Skip to comments.Inside Independence, USA, Glenn Beck’s proposed self-sustaining city and theme-park hybrid
Posted on 01/27/2013 12:05:12 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
There has been a Utopia, Ohio, and there still exists a Utopia, Texas. In a country with a long history of creating idealistic communities, America may soon see another added into the mix a city rooted in Americas past, or at least Glenn Becks version of it.
Mr. Beck, the outspoken conservative U.S. media personality and commentator, this month outlined his proposition to create a self-sustaining city and theme park hybrid. Independence, USA represents a harkening back to a time of a simpler America and would be built on values he sees the country as now going away from freedom, truth and responsibility,
It is the rebirth of our nation through its own principles, Mr. Beck said on his syndicated Glenn Beck program. You can come here and we will show you the truth of the ideas and the ideals that created this country.
His proposed $2-billion city would be based on a free-market, limited government model. No location has been pegged down, but Mr. Beck has visited three possible sites in three different states and has spoken to two governors, said Mr. Becks TheBlaze TV website.
The self-sustaining city would include a ranch for food production, a media centre, a multi-denominational mission centre, a theme park, a research and development centre, a library, parks and baseball diamonds. It would have a communal marketplace that would serve as a public space for conducting small business and sharing ideas. Americans could either live in the citys residential area or just come to visit.
The concept was partly inspired by Galts Gultch, the utopian community in Ayn Rands Atlas Shrugged, and by past initiatives proposed by Walt Disney...
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We are starting to hear from them...
Here's one on the Second Amendment.
Here's another on what a President SHOULD sound like.
Watching BOTH videos takes less than half an hour and both WILL inspire you.
Hey, if he wants to dump his money into, that’s his prerogative. I just don’t see what good it will do.
“BUT I want nothing to do with Pay Pal,”
This is kind of ironic. Are you aware that that founder of Paypal, Peter Theil, is an Ayn Rand devotee and has been promoting this ‘Beck’ idea before Beck ?
Thiel wants to create floating cities away from the reach of any government. Peter Thiel has also given grants to young people to forego college and use the money to become an entrepreneur instead.
This is a great link with futuristic drawings of the ‘floating freedom cities.”
Other than the blasphemy, heresy and apostasy of Mormonism that is leading people to Hell, I see nothing wrong with Mormonism. And don't forget the great Mormon pioneers at the Mountain Meadow Massacre.
Enjoyed your sharing “Just a few rambling thoughts “ THANK YOU!
It's hard for many to admit the depressing truth of the situation we are now in. It's not always an easy, or fast transition from accepting our bleak future to finding something that's worth fighting for in that same future. I know this based on personal experience. I looked for false hope until I couldn't lie to myself any longer, and then I just completely gave up and avoided all news as best as I could. After a few wasted months I realized that I couldn't continue down that path. After that I could find hope and motivation in a future that had been so depressing not long before that it had incapacitated me.
I know a lot of people already envisioned much of what we're now facing long before I ever did. Many just made the transition much better than I did, but some are never even going to make it that far. It's important for people to stop looking for false hope, but still be able to find some hope in a bleak reality. The difference between the two is enormous, and understandably not an easy transition. I know there aren't any perfect solutions to most of the issues we are facing. We just have to work together on finding the best answers we can for now.
I’m saying I don’t trust the guy. He has some bizrre agenda going on.
We have Roku
Ironic or not, Pay Pal doesn’t serve my needs, and so I do not use Pay Pal. Thanks for the links..I’ll check them out.
Time will tell.
My point is that Rush was quite clever in trying this approach, in his attempt to attract the low-informed, sport and Hollywood crowd, in any way possible. And it seems to be working. When Rush has good ideas, he HAS good ideas.
I will continue to listen to Glenn Beck..as well as Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity any other conservative commentators that I have heard and liked. Like us all, they, too, have good and bad days. They do need our support and we should not abandon them.
You were the one who got mad.
See Cobra’s response if you want to be all po’d.
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