Monday, January 14, 2013

How to Marry a Third-World Woman And Live Happily Every After--Somewhere Else


Some years ago, encouraged by readers, I decided to write a book with the above title, and then decided I'd rather do other things, like drink red wine and sit with Vi on the roof-top patio and supervise the sunset. I mean, what if it didn't do it right? So I didn't finish the book. But I had knocked out a few chapters, and now I figure I'll post them occasionally when I can't think of anything else.


Chapter One

Why would a man deliberately set out to marry a woman in the Third World—or, if you prefer, the “developing world”? For any of several reasons, which men talk about in private but not when they might be overheard:

(1) North American women (say these men) have been so corrupted by angry feminism that they have the appeal of a menopausing crocodile with the hives. Yes, there are gradations, and many exceptions, but you don’t find out whether she is an exception until, if she isn’t, it is too late. And yes, the men having these views often have had bad experiences, and remain angry. Nonetheless they tend to have similar opinions:  The average American woman these days is charming as a hung-over ferret but less useful (ferrets kill mice).  We all know the signs. There are the frequent complaints about sexism, discrimination, machismo, the throwaway snotty remarks about the male ego, immaturity, and fear of commitment (they have the last one right, God knows). You get the feeling that too many gringas are coiled like rattlesnakes, looking for slights about which to be enraged. Together these constitute what I think of as “the chip.”

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  1. Lots of truth in what Fred says however, different place, different view, different customs and attitudes, with women world-wide it still comes down to; "you better be giving me what I want big boy (babies,house,money etc) or you can take a hike back where you came from (jungle,desert,ocean etc)"
    I thought having any woman not American was the answer too. Turns out these days they think the same from Thailand to Ukraine. Haven't checked out some of the Pacific islands but with the internet and SatTV I think they have been corrupted everywhere and gave up.

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    1. You need to live in the country where they come from, do not bring them here!:)

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  2. I saw some nice little hills and villages I like in Cambodia. Maybe its time to buy some goats and a garden there?

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    1. Yup!:) I've been to Cambodia a couple of times, the last in'94/95 when I stayed about 5 months. I prefer the Vietnamese though, but there are many in Cambodia. Check out Martini's if you get back to Phnom Penh.

      http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2011/08/re-post-war-or-maybe-we-could-go.html

      I've spent over 10 years in Vietnam and am quite comfortable there. Violent crime is extremely rare, no guns, but big knives are fine. There is an excellent hospital in Saigon, Columbia, though in the PI you get a VA as well. In fact, I had my Cobalt treatment at the Makati Medical Center there after by Med-evac from Vietnam to Okinawa for a biopsy in '74. Of course English is spoken fluently in the PI and I believe it and Vietnam were land joined many eons ago.

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    2. My little brother is currently living in Da Nang. He is married to a Vietnamese girl (naturalized American citizen).

      He says he is more free there than he was in Seattle.

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    3. Da Nang! That's almost Yankee territory. Tell him to move South.:)

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  3. And yet there are some of us who enjoy being the women God created us to be, who yearn for a Real Man who isn't afraid to be what God created him to be.

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    1. :)! You need to teach the Vietnamese girl pictured about her trigger control.:)

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    2. Yeah, I noticed that too. You can always tell a gun owner from a mere model by that one key factor.

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