valorous people who drove mankind as a whole forward into a brighter future.
The achievements of the Western world are without a doubt innumerable and have made possible the very fact that you are reading my words, even though we’ve never met and are separated by thousands of miles.
The Western world has produced marvels, monuments and, to some, magic.
Growing up with this in mind, faced with all these facts, I, and millions of other children, had the idea that the Western world was some magical utopia, a privileged region with benevolent rulers who did things that might not always make sense to the people and might cause temporary grumbling, but were probably for the greater good.
And who could blame us?
Indoctrination and societal programming go a long way, especially when enforced with a relatively high standard of living, a constant bombardment of biased news, and, in the last decade and a half, echo chambers in social media.
Sure, people always found actual problems to complain about, but because nobody ever did anything about it and just kept voting for politicians who maintained the status quo, these complaints never seemed all too serious.
The fact that millions of migrants from poor countries flocked to our Western world in search of a better life did little to diminish this point of view.
Obviously, we must be doing something right, if others want to be here so desperately, right?
...and mature disillusion
However, over time this childishly utopian point of view slowly but surely diminished and in its place came a feeling of eerie dread, the sense that there was something wrong with the whole Western system, and that it couldn’t last.
- How exactly was it fair that people who work on a daily basis have to forcibly contribute over half of their paycheck in taxes to governments who, let’s face it, are generally incompetent and enact policies that you might not agree with?
- How can a social welfare pension and unemployment system keep functioning when more and more people will be taking advantage of it over longer and longer periods due to higher life expectancy?
- Shouldn’t that require an equally expanding working populace? Isn’t the opposite happening, and thus leading to the conclusion that the whole system is not sustainable in the long term?
- Isn’t the mass migration of people from vastly different cultures causing a rather severe dilution of our own culture and identity?
- Why exactly do we have to bear the burden (financial and otherwise) of other countries’ failures to provide for their citizens?
- Hasn’t this period of prosperity in the West created a weak population with no real problems such as famines or serious diseases, which in turn leads to made-up “first world” problems like political correctness, cancel culture, cultural appropriation and so on?
These thoughts and hundreds of similar ones had been swirling in my head ever since I was a teenager, but they stayed vague and didn’t really coalesce until I was in my early twenties and started exploring the world.
I saw firsthand how other cultures lived, how different their societies were from our own.
I saw the good (less government interference, lower or no taxes, friendlier and happier people, no heavy political polarization, a lower cost of living) and the bad (worse infrastructure, tropical diseases, sometimes a lower level of education) and came to the conclusion that while many countries were in fact “inferior” statistically speaking compared to the West right now, they were actually on the rise and getting better year after year.
Led to a firm decision
These experiences abroad and many hours of studying the subject led me to the solid, yet sad, conclusion that the Western world has had its time.
It is no longer rising, it is at best stagnating (both economically and socially) and in most cases it is declining, if not heading towards an outright collapse, to be replaced in the 21st century by new rising powers in the world.
You might be faced with some uncomfortable facts and unpleasant realities about the contemporary Western world – which you can use to draw your own conclusions.
I’m not here to convince you of anything, I’ll just lay out the facts (and provide evidence for them) and then it’s up to you.
Will you remain where you are and go down with the sinking ship, or will you take action and escape the West?