posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 06:25 AM
Dear ATS Readers, Writers, and any future fellow Ozzians,
Hello to all at ATS, I occasionally have to remind myself that yes, YES.. it is really real, it isn't a dream!
It took over 2 years to make it happen. But it DID happen, my Australian wife and I finally got together.
She came to the USA, and plans were to live there til time to retire, and someday get back to Australia. After 6 months in the USA, and watching what
was happening inside the USA during that time; made us rethink the whole game plan.
EMERGENCY: GET THE "BLEEP" out of the USA ASAP, was our conclusion. It was a deep concern of mine of actually being able to get out, before the poo
hit the fan back in the states.
I was/am of the mindset that some really ugly social engineering has been/is going on in the states for some time, and that it would REALLY gear up a
knotch or two after the presidential election.
I could not help but feel like I was experiencing a sense of feelings that those fortunate Jews who managed to see the writing on the wall, and LEFT
Nazi Germany in the 1930's.
I know, it is all a matter of perspective, but still I couldn't help but feel this way.
Darn near EVERYTHING I was taught in school, and had ingrained in my brain since childhood was now all "topsy turvy".
I grew up in the Cold War, saw the Cuban Missile Crisis from my own backyard via binoculars, said the Pledge of Allegiance in school, followed by a
song like "America, the Beautiful". All the Constitution stuff, and Admendment stuff, DEMOCRACY, and all the normal curriculum most kids were
taught during that era.
A few years ago I found that myself and so many many others that "thought" like I did were NOW considered domestic terrorists, or could EASILY BE
ONE, just by our ""beliefs". Hmmm, my how Orwellian eh?
Regardless of the supposed intent by big brother to just protect people, I felt quite betrayed. For someone who would have died for the country during
the Viet Nam War, if fate had moved me into the moment...and who would rather DROP DEAD than to harm an innocent hair on anyones head...I "saw"
extreme darkness ahead, and kind of had a different outlook on the Anne Frank Diaries..
Perspective again... some are perfectly fine with living there in the USA, and putting up with what is going on, or they are perhaps still stuck in
the left-right paradigm; and somehow actually still think that elections mean something in this Orwellian world we are now forced to live in.
Someone moving from China to the USA would probably thought they died and went to heaven...their OWN APARTMENT, with their OWN UNSHARED bathroom
even!! Their own space with privacy even! WOW, pure heaven.
We were quite convinced some real ugly changes were coming to the USA. As we waited for things to happen on me actually getting to Australia, we saw
the massive ammunition purchases go on, loss of privacy, drones flying in the states now, talk another war or two (Syria and Iran) the "supposed"
spontaneous.. cough, cough... Arab Spring, and its predictable worse outcome than BEFORE the Arab Spring, etc, etc, etc.
We KNEW we were on the right path for our life decisions, according to OUR perspective.
I sort of made a "shrine"(LOL) for OZ.. in my mancave in the states. OZ FLAG on the wall, OZ calendars, OZ coasters for cups of tea, paintings my
wife had done in that area. Memorabelia from my trip to OZ from 2 1/2 yrs ago, etc. Read books on OZ history, birds of Oz, critters of OZ, you name
it, if it was anything Oz, It was in my shrine area, and read from cover to cover.
This was for numerous reasons, to familiarize myself with my future country, and to constantly invoke positive thoughts, determination to achieve our
goal, and to help manifest it into reality someday.
18 months of self imposed monkdom..lol. I had 2 dogs to help keep me from going nutso, and Skype, to talk to my wife daily... without these things, I
would not have made it I think.
Of course, I was blessed with a wife who ALSO was willing to bite the bullet and go the long road to see this happen as well.
I prepared myself for what Oz is like, mentally prepared for what I thought it would be like. It helped.
After saving up for the move, (NOT CHEAP), and fixing it, so my dogs could join me in my new country. (ALSO NOT CHEAP!) ; I was finally ready to make
Being a Virgo, having to step out in faith on many aspects of this immigration process, was a move into uncomfortable realms..lol. Virgos tend to
prefer to be more in control of their lives and destiny etc . .or at least THINK they are...
Now, I am HERE, been in Oz for not quite a month now as of this post to ATS..
I am STUNNED again by the beauty of this new country of mine. I just can not get over the new life forms I encounter daily..lol. Sounds really silly I
know, but some of these SPIDERS I have encountered SURELY came from another planet .holy crap. They got some big ones down under.
The birds and flowers and TREES blow me away..... all brand new for me. Once again, perspective I know, but dang... it is SO COOL to learn about and
see these new things up close and real.
To move from a backwater town in AZ, with NO traffic light, and a very OZ OUTBACK look to it.TO: The top of a mountain, in a rainforest, with
everything green, and parrots buzzing the neighbourhood, lorikeets, kookaburras claiming their territory each morning.. well, it is about as big a
change one can manage to do I think.
I LOVE this mountain I live on. LOVE the neighbourhood, the area, the view of the Gold Coast from the Veranda is stunning, and changes almost hourly.
I LOVE this new country of mine.
It will be down the road a couple of years for me, but I really look forward to becoming a citizen here when I can... WHAT A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE!
They have emergency numbers for wildlife injured by cars.. built in water conservation with 2 button loo's; and SO FAR, I don't see any REAL ethnic
tensions. VERY refreshing. There is a slew of different kind of folks living in Australia, truly multicultural.
Granted, this is a perspective again, and limited to less than 30 days in my new country, and limited again by hanging out mostly in the Brisbane to
Gold Coast area.
I am finding folks to be much friendlier than back in the states too. The weather changes a LOT faster here than back in the states.
The food is better, have not had one meal out that wasn't very good.
I am sitting on the sidelines watching the "game" back in the states.
I wish you all good luck with the fiscal cliff diversions.. just remember, it is all part of the planned program.