I will soon be interviewed by John Jacob Schmidt on Radio Free Redoubt. The theme of this podcast hour will be "Taking The Gap". My goal is to exhort listeners to re-prioritize their finances and set a goal--with a date attached--to make the move to the American Redoubt. (This region includes Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.) I urge preparedness-minded Christians and Jews of all races and from all walks of life to make the move, soon.
I sincerely believe that the American Redoubt will be the safest and most free place to live in North Americas in the 21st Century. Granted, there are lots of other regions that are relatively safe. (Even a few in the eastern U.S.--like the Cumberland Plateau, in Tennessee, as Joel Skousen has suggested.) But the American Redoubt has some outstanding attributes (such as low population density and isolation from major population centers), and very few drawbacks. May God Bless all SurvivalBlog readers, and grant them protection, regardless of where thy live!
I should explain that "Taking The Gap" is a British football term, adopted as slang by citizens leaving Rhodesia in the 1970s and 1980s. Most of them that wisely left preserved much of their wealth, whereas those who stayed after Comrade Mugabe's ZANU-PF party consolidated power in Zimbabwe had their life savings wiped out by currency export controls and the subsequent hyperinflation. Many of those that continued to own farms were forcibly evicted, and a few were raped, tortured, or killed.
Other illustrations of the Take the Gap concept can be seen in the recent war in Darfur (where a few merchants wisely left, early on), the Balkan Wars of the 1980s, the plight of the Vietnamese Boat People of the 1970s and 1980s, those who escaped from behind the Iron Curtain in the 1950s and 1960s, and the Jews that fled Germany and Poland in the 1930s. (And of course the fate of those who imprudently lingered.) I hope that considering those precedents in light of America's current economic peril will help crystallize the American Redoubt relocation concept.
1.) We still live in a free country, where families can migrate between the 50 States, at will.
2.) There are still good opportunities to relocate businesses and to find work in the Redoubt region. But finding steady work will prove difficult if you wait until the nation is in a full-blown Depression.