Neo-Nazis consider erecting ‘monument to the white race’ in tiny North Dakota town
The white supremacists to whom Craig Cobb deeded his property after his failed attempt to create a white nationalist enclave in Leith, North Dakota told the Associated Press yesterday that they’re “considering” building “a monument to the white race” on the empty lots.
In March, Tom Metzger — who the Southern Poverty Law Center calls “the most notorious living white supremacist in the United States” after David Duke — told the Dickinson Press that “[a]fter the shaft the system is giving to Craig Cobb, I have no interesting in giving any [lots] back” to the city of Leith.
He added that he was receiving “suggestions from many associates on how to manage the property.”
Leith Mayor Ryan Schock said the town is looking into legal remedies to reacquire the property Cobb deeded to fellow white supremacists. In addition to Metzger, he gave lots to neo-Nazi figurehead Jeff Schoep and noted white supremacist Alex Linder.
When the town celebrated its 105th anniversary last month, residents were adamant that the town distance itself the legacy of Cobb and his cohorts.
“Nobody wanted it to be about Cobb,” anniversary celebration organizer Peggy Arndt told WDAZ. “You know, back of your mind, it is. He’s never going away. But we never wanted it to be about him.” Approximately 200 people attended the two-day celebration of the town with a population of 20.