Chicago’s Urban Paradise, A Good Place To Stay Out Of

By John Farnam

"Who loves your tax payments, baby?" ~ Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel
“Don’t go! Who loves your tax payments, baby?” ~ Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel
Defense Training International, Inc
Defense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “When in a tug-of-war with a tiger, and losing, give him rope before he gets to your arm. You can always buy a new rope!” ~ Max Gunther

And, you can always live somewhere else!

That is currently the inescapable conclusion of many of Chicago’s wealthy residents. Record rates of violent crime (and continuing to rise), along with simmering racial tension in BHOs “urban paradise” are compelling the wise to move away from the city.

There are two kinds of “rich” in Chicago, (1) the political rich, who get that way by trading in favors, rather than goods (as Ayn Rand would put it), and there are the (2) legitimate rich, who create genuine wealth by actually producing something of value.

The former are staying, not wanting to divorce the goose that lays golden tax-payer eggs. The latter, who pay those taxes (in exchange for the privilege of living in a war-zone), are frightened, fed-up, and departing as fast as they can.

Once vibrant Chicago is rapidly deteriorating into another Newark, Patterson, Camden, Philadelphia, or Memphis (take your pick).

Chicago’s pitiable mayor changes chiefs of police like underwear, as it that would have any effect. Of course, it hasn’t, as all residents with any kind of assets continue to vote with their feet!

Like towns enumerated above, Chicago is a good place to stay out of.

And, it’s going to get much worse, with leftists in control!

 

“The fall to death rarely begins with a great leap. More often than not, it begins with a slight slip!” ~ Robert Troi

 

/John

About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit: www.defense-training.com

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Tog
Tog
5 years ago

Might add Chattanooga to that list. 23 Gang shootings in 3 days. Libtard mayor and his crime prevention task force is a joke.

Winston Smith
Winston Smith
5 years ago

Chi’Congo more like it . But they haven’t the Belgians to blame! Or republicans for that matter either. 50 years of democrat rule on the other hand ? I patently REFUSE to patronize any business, or pay ANY tax to the neo marxist shake down artists. I REFUSE to shop at Wal-Mart as well due to their financial support of AL Sharpton and Hillary , (I should be in jail ) Clinton. And not ironically I have Black friends I served with in the US Armed Forces with who feel the same way. And for your own safety I’d not… Read more »

2nd Amender
2nd Amender
5 years ago

I was born and raised in Philly, Clark. Long before your snide opinion would objectify your ignorance!

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
5 years ago
Reply to  2nd Amender

Then you are living proof that you can’t fix stupid…..

Janek
Janek
5 years ago

The ‘Monochrome Coalition’ thinks because they run the big cities they run the country. They’ll be shocked and surprised when the pushback begins. The resulting chaos will make them wish for the ‘status quo’ their leaders so often denigrate. That’s not a threat, that’s a prediction based on prior historical events.

Carl
Carl
5 years ago
Reply to  Janek

We have so many people that have so much that they didn’t earn, that they can appreciate nothing.
Three generations of being provided for produces an entitlement mentality and like spoiled children the result is If I cannot have what I want I’ll just destroy everything in sight. The Federal Government created this problem and will compound it by apologizing for the American taxpayers lack of empathy. How sick is that?

tom
tom
5 years ago

Not long ago we were sitting at a Sunday dinner with the kids and their wife, girlfriend boyfriend, and the grandkids. 14 of us in all. The meal was awesome, everyone was talking and the subject of a weekend trip came up. As they talked, they thought that Chicago would be a nice getaway. Navy Pier, Restaurants, American Girl Store for the granddaughter. Yeah , sounds great . Then I stood up and spoke. ARE YOUR ALL NUTS? DO YOU KNOW THE SHOOTING AND KILLING GOING ON.? You all have your phone, pull up the news about Chicago now. As… Read more »

Meh..
Meh..
5 years ago

If Kim Jong Un accidentally nuked Chicago, I’d buy him a beer.

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
5 years ago
Reply to  Meh..

Why just accidentally?

MP
MP
5 years ago

We have this. http://homicides.suntimes.com/homicides/map/2016/
Stay North and East.
I live in the Far Northwest burbs. Being a licensed for CCW, I don’t want to go to Chicago for work or play. The criminals don’t care about the Gun Free buildings but I do.
Most places have metal detectors.
I am a hillbilly with a gun and a knife on me every day. Chicago does not work for me.

