Welcome to Fantasy Island (Glenn Beck Edition)
Via The Lookout at Yahoo: Glenn Beck announces plans for 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.
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."
Where to start? (Well, one place to start: where the frak is he going to get $2 billion?-ed.).
Some practical questions: why would anyone live there? Where will the clean water, electricity, etc. going to come from?
Of course, the Ellis Island bit just screams as to what an utter fantasy this is.
You know, I would be at least vaguely impressed if he went out in the middle of nowhere, started from scratch, and showed us all how it should be done, but somehow I don’t see that happening.