Charlize Theron wants to leave the US because racism is so pronounced now that Trump is President. Of course, few would notice her exodus, but it is curious exactly where she would go. While she retains her South African citizenship, I doubt that South Africa would be her chosen place of exodus. South Africa is mired in crime, rape, child rape, and white genocide. Not exactly a prime location to bring up – children.
But according to the New York Times, numerous people are making the exodus from the US because of Trump, some going to the wonderful world of Indonesia where Sharia Law is the rule. Others are apparently going to Mexico where gangland killings have become commonplace and government officials are slaughtered. And still others are going to the quaint local of Columbia where drug trafficking and human trafficking are its mainstay.
The New York Times is peddling a strange utopia.
In the 6 ½ years between 1999 and June 2016, 2 million people are estimated to have made the exodus from the US. That would equate to roughly 367,000 per year. Errr, Trump wasn’t President.
Gosh darn, the New York Times seems to have forgotten that convenient statistic. In fact they portray a family hiking with backpacks, children skipping through forests, and oh, it is too expensive to live in San Diego clauses, all the while forgetting that California real estate prices are not – Trump’s fault!
Theron’s claim that racism is Trump’s fault, is so bizarre as to be nonsensical. Racism was stoked during the Obama administration, it is spiking in the UK, in Germany, and in France, countries where Trump is not President… Paris is in virtual lockdown as armed Gendarmes are deployed to the streets to deter possible terrorism or ‘hate crimes’. Perhaps Theron wants to live there? Of course, given that pot is not legal there, she may want to ‘reconsider’.
People leave the US for a multitude of reasons. Sometimes it is to retire where it is less expensive and beaches are amazing. Sometimes it is to experience an adventure. Sometimes to escape. And sometimes just because. Rarely, do people leave the US because of ‘racism’, or a President. That is simply hogwash perpetuated by the New York Times for one purpose only – to denigrate Trump.
Certainly there have been innumerable Hollywooders who have made the threat, albeit none have seemingly actually followed through on the threat. Why? Because everyone wants to come to the US for a reason. It is good. It is free. And now, it is a tax haven.
But to make the exodus a political statement is purely inanely – boringly NYTimes. How would they explain the 307,000 that left annually during the Obama administration? Deplorables?
As I have said before, statistics have value, as long as they are relayed from perspective. They can be manipulated. But that would have to be the intent. And in this case, the intent was to play Trump as the causal factor for exactly two families they interviewed and used to support their article and agenda. Not good journalism. Not good reporting. But they – tried nonetheless.
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time the media has launched a query about the exodus of US citizens. In 2013, Bloomberg reported, “the number of Americans that renounced their citizenship in the second quarter of 2013 was six times larger than the number that renounced their citizenship in the second quarter of last year…” But wait! That was when Obama was President.
Oops. Charlize? Do you remember?
So what did Bloomberg cite as the reasons for the Obama era mass exodus?
-The U.S. economy has been steadily declining for many years and that decline now seems to be accelerating.
-We are being taxed into oblivion.
-The quality of the jobs in our economy is rapidly declining.
-The middle class is continually shrinking.
-Poverty is exploding.
-Escalating social decay in our major cities.
-Our culture is rapidly going down the toilet.
-Our politicians are tremendously corrupt, but the same clowns just keep getting sent back to D.C. over and over again.
-Our nation seems to be on a relentless march toward collectivism.
-America is rapidly turning into a “Big Brother” police state that is run by control freaks that seem obsessed with watching, tracking, monitoring and controlling virtually everything that we do.
HUH. Short term memory loss. Bloomberg is considered a Liberal outlet of the MSM.