I’m always glad to meet new and potential movers. One of the most important things I feel one can do to contribute to liberty is to take that big step and actually move. Numbers make everything possible.
Moving was one of the best decisions of my life and I have other early movers to thank for making that moment palatable and within reach. If it wasn’t for those too impatient to wait this movement might not be what it is today! A success. We have the numbers to make a difference and now we just need to work toward getting more people here so that even bigger feats can be accomplished.
I would definitely consider Keene as a possible destination. One may or may not have much luck finding employment here depending on their particular abilities or lack there of. For the determined who want to move here there are probably quite a few options though.
I for example started a liberty-oriented business (technology, freedom, to regain personal control over ones devices, to gain some level of privacy and security, and independence of the 2nd government- corporations and monopolies) long before this movement was really up and running. I’m glad I did because it made things easier for me in some respects. I was determined though to have no one rule over me. I started a (two actually) business back in NJ (and closed one to move here). Getting it off the ground was a lot of work. The point is I took on a practically minimum wage job despite having a degree and job offers that were above typical for a graduate just so that I could work fewer hours such that I could get my own company off the ground. I realized even out of college its best not to have a state/employer/etc ruling over me. You might make less in the short term, but in the long term you’ll come out ahead. So that said if you are such a determined individual you may just take that minimal wage job in Keene- or take that risk with your savings and start a business. Or something similar. Then work 60 hours a week for a few years until it’s up and running and profitable.
What I like about Keene is that it’s attracting the most passionate and radical peaceful activists. People who are willing to get up and take some risks. Without risk life is mundane and of lesser well being. People who take risks get farther ahead in life even if there are bigger ups and downs at times.
But also it is just big enough that there is access to shopping, food, and similar. I’m not having to drive 20-40 minutes or more to a bigger town/city to do my shopping. I have access to the shipping shack to take care of business for instance, multiple large grocery stores, hardware stores, clothing stores, a movie theare, etc.
There are lots of really nice parks and big parks, beautiful mountains (most hiked in north america if I’m not mistaken right here in this area), weather of all sorts (but we got snowplows and jackets so its actually a lot of fun even when its a bit cold out), skiing (ok- I have not skied in 17 years, but want to go at least once sometime in the near future), mom and pop stores, and just plain stuff to do (multiple meetups every week, social sunday, taco tuesday, bitcoin meetups, cop blocking or in other words police accountability, jury outreach, protests/rallies, court trials fighters to support, events in other cities nearby, etc). And none of this activist stuff would be stuff I’d be included to do if not for the great community we got going here. My activism historically was technological in nature, supporting causes financially, etc. Now I can do it all.