Glenn Beck recently announced the creation of a libertarian-themed news network, drawing the ire of Ron Paul fans who correctly believe that libertarianism doesn't need any more crazy-person stigma than it's already got.
But Beck isn't going to stop at a mere re-branding and network launch. He's also announced plans to "go Galt" and create a libertarian community inspired by a bizarro combination of Disney World and Galt's Gulch of Atlas Shrugged fame. Though Beck estimates the project will cost $2 billion, it's an efficient fantasy, since we know Beck can serve as the mayor, town fool and, of course, town crier.
Called Independence, USA, the city will feature a marketplace occupied by small business owners, a media center, farms and workshops aimed at making the development self-sufficient, at least as far as Kool-Aid production is concerned. A religious mission based on the design of the Alamo would dominate the city center, while the front gate to the city would be modeled on Ellis Island. The community will also include residential developments, which just sound like delightful places to live.
Tags: Ayn Rand, Glenn Beck, Libertarian, Television
Considering every dollar spent subscribing to Glenn Beck's The Blaze TV is a dollar that can't be used to purchase canned food, ammunition or the Crovel Tactical, it's a minor miracle that the professional crybaby and conspiracy-monger has been able to make a dime off his network.
Nevertheless, the sharia socialism of the Obama years has been kind enough to Beck's projects that he has the resources to expand into a new venture, titled "American Dream Labs." The expansion will include a new global headquarters in New York City meant to "send a very clear message to everyone in New York…it will piss everyone off," as well as the creation of an international news program staffed by investigative journalists whom Beck has promised to "grow [on] our own."
Even more controversial than the NYC-based reporter-growing super-lab is The Blaze's pivot toward becoming "global libertarian news network." Needless to say, libertarianism and Beck's brand of bombastic Christian-tinged American exceptionalism are two tastes that rarely taste great together. Denizens of the Daily Paul boards were skeptical:
Tags: Glenn Beck, Libertarian, Media, Ron Paul, Television
While Mitt Romney and Barack Obama battle for the title of Almighty Ruler of the Kingdom of the Electoral College, let's take a moment to remember the candidates who won't win… but run anyway.
Our interviews with Gary Johnson, Jill Stein and more after the jump…
Tags: Cheri Honkala, Election Day 2012, Fred Karger, Gary Johnson, Green Party, Jill Stein, Libertarian, Republicans, Thaddeus McCotter, Third Party
This morning, Mary shared an Election Day Survival Guide for Republicans and an Election Day Survival Guide for Democrats, which is all well and good, except that people who cast their ballots for one of those two parties only make up a vast majority of voters.
What about the minute number of people are taking a stand against the tyranny of the two-party system by voting for candidates like Jill Stein, Gary Johnson or the Lizard People? Don't they deserve an Election Day Survival Guide of their own? Yes, they do! And here it is…
Tags: Election Day 2012, Election Day Survival Guide, Gary Johnson, Green Party, Jill Stein, Libertarian, Third Party
While all of us in the Middle Atlantic and Northeastern states will have to deal with the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the storm poses special challenges for the ideologically pure. They say that just as there are no atheists in foxholes, there are no libertarians in hurricanes, but that's simply not accurate. In fact, there are a few simple steps you can take to ride out the storm while maintaining your (privately-paved) Randian street cred…
Tags: Libertarian, Natural Disasters