Welcome To Shelbyville is a 2011 PBS Independent Lens documentary which first popped up on my radar screen when Jack Ryan started writing about the Muslim colonization of Middle Tennessee.
Jack’s post was actually about the local resistance to the nearby Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, but I stumbled across the parallel Muslim colonization of Shelbyville last summer while searching for a YouTube video to insert into his article.
From 2000 to 2010, Shelbyville, TN went from being 77.14% White to 68.29% White. According to the 2010 Census, the non-Hispanic White population in Shelbyville has actually plummeted down to 63% with Hispanics rising from 14.55% of the population in 2000 to 20.3% in 2010.
Shelbyville is best known though for the 400 to 1,000 Somalian refugees who have been resettled in the area by the US State Department’s Office of Refugee Resettlement. There are now around 150,000 Somalian refugees in the United States with more than 5,000 of them living in the Nashville area.
Welcome To Shelbyville is a “progressive” documentary that celebrates the demographic displacement of White Southerners in a town comparable to Mayberry. Muslims and Hispanics are arriving in Shelbyville to work at the local Tyson chicken plant. They are taking the jobs, changing the culture, and elbowing out the natives.
The film is deceptively edited to portray the natives in the worst possible light as racist bigots who are resistant to “change.” George Soros puppet organizations like the “Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition” (TIRRC) and the “Welcoming Tennessee Initiative” (WTI) were involved in its production. The WTI and TIRRC have put up billboards and held events in Shelbyville to “educate” the natives about their new Hispanic and Somali neighbors.
Welcome To Shelbyville was shot in the context of Obama’s election to drive home the point that “Shelbyville isn’t Mayberry anymore” and that area is being resettled by a more pliable electorate that is dependent on federal patronage and corporate jobs.
Tyson Foods, the US State Department, and VOLAGs (voluntary agencies) which receive federal funding are the primary culprits responsible for introducing this “change” to Shelbyville. The League of the South (LS) will arrive on October 12 to organize the resistance.