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Reasons for expat life do not include racism, so go away.

Want to move to a new land? Need to move to a new land? Thousands of us, not just me, have “fallen off” their own part of their figurative little hemisphere, their own portion of the world we each believed in.  Each person has a different story. Some of us decide to make a change of location, country, legal residency and even perhaps citizenship, part of our self-reinvention, our response to the global chaos. That’s great! Some, to a society and culture where they visually stand out by virtue of height, or hair color, or skin color. Really, that’s just how the world is presently grouped. But it shouldn’t be your decision driver. If it is, you suck.

Example: if your reasons for coming to my new home country of Uruguay, or some other country, are “there are no black people here”, then I truly do not want to know you. No, not even if I could make money doing business with you.  You’re an evil asshole. You’re also wrong about afro-uruguayos, not just an asshole.

If you are that, I reserve the right to make fun of you (in that bad, deliberately calling-you-out-as-evil way, not in the fun way) all over the internet. Same for “all the damn Muslims in France”, or “They’re putting Sharia law in Kentucky”, or anything along those lines.

I’ve seen people, right in front of me in “expat gatherings”, say things like “I love Uruguay, there are no black people here” – in one case, at a holiday party, said by a white French-Canadien who has an Afro-Latina wife! Stupid mofo. (He also decided to shoot his dog because he was going north for the chilly southern winter, and oh, responsibility and lifetime commitment, no matter.) That’s the extreme case, but there is way the hell too much of it in the “Escape from the coming breakdown” crowd sometimes.

You disgust me.  You are not one of the people making the world better, you are not adapting and reinventing, you’re just evil. There’s too much information and knowledge out there for you to have any excuse for your ignorance, so yes, Evil. Not just Stupid. But that, too.

Oh, if anybody wonders why I rarely hang out at “expat gatherings”, this is a big reason. Only one of them, I have many others!

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