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Glenn Beck is building Galt's Gulch in Texas.

Earlier this week, Glenn Beck announced that he was reinventing The Blaze, his online media property, as a global libertarian news network, complete with three foreign bureaus, a nightly news magazine, and, no doubt, lots of Beck himself.
Last night, he announced the next stage of his full-bodied embrace of libertarianism, which seems to be a massive commune inspired by "Galt's Gulch," Ayn Rand's utopian community in Atlas Shrugged.

You can watch Beck's 20-minute rant about the community...

http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2013/01/glenn_bec...




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Also, a quick note...

Why are we voting this down? The original poster did nothing wrong, and is reporting something relevant. Stop shooting messengers.

Let the sheep be lead to the slaughter

For those that are interested, there is a REAL Galt's Gulch being built by actual libertarians:

http://galtsgulchchile.com/

p.s. I know Ayn Rand wasn't a libertarian, but obviously there is overlap and inspiration between the movements.

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Glen Beck and many other libertarian imposters have much to lose when the federal reserve system theyve been milking- GOES BUST.
Remember that when listening to his rants.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Well that's true

But it could drag on for a very long time.

I realized recently they've been talking about this my whole life -- and I'm 44! So I think they might be able to string it along for a little while longer

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Do you think there will be giant posters of Glenn Beck

All over his Galt's Gulch?

He'd be the (self appointed) mayor, of course.

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.
Michael Nystrom's picture

Ok, I take back my snarky comment

I actually just watched the video.

Glenn Beck, he's an interesting one. Things must not have been working too well at the Blaze. You don't change directions if its working, do you?

This thing he's trying to build - it isn't really Galt's Gulch. It is more like Dubai on American soil.

It is a pretty slick idea, if he can pull it off: He will essentially own the people in that city. Imagine if Beck can pull it off, and grow that into a metropolis. Instead of playing regular monopoly, he just bought the whole board!

He does have some interesting ideas. But he did seem loopy. I've got a stoner friend who has big ambitions like that, and he tells you about them when he gets stoned... This kind of reminded me of that. I wonder what will ever come of it. It won't be easy to get built.

This will be an interesting development to keep an eye on.

See - all news is entertainment.

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.
jrd3820's picture

The stoner friends

always have great ideas when they are stoned.

So Glenn Beck bought the whole monopoly board, but does it sound in a way a bit too utopic to you? It sounds idealistic to me and idealism is idealism no matter what side of the aisle it is coming from.

i dont particularly like glen beck

He is about as libertarian as the pope is Muslim but he is still better than piers lol. He has some good points from time to time and has performed some great random acts of kindness. I hope that some good comes from this.

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Guys, we will undoubtedly

Guys, we will undoubtedly come across people who think they're Libertarians but aren't. Some will be very blatantly from the Beck universe. It's very crucial that we control our attitudes, but do the necessary corrections on any opinions these Glenn Beck libertarians bring.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RAND AND LIBERTARIANS

Libertarians:
Non-aggression taught to individuals, who practice it independently, leading to the establishment of self-government (anarcho-capitalism, minarchy, republicanism, federalism).

Ayn Rand (Koch, Beck, Friedman, Hayek) Libertarians:
Non-aggression as a guiding principle embedded into the constitutional framework and philosophy [how?] of government. Said government goes on, from its superior philosophical high-ground, to enforce its will upon the populace. Because the government is intellectually pure and follows non-aggression, its only enemies are intellectual savages who deserve no sanction under non-aggression and may be dealt with with utmost force of arms.

Do any of you remember the media driven Tea-party coup in 09?

coup:
n. pl. coups
1. A brilliantly executed stratagem; a triumph.

2.
a. A coup d'état.
b. A sudden appropriation of leadership or power; a takeover: a boardroom coup.

Ron Paul Supporters are Terrorists:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg8M2JBIoqo

Ron Paul Supporters are Delusional:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dgf0_o6ThV0

"Libertarian" Glenn Beck Exposed As Neocon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7rfWUb4whU

AYN RAND Q&A ON LIBERTARIANISM:

Q: What do you think of the libertarian movement?

AR: All kinds of people today call themselves “libertarians,” especially something calling itself the New Right, which consists of hippies who are anarchists instead of leftist collectivists; but anarchists are collectivists.

