In this political climate in the U.S. and elsewhere, I’ve been thinking a lot about what would make me get out of dodge (watching the Handmaids Tale isn’t helping my mood).
For my family, it would be fairly simple, but a huge hassle and financial hit. My husband and sons are all dual U.S./Australian citizens. If we had to, they’d go and I’d do a bunch of paperwork and follow. We’ve been living in the U.S. for eleven years, though, with a house, jobs, and my elderly mom nearby, so it wouldn’t be optimal. I’m wondering what would trigger us to get out of here.
For me, with teenage/preteen boys, a draft would definitely be first on my list. After that…I don’t know. The calmer version of me thinks we will just struggle through the next 2.5 years with this madman in office and that the pendulum will swing. The dystopian fiction fan in me is pretty sure, though, that if it all goes to hell, it’ll be a quick tumble.
What events would have to happen for you to flee the country or join an underground band of resistors? What signal would have you building the bunker?