Beck’s Gulch

Everybody’s getting into the planned communities act. We’ve seen the Citadel, where America’s 2nd Amendment fanatics will go to live in peace with their guns. Now Glenn Beck in getting into the act, with his proposed city: Independence, USA. From The Blaze:

Glenn unveils his most ambitious and visionary dream: Independence

While Independence is very much a dream at this point, the proposed city-theme park hybrid would bring several of Glenn’s seemingly disconnected projects into one place. Media, live events, small business stores, educational projects, charity, entertainment, news, information, and technology R&D – all of these things would have a home in Independence. With the rest of the country and the world going away from the values of freedom, responsibility and truth, Independence would be a place built on the very foundation of those principles. A retreat from the world where entrepreneurs, artists, and creators could come to put their ideas to work. A place for families to bring their children to be inspired.

Independence will be more than just a theme park. Some folks will have the right to live within the city, making it a planned community in the basic sense. Via Right Wing Watch:

On his program last night, Beck revealed that his intention to “go Galt” is quite literal, unveiling grandiose plans to create an entirely self-sustaining community called Independence Park that will provide its own food and energy, produce television and film content, host research and development, serve as a marketplace for products and ideas, while also housing a theme park and serving as a residential community.

At the center – in the middle of the lake that is itself larger than all of Disney Land – Beck (with the help of David Barton) will create a massive “national archive”/learning center where people can send their children to be “deprogrammed” and elected officials can come to learn “the truth.”

Beck spent about twenty meandering minutes explaining his dream. Right Wing Watch has the videos if you’re masochistic enough. Apparently the current price tag is $2 billion, and my guess is that it will Beck’s dream will fade as the money fails to roll in.

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