I haven’t been paying much attention to Glenn Beck lately — he’s been plummeting into irrelevance, and seems mainly to show up as a joke — but I had to look at his plan to build a $2 billion Libertarian city.
Savor the unctuous delivery, and think about it. His grand plan is to attract privileged white people by highlighting the fact that he wants lots of immigrants, and that his city will be a place where you start at the bottom and work your way up; where you don’t need none of that there college education, we’ll just stick you in low-paying apprenticeships; there’s a small chunk of land over in this corner where some farmers will raise all the food for the city on a “ranch”; and gosh, we’ll all be happier and have more fun if we shut off all of our gadgets and get off the internet and play with rocks.
Yeah, that’s a great sales job.
I also liked the bit where he says that the entrance is modeled after Ellis Island, because that’s where “we” all came from. I guess “we” doesn’t include black or Hispanic or native Americans.
I wasn’t able to watch the whole thing. There’s only so much Liber-babbling I can stand. But somehow, I don’t think his weird city will ever appear.