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Glenn Beck announces plans for Independence, USA

By Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo! News Mike Krumboltz

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.

[Related: Beck: 'Badge of honor' that I'm more loathsome to Al Gore than Al Jazeera]

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.

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by One down............reply 3401/15/2013

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...)

by One down............reply 101/15/2013

He needs to promise the men polygamy. That is how his Mormon ancestors got roped into a Utopian cult.

by One down............reply 201/15/2013

This sounds perfect. As long as they put a dome over it.

by One down............reply 301/15/2013

This all sounds startlingly socialist.

by One down............reply 401/15/2013

Please let this happen! I want all the right-wing assholes to segregate themselves so we don't have to deal with them!

by One down............reply 501/15/2013

Why doesn't he just cut the crap and simply say that they want to create a separate city just for white Christians only?

by One down............reply 601/15/2013

[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.

by One down............reply 701/15/2013

And I will be SUPREME DICTATOR of Independence! HA! SUCKERS!!!!

by One down............reply 801/15/2013

I think the founder of Domino's pizza did something similar in FL.

by One down............reply 901/15/2013

shhhhhush, don't tell them that this is the epitome of socialism. Encourage them spend $$$two billion$$$ doing this. It will someday be a tourist trap like Harmony, Indiana, or Germantown, Lousiana.

by One down............reply 1001/15/2013

I would say let them have the entire South, but they probably plan to bring back slavery.

by One down............reply 1101/15/2013

Sounds like he's back on the sauce. I wonder when the Mormons will pull the plug. He clearly didn't work out.

by One down............reply 1201/15/2013

[quote]There will be homes, baseball fields and a theme park.

Yes, everyone wants to ride a roller coaster that has never and will never be inspected to determine if it's safe.

by One down............reply 1301/15/2013

Sorry, the word "Independence" is copyrighted.How about "Third World Parasitic Banana Republic?"

by One down............reply 1401/15/2013

"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!

by One down............reply 1501/15/2013

Beck should just go ahead and commit suicide. You know he'll kill himself eventually anyway once he thinks all is lost. Why wait.

by One down............reply 1601/15/2013

From your lips, R16...

by One down............reply 1701/15/2013

Does the emperor plan to wear clothes?

by One down............reply 1801/15/2013

No gay bars?

by One down............reply 1901/15/2013

.....and the gun nuts are building their own city in Idaho. I think this could work out quite well.

by One down............reply 2001/15/2013

I'd prefer to give them an island. Far, far away.

by One down............reply 2101/15/2013

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...

by One down............reply 2201/15/2013

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'.

by One down............reply 2301/15/2013

Jonestown 2.

by One down............reply 2401/15/2013

This is adorable.

by One down............reply 2501/15/2013

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.

by One down............reply 2601/15/2013

"inspired by the philosophy of Ayn Rand's character John Galt from "Atlas Shrugged""

That wasn't philosophy - that was masturbation.

by One down............reply 2701/15/2013

They can use M.Night Shyamalan's "The Village" as a blueprint.

by One down............reply 2801/15/2013

How nice, they're building their own concentration camps.

by One down............reply 2901/15/2013

Cool. Glen Beck is starting a Collective Farm!

by One down............reply 3001/15/2013

Didn't Jim Jones try this already?

by One down............reply 3101/15/2013

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...

by One down............reply 3201/15/2013

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!

by One down............reply 3301/15/2013

Hopefully there will be robots in Independence, USA so we can have a "Westworld" - type scenario.

by One down............reply 3401/15/2013
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