Glenn Beck Is Producing A Fourth of July Spectacular, Narrated By the Man in the Moon

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When last we heard from Southlake resident, event planner and patriotic pants designer Glenn Beck, he had just announced his plans for a $2 billion libertarian community, which he's dubbed Independence, USA. Will Independence be located in Texas? Can a theme park designed by Beck and David Barton possibly be any fun? Is this what happens when you persistently roll up and smoke pages torn from Atlas Shrugged? We don't know the answers to any of those questions just yet. Except the last one, which: yes.

As Right Wing Watch points out this morning, Beck made one other announcement while outlining his plans for Independence, an announcement which we really didn't give the rapt attention it deserved at the time. Namely, Beck plans to produce a live Fourth of July show, told from the perspective of the man in the moon. The man in the moon, as you may have guessed, loves America.

"The Man in the Moon: An American Story" will be produced this summer, Beck announced on January 10, adding, "I figure, you know, we've had our feet on his face and left some of our junk up there. He might have a few things to say to us."

Beck said that the show is "the story of man, and I'm defending man to the moon. And he's been around for a while, and he has been waiting for somebody to step up and do it right, and to do the right thing, and to be more. And he's been watching man question where his light comes from. And he's been watching man create light over and over again and destroy himself."

No, I don't know what any of that means either, really. I'm just transcribing from the video here.

Beck also said that the moon his crew is building is so enormous "it will not fit in the studio." He goes on for a bit about the inventor Nikola Tesla, for reasons that are unclear, and promises "a wild ride." Then he gets reflective.

"What I've shown you this week is a lot," he says. "And we have to keep tethered to reality. Sometimes I look at this stuff and I say, 'Are you kidding me?' They are about to take guns and our world is burning down, what the hell are you doing? I don't know. I just feel compelled to do it. And I rely on God as my compass."

This might sound like one of many insane ideas Beck throws out every day on his program, like sparks from an increasingly wobbly wheel. But he appears to be serious about this man in the moon spectacular, which he promises will soon come to cities all over the United States. And on this past Friday's program, Beck got a lot more specific about why he feels the Fourth of July needs saving.

"My goal is to change the way we celebrate Fourth of July," he explains. "I think we all sit around. We have hot dogs. We have beer. We really rarely even talk about what the country even means. And then we'll watch fireworks listening to Bruce Springsteen and a song that hates America. Happy birthday, America."

There you go. Glenn Beck is saving America, and the moon, from Bruce Springsteen.



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Luis Cruz
Luis Cruz

I think they're just showing that Glenn Beck is a crazy person because he's making a "Fourth of July Spectacular" narrated by the man in the moon and not surprisingly a bald eagle named "Small Government" talking to his son "Liberty Second-Amendment." Also who doesn't hate Glenn Beck? Even fox news doesn't want him.

Justin Glasgow
Justin Glasgow

A trip to any Dallas theater or art museum would reveal that there's scores of crap 100 times weirder than a production that comes from the perspective of the man in the moon. But all that other stuff's cool because someone probably produced it who you would agree with politically? Hate Glenn Beck much over at the DO?

monstruss
monstruss

The fact that Glenn Beck believes that the moon is a sentient being is a little less surprising than his Nikola Telsa reference. Maybe some scam artist sold him on a fake perpetual motion machine and that's how he's going to power his Ayn Rand themepark fantasy. 

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Glenn Beck is evidence that religion could be considered a mental illness.

thesporq
thesporq

When I first read that blurb, I started thinking about various moon metaphors, or maybe he'd gotten an astronaut to do some V/O work.

But then I realized this is Ol' Beck we're talking about.

OF COURSE he's being literal.

"Question where his light comes from"?

I'd go with the Sun, for starters.

blowmetone
blowmetone

Did your Valtrex run out, Anna?


DOCensorsNov 28, 2012

"We generally don't actively want to write about Glenn Beck, for more or less the same reasons we don't go around touching other people's cold sores."

Considering this is at least the 3rd time in a few months you have written about him, we can only conclude that you have herpes.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Beck and Gingrich should get together and build a fab Libertarian colony on the Moon, and leave us Earthlings the hell alone.

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

'we have beer'...that part made sense.

Anna_Merlan
Anna_Merlan

@blowmetone That's the spirit, buddy. It's taken you way too long to get with the insulting lately. I've been worried. 

While you're here, how do you feel about Glenn Beck literally talking to the man in the moon? Are you concerned? I feel a little concerned, myself.  

observist
observist topcommenter

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz Glenn Beck makes Newt Gingrich look like Abraham Lincoln.  (In terms of statesmanship and sanity, not physically.  Not even a pure white sphere would make Newt look like physically like Lincoln)

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz One-half of a good idea,there, Myrna. Move the extreme right-ringers to, say, Mars. And the extreme lefties to, say, Venus. Libertarians get the Moon. That would leave Earth an oasis of clear thought and calm civility for the remaining majority

blowmetone
blowmetone

@Anna_Merlan @blowmetone I've never seen the man's show, or heard him speak. I didn't read any of this article either. So how do I feel about it? I don't care. 

I do however enjoy pointing out your dishonesty about your own feelings toward him.

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@blowmetone A good rule of thumb to avoid assholery: read item first, THEN comment.

GuitarPlayer
GuitarPlayer

@blowmetone  "The bulk of Merlan's writing has been about Beck."


Really? You obviously don't pay attention. Idiot.

Anna_Merlan
Anna_Merlan

@mavdog "Vaginas!" -- my imitation of myself. 

[Bows deeply, runs offstage]

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@blowmetone

"bulk"??? you have a serious reading issue. if you said that Anna writes the bulk of her stories on how the governor and his cohorts are trying to be masters of her (and every other female Texan's) uterus, you might have a point. but beck? too funny.

oh, I forgot, you admittingly don't read the articles, so it is easy to understand why you make these outrageous  asinine comments that have no relation to reality.

blowmetone
blowmetone

@mavdog The bulk of Merlan's writing has been about Beck. She can claim she doesn't want to write about him all she wants but the proof is in the pen.

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

apparently blowmetone has a problem with reading comprehension.

the quote is "we generally don't want to write about glenn beck..."

doesn't mean they don't ever write about glenn beck, when glenn beck does/says something that is of note, as people who write about that sort of stuff, they do it. it is their job.

most interesting is why anyone who doesn't feel the need to read an article and states they "don't care" about the article would feel the need to comment on said article.

clearly you do care, eh?

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