Still the 'Land of Opportunity': Glenn takes callers success stories highlighting the American Dream

The flood of bad news is permiating all of media but there are still good stories to be found. On radio Tuesday, Glenn spoke with listeners who have overcome a bad hand to not just make the most of their lives, but have created a legacy of success.

There were more than just a few people who had amazing stories to share and Glenn wasn't able to get to them all on air. Jenean wrote in and this is her story:

"Growing up, I was raised by a single mother in San Diego in the 1950s. My mother was a non-drinking alcoholic, unstable, and mentally ill. When I was 12, she pretended that her young male lover was my boyfriend, and he molested me continuously for two years. My sister had a baby out of wedlock and abandoned the child — I dropped out of regular school and took care of the baby during the afternoon and night, and went to a continuation school. (He didn't want to be around a baby, and she could no longer hide him.)

Two years later, my sister gave the baby up for adoption, and my mother took her rage out on me. She kicked me out of the house when I was 16, and told the cops I ran away. She was cruel and verbally and physically abusive, at one point taking me to pose for nude photos. The photographer told me to put on my clothes and never let her make any more decisions for me.

I married at 18 and had a baby by a sailor who deserted me when the baby was three months old. I went on welfare ($148 a month), no food stamps, or rental assistance. I married again three years later, had a stillborn baby and then my daughter. My husband left when my daughter was two (February 1972). In April, a man broke into my house and raped me at knife-point in front of my son, who was then seven. I married a third time a year later, but he was (unbeknownst to me) a heroin addict. I divorced him and started working in a factory.
My first job.

I finally learned how to drive when I was 24. I developed Meniere's disease when I was 30 and had to have ear surgery to be able to walk. (I was first diagnosed as nutty). During a lunch break, at the factory, I decided I'd had enough. I walked off the job and enrolled at Mesa Community College on the welfare's dime with the goal of becoming an interpreter for the deaf (I was told I would eventually become deaf from the Meniere's). I started with one class. The next semester, I took four. Mother died the first summer I was in school, and I was completely alone with my kids. I graduated with my BA, Magna Cum Laud, Phi Beta Kappa in 1984. My druggie ex committed suicide three weeks prior, but I didn't find out until after I'd graduated. I finished an MA in Sociology and I started teaching government and Sociology (that was when it was still sane) for the military and continued my education.

I got my second MA in Poli Sci in 1995. I'm 74 and just finished an MFA degree at Eastern Kentucky University. I was always writing and decided it was time to learn how. I have been published in over 265 venues: short stories, flash fiction, poetry, book reviews, etc. I've written six novels, the last one as a thesis for my MFA. It was hell, but I never gave up my dream of going to college even though we were dirt poor and I was the throw-away kid. I am having the best retirement I could ask for. I live with my daughter and her husband and have the time to write I always wanted.

Today, Glenn said he wanted stories of real people who 'made it'... well, I have. By the grace of God, no matter how poor and hungry we were, somehow I got my children raised. They are good people, both in happy marriages. They are my crowning achievement. Please forward my story to Glenn. Let him know, I am a devout believer in freedom: it is the natural inclination of all children to be free. I am one of those who would rather die than live in the prison I grew up in."

If you missed the radio program, here is a clip from David in Missouri's call:

Elon Musk calls Biden a 'damp sock puppet,' says the president treats Americans 'like fools'

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Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, took to Twitter on Thursday to remind President Joe Biden that he left a certain key player out of a discussion about the future of building electric vehicles in the United States.

After meeting with General Motors Chair and CEO Mary Barra and Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Farley, among others — but not including Musk — at the White House, Biden tweeted, "I meant it when I said the future was going to be made right here in America. Companies like GM and Ford are building more electric vehicles here at home than ever before."

Musk first responded by tweeting, "Starts with a T, Ends with an A, ESL in the middle."

Later in the thread, Musk seemed to agree with Twitter user Kim Paquette by tweeting: "Biden is treating the American public like fools."

Finally, Musk tweeted his pièce de résistance (at least for the day): "Biden is a damp [sock] puppet in human form."

