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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:53 PM

Glenn Beck wants to create his own Ayn Rand-inspired utopia


Glenn Beck wants to build an Ayn Rand-inspired utopia
By Katie Mcdonough

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According to Beck’s website:

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Glenn believes that he can bring the heart and the spirit of Walt’s early Disneyland ideas into reality. Independence, USA wouldn’t be about rides and merchandise, but would be about community and freedom. The Marketplace would be a place where craftmen and artisan could open and run real small businesses and stores. The owners and tradesmen could hold apprenticeships and teach young people the skills and entrepreneurial spirit that has been lost in today’s entitlement state.

There would also be a Media Center, where Glenn’s production company would film television, movies, documentaries, and more. Glenn hoped to include scripted television that would challenge viewers without resorting to a loss of human decency. He also said it would be a place where aspiring journalists would learn how to be great reporters.

Across the lake, there would be a church modeled after The Alamo which would act as a multi-denominational mission center. The town will also have a working ranch where visitors can learn how to farm and work the land.

http://www.salon.com/2013/01/14/glenn_beck_wants_to_build_an_ayn_rand_inspired_utopia/

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Reply Glenn Beck wants to create his own Ayn Rand-inspired utopia (Original post)
Cali_Democrat Jan 2013 OP
Marrah_G Jan 2013 #1
Scuba Jan 2013 #12
ProSense Jan 2013 #2
brooklynite Jan 2013 #3
bongbong Jan 2013 #9
Blue Idaho Jan 2013 #4
Katashi_itto Jan 2013 #5
jambo101 Jan 2013 #6
lastlib Jan 2013 #7
Vinnie From Indy Jan 2013 #8
hobbit709 Jan 2013 #10
Scuba Jan 2013 #15
hobbit709 Jan 2013 #16
Erose999 Jan 2013 #11
Scuba Jan 2013 #13
LibertyLover Jan 2013 #14
nyquil_man Jan 2013 #17
Berlum Jan 2013 #18

Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:54 PM

1. Just another con artist out to make some money

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:09 PM

12. Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:56 PM

2. To quote another nut:

Glenn Becki Becki Stan Stan.

Glennbeckistan!



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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:57 PM

3. Gold will be the medium of exchange, right?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:06 PM

9. Uhhh, no

 

Well, gold might START out being the exchange medium, but within a week or two it will become meth.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:59 PM

4. He's the Brigham Young of the 21st Century.

Now all he needs is his own language and his own money. Welcome to Deseret... What a bozo.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:59 PM

5. I hope they dump millions and millions into this.... :)

It would be a glorious sinkhole for right wingers to invest in...!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:03 PM

6. Beck creating his own utopia?

I can see a future Koolaid event.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:03 PM

7. OK--when they all crawl in....

let's be sure and put the lock on the OUTSIDE!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:04 PM

8. It will be mildly amusing when the morons that move to

"beckistan" to get a taste of "real" America actually get what they want. The artisans and small business owners can go into debt up to their eyeballs to start their business only to have Wal-Mart plop down a mile away and drive them out of business with chinese made crap. Other businesses can pollute the lake with all manner of poisonous discharge because the "freedom" loving Beckistan government refuses to stifle business on any level.

cheers!

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:14 PM

15. "On the upside, it will be nice to have people in robes selling flowers at airports again."

Ha! Great link.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:17 PM

16. I like this one.

Beck wants to use Ayn Rand’s fictional utopian “Galt’s Gulch.” The key word here is fictional. I give it a week before it becomes Lord of the Flies.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:09 PM

11. The Salon article make it sound more like DisneyWorld than what is shown on his show. I think he


is pretty much laying on the embellishment, and what will come out of this will be a theme park and a glorified HOA. I don't think it'll go anywhere though, because:

1.) The fun of a theme park is make-believe. You know what you're experiencing is not real. Of course Glenn Beck is selling suspension of disbelief, but he's asking people to accept his bullshit at face value.

2.) The whole Glenn Beck/Tea Party business is built around White Male Anger. It may sell a lot of bumper stickers and t-shirts but it hardly makes for a fun family vacation. The Clark Griswold types will stay away.

3.) "People of different incomes could come together and be neighbors" - I don't see that happening. Or if it does, I don't see it going well. Beck's fans don't take a very neighborly view of poor people.

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Response to Erose999 (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:11 PM

13. Ever hear of Del Web and Sun City? Cities?

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:12 PM

14. The other night my husband turned on Nat Geo and watched Preppers

The family they were profiling ran a wild west amusement park down in North Carolina ('cause we all know how Wild West North Carolina was) and were outfitting it to act as their prepper hole when the EMP hit. They had even put in a fort. Perhaps Beckipoo could buy them out, change the name Deadwood to Independence and use the fort as the church. He might want to remove the bamboo punji sticks and pits the family had dug however. Nothing curtails entrepreneurial spirit more than falling into a punji pit while golfing on the back 9.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:19 PM

17. Ayn Rand would spit in his face. nt

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:15 PM

18. RepubliFruits and their pathetic FAIL Fantasies

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