Glenn Beck announces plans to build 2 billion dollar conservative compound and "learning center."
Conservatives are reacting to the upcoming re-inauguration of President Barack Obama by announcing plans for armed compounds.
Glenn Beck, talk radio host and former Fox News personality has announced that he plans to build a $2 billion compound nicknamed “Independence, USA.” Beck, who says his vision of a right-wing paradise was inspired by Walt Disney, envisions a self-sustaining conservative world with its own power generation, farms, and shopping pavilion.
Beck, who detailed his dream in a series of web videos, also promised that he would build a center to de-program children from what he viewed as liberal propaganda and culture.
The host has previously espoused anti-government conspiracy theories attacking President Obama and others, often citing material that is historically inaccurate or the work of anti-semitic authors.
Another right-wing group, Citadel, recently announced plans to buy thousands of acres of land in Idaho in order to construct a community of 3,500-7,000 people sealed off from the rest of America.
As seen in the map below, the compound will be walled off from the rest of the world and will feature a “Firearms Museum and Reflecting Pool” as well as schools that will “follow the footsteps of our Founding Fathers by swearing to one another our lives, our fortunes and our Sacred Honor to defend one another and Liberty against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”