In case you've been wondering what Glenn Beck has been up to, if you think getting booted from Fox News has chastened him in any way or put a chink in his megalomania, it's time to reconsider. It seems that Beck's plans are bigger than ever. Earlier this week, he revealed plans for some kind of super duper libertarian utopia/theme park. And guess what? It's one big monument to Beck's philosophy - and, presumably, to the lining of his pockets.
I wrote about this in more depth on Crooks and Liars this week, but here's an excerpt:
Glenn Beck wants to be the libertarian Walt Disney. And he has decided to build himself some kind of libertarian-utopia theme park called Independence, USA where, for a price, you can live out Beck’s dream of America The Way It Should Be: Grow your own food, your own energy and your own media. Plus, there’s a giant phallic symbol of a structure that Beck says represents “man reaching up to find God’s knowledge.”
Beck's grandiosity also includes some kind of vision of alternate education and a deprogramming for kids already in school. Plus there's his "baby," i.e. "my national archives," where "We will keep the things and the ideas and the books and the papers that tell the truth.”
I don't know whether to laugh or cry. It seems unlikely that such a project could ever get off the ground and, even if it did, be any kind of sustainable. But how many people will get soaked for donations along the way?
Read the rest of my post and watch the full video here.
Comedy gold, I tells ya!
The “grow my (aka Beck’s) own food” side is easy: ticket buyers get a hoe on entry and have to hand it back in on exiting 12 hours later. The ticket is good for two meals (slave food) and all the creek water they can drink from drums at the end of each row. Backpain medication available for a price.
PS: Once flipped through a huge book (>800 pages) on how much better the slaves ate than their masters, especially the ladies. Made sense when I remembered my auntie complaining that my uncle spent more on food for the dairy cows and draft horses than he did for the family.
I think I saw the plans for it here: