Two different racial supremacists made headlines within the past week, one white and one black. Both operate online and have ambitious agendas. One is even working for the United States government. First, we’ll look at the white supremacist.
In late August, the “Hatewatch” service of the Southern Poverty Law Center (S.P.L.C.), an Alabama-based non-profit which monitors and prosecutes hate groups of all stripes, revealed that a 61-year-old white supremacist named Paul Craig Cobb and his associates were buying up cheap property in Leith, North Dakota—population 24 (officially, 16)—with plans to make the area into a whites-only enclave. Posting on a supremacist web-forum called White Nations, Cobb has announced plans to locate in Leith, for example, a Dr. William L. Pierce Pvt. Park of Leith, named for William Luther Pierce II, the late Oregon State University physics professor who founded the high-profile neo-Nazi hate-group National Alliance. Some of Cobb’s admirers are even talking about buying up property elsewhere in North Dakota in order to make the entire state an all-white enclave. North Dakota is one of the whitest states in the U.S. Ninety percent of the state’s population is white, mostly German-American and Norwegian-American. African-Americans are 1.2%.
|White separatism? There’s an app for that. Paul Craig Cobb, in Leith, North Dakota|
Cobb moved to North Dakota last year from Canada, where he had faced charges for inciting hatred, and then Montana. He was fired last month from a construction firm in North Dakota when his views became known. He is suing for wrongful dismissal.
|Leith, in Grant County, North Dakota|
Bobby Harper, Leith’s one African-American resident (how many other North Dakota towns are officially over 6% black?), has been targeted by Cobb’s vitriol. Online, Cobb has called Harper’s wife Sherrill a “filthy race-mixing white woman.” But the Harpers are staying put, and the other residents say they “have his back.”
|The Harpers are determined not to move out of their home town.|
It was not until the S.P.L.C. broke the story of Kimathi’s secret second life as an inciter of race war that D.H.S. too notice and, on August 23rd, put him on administrative leave. Kimathi’s position is as a small-business specialist for D.H.S.’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), but by night and on weekends he is a minor celebrity named “the Irritated Genie” speaking to radical separatists the nation over through his online organization War on the Horizon (W.O.H.), which bangs the drums for a violent showdown between American blacks and whites. W.O.H. preaches hatred of gays and lesbians as well as ethnically cleansing North America both of European-Americans and of “black skinned Uncle Tom race traitors.”
|An image from the War on the Horizon website|
No fan of Obama, Kimathi calls him “a treasonous mulatto scum dweller ... who will fight against reparations for Black people in amerikkka, but in favor of fag rights for freaks in amerikkka and Afrika.”
|Craig Cobb (second from right) posing with Estonian neo-Nazis.|
Can someone identify this flag?
|One thing you have to give Louis Farrakhan: at least the trains run on time.|
[You can read more about Cobbsville and many other separatist and new-nation movements, both famous and obscure, in my new book, a sort of encyclopedic atlas just published by Litwin Books under the title Let’s Split! A Complete Guide to Separatist Movements and Aspirant Nations, from Abkhazia to Zanzibar. The book, which contains 46 maps and 554 flags (or, more accurately, 554 flag images), is available for order now on Amazon. Meanwhile, please “like” the book (even if you haven’t read it yet) on Facebook and see this interview for more information on the book.]