Glenn announces three "American Dream Lab" locations across the globe

All this week on TheBlaze TV, Glenn will be outlining his vision for 2013 and the role that The American Dream Labs will play this year and in the years to come. While Glenn has teased the American Dream Labs in the past, this week will mark the first time he takes viewers into the plans he has for the group and the projects that they are currently working on. On tonight’s episode, Glenn hinted at what was to come over the next few weeks and detailed some of the legendary American figures who are models for the type of innovation the American Dream Labs will be trying to replicate in the next few years.

“This is not just about the future of TheBlaze, not just the future of the entire TV industry. Believe it or not, revolutionizing how the news is delivered and how a network is run is the smallest of our many, many dreams. All this week I’m going to give you a glimpse into those dreams. I do that knowing that some will mock, others will dismiss. But that’s OK. Every era of change has those who are resistant to it and those who like the comfort of the status quo or those who wish to spend their free time or their creative time mocking. It’s time to stop worrying about what others are doing and wonder why are we here,” Glenn said as he opened the show.

“The scope of what I’m going to show you this week of what we want to accomplish in the American Dream Labs is enormous. Food, farming, energy, transportation, healthcare, news, technology, information, you name it. But we will not limit the range of our innovation, but it is going to take a massive effort,” Glenn said.

Glenn asked viewers to take a leap of faith with him on the journey of the American Dream Labs, and said that with the support of his audience the Dream Labs could change the fabric of information, technology, entertainment, and more.

Glenn explained that this week each show would focus on a different area of innovation that the American Dream Labs will address. On Tuesday, Glenn will focus on global news and information as well as “research and development”. Wednesday, Glenn will bring people into the Labs working on farming, energy, and advertising. On Thursday? Glenn’s only hints were “Galt’s Gulch” and the “Man in the Moon”. Friday be a Q&A show with Glenn and the audience.

Glenn also revealed three American Dream Labs are already set up in three locations across the globe. In Dallas, TX, Glenn directs work on “energy, innovation, and high tech”. Glenn announced that an entertainment, history, and farming Dream Lab has just been built in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also revealed that he has partnered with a group in New Zealand that are working on a “Tesla Project”. According to Glenn, few people on his own staff were aware of the Dream Labs in Utah and New Zealand.

But on tonight’s show, Glenn focused on two legendary American icons who have laid the ground work for innovation, imagination, and vision that have inspired the American Dream Labs: Thomas Edison and Walt Disney.

“I want to show you where I’m coming from so you can see the big picture,” Glenn explained.

Glenn went into the history of Thomas Edison, explaining how Edison made bold claims about cheap lighting from incandescent light bulbs that would make gas lamps obsolete. He was attacked by the press and by his critics, but in the end he was successful because he and his team worked hard and experimented with every resource available to create a practical, working light bulb. He made fulfilled his promises, despite the criticisms.

Glenn modeled his initial design of his Texas studio off of Edison’s laboratory in Menlo Park, NJ, but opted to focus on actual innovation rather than showcasing existing inventions.

Glenn also focused on Walt Disney, who also had his own private company dedicated to innovation – WED Enterprises, which developed over a hundred patents and changed not only movies and television, but also amusement parks. Walt’s biggest dream, possibly best captured in his original plan for EPCOT, was to change the way people lived and worked in towns across America. He wasn’t just focused on the Park or the studios; he was focused on improving people’s lives.

This past summer, Glenn won at auction Walt Disney’s Disneyland Prospectus, a document that outlined Walt’s original vision for the theme park. Walt had hoped the document would help get him the investors he needed to build Disneyland, and when he had little success he left it on an office desk. Glenn bought it at auction because it represented not only a grand vision, but a vision that was always changing and improving through imagination and innovation. Glenn promised this document would play an important role in the days ahead as he rolled out his announcements and plans for the American Dream Labs.

Glenn explained that Walt Disney spent his time on smaller projects like “The Dancing Man” and miniature trains and towns. At the time, he had no idea why his mind was occupied with such things, but these ideas led to the animatronics and designs found in Disneyland today. Glenn said that much like Walt, some of the small things he is working on will in some fashion influence bigger plans down the road.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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