Maybe we can give all these turds their own cities & they'll stay out of ours
Glenn Beck announces plans for Independence, USA
By Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo! News
Glenn Beck explains Independence, USA.
Right-wing rabble-rouser Glenn Beck recently announced that he wanted to "go Galt" and create a self-sustaining community, inspired by the philosophy of Ayn Rand's character John Galt from "Atlas Shrugged."
The community will be known as Independence, USA. If and when it is completed, Independence will produce its own food and TV and film content. There will be homes, baseball fields and a theme park. Think: Small Town, USA, but with a Beckish vibe.
Beck announced his plans on "The Glenn Beck Program." The main entrance to the proposed community will be based on Ellis Island because, in Beck's words, that's how most Americans came to the country. There will also be a marketplace, but don't confuse it with your local mall.
"There's not going to be a Gap here. There's no Ann Taylor. You want an Ann Taylor, go someplace else," Beck said in a video announcement. The marketplace, Beck says, will be a place for people to create their own businesses and learn from others.
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Other areas of Independence: The ranch (that's where residents will grow food and teach people how to grow crops), the media center (where Beck will film his show and where other entertainers will create movies, TV shows and documentaries), an Alamo-style mission for people to "gather and help others," a research and development laboratory and much more.
The main point, Beck says, is education. "Before you send your kids to college," Beck said in his pitch video, "you come to us. And you spend a week with us. We're gonna tell them exactly, we will show them the truth, we will tell them what they're going to try to do, and we will deprogram them every summer, if you care."
What's Beck's utopia gonna cost? Around $2 billion. Beck says he's willing to take steps to make his vision happen "one piece at a time." Just don't expect to find a Gap. You can watch Beck's pitch here.
And the first thing they will do is vote to oust King Glen I.
(After they have to hire illegals to keep the sewers working, that is...)
He needs to promise the men polygamy. That is how his Mormon ancestors got roped into a Utopian cult.
This sounds perfect. As long as they put a dome over it.
This all sounds startlingly socialist.
Please let this happen! I want all the right-wing assholes to segregate themselves so we don't have to deal with them!
Why doesn't he just cut the crap and simply say that they want to create a separate city just for white Christians only?
[quote] Beck announced his plans on "The Glenn Beck Program." The main entrance to the proposed community will be based on Ellis Island because, in Beck's words, that's how most Americans came to the country.
HA! If Glenn Beck worked at Ellis Island during its height, he would have been the person who sends immigrants BACK to their homelands.
This man has no concept of what America is.
And I will be SUPREME DICTATOR of Independence! HA! SUCKERS!!!!
"would say let them have the entire South, but they probably plan to bring back slavery."
Of course they will bring back slavery. Who the hell do you think is going to be doing the heavy lifting in these places? Certainly not entitled white guys like Beck!
Beck should just go ahead and commit suicide. You know he'll kill himself eventually anyway once he thinks all is lost. Why wait.
From your lips, R16...
Does the emperor plan to wear clothes?
No gay bars?
.....and the gun nuts are building their own city in Idaho. I think this could work out quite well.
From r20 -
"The Citadel is not your typical planned community where the developer's objective is selling cookie-cutter homes at the highest possible profit-margin"
I think the cardboard monopoly is already being used productively by a far more useful section of society...
An entire community based on no-one doing the shit jobs that need done?
Can't he go to Patagonia and do this? He'll never be able to do this in the US, so it's better if he and his cult go offshore for this 'experiment'.
This is adorable.
Or Pullman II, you can still see the ruins of the first Pullman in Chicago. Same concept. Of course, all the residents will carry assault rifles no matter how disgruntled they may be with management.
Knitting the names as I wait.
"inspired by the philosophy of Ayn Rand's character John Galt from "Atlas Shrugged""
That wasn't philosophy - that was masturbation.
They can use M.Night Shyamalan's "The Village" as a blueprint.
How nice, they're building their own concentration camps.
Cool. Glen Beck is starting a Collective Farm!
Didn't Jim Jones try this already?
Glen will start his own city.
It will be a shithole.
Gays will then have to move in and gentrify it.
Glen will then sell his townhouse at a massive profit, while all the time whining about the fagification of his neighbourhood...
Then the straights will move in, screaming about how AWFUL the gay presence is in their neighbourhood...
Umm, it's gonna cost a hell of a lot more than $2 billion for all that. The frickin' Bellagio cost nearly $2 billion to build back in 1998!
Hopefully there will be robots in Independence, USA so we can have a "Westworld" - type scenario.