Cobb County is just another chapter of a story that has played out across America during the last couple of generations.
From California, to Massachusetts, to Michigan, to Texas, to Virginia, to even tiny mountainous New Hampshire, the inexorable march of the colorful hordes has been almost unstoppable.
The specific races and details of the flood may be slightly different, but the end result is always the same – the collapse of prosperous society as soon as Whites lose their majority status.
It’s really not worth describing in tormenting detail, but it should just be remembered that the tale of Cobb County will eventually be used to describe the entire United States (South, North, West, and everything in between) in another decade or two.
Unless we put aside our differences and prepare to save our people, that is.
The first time Tammy Garnes visited a school in Cobb County, 10 years ago, she left in a hurry. It was just too white.
“I want to surround my children with black people,” said the film producer, who was sitting at a table in Marietta’s Double Take Cafe with a friend.
But when the Garnes family made a second visit to Marietta two years ago, Tammy found a different world: A diverse school, several fellow black California expatriates, a sophisticated town and a true gumbo of cultures. Since then she’s enjoyed Guatemalan cuisine, made Hindu friends and sent her daughter to a friend’s Brazilian baptism.
“We didn’t think that was what Cobb County looked like,” said Garnes. “It is a true melting pot, and that is a beautiful thing to see, with everything happening in the world.”
Silly Negro thinks she’ll be able to make friends with the other diverse creatures, does she?
Well, based off of what has happened in California and parts of the Northeast, I suggest that she reevaluate her future priorities – Hispanics utterly despise Blacks, and usually annihilate them as soon as they encroach upon their established neighborhoods.
In four years, this former white conservative bastion is expected to become “majority minority”; that is, minority residents will outnumber white residents.
The massive demographic shift is evident everywhere. Cobb schools offer a dual-language immersion program in which students are taught half the day in Spanish and half the day in English — to the dismay of some longtime residents. In Mableton, where African-Americans accounted for 4 percent of the population 40 years ago, a black man is the state senator.
And in 2016, Cobb County, once a symbol of conservatism, voted for Hillary Clinton for president.
Cobb is the last core metro county in which more than 50 percent of residents are white. The opportunities, and the tensions, abound.
Living up on the Paulding line, Rebecca David, 44, said things are still tranquil. But she’s worried about crime creeping north from Cobb, especially when she travels down to Marietta.
“I wouldn’t go there at night,” she said. “Yesterday I went to the parking lot at Kroger, and people on the corner were begging for money and diapers and food. They looked to be another culture, and I don’t know if they spoke our language or not, but I didn’t stop.”
‘The new future of the South’
One symbol of the changes in Cobb opened its doors to tens of thousands of fans this month when Henry Aaron tossed out the first pitch at SunTrust Park.
The team’s move north of the Chattahoochee River mirrors a moment 51 years earlier when the Braves first appeared in Atlanta.
In 1966 the arrival of big-time sports in the South, with the construction of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, seemed to welcome the upstart city into a special brotherhood.
Behind-the-scenes deals made by Mayor Ivan Allen — we built, he said, “on land we didn’t own, with money we didn’t have, and for teams we had not signed” — also were echoed by the secret negotiations that took the Braves to the suburbs.
Author and former Atlantan Steve Oney wrote the definitive book, “And the Dead Shall Rise,” about one of Cobb’s darkest chapters. The lynching of Leo Frank took place in 1915, near where the Big Chicken now stands.
Oney grew up in Atlanta and attended the University of Georgia, visiting Cobb in 1974 to interview white supremacist J.B. Stoner, who practiced law out of a Marietta office.
“They were literally and figuratively flying the Confederate battle flag,” said Oney of Stoner and Marietta. (In 1980 Stoner would be convicted of bombing a black church in Birmingham.)
“The new stadium, it’s an entirely new order,” said Oney. “That (Cobb) has now embraced the future I think is startling. This is the new future of the South.”
Look closely, White Man, for what you see in the above image will be the future of the South if things are not pushed in a proper direction by the time the 2030’s roll around.
It’ll be your children that will bear the brunt of whatever choices you make today, so pick wisely.