Cobb county is evil. Cities with no sidewalks. Headquarters for giants Lockheed Martin, Home Depot and UPS. The district that gave America Newt Gingrich. Most recently the county acquired the Atlanta Braves under suspicious circumstances, with plans to build a 600 million dollar stadium and no concrete funding. No form of mass transit serves the area. I’m not certain how low wage stadium employees are expected to get to work. It isn’t too different from other suburban Atlanta counties that began in panic of “white flight” and continue sprawling. Cobb best represents them all.
Meanwhile urban renewal continues in downtown Atlanta with completion an interior beltline of greenspace. While not privy to statistics, my impression absorbing local news is suburbia has no less crime than downtown. More often it appears near or outside the perimeter. While no soothsayer, my prediction for decades future is that those counties will decay as Atlanta proper improves.
I was compelled to compose this diatribe/rant watching the disturbing case of Ross Harris, a web developer at Home Depot accused of intentionally leaving his son to die in a hot car. While isolated, believe it reflects a growing sociopathic corporate culture.
The two highest achievements of the human mind are the twin concepts of “loyalty” and “duty.” Whenever these twin concepts fall into disrepute–get out of there fast. You may possibly save yourself, but it is too late to save that society. — Robert Heinlein