Sunday, June 29, 2014
What bugging out looks like
Do you want to see what bugging out looks like?
Look at all the world's boat people: the Cubans trying to get to Florida, the Haitians being turned away from the Cayman islands, the Africans crossing the Mediterranean, Pacific islanders trying to get into Australia.
How about land routes? Some days it seems like all of Central and South America is trying to come in the US by way of Mexico.
What? You mean to tell me those people are not bugging out and that they are refugees? Well that's the word for someone bugging out: refugee. Doesn't sound all the glamorous does it?
There are a scant handful who “bug out” by commercial jet or even sail away on their yacht. It's a tiny handful. These are the people less likely to leave in the first place. The very fact that they have some financial means indicates they were doing fine where they were. It's hard to leave investments behind.
Refugees are leaving their homes because they are further down the collapse road than other places. The future is here, just not evenly distributed.
When I look in the eyes of refugees do you know what I see? Human beings, little different than me.