Craig Cobb, 61 is a self-proclaimed White Supremacist. He recently bought about twelve empty lots in a small community, 60 miles southwest of Bismarck, North Dakota. His vision is have a park dedicated to a neo-Nazi, complete with a swastika flag flying above it.
Cobb has invited other like-minded supremacists to join him in his separatist utopia, but so far none have joined.
When the news spread to the local media, and a story about Cobb ran in the local Bismarck Tribune and The Forum, about two dozen people — mostly residents of Leith and concerned friends from neighboring towns — showed up for an impromptu meeting in nearby Carson.
It’s nearly impossible, historically to do what Cobb hopes to do–have his own neo-nazi enclave, but he has made some strides. He has purchased a bit of land, reports say, transferred some to Tom Metzger, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and founder of the White Aryan Resistance.
Metzger said he likes Cobb but that declared plans for white enclaves never work and that he will not be joining Cobb in Leith.
Leith community members say they’re ready to fight and Mayor Ryan Schock, a 38-year-old farmer and lifelong Leith resident has vowed to do whatever it takes to ensure Cobb’s dream remain a fantasy.