A Stranger in a Strange Land

Just what are the Globalists and their minions taking from us, really?

They are stealing our wealth, that much is very clear. In that move they are accumulating enormous power, those two go hand in hand. They are creating a monoculture—their ideal “One World”—which on the surface to a great many around the world sounds like a nice thing.

These folks, mostly the young and those of ‘aspiring’ economies, expect to see more opportunities, a more equal distribution of resources, better access to education, a higher standard of living.

I want those things for them too.

This doesn’t sell as well in the U.S. and other Western countries. Our standard of living is already quite high, relatively speaking. So the promotion angle of their scheme is different with us. We get verbally spanked for being too successful.

We get optimal inflation and free training in resilience and a taste of tyranny and are expected to be grateful for it.

Whether you buy into the Globalist socio-economic vision or expect to benefit from it is the crux of most folks’ concern—either for or against—if they are concerned at all.

But what’s really being stolen, the root of the issue, as I see it, is much more serious than material gains or losses, or more convenient global commerce. Or mass immigration. Or even a totalitarian takeover.

Both Hubby and I were avid travelers when we met, and continued in that vein for many years afterwards. Most of this was before widespread use of the internet, when traveling alone was really traveling alone. If you got homesick you waited two weeks for a letter, or stood in line at the pay phone, or just suffered through it.

Mark Twain has supposedly said, “Traveling makes you humble.” I believe he meant the real kind of travel, not the group tours through Europe hitting ten capitals in ten days brand of modern tourism. No military base or corporate job or trust fund to cling to either. Those types are real traveling about as much as glamping resembles real camping.

To be a stranger in a strange land is a consciousness altering and life changing experience. When I saw McDonalds and signs in English and waves of expats, I got my fill of nostalgia quickly, and moved on. I experienced lots of loneliness. LOTS. I was scared sometimes. I put myself in some compromising positions, which I then had to navigate without the safety nets of language, cultural familiarity, kinship, or commraderie. “Travails” —that is the deepest purpose of travel and what separates a traveler from a tourist, or an occupier.

When I see signs in this country in Spanish or Chinese I feel sorry for those travelers, or immigrants. They are missing something essential through our obsession with making everyone feel safe and welcomed.

They are missing the life-changing opportunity to become ingratiated to another, in testing their own metal, in developing their own personal resilience and emotional fortitude. And ultimately, their ability to adapt to an environment, and to transform themselves.

We are not doing them any favors by denying them these opportunities and calling it welcoming and inclusive.

What we are actually doing is fostering weakness and projecting our own sheltered materialism onto all those who come here in order to experience cultural strength and conscious, courageous individuality—in us—and in themselves.

Author: KenshoHomestead

Creatively working toward self-sufficiency on the land.

11 thoughts on “A Stranger in a Strange Land”

  1. Thanks BFW, appreciate you reading and relating! Cultures are so fascinating, I hope we can experience more such immersion before they are all assimilated into the Globoglob. 😩 If you ever decide to go that route, I do hope you will blog about it so we can live vicariously a bit through your adventures!


  2. Travail/travel… nice observation there! That’s an interesting connection and this resonates with me. I never liked the idea of tourism (for myself)… but the idea of immersing myself into another culture to, sort of, find/refine myself is attractive to me.

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  3. Yes, I know the above music video may be brash in style, but the message of the music video is what’s important. It illustrates swiftly the cutthroat reality we live in.

    As for your question, if we continue to allow these people to do what they have been doing since time immemorial, we have nobody to blame but ourselves. We don’t have the excuse of ignorance as our ancestors had before the dawn of the internet in the 1990s. People with access to digital technology can easily search for these things and share them (yes, I understand it may not be completely easy now due to things like shadow-banning and manipulating search results by the AI, but still). Instead, they simply comply and dance along with the insanity.

    Anyways, I wish you all the best.

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  4. Thanks so much Carol for stopping by and sharing your experience and wisdom. You are a manifestation of the old adage: Bid ben bid bont (Welsh)— “He who would be a leader, let him be a bridge.” It’s lovely to see you here, and to read all your thoughtful and inspiring posts on your blog!

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  5. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts HPM! Violent music cartoons for children, kinda creepy. The deception and mission creep has been remarkably effective—‘the slow march through the institutions’—and it’s not like plenty of great thinkers haven’t seen it and been trying to warn us all. Maybe we only learn the hard way. Or maybe we never learn at all, collectively speaking. But, who’s to say if we deserve whatever we get—the same wolf in sheep’s clothing?


  6. I think this funny music video perfectly encapsulates what’s going on here when it comes to their power-money dynamics. This rendition is from 2016, but it’s just as true in today’s climate:

    Nothing has changed. And since they print all the money they “steal” from us from their central banks (via taxes, fees, etc.), we’re essentially living off of borrowed money. They were already “stealing” from us handsomely before the pandemic year-after-year, and stole even more during the War on Terror and the 2007-08 Recession, in which trillions worldwide were amassed into the vaults of the top 1%, while, as always, the 99% suffered the costs and the consequences of their decisions. The power elite never squanders an opportunity to profit from any crisis, and they spare no expense in doing so. Understanding human nature, they exploit it to their fullest advantage. As Churchill, who himself oversaw manufactured rackets (e.g., WWI & II) said, “never let a good crisis go to waste.”

    As someone once said, “a nation of sheep will have a government of wolves.” We really have nobody to blame but ourselves for letting this continue. We pretty much deserve what we get at this point.

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  7. Love this, KH. I love the fact that you took the risk of leaving comfort behind to learn about the world. It seems you still are doing that, but in a different way now.

    I never had an opportunity to travel outside of the US because it’s not something my family could afford. My mom, born on an Ojibwe reservation, and my dad from a farm that reminded me of the hills of Appalachia on the border of Smoke Rise, NJ (one of the oldest gated communities), were rooted in the US. But we did travel throughout the Northeast to NYC, the ocean, the mountains, and my mother’s home reservation in Wisconsin. And I got to meet people from all over the country. But I was always an outsider. I had to learn to bridge cultures, classes, religions and was fascinated by people from other cultures. Fortunately my college experiences gave me a chance to volunteer in the hills of Kentucky, on reservations, and inner city neighborhoods in Chicago. I loved the chance to learn about others in their environments. It’s not something that’s often in textbooks or on the news here. And my jobs took me around the country, and even to Canada. I had a chance to work with amazing ordinary people from all kinds of backgrounds on projects to improve conditions in little towns like Spooner and Minong, reservations, state-level policies, and large cities. I’m grateful for all they taught me over the years.

    But those who are entitled seem to learn little no matter where they go. It’s just another thing to conspicuously consume and display. They remain distant from what others have to teach and unaware that the comforts and privileges they take for granted come at great expense to others.

    Thank you for another thought-provoking post. 💜

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  8. Nah. I don’t feel that old. And I feel like I need a couple/few more decades of throwing proverbial darts at ninnies. We’re being over-run with them. I could see a subtitle more like: Metal is forged, silver spoons be damned. 😏

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