Where You Don’t Want to Be When Things Finally Start Hitting the Fan

Reprinted from NOQ report.

Note from Cogny Mann:

This article came across my feed recently. I do post stuff from others often on this site. And this seems to be a consideration on everyone's mind lately: what happens when the whole bottom drops out.

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Take a look. Give it some thought.

But at the end of the day, you need to give this type of thing a healthy balance with where you know you stand with Jesus.

Jesus said, "I will never leave you or forsake you." And that is important to remember in times when we are afraid. Remember that our greatest goal is not to be safe, but to be HOLY and to be honoring to our Lord Jesus Christ.

For a different thought about all of this, you might want to check out this article I wrote some time ago, entitled, "If we should have to die for our faith."

Read that first. And then, on to the article, keeping the balance.


Once things start getting really crazy in this country, where you live could make all the difference.  As global events have accelerated in recent months, a number of people have been seeking my advice about relocation.

Ultimately, there is no solution that is 100 percent perfect for everybody.  But there are some general principles that I do believe apply broadly, and I will share some of those principles with you in this article.

First of all, when things finally start hitting the fan you don’t want to be some place that has a high population density.

In particular, you will want to avoid the big cities, and last year we definitely witnessed a mass “exodus” from the largest cities in the country

Last year the counties that are home to LA, Chicago and New York City suffered the largest exodus of people in the country – while tens of thousands flocked to Arizona, Texas and Florida.

Crime has become a major problem in urban areas from coast to coast, and the level of violence in this nation just continues to rise.

In fact, the mass shooting that just happened in Louisville was already the 146th that we have seen so far this year

Kentucky is the latest state in America to be shaken by gun violence, as the mass shooting inside a Louisville bank marked the 146th in 2023.

The US reached the grim milestone on Monday of more Mass Shootings than days on Monday, which has already surpassed previous years – following the fatal shooting that left five dead, including the gunman, and eight injured at the Old National Bank.

And theft is completely and utterly out of control in many of our inner cities.  It is costing retailers billions upon billions of dollars, and that is one of the biggest reasons why Walmart just decided to shut down four “underperforming” stores in Chicago…

Walmart announced Tuesday it will abruptly close four underperforming Chicago stores, citing millions in annual losses.

The company said its eight Chicago stores collectively have not been profitable since the first opened 17 years ago. This has amounted to a loss of “tens of millions of dollars a year,” according to a press release, losses that have nearly doubled over the last five years.

According to a statement that was put out by Walmart, the losses that those stores have been experiencing have “nearly doubled in just the last five years”

“The simplest explanation is that collectively our Chicago stores have not been profitable since we opened the first one nearly 17 years ago — these stores lose tens of millions of dollars a year, and their annual losses nearly doubled in just the last five years,” Walmart said in a statement.


The problem wasn’t that the stores weren’t popular. The problem was they were constantly being looted and robbed.



In San Francisco, Whole Foods is closing their “flagship store” just a year after it opened

The Whole Foods Market location in downtown San Francisco is set to close at the end of business Monday, just a year or so after opening in March of 2022, KRON4 has confirmed. Employees at the store will be transferred to other locations nearby.

“To ensure the safety of our Team Members, we have made the difficult decision to close the Trinity store for the time being,” said a Whole Foods Market spokesperson. “All team members will be transferred to one of our nearby locations.”

San Francisco is an ideal location for a Whole Foods store, but “deteriorating street conditions” have forced company officials to make this move…

“Deteriorating street conditions” involving drug use and crime forced the store to close, according to one City Hall official quoted in the report.

The news didn’t shock some journalists and Bay Area residents, who blamed city and state leadership for the city’s growing problems with crime and homelessness.

Sadly, the entire state is rapidly falling to pieces, and that has resulted in California losing approximately half a million people over the past few years…

California’s population fell by 500,000 people between April 2020 and July 2022, Fox News previously reported.

“Sure San Francisco continues to decline rapidly, with Whole Foods closing just a year after opening due to rampant crime & drug dealing after SF lost ~8% of its population from 2020-2022, but hey, at least Gavin Newsom is lecturing Ron DeSantis on how to be a successful governor,” he tweeted sarcastically.

Of course most of my readers are not located in core urban areas.

But those that are living in the suburbs are not safe either.

When economic conditions get bad enough, many of the criminals in the big cities will be coming out to the suburbs to look for easy prey.

With that in mind, I am encouraging people to consider moving away from large metropolitan areas entirely.

If you are considering such a move, I would also avoid anywhere that is experiencing persistent drought.  That would include much of the Interior West, although some areas have been blessed with quite a bit of precipitation lately.


The author makes some good points about places to avoid:

  • places set up for natural disasters: the New Madrid Fault line, the west coast (California)
  • stay away from military bases – especially the ones with nukes (which sounds prudent)
  • avoid the southeast coast (which is prone to tsunamis)

But that does leave you wondering where you are safe.

Which gets back to my point. 

Ultimately, you have to find your safety in your purpose – your eternal purpose, and resting in the idea that if you’re walking with Jesus, you’re immortal until your work is done. Your ultimate goal cannot be to be “safe,” because no one goes out alive in the end.

Article cross-posted from The Economic Collapse Blog.

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NOTE: The opinions expressed in the NOQ REPORT are not necessarily those of "Cogny Mann." But it is certain that we share a lot of overlap in our philosophies and worldviews.

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