I’ve always lived in Alberta. Virtually everyone I know has moved in the course of their careers to chase job opportunities and promotions but I never did. I figured my roots are here; I changed jobs, became a wage slave for decades but eventually paid off the mortgage and all my debt and we managed to save a little money too. It’s weird - my friends that moved for job opportunities made a lot more money… but they bought bigger better homes, cars, etc… and many are still in debt. They’re nuts, some of them, to retire with mortgages…but who knows, maybe they know something I don’t?
But all is not well. Our fwench faggot of a Prime Minister is inflating the value of our savings away. Generations of socialist and neoliberal carpetbaggers have looted the country to the extent that our kids can’t afford homes or families anymore. Socialism only ever ends one way, and has washed away any sense of patriotism I have left. The leaders we have that aren’t grifters - are dingbats. Canada is racing toward financial collapse and/or worse… and I don’t want to burn with all the morons here running around with gasoline and matches. My attitude now is -fuck these people, unless we are going to civil war with them, I want nothing to do with them. This isn’t my home anymore.
I’ve heard a lot of people talking about retirement in Southeast Asia…and I wonder about that. Have any of you thought about retiring elsewhere? If so, have you got anything to share?