If you’re reading this, then there’s a pretty good chance you already feel like an exile. Whether it was a place, a time, or a people, you’ve lost something and you’re not getting it back. We’re strangers in our own countries, our own towns, our own families. For many of us, it’s already looking like 2042 out there.
At this point, it doesn’t matter so much if you’re in the majority or the minority; what matters is whether you’re a target. At the end of 2019, our people are still the majority in America but it doesn’t mean a damn thing because we’re walking around with a big White target on our backs. The System has marked us for dekulakization and that’s not changing any time soon.
So what do we do? That’s the million dollar question. Everyone has their own patented, cure-all recipe, so let me add my own.
Go East Young Man!
Yes, that’s right. If you’re going to be a minority, you might as well take the Yellow Pill and find your place in gleaming, teeming hives of East Asia.
Obviously this isn’t a strategy that many can or even should adopt, but there are still real opportunities out here for those with the right set of skills and outlook. The most common Westerners you’ll see here are teachers, and the hyper-competitive local school systems mean you can make good money, particularly in Hong Kong or Singapore (be careful applying to Mainland China). It goes without saying that the work environment is more pleasant than comparable American classrooms.
If you’re already a career man, there is work to be had in the Anglophone offices of multinationals. Finance, law, and management consulting firms still bring in foreign workers to compliment local talent pools. When Woke Capital brings in Western engineers to augment native teams, you become the beneficiary of workplace diversity schemes. Look for roles with ‘creative’ or ‘innovative’ in the job description. Many stereotypes about the ‘rigid’ Asian education systems are completely accurate and near any foreigner can distinguish himself with a bit of initiative and lateral thinking.
Of course, there’s always the option of becoming a digital nomad. If you don’t mind remote work and have the skills to support yourself, then there’s no reason you can’t freelance from the highly-affordable cities of Southeast Asia. And the best part is, you can do all this and starve the Beast. Provided you take in under US$100,000 per year, IRS Form 2555 can cut your tax obligation down to nil.
Benefits of the Periphery
Contrast the situation Back Home to the situation Out Here. Out Here, we’re an infinitesimally small minority and that works in our favor. Our presence is so minimal, so recent, that we take a back seat to whichever inter-ethnic grievances occupy the local press. Whatever grudges that still linger from the colonial days are hazy memories compared to the very clear power struggles going on today. No one Out Here has much love for the empires of Old Europe, but they are too preoccupied with the expanding Chinese influence to give much thought to these old wounds.
The real advantage this region gives us is the ability to organize more freely. You will be a minority and an obvious foreigner, but you will not have that big White target on your back. Simply put, the System’s control mechanisms out here are still a decade or two behind the West. GloboHomo is coming to Asia (courtesy of the US State Department and Woke Capital), but it’s nowhere near as insane as it was in America even 10 years ago. The Taiwanese aren’t exactly turning their society upside-down hunting for bigots and bad-thinkers.
This gives us time and space to organize that we don’t have back home. Given the increasingly restrictive climate in America, this is the time to be building trans-national networks and laying the foundations for the future diaspora. In the best case scenario, these expatriate communities can provide cultural and business opportunities for those back home, and in the worst case scenario they can provide much needed sanctuary and economic support as the situation deteriorates. Should South African-style dispossession begin in America, our survival will depend on our ability organize a response across oceans and borders.
Building the Diaspora
What does this diaspora look like, and how does it start out? Initially, you’ll be on your own: it’s just you, your job, and whatever other expats are in city you’ve landed in. Never fear though, it’s easier to make connections out here than back home. Whenever you find a likely-looking laowai, just ask them where they’re from, how things are going back home, and how they’re finding life out here. These three questions will tell you everything you need to know about where your new friend stands.
Depending on the city, you may be able to find a welcoming religious community. Odds are, you already agree on 80% of what matters with anyone sitting in the pews of a Latin Mass in Manila, so why not stop in next Sunday? You’ll find a ready-made, supportive community and the spiritual nourishment needed for the work ahead.
As your network grows, life will get easier. Whether you find fellow travelers among the locals, expats, or if more of our guys come to join you, you’ll find community building comes easier on the periphery of the Global Empire. Without the corrosive effects of American anarcho-tyranny or media saturation, there is breathing room to build real networks.
With the concentration of capital and expertise, new opportunities become available. Buy up rental properties, set up your own English teaching service, find a way to market the latest food or fashion fad to the people back home. Study how the Overseas Chinese took over Southeast Asia with the help of their cousins in Guangdong, and apply it to your own situation. Remember, the American brand still carries a lot of weight out here. “Overseas development”, “American entrepreneurs”, “international expertise”; there’s no reason you can’t make these your selling points on both sides of the Pacific. Friendly business networks will allow us to sponsor workers from back home, helping grow our presence and provide opportunities to those rendered unemployable by the System.
In short, we’re going to need exiles. We are going to need pioneers to prepare the ground for what could become a very real diaspora community. It will be hard work. It will be lonely work. But it will be absolutely crucial work.