Where NOT to expatriate

Via @SelimSeesYou, here’s a map of BLM protests around the world:

[Edit: the image disappeared because Selim’s account was banned for being truthful. I have replaced it with a map of #BlackLivesMatter tweets just after Darren Wilson was let off, which is about the same. There are more dots in south-eastern Australia, where people actually live, hidden by the key]

Selim says:

A loose proxy for who has really bought in on USG ideology & who has not.

Some of these dots are complicated. In Nigeria, the protests were about local police killings unrelated to race. In Japan, the protests reflected local African and other minority complaints of poor treatment by police, accompanied by some Westerners and the native left wing.

A Moscovite denied any protest had taken place there at all, in a comment I had to translate from the Russian. Other dots are similarly questionable, often reflecting local concerns more than worries about St. Floyd.

However, places where you see many dots can be presumed to reflect hegemonic US cultural influence. In other words, Woke is there. It dominates North America, Western Europe and Australasia. And Israel, which will surprise many. This is the notably non-WEIRD nation in the group.

There are aspects of Woke in other countries but it has not yet taken over to the same extent as in the Western world. Taiwan recognizes gay marriage but does not permit mass migration. There are highly feminist laws in Brazil but they have a Trumpian leader.

Matt Forney reports that Woke is growing in Eastern Europe:

Latin America is more “trad” than Europe, if that’s your thing. Outside of Argentina, Uruguay, and Mexico City, most Latinos don’t give a shit about the woke bugaboos consuming the West. Poland will legalize gay marriage by 2025. Trad Eastern Europe is a myth.

Some replies dispute this, claiming Woke is also taking over Latin America.

Africa is about as likely to become Woke as it is to build cross-continental bullet trains. It’s hard to be Woke when you’re hungry and the power keeps going off.

I’ve heard South Korea is edging towards Woke. Japan, much less so. Nothing really changes there. SE Asia is not Woke. As for other areas, let us know in the comments.

There’s no point, say, in expatting from the US to Australia, or from Australia to New Zealand. Same shit, different bucket. Either go to an unWoke country or find a friendly region within your own.

Further reading: The best countries in Asia for escaping the West, ranked.


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8 comments

  1. PrinzEugen · 6 Days Ago

    Only problem is, the non-woke countries tend to be shitholes. I’d rather take my chances in woke Switzerland or Austria than non-woke Myanmar.

    (BTW, I’m from Romania, a decidedly non-woke country, even if in Eastern Europe, and I’m thinking about moving to “woke” Austria – which is still not as woke under Kurz as Germany is under Merkel).

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    • Gunner Q · 6 Days Ago

      “Only problem is, the non-woke countries tend to be shitholes.”

      They literally can’t afford to be Woke. It’s not about ‘hard times making strong men’, it’s simple opportunity cost. Denying reality always comes with a price.

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    • Nikolai Vladivostok · 6 Days Ago

      Life can be good in the Third World if you have First World money, though the corruption and incompetence can be annoying.

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  2. jewamongyou · 6 Days Ago

    I prefer warm climates, but Greenland is looking pretty attractive about now.

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  3. Kentucky Headhunter · 6 Days Ago

    Doesn’t Japan have a feminist career-girl problem? Not saying that’s the same as woke, bu they seem to travel together.

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  4. SFC Ton · 6 Days Ago

    My bolt whole is woke after a fashion. Allows gay marraige and spouts off a lot about some things but it’s not the hostile I hate you sort of wokness yankees and other degenerates display here in the USA.
    Property rights are strong, gun laws are decent, family courts aren’t hateful, no one hates you for going to church, or being White or what have you
    Point being there is woke and there is murder folks and celebrate kind of woke

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  5. Stefan · 6 Days Ago

    If you think about it, the push by the collective west now is to get as much population as possible without the locals revolting, and gradually brainwash the newcomers into westerners. So wokeness ideology is an attempt by a ruling minority to force faster population assimilation.
    Of course, it didn’t work in the past and will not work now. The idea would be good only if the newcomers had similar IQ. Policy makers are people like us and most of them have not studied agriculture or read old books so they have no idea about heredity. In any other study area, heredity is forbidden subject since WWII, so it is just natural that the wrong ideas are in the heads of the politicians.
    The solution, in my opinion, is private financing platform for quality journalists, that can write about this and spread the word. Otherwise the vast majority in western parliaments will do the same.

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