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Exile in Thailand Better Than Exile at Home – US Retiree

Saturday, June 25, 2016 6:35
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Marcus, who describes himself as a “White Man Escapes From Insanity In The West” describes the pros and cons of his retirement haven.





by Marcus 

I am a retired businessman from the USA, now living in Thailand for 10 years.  This is encouragement for other white men that escape is possible and life outside The West can be safe and pleasant. 

 My primary goals in escaping were:

1. Escape from the worship of Negros that has overwhelmed my country, the USA.  2. Escape from Femi-Nazis.  Escape from the social construct that females are always right and men are always wrong.  3. Escape from the suffocating insanity of political correctness, “PC”.  4. Escape from the mushrooming “security state”.  Everywhere cameras, security inspections, ID badges, and the overwhelming gloom of suspicion.  

 I’ve found that life outside The West can be far more safe, and very pleasant, too. albeit not heaven on earth.  For the first year, my yearnings for warm weather, exotic food, available women, etc, were totally satisfied here.  But then, slowly, things began to go change.  My honeymoon here came to an end. 

The smiling mask of “welcome” started to come off once the locals realized that I was living here, not just visiting.  They had been happy to see me staying at an expensive hotel, eating in tourist restaurants, spending big money, and leaving tips.  But they were not so pleased to see me at the local supermarket buying bread, cheese, and mayonnaise to make lunch at home.   I hadn’t expected that change in attitude.  

Staying in a hotel is wonderful:  inviting swimming pool, maid service every morning, room service 24 hours.  On the other hand, renting a local apartment is quite different.   Yes, a swimming pool, but the water is dirty green because the filter hasn’t been cleaned in months.  Hiring a maid to to clean and do laundry is awkward if you don’t speak her  language.   Plus, finding a maid who won’t steal too much is even more difficult.  Those cheese sandwiches are far less glamorous than room service.  So full time living here is not at all like a vacation holiday.  Still, compared to the risks “back home”, I’ll stay here.


The surrounding culture here can be difficult in unexpected ways. For example, in The West we expect most things to work, most of the time.  If something doesn’t work, we expect someone to come and fix it: elevator, traffic light, restaurant meal gone wrong.  Whatever it is, we assume it will be fixed.

Not like that out here.  In Thailand, things often just don’t work as expected.  And if I say something — perhaps I ordered a chocolate milk shake, but was served strawberry flavor — they don’t want to know about it.  To them, even a small mistake is a big embarrassment.   To avoid the embarrassment, they avoid knowing. 

And, often, they don’t know how to fix things that have gone wrong.   So, in order to avoid embarrassment, their response is often stunningly irrational.  For example, sometimes, the elevators in my condo building just stop working for a few minutes.  They don’t fall down with a crash, but just stop moving up or down.   Nobody does anything, because nobody knows what to do.  In response, building management put up signs saying something like, “These elevators are professionally maintained.  Don’t panic.  You are perfectly safe.”  Doesn’t solve the problem, but management can say, “We put up signs!  What more do you want?”  Putting up signs is a frequent response to things not working.  Actually making repairs happens far less.  And preventive maintenance, almost never.  

In The West we assume that most people will be honest most of the time.  Not all the time, and not all people, but most.  Out here that assumption is reversed.  Here most people lie, most of the time.  


Here in Thailand there isn’t much cleavage available, and what there is, is not on public display.  If I should see an attractive young woman, and glance appreciatively in her direction, she might just stand a little straighter and flip her hair behind her ear, as she walks past.  I thought about that very different level of risk, as the taxi meter kept clicking on that long drive yesterday.

As for Political Correctness, it is almost impossible to notice and there is very little risk from that.  Of course, all governments everywhere wish to limit what individuals can say in public.  Now, here in Thailand, with a military government, you might think there are police behind every palm tree listening to what people are saying.  I live in Bangkok.  Can’t remember the last time I saw a policeman — other than weekday afternoons, in front of the nearby school, directing traffic.   As for  blocking the Internet, only web sites that criticize the government  (and some pornography) are blocked.  No problem at all to accessing websites like  

There is, however, one limit to speech here.  Unlike PC, where there are lots of restrictions, here the limit is very clear:  Local people may not talk about the military government.  That’s it.  Easy to follow.  But back in The West, what can a white man talk about?  So many topics are “forbidden” by political correctness and the topics change so often.  Protected minorities can say anything at all, but a white man must endure in silent acceptance, or else risk losing his job, or possible arrest, or something else very unpleasant.

Here, unless one violates that one, forbidden, topic mentioned above, chances are you will never be bothered by the “security state”.  


So, what about the women?  White men in The West have been starved for female attention for so long, that even just a hint of a smile can feel like true love.  Here in Thailand, there are a lot of smiles.  But, please, be careful.  A smile here is usually just a gesture of greeting, just a way to say, “hello”, nothing more.  Still, for an older, white man, even a smile like that is so much better than what’s available to us in The West these days.


Is there anything behind the smiles of the women here?  Well, yes, it’s true, sex is easily available.  But it is also true that a man is expected to pay for it.   Here, they don’t “fall in love”.  To have sex with a woman is easy.  But to have sex without paying, one way or another, is dangerous.  The payment is a measure of the woman’s self-worth.  If you don’t pay, she feels severely damaged, as if she had been robbed and raped.  Here, if that happens, watch out!

Beyond the sex, what are the females like?  In all my observations, most are empty-headed.   But not stupid.  Quite clever, actually, in some ways.    Sparkling, witty, funny, too.   But anything resembling intelligence or rational thinking is just not on the menu here.  Compared to back in The West, that’s no problem.  I hadn’t seen anything resembling rational thinking in Western females for many years.  Here, none of that either, but easy sex, and with far less risk.  I can bear it.

If you are interested in more conversation about these topics, I’ve asked Henry to provide my email address below.  (I don’t have a personal blog, no Facebook, no Linkedin, nothing like that.  Just email.)

And if any angry females or offended Negros read this and try to assault me via angry words in emails, that will be more confirmation that I made the right decision to escape from the insanity of The West.

Marcus in Bangkok


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