Michael
Michael
5 years ago

At some point, those who support and vote as Democrats will recognize that more than any other group in the history of the United States the Democratic organization has suppressed minorities, suppressed self defense and voting rights for minorities, and continued to push policies that have actually hurt the economic potential of minorities in this Country. Frederick Douglas in an 1867 speech said that “the three most important boxes for a man to keep his freedom were the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.” When I see and hear Hellery Clinton and other Democratic politicians speak down… Read more »

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
5 years ago
Reply to  Michael

Sorry, but you’re being overly-optimistic, Michael. There is no “some point” at which a majority of rank-and-file welfare recipients (OK, Democrats) will just magically wake up.

Carl
Carl
5 years ago
Reply to  Michael

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
5 years ago
Reply to  Michael

Actually, it was President Lincoln who said ‘soap box, ballot box, cartridge box’.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
5 years ago
Reply to  Clark Kent

Funny that you should mention Lincoln, isn’t this the day that he was assented? Maybe he shouldn’t have said anything!

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
5 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

How does one become ‘assented’?

Justin
Justin
5 years ago

As a resident Philadelphia my whole life,I think that you are miss informed about the city.Sure there are parts that are horrible,but the majority of the city is great.When I think of cities I would not want to be in Trenton,Baltimore,Wilmington,St.Louis and Detroit.

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
5 years ago
Reply to  Justin

That is like claiming your leg with gangrene has parts that are horrible but the rest is great!

Justin
Justin
5 years ago
Reply to  Clark Kent

Have you ever been to Philadelphia to no what the hell your are even talking about?

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
5 years ago
Reply to  Justin

Yes, unfortunately I HAVE been there. Could not leave fast enough. By the way, catch the National Geographic ‘Drugs, Inc.’ TV show that recently featured Philly. WHAT A TOILET!

Justin
Justin
5 years ago
Reply to  Clark Kent

Sorry you feel that way.There are areas that are bad and others that are great places to live.When you highlight the worst of anything you can say it’s shit.Sorry every city is not as wonderful as yours.

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

Don’t go to Chicago for any reason. Soon under failed Democrat policies the city’s going to be another Detroit or Baltimore. Pathetic politicians since before the 1960’s

Vanns40
Vanns40
5 years ago
Reply to  Robert

Of course it would help, in the painful but quicker end, if we stopped all Federal funding. Let them go completely under with no bailouts and then start rebuilding with a new regime.

Herbert
Herbert
5 years ago

mayor Daily would not let this happen .

Eaglesnester
Eaglesnester
5 years ago
Reply to  Herbert

Mayor Daily started it all. He was a thug. He disarmed everybody, once the law abiding are disarmed the thugs take over..

Wake_Up_America
Wake_Up_America
5 years ago

Hmmm, it sure is odd the 5-6 horrible, violent, trash cities that were mentioned – what do they all have in common my friends? A HUGE, huge black population!!!! MY God, they are simply the ruination of this nation. It is simply the truth. They do nothing but take and take and DESTROY everything in and around themselves. You can almost add Baltimore to the list as well.

Jim Macklin
Jim Macklin
5 years ago

It isn’t BECAUSE they are black, it is because the Democrat welfare state has trained them to be useless, users without morals or senses.

Justin
Justin
5 years ago

Almost add Baltimore?I guess you have never been to Baltimore.Philadelphia is not as bad as people think.People think that it is a small city like the other ones named but it is not.

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
5 years ago
Reply to  Justin

Now THERE is a ringing endorsement for Philly! Can’t wait to move there! NOT!

Dave
Dave
5 years ago

They aren’t violent BECAUSE they are black, just as you aren’t racist BECAUSE you are white. The ones causing violence are products of their environment and society, just like you being a racist are a product of yours. “They” is a pretty large blanket. Do tell, exactly how are folks including Neil Degrasse Tyson, Ben Carson, Allen West, Mae Jemison, etc. etc. etc. times a million ruining this nation and destroying history?

Quick! Your infinitesimally small mind is showing.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
5 years ago
Reply to  Dave

Excellent point, Dave!
Thank you

Bob
Bob
5 years ago
Reply to  Dave

Hey idiot take a look at africa.

Carl
Carl
5 years ago
Reply to  Dave

Had Parents that were Parents not Government serfs.

Ron Willis
Ron Willis
5 years ago

It’s not about color, it’s about BEHAVIOR.

TEX
TEX
5 years ago

Chicago,a real firearms owners paradise !