No, Thanks.

I am not much on my blog these days because I am still trying to recover from the defeat. It’s not going well. As you can imagine, mine is not a case of doomed man-love for Gov. Romney. I am not Chris Matthew with the thing, the tingle, going up his leg when he thinks of Barack Obama, and the Governor is not Mr Obama.

I am musing about re-emigration. It’s ridiculous at my age, as well as impractical. Still, there is the strangest turnabout since the Soviet Union took Pres. Reagan’s invitation to get lost: Canada is doing better than the US economically as well as according to several of my values. I am remembering that treaty that put and end to the French and Indian Wars. I think it left the back door open for speakers of French.

And then, if I am going to live under statism why not do it under those who have much practice at it, and who also cook much better than Mexicans? (I am referring here to American restaurants here, obviously) I wonder if the French would take me back? Perhaps, if I promised to keep my mouth shut about the quality of French popular music? Some of you have noticed that I keep up with my French, just in case. That’s my Vichy side. (Look it up.)

This immigrant does not find much to be thankful for this year, for the first time ever. I think an economic disaster is coming to the USA. I hope I am simply wrong. By the way, where are my liberal critics who are always so eager to prove to me how completely and utterly wrong I am when I need them?


About Jacques Delacroix

I write short stories, current events comments, and sociopolitical essays, mostly in English, some in French. There are other people with the same first name and same last name on the Internet. I am the one who put up on Amazon in 2014: "I Used to Be French: an Immature Autobiography" and also: "Les pumas de grande-banlieue." To my knowledge, I am the only Jacques Delacroix with American and English scholarly publications. In a previous life, I was a teacher and a scholar in Organizational Theory and in the Sociology of Economic Development. (Go ahead, Google me!) I live in the People’s Green Socialist Republic of Santa Cruz, California.
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7 Responses to No, Thanks.

  1. Terry Amburgey says:

    If you need a sponsor let me know. It may not help though, I live in Ontario & it looks like you’re leaning towards Quebec.

    • Thanks for the offer. I am not leaning. I keep all my options open. Vancouver sounds good, actually. It just rains too much there.

      What stops me is that there is nothing to eat in all of Canada. I know, I have searched.

  2. Bruce says:

    I’m still in a funk about the election too. I think the liberal control of our educational system for the past 50 years has really paid off for them. It’s in the playbook and we should have done something about it long ago.
    It’s always good to have an exit strategy. I had thought about Roatan. It’s in the Bay Islands about 40 miles off the coast of Honduras. Beautiful beaches and one of the few barrier reef systems in the world. My brother-in-law is a developer and has lived there for the past 16 years and owns the largest real estate company on the island. There are lots of benefits, for example there is no income tax on the first $150,000 per couple. On the downside, it’s really hot and humid in the summer and the government could confiscate everything you own. Canada would be a much better bet in this respect, but it’s cold up there. I just built a home on the Florida Atlantic coast and plan on staying put for now.
    I think you could be happy living in a lot of different places. My wife likes Tiburon, CA. Imagine me trying to relax in a coffee shop with that crowd! Maybe lots of travel. You’ll do fine, hang in there!

    • Bruce: Keep thinking. Interesting info, especially the PS about the Honduran government taking everything.

      I know Tiburon well. One of my best friends lives there. It’s quite attractive but so thick with liberals I can’t stay there even two days. Besides, it’s extraordinarily expensive. (Are you a rich man? I have always wanted to know one.)

  3. Bruce says:

    Based on income, I’m in the evil top 1% but consider myself just another middle class working stiff. I do know several people who are genuinely what I would call rich. They’re different. They own several houses around the world, private jets, big political doners, offshore wealth management accounts, have charitable trusts they fund, and that kind of stuff. They’re insulated from Obama’s policys. I don’t think I will ever be in that crowd.
    I must confess that I do get a little annoyed by people who say I need to “give back”. What I have is what I have earned for the most part, not what was given to me. I think my charitable contributions are fairly considerable and I’m grateful to be able to make them, but the idea of “giving back” to a bunch of slackers rubs me the wrong way.
    I heard a good one the other day. A guy was asked by a gloating liberal why he was not going to leave the country now that Obama was elected to a second term. After saying that leaving the country was never part of his exit strategy, he went on to make an excellent point. He expanded the argument. What if everyone who voted for Romney left the country? It would be a total and utter disaster. If, on the other hand, those who voted for Obama left, the country would be better than ever!

  4. Bruce: The “Give back” silliness is a good opportunity to e explain capitalism.Remember that there are whole generations following us who did not learn even elementary economics. The idea that you gave while you made is a good start. I wouldn’t bother with anyone over thirty at most though.

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