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.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

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Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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