Capitalism is the one system that requires absolute objective law, yet libertarians combine capitalism and anarchism. That’s worse than anything the New Left has proposed. It’s a mockery of philosophy and ideology. They sling slogans and try to ride on two bandwagons.

They want to be hippies, but don’t want to preach collectivism because those jobs are already taken.

But anarchism is a logical outgrowth of the anti-intellectual side of collectivism. I could deal with a Marxist with a greater chance of reaching some kind of understanding, and with much greater respect.

Anarchists are the scum of the intellectual world of the Left, which has given them up. So the Right picks up another leftist discard. That’s the libertarian movement.

http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ar_libertari...

Ayn Rand was an Objectivist!

Along with Alan Greenspan: (Ex-Chairman of The Federal Reserve)

Greenspan's "Gold and Economic Freedom" 1966 (1/2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLCKanrYk2w

Greenspan's "Gold and Economic Freedom" 1966 (2/2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-yHtXTywvM

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Glenn Beck is the hunchback from 300

Only I kinda felt sorry for the hunchback.

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Ayn Rand would PUKE.

The Ron Paul-hating Glenn Beck knows NOTHING about liberty.

Beck is Israel 1st - Republican Party 2nd - Country 3rd

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wolfe's picture

Galt's Gulch was a refuge for the best and brightest...

So is Beck's Gulch going to include those with a tendency to cry at the drop of a hat but otherwise show no useful or meaningful skills?

The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

jrd3820's picture

Good Point

The only way Galt's Gulch was able to operate was because it was restricted to the most intelligent and productive members of society. I am not sure that is exactly the crowd Beck's commune will attract.

Pulled teeth, ripped off toe nails, water-boarding,

nothing could ever get me to watch Glenn Beck ever, ever again!

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wolfe's picture

roflmao....

that was good.

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jrd3820's picture

Communes are communes are communes

They never work for long.

If I know Beck, it'll be a

If I know Beck, it'll be a hotspot for extremists designed to make libertarians look like terrorists and give the feds the excuse they need to start a new war on terror.

Man's a fraud. He speaks just enough truth to attract the moderatly informed, but always stabs us in the back when its most criticle.

How dare this pudgy government plant attack Ron Paul during the election when we needed him most. How dare he assassinate Debra Medina's campaign when she needed him most, clearing the way for Rick mother@#$%ing Perry to get reelected.

Glen Back is lying Red Coat and will always have a knife ready for the movement's back whenever times are most desperate.

Very well put. I concur completely.

I don`t think he`ll come down here to the Texas 14th and set up camp.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell

jrd3820's picture

Right

And Atlas Shrugged (which is actually a book I love) will be upheld as some sort of bible (which it absolutely should not be looked at that way), and when everything falls to the ground people will say.... See those libertarian ideas, they do not work; Glenn Beck's commune is proof.

I respectfully disagree

I respectfully disagree jrd3820. For athiests in this movement (and there are many many of us), Atlas Shrugged may as well be a bible. Its a fictious story that teaches morality. It teaches the highest known form of human morality that the reasoning mind can arrive at.

Page 385 (or close depending on your copy) where DeAnconia teaches that money is the root of all good is about as close as you can come to gospil truth for those of us who don't buy into religeon.

About Glen Beck, however you are spot on and we are in 100% agreement. He will sabatoge this in order to further the agenda of his banking masters. That man is a snake and the worst sort of traitor.

jrd3820's picture

Always love to talk Atlas Shrugged

I seriously love the book. For the Atheists, you are right it can be a bible. I personally have a hard time looking at ANYTHING as a bible, even the bible itself. I took more from Atlas Shrugged than almost any other book I have ever read and I have incorporated it into my lifestyle so I guess in a way it could be a bible.

I know the passage you are discussing with DiAnconia (I have read it numerous times lol). You are right, possibly one of the most powerful passages.

Concur

I've read it several times. My wife just gave me a new copy.

When I was young, I treated it as a Bible of sorts. Foolish mistake. Now I am fast approaching late middle age and I can look back at how I have lived my life...it is an expression of the principles articulated in Atlas Shrugged.

I have tried to live honestly, humbly, with compassion for my fellow human being, but never tolerating lies or deceit in myself or others as a mode of living. A is A. Truth cannot be lies.

I am not rich, not a tycoon, not a genius. I am, I think, an honest man. That is a tall enough order. And it is enough of a epitaph.