Living on Multiple Grids: Towards Being a Sovereign Individual
Andrew Tate aka Cobra Tate, elder half of the internet famous playboy Tate brothers. Two of the most real & interesting guys I’ve run into on the internet. Children of a chess master, who grew up poor in the US & UK. Andrew Tate was groomed to become a professional chess player but ended up becoming a professional fighter and a world champion kickboxer. A true rags to riches story, he ended up becoming a multimillionaire by starting a girls webcam business and moved to Romania. He further expanded his wealth through Crypto & real estate investments, building out a OnlyFans agency and Casino empire. He & his very polished, fellow kickboxer younger brother Tristan, live the unabashed life of playboys, dating multitudes of beautiful women, traveling the world in private jets partying in exotic destinations like Monaco or Dubai, driving around in expensive luxurious sports cars (20 as last count). Basically living the dream of every 16 year boy.
Hated by feminists and the politically correct, they are unapologetic about their lifestyle and are direct (read honest) of their views on everything, politics, Covid, government, business, society. No sugar coating and definitely no self censoring, they say what they think. Whether one agrees with them, they are the most real individuals on the internet right now outside of Joe Rogan. Apparently Andrew is on his 9th Twitter handle and 3rd Youtube channel as his accounts have been closed due to complaints or breaking the somewhat mysterious and arbitrary platform policies there. They do what they want and literally do not care what other people think.
A big reason they are confident enough to do so is because they are financially independent and not reliant on others for a job or business. They are fully living the “Sovereign Individual life”. Andrew stated in an interview, “there is no living off the grid in our interconnected world, you have to live on multiple grids.”
This makes sense, as it’s hard to track someone who is in multiple jurisdictions. I recall having a local friend tell me that one reason crime was so bad in Sao Paulo Brazil was because of the multiple different police forces (Federal Police, Military Police of Sao Paulo, Civil Police) that operated there who had overlapping territories and powers. Criminals were able to slip through the many cracks because it was not clear who had jurisdiction (for the record I am not advocating you do anything criminal or suspect). I can’t verify this but it kind of makes sense. My point about this situation as an analogy to Country jurisdiction is sound.
Tate further elaborates that you need to have multiple passports & have money and investments all over. This is basically the 5 Flag Strategy to diversify and protect your life, wealth and freedom. There are 2 very good primers here:
This became even more important during the Pandemic over the last 2 years. Romania had one of the hardest lock downs in Europe in 2020, but because of his various passports, Andrew could travel to places that were open like Sweden, Dubai and then Miami in the USA. Because of his various citizenships he could always find a place in the world that fit his lifestyle while others were stuck in Covid prison.
I did the same in 2020. After almost 6+ months of lockdown in San Francisco, (California spent up to a year in lockdown), I was able to leave and go to Europe & then Asia, where life was somewhat more normal and the people less insane. I did this for almost 1.5 years as I am writing this. Every time there was a lockdown, I left for a country that was more open. Ukraine, Georgia, Taiwan, Turkey, North Macedonia, Mexico, Portugal & finally Canada (they had to let me in as I am Canadian). And frankly, these are places with a much higher quality of life and cost structure compared to where I am in the USA.
After almost 2 years into the pandemic, it’s become very clear to me that Covid policy just doesn’t work outside of shutting down the economy and destroying small businesses. Just compare the covid deaths and economy of Texas (261 per 100,000)/Florida (294 per 100,000) versus California 194 per 100,000). We should bear in mind Florida has a far higher population of at risk individuals than in California. It’s pure insanity that countries in Asia and Europe continue this practice of lockdowns and quarantines. In fact, the CCP’s Zero Covid policy is causing major strife in China right now.
I, for one, will not comply with this stupidity anymore. And I don’t need to because my life and business can be run from anywhere with a smartphone, laptop & internet connection. Starlink, SpaceX’s satellite driven broadband service is only going to make good internet access easier and easier as time goes on. I can pick up and leave anytime.
Additionally, it’s also very clear the world is moving into an “open” versus “closed” country. The United States, Dubai, and Latin America are not closing down again. Some parts t of Asia will remain closed through part of 2022. Even in the US, we see open states like Florida & Texas versus the still restrictive blue states of New York & California. All this means there will be places for mobile individuals to go to.
Adding the shocking invasion of Ukraine by Putin aka Putler’s Russia, shows us also that war can seem to come out of nowhere. So mobility & some form of location and asset diversification for you and your family can be very important. In fact, as we see the tragedy unfold in front of our eyes, it could literally be a matter of life and death.
I’m still early in my Sovereign Individual journey. But numerous big trends & growing awareness of the populace are coming together:
1) the growing popularity of remote work
2) realization of the way governments across the world are mismanaging the economy (ie. massive inflation)
3) ongoing pandemic policies moving toward pretty dangerous authoritarian directions in the developed West. Looking at you Austria, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
4) the conflagrations of a land war in Europe that many worry will extend beyond Ukraine.
These awakenings will only lead to far more people embracing a Sovereign Individual life. Or at minimum, what was a Digital Nomad lifestyle, that of being location independent.