This isn't the first time Musk has taken issue with the current administration. In December, he railed against Biden's "Build Back Better Act", saying he's deeply concerned about how the multitrillion-dollar bill would increase the national debt. In October, Musk slammed the administration's proposed tax on unrealized capital gains, warning Americans that "eventually, they run out of other people's money and then they come for you."

And who could forget Musk's spectacular Twitter spat with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass)? In case you missed it, Warren called Musk a freeloader after Time magazine named him "Person of the Year." Musk shot back with, "If you opened your eyes for 2 seconds, you would realize I will pay more taxes than any American in history this year. Don’t spend it all at once … oh wait you did already."

On his radio program Thursday, BlazeTV's Glenn Beck spoke out in Musk's defense. He praised Musk's "American spirit," noting the South African-born American entrepreneur's humble beginnings.

"Do you know that when Elon Musk and his brother launched their first company, Zip2, Elon was living in his office and he was showering at the YMCA? Did you know that? But he was in America. He's got more American spirit in him than most people I see every day. He's gone from showering at the YMCA to now mapping out a trip to Mars and he'll do it. Why? Because he has that American spirit in him."

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When Biden was given the keys to the Oval Office in January 2021, gas was $2.50 a gallon and the inflation rate was 1.4%. Today gas is at $3.32 a gallon and the inflation rate is at 7% ... and STILL RISING. These are just 12 months of numbers, but we’re clearly in a worrying decline. While the economy has opened up more post-COVID, it’s not just getting worse — we’re going IN REVERSE.

On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard (and the very top of his studio ceiling) to explain what’s happening to inflation and why it’s so hard for your family to afford basic goods and groceries. It’s not “corporate greed,” as Democrats have been telling you. The Biden administration wants to continue to spend trillions of dollars to “reinvent capitalism,” but that’s in addition to the trillions that are being pumped out IN THE SHADOWS.

Glenn exposes what the Fed has been doing behind closed doors and shows us the tidal wave that’s about to hit. He’s looked at the numbers, and they're frightening. Carol Roth, former Wall Street investment banker and author of “The War on Small Business,” gives advice to Americans who want to protect their checking and savings accounts before it’s too late.

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The stock markets have taken a nosedive in the biggest downtrend since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. But that's nothing compared to what's coming thanks to our government's embrace of modern monetary theory, warned BlazeTV's Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"It really is important that you understand what's happening to us," Glenn stated. "Modern monetary theory is truly the [fuel] ... for the great reset. It is the idea that we can print as much money and spend as much money as we want," he explained.

"Then the next step is to release the Federal Reserve digital currency and make payments by other currencies [including cryptocurrencies] illegal," he continued. "And you're seeing it happen now in real time. Why would they do this? Because you cannot print this kind of money without having absolute control over how it is spent."

Glenn broke down the steps powerful political organizations — like the Federal Reserve — will take to end currency competition and enact a Federal digital dollar, which will allow for the government to have complete control over how we spend our money.

"This is what's coming. This is coming quickly, and events will make it move faster. For instance, why is Joe Biden basically giving Ukraine to Russia? He's giving it to them. He he knows Russia's not afraid of him. Putin knows that [Biden] is not going to do anything ... neither is NATO. They're not going to do anything," Glenn said.

"It's because war resets everything. War is the best great resetter. Changes boundaries. It changes borders. It changes laws. It changes societies. It changes currencies. It changes everything. And in the end you just want the war to stop. And so you you accept whatever it is the terms are that you're going to have to live under now. We're in very, very dangerous times. The only way to survive this is to know why they are dangerous times."

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Chances are, you've noticed that many large companies have decided to become woke activists, despite the fact that alienating half your customer base is a terrible business strategy.

This woke shift isn't being driven by the usual market forces. It's the Great Reset's ESG score system at work, Glenn Beck said on "GlennTV." Under the “environmental, social, and governance” score system, companies will no longer make decisions based on what you, the consumer, want. Now, it's all about what those in power deem society should want. And it's not just businesses that are affected, he explained.

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