Glenn Beck: The #2 city in world for kidnapping is...


Another Man's Sombrero

by Darrell Ankarlo

Glenn: Name the city in the world where the most kidnappings happen. Mexico City is No. 1. More kidnappings happen in Mexico City than any other city in the world. Now name No. 2. Bogota Columbia? Why would you guess, Stu?

Stu: I would definitely say Columbia.

Glenn: Columbia, you think Somalia. You think -- more kidnappings happen in Mexico City than any other place in the world. They're No. 1. No. 2 is Phoenix, Arizona. That is staggering. I love Phoenix, Arizona. I used to live in Phoenix. I was just in Phoenix. Here's what you're not getting. You're not getting in the news the truth on Mexico. I am -- God bless them, man. You're not going to find this story in the AP. You're not going to find in story anyplace else. You'll find pieces of it on the front page of the "Wall Street Journal" today about the violence in Mexico, the paramilitary groups that are in Mexico City, but let me tell give you this: If drug cartels continue to terrorize Mexico, Texas officials are planning for the worst-case scenario: How to respond if violence spills over the border and what to do if thousands of Mexicans seek refuge in the United States. A spokesperson for Texas Governor Rick Perry says a multiagency contingency plan is being developed and it will focus primarily on law enforcement issues, including how to handle an influx of Mexicans fleeing the violence. At this point we're focusing on what is still overviolence. The immediate concern, if any, would be that. More than 5300 people were killed in Mexico last year, in connection with criminal activity. The plan currently in Texas does not address the potential flood of refuse few gees, though it may be something that comes into consideration. The vice-president for defense and foreign policy of the Kay toe institute says worse case scenario Mexico becomes the western hemisphere's equivalent of Somalia, the mass violence and mass chaos. This would clearly require a military response from the United States. Darrell Ankarlo, in KTAR from Phoenix, Arizona, a guy who has been talking about this for a long time. Darrell, I had no idea, as did most Americans, that the No. 2 place in the world for kidnappings is Phoenix, Arizona.

Ankarlo: Glenn, good morning. And, yes, it's a sad story. The worst part of the story is we had 359. So, that's one a day in Phoenix, Arizona, last year.

Glenn: How is it -- wait, wait, wait. Darrell, before I get any deeper than that, how is it possible that Americans don't know that 1 person a day is kidnapped in a city like Phoenix, Arizona? How is that possible?

Ankarlo: Glenn, cut it out. You are a hater, Glenn. I keep trying to explain to you, they're coming here for work, man. They only want to work here. There's no drugs involved here. There are no cartels involved here, and that's the reason nobody wants to know this because we want this to be a nice human exchange of humanity over the border. I was talking to a buddy of mine in law enforcement on issue yesterday and he said, Darrell, on the border, the border patrol, we see this as Pakistan. You think of Daniel Pearl getting his head chopped off. We see -- and these or guys who work Pakistan -- we see what's going on on the U.S./Mexico border identical to what is going on in the Pakistan region. So, you talked about Columbia, talk about Mexico City. This is the United States of America, Glenn, and for every kidnapping we hear about, according to my sources, there are 3 to 5 we have no idea happened.

Glenn: Who are the people that are being kidnapped? How is it happening?

Ankarlo: A lot of it's the drug car tell information. The last time I was on your show, we were talking about the drug car tell coming in with their fully automatic weapons and, you know, they're here for, you know, bear. That's a big part of it. So, it's an exchange of drugs. Somebody messes up in the drug front and the next thing you know, somebody's being kidnapped for ransom and --

Glenn: Out of the 359, how many were returned?

Ankarlo: I don't have the answer to that, Glenn. It's a great question. I don't have the answer to that. I know that the numbers run anywhere from 25,000 to a half a million dollars is what the ransom fees were last year in Phoenix, Arizona. I cannot tell you how many were returned.

Glenn: Who is -- who's overseeing this? What agency? What department? What -- I mean --

Ankarlo: Oh, yeah, that should be fun. Let me give you, too, first of all, in Phoenix, Arizona, the Phoenix Police Department, just in the last couple of months approved some police officer on patrol having rifles and they said, We'll buy our own rifles and Phoenix Police Department says, No, you won't. David Spade, you know, the actor, he came in here about six, seven weeks ago. He put 100,000 of his own dollars on the table and he said, I will buy $100,000 worth of rifles. Right now in Phoenix, Arizona, our law enforcement, they've got 50 rifles in the entire police department to fight back these guys who are coming with --

Glenn: You don't need rifles. You need fully automatic rifles. You don't need rifles.

Ankarlo: You know that and I know that, but what they're saying is we need to start somewhere because at this point, if this is going down, that the cop who is under gun fire --

Glenn: Darrell, here's the thing: How many rifles do you guys need? You find out a number and you call me back and you get on the program. America, are you willing to -- forget the stupid government. Are you willing to send money down to the Phoenix Police Department if they need rifles? Are you willing to buy rifles?

Darrell Ankarlo of KTAR-FM

Ankarlo: Glenn, it gets better, though, because they, the police department said, Well, not every officer should have a rifle. You need to be trained in the use of said rifle. You need to call a superior before you use said rifle and the cops I talked to say, are you out of your mind? You've got 5, 10 seconds to make a decision. You can't be calling down, hoping that 10, 15 minutes later somebody shows up with a long gun to somehow save your life and you asked who's responsible. So, there's Phoenix Police Department trying, you know, in the last two months to do something that they should have been doing years ago and everybody, God bless you, in Texas and the other border states, you just inherited Janette Napolitano. She is our new Homeland Security director. Guess who's in charge of everything that's been going on on the border, Phoenix, Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Nogales? That's right. Janet Napolitano. I'm frightened that she won't go in full guns blazing saying we've got a major problem down there on the border. Then it's going to be a major epidemic.

Glenn: Darrell, how did John McCain go an entire two years or not campaign trail without America showing that the second most dangerous city to have your kids or somebody in your family kidnapped is Phoenix, Arizona?

Ankarlo: They all made a deal. None of these people talked about. You know, Barack Obama wasn't talking about it. Hillary Clinton, our Secretary of State, wasn't talking about it. John McCain not talking about it. Judge Greg just steps down and everybody says why did he step down, because the No. 1 issue that he was going to fight the battle on was the census. The Democrats want to do an estimate on the census. He said, no. We want a full-fledged look at the census and, of course, if you do an estimate, then you can throw money at this and certain groups, shall we say, those who want to see the borders opened, will have more numbers, more power, more money, and they can continue this onslaught. So, this is a political machine that we're watching here, Glenn.

Glenn: Our republic is at stake. Our republic is at stake. If -- what have you guys been talking about, Darrell, down near the border, if Mexico melts down?

Ankarlo: You know, I was talking, again, to several members of law enforcement yesterday off the air and one of them, he said, Darrell, you can say it on the record or off the record many let me just tell you, with all the problems going on in Mexico, i.e., the drug cartels, i.e., their economy is to shambles. They're going to look here and as they continue to look here and we have a border patrol that isn't fully funded, isn't fully manned, in my opinion, and then you've got politicians who continue to turn their back in this country, he said, Mexico falls. We're dead on these border states. It's not a question of when or it's not a question of how. It's a question of when this is going to happen. I was talking to one guy yesterday, Glenn, and he said, here's the deal with the drug cartel: They are under strict orders, you will not lose your product. So, every drug cartel member coming into America right now is outfitted with a long gun, i.e., fully automatic weapon. They're fully field shielded with body armor and or given hand grenades, and they're told, you lose your product, you will be killed. So, no matter what you do, you make sure the product is delivered and if you lose it, you better have the money to replace it. There's the kidnapping issue that you were talking about. So, they say, Okay, I've got $300,000 worth of product here and I just lost it to, you know, another rival gang that's coming over the border. All right. I'll kidnap three people in Phoenix today. I'll get my money back. I've been crying about it. We took the trip down there undercover. I've been talking about and talking about it and at this point, unless other people in the country wake up, there is only so much rammering one guy can do down here.

Glenn: Darrell Ankarlo from KTAR in Phoenix. Darrell, I want to talk to you off the air maybe later today or this weekend, but I would like you to -- I'd like you to talk to your police department. Find out what they need, because I have to tell you, as a citizen, I'm done. I mean, I'm just -- I'm just tired of waiting for the people in Washington to take care of something. If you guys, if your police department can't afford something, if your sheriff and his deputies can't afford something, you let me know and I know that I'm not alone in this. I know that there are a lot of Americans that will write a check to any law enforcement organization that they need backup. If they need weapons, you got it. You got it. You let me know what they need.

Ankarlo: I appreciate it and let me just tell you, we're all placed in a position for a time and I believe the reason you are where you are in what you're doing is for this time. So, I will make a call right now and I'll get you a number.

Glenn: Will you call back and let me know? Speaker I'll call you.

Glenn: Bye-bye.

Ankarlo: See you.

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I want to talk to you about something that probably didn't make a lot of sense a long time ago. In fact, I can't tell you how many program directors and how many stations threatened to cancel. Or how many calls I got from the average listener saying; What the hell are you even talking about when I talked about, the leadership of Martin Luther King.

I have done everything I can — as much as I possibly can — to teach you about Martin Luther King and nonviolent protests. And I don't think there's anybody in the media who has talked about nonviolence longer and more in-depth on commercial airwaves than me. Preachers, certainly. But commercial airwaves — I don't think anybody has.

Now I think many are beginning to understand why I tried to lay that foundation. I have told you since September 11th that I have this feeling you are going to be the group of people that will, in the end, save the republic.

I've always believed that. I don't know how it's saved. It might just be preserved in our hearts, I don't know. But I believe it now.

I never wanted us to get to this point — everything I've done is to prevent us from getting here. But everybody is so politically tied to their side that no one will let their shields down and actually listen to one another.

And we're at that desperate point now.

You are equipped to save the republic because you at least hopefully have a fundamental understanding of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. And you have at least a basic understanding of American history. More importantly, what makes this audience so phenomenal is that it is the most generous and service-minded audience of any show in America and perhaps the world.

That's part of what continues to be so frustrating about the Capitol invasion last week. Because you're being maligned.

You.

I know who you are. This is the most peaceful, generous, loving, God-fearing, authentic and patriotic audience in America. And you are frustrated and you are tired of being hit in the face and being called bigot and everything else no matter what you do.

I've been called an anti-Semite just in the last 24 hours by everybody, unjustly.

I get it.

You are now being tainted by the actions of complete imbeciles who do not represent you and me. It's not fair. But that's the hand that we're being dealt and God is in charge and He is not surprised.

We know the left's current tactics fail in the long run. Silencing. Canceling. Taking away rights.

We know the left's current tactics fail in the long run. Silencing. Canceling. Taking away rights. These are the hallmarks of regime, after regime, after Marxist regime on the ash heaps of history. Now China is still there because they've taken the so-called free market and took the capitalist system and they combined it with their Marxist utopia.

I don't know what's going to happen to the people over there. Especially seeing that our high-tech has joined them to weed out the dissidents. But it's not inevitable that we join them.

And it is going to require us to take a stand. Just not in the way that most people — especially if they're angry — think is most effective. Look at the ratings of BLM. 78 percent of Americans, at the beginning of the summer, thought that they were swell.

That number is in the low 20s now. Why? Because violence doesn't work.

I don't know if you saw the fellowship of the ring, but if you did, do you remember when Frodo said: "I don't want to do this!"

He's lamenting having to face down the evil and he's just one guy. I'll never forget it because it was right after 9/11, that the movie came out. I'll never forget Gandalf's reply. He said: "So do we all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what we're going to do with the time that is given us."

We can't decide what others are going to do. We can't control the dangerous Orwellian darkness that seems to be descending on America. All we can control is our response and strive to lead by example. If you know anyone in your sphere of influence who might be planning to attend one of these armed rallies in the coming days, beg them not to go. Do everything you can to stop them.

That's not a way to take a stand and it will not protect anything you hold dear and it will endanger the republic. It is what the other side wants.

So how do we take a stand?

The first thing I need you to do today is to help lower the temperature. It has been so hard for me not to respond to people on Twitter who have called me every name under the sun because I quoted the leading Holocaust historian last night on Tucker Carlson.

But see, that wasn't an attack on me, that was an attack on Tucker. If you can scare the guests from coming on to Tucker, you destroy Tucker. That's what they're doing.

Do not vent your anger on social media. At this point, it is probably just going to get your account shut down.

I want you to write this down and I want you to keep this in front of you.

Blessed are the peacemakers. For they will be called the children of God.

That means something today, much more than it did six months ago.

Blessed be the peacemakers.

Be a peacemaker.

And this is the hard part, you can't disconnect. Because things are moving too rapidly. You must stay plugged in.

But I want you to reach out to someone in kindness on social media. Encourage someone. Do not engage with the darkness. Be the light in the corner of your world.

You need to be a leader for what is to come.

And I know I'm asking you almost the impossible. I know you're angry and frustrated and it is gut-wrenching to feel that you're powerless to stop your nation from what you believe is sliding into the abyss.

You are not powerless. You are not voiceless.

I believe it too, with everything in me. I wish I was wrong. I hope that I am. I pray that I am. But know this: You are not powerless. You are not voiceless. You may be the only voice that anyone hears. Voices like mine will go away. I am trying to think of what I need to share with you before, God forbid, that ever happens. Because I cannot live with myself if I talked about something stupid politically and I find my voice silenced and then saying, I wish I would have said this or I wish I would have told them that.

You wield more power than you know. Not because of your voice or being able to call your congressman. You're more powerful than you know because you understand the real problem in America. The real problem in America is not political.

It is spiritual.

If you're like me when you get angry, you think that you are going to take on this challenge on your own — you are not being humble. You think you'll fix it. Everything that is happening to us is because we are an arrogant, out of control people.

We must humble ourselves. Please, you have the skill and the strength to endure the fiery darts that are going to come your way or already are. But this is a problem with our hearts.

You cannot reach someone's head without capturing their heart and no one is going to capture anyone's heart through violence.

Start in your own home and then reach out and if you're able, serve your neighbor. If you can, serve your local community. You must be a beacon of light in a very dark place. I'm going to ask you to do something you're really not going to like. And that's how I know things are from God. When I hear something or I think something and I'm like — oh crap, I don't want to do that — and you just know it it's right. You just know it's what God wants. And you're hoping that maybe you didn't hear it.

And it's so horrible. Because it's the last thing you want to do. But God is unlike many of our churches and preachers, He doesn't tell us what we want to hear. He doesn't have to pay for the church or get collection. Or be judged by how many people go.

Rise above the fray, with service and love, with malice toward none and charity toward all.

He'll say the same thing and he'll lose whole flocks. And they'll eventually start to go — oh wait, where is the Shepherd again?

But I have to tell you now some things that I want you to do. And they're not new. But I need you to hear me. I am asking you if you want to stand for the republic, I need you first to pray.

Pray like you've never prayed before. Pray for humility. Pray for guidance. Pray for peace. Pray for those people who you think you hate. Because you don't. Because hatred does not come from any good place.

Then I want you go out and serve someone in any way possible. On inauguration day especially, get your family and your children involved. Volunteer somewhere, take someone a meal. Do something to lift the spirits of hospital workers or your local police department.

Help a stranger mow a lawn, fix someone's car, pick up trash on the side of the highway. Do what you can do. But the most important thing is to do it with a sincere heart. And if someone asks you, why are you doing this? Just say, because I love my country.

Rise above the fray with service and love, with malice toward none and charity toward all.

Watch how the conversation went on radio HERE:

A pre-Inauguration Day plea: You wield MUCH more power than you know youtu.be


Early Monday morning, Amazon Web Services removed social networking platform Parler from its cloud servers. This comes just after Apple and Google removed the Parler app from their app stores over the weekend.

"You can't find them on the internet anymore. They're gone," Glenn Beck said on his radio program Monday.

"This is something I warned you of four years ago ... because a profound technological change is coming," he continued. "I told you, at the time, high tech will need the government, and the government will need high tech. And they will work together to preserve their power and their position. This is what's happening, today."

Glenn said he believes the "far left" has been talking about breaking up companies like Parler for years, and that the Capitol riots provided the opportunity they needed.

"This is not the end of this. This is where the Left is starting," he warned. "Those who persist in standing for freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom to assemble, freedom to keep and bear arms, those people will be targeted for deletion. You will be hounded, boycotted, fired, ostracized, and de-platformed. And the louder and the more significant and effective your voice is, the bigger the target is on your back.

"But, let me say this: I will never stop standing for freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom to assemble, freedom to keep and bear arms, and all of the rest of the Bill of Rights. That is the American thing to do."

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Glenn Beck: This is the REAL Raphael Warnock and our new 'national religion'

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Multiple news outlets have called one of Georgia's Senate runoff elections for the Rev. Raphael Warnock, the Democrat who defeated Republican incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler.

So, on the radio show Wednesday, Glenn Beck looked into what this "radical preacher" has been saying in the past — and what he'll likely bring to the U.S. Senate in the future.

"Warnock is in one of the most influential and powerful stages of the country. And I use the word 'stage' intentionally," Glenn said. "It's the pulpit. He's the guy who says, if you voted for Donald Trump, well, you're a sinner."

Glenn introduced a video clip in which Warnock asserts:

If it is true that a man who has dominated the news and poisoned the discussion for months needs to repent, then it is doubly true that a nation that can produce such a man and make his vitriol go viral, needs to repent. I know, no matter what happens next month, more than a third of the nation that would go along with this, has reason to be afraid. America needs to repent for its worship of whiteness!

"So, (according to Warnock) you should be afraid," Glenn said. "Oh, and whiteness is evil. And, somehow or another, America has been worshiping whiteness ... see, critical race theory is now our new national religion."

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