RAW: You're moving to Siberia? That's not such a bad idea, I thought about moving to Amsterdam.
[I found the city of Amsterdam to be one of the more liberal thinking cities of Europe.]
RAW : Yeah, it's been that way for a long time, when the queen who sponsored Columbus's voyage, Isabelle - when she expelled all the Jews from Spain, Holland accepted them, which has made it a very liberal country ever since and that's where Spinoza wrote and most of the major philosophers you find spent a couple of years in Holland because they were banned in their own country and had to run for their lives, some of them died in Holland. Descartes lived in Holland for a while so did Spinoza, so did a lot of them and they have always been very forward thinking and according to a friend of mine in southern California they own most of the banks which own most of the English banks which own most of the American banks which own most of the corporate capitalist world - at the same time; it doesn't matter how much their people fuck and smoke dope and get high and enjoy themselves. [laughs]
"Testing Dutch tolerance
By H.D.S. Greenway | February 21, 2006
WHEN IT comes to welcoming immigrants, the Dutch have long been among the nicest guys in Europe. When the Jews were kicked out of Spain in 1492, the Dutch opened their doors to them when others didn't. When the Pilgrims were in trouble in England, the Dutch took them in before they sailed for America. In modern times, the ever-tolerant Dutch took in guest workers and asylum seekers, many of them from Muslim countries, and left them to their own devices. -- http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/02/21/testing_dutch_tolerance/