Markus Besold - Drifter
There's nothing special to tell about myself. I'm just another lost soul, roaming the earth, looking for a suitable country to live in. I left Germany at the dawn of the new millennium. Having grown up in Brazil, I probably just couldn't re-adapt to a country like Germany where one is being constantly policed and monitored, and has to apply for a written permit to do virtually anything. I figured that I wasn't a citizen, but more some sort of an inmate in an open air jail.
Most native Germans may not share my views about Germany because they mostly don't know other life styles, let alone accepting other life styles as equally valuable to their own.
I tried it, but life in Germany definitely just wasn't for me. I began looking for a better life somewhere else. Africa looked pretty promising. Actually anything at that point looked promising, because people in Germany are not exactly living. They're more waiting for death to come along and put them out of their misery, and they expect you to behave in the same way.
Instead, I jumped into my car and hit the pavement. After ten years on the road, living in different countries in different continents, I ended up in Northern Ireland for now.
Of course social media are a key tool to stay in touch with people all over the globe, but the country that invented the Stasi and the Gestapo wouldn't take long to start monitoring and censoring the social networks, and even prosecuting and jailing some unfortunate people who did not manage to escape, or who fell for that "freedom of speech" line that people use quite often in Germany. Of course, in Germany you are allowed to openly say your opinion, as long as your opinion doesn't differ from the official opinion. The fact that the censorship in Germany today is being run and enforced by the very same people who a few decades ago were in the central committee of the communist party on the East side of the Berlin Wall is one part of the problem. The main part of the problem, though, are the millions of people acting as if it was totally normal and acceptable to have former Stasi agents deciding what people shall or shan't post in social media. That shows clearly an average German talking about freedom of speech, is like a blind born talking about colors.
They can't jail or prosecute me, since I'm outside their jurisdiction, but they would if they could. In order to elude such henchmen, it is a good idea to find an alternative to centralized social networks and Steemit seems to be suitable for this purpose. So let's give it a try. There will be more people coming, I'm sure…
I can't take pictures at the moment, but here are some of my other accounts and websites: