Glenn Beck: Border out of control

GLENN: And later on today's program I'm going to run down the violence on the border. It is absolutely staggering on what is happening on the border. 6,000 people have been killed on our border and yet this doesn't seem to resonate with anybody. It doesn't seem to be on any news channels, anything.

So how do you get the message out? Now, I was having a debate with Joe last night about these photos and this is the same debate that we've had on CNN. CNN says you cannot show these photos and the reason why, they say it's just too gruesome. It's too violent. I think that's what you need to see. I think you should -- I think you should be allowed to see these things. Because of that, nobody has any idea of what's going on on the border. I have photos of things that have happened within a few miles of the U.S. border and I don't mean like a big fence. I mean you can just walk across the border. So I've given up on showing on TV, but I sent them to Chris Brady last night. Stu, I'm going to forward them to you. I sent them to Chris Brady last night and I said, just have them ready. I might, I might put them on the website today but I don't think I want them even on the website because I want you to have to click through a couple of things to get it. You know what I mean?

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Oh, boy.

STU: Yeah. I don't think I want to see them, but should I see these before you --

GLENN: That's what I'm asking you to. I want you to look at them but only if you -- you know, I was thinking about it this morning because I was going to post them and then I said to Chris last night, hang on, just a second, let me think about this because Joe's voice was in my head. And I got up this morning and I was thinking about it and I thought, you know, I saw these photos, oh, what was it, eight months ago when they were originally given to me and I remember them exactly the way I saw them again yesterday when I asked for them. Once you see them, you can't unsee them. And I don't think that you've ever seen anything like it before. I never have. But I know you do a lot of research and everything else on the Internet. I don't know what kind of weird sites you go to, but I'm sure you can see things like this but I never have.

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STU: Is this something that I need to see? I know it's not something I want to see.

GLENN: That is -- I guess that is the question. That's the question. Do you need to see them. That was Joe's question. Do I need to. That's CNN's, do you need to. I think you don't because you get the border. I think anybody who says, oh, well, what could be happening on the border, you should see them.

STU: Really?

GLENN: You've never seen anything like it, never seen anything like it. Do you want to see them? Should we post them?

STU: I mean, I think the point is valid to put a, sort of a -- I mean --

GLENN: See, I'm uncomfortable on even with a disclaimer putting them on the Internet, putting the -- you know what I mean? Putting it -- leaving it on the website. I don't think I should leave it on the website. I was thinking this morning that maybe we just put it in the free e-mail newsletter with, like, a disclaimer and if you click on it, then there's another disclaimer that says, are you sure. Because I don't want it something -- I just don't think it should be sitting on the Internet.

STU: Really?

GLENN: Do you want to see it?

STU: I don't know.

GLENN: I just sent it to you. Dan, do you have it?

DAN: Yes. I looked. Ugghh.

GLENN: You just clicked on it?

DAN: I clicked on it. Well, I just clicked on it. Sort of a mistake, but --

GLENN: You'll never unsee that, will you?

DAN: No, no, not going to --

STU: Can I look at it now that you've seen it?

GLENN: So Dan, now that you've seen it, this is the story of -- this is -- you want to talk about care tactics, this is what people are doing. This is what happened on the dance -- that is a dance floor, on a nightclub dance floor where it was crowded on a Friday night and those heads were rolled in onto the dance floor.

DAN: I think you should see it personally because to me the issues, it's easy to get around these issues or to kind of push them aside when you don't really know the full extent of what's going on. And when you -- you know, when you don't look at this kind of stuff, you can kind of --

GLENN: Did you see the barrels in the other pictures? Did you look in the other pictures?

DAN: I only saw a couple. There was a couple on there.

GLENN: The two barrels?

DAN: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: The barrels are where they're just dumping bodies. There are also barrels of acid where they just take people and just dump them into acid. And then there's the other, the least gruesome is the body that is wrapped up like a mummy with a warning on it and just dumped on the side of the street. 6,000 people have been killed on our border, 6,000 people. That is double the amount of American soldiers that have been lost in the last five years. More than double. How many have been lost?

STU: You might be thinking of a shorter time period because this is, what, 4,000, 4100 now overall.

GLENN: Is it really?

STU: Yeah. But, you know, that stat might just be based on the last few years. But still, I mean, that's more than that. We've certainly had plenty of debate about that. It doesn't seem like anyone wants you to know about the violence that goes on on the border.

GLENN: 6,000, how is this not a big deal?

STU: I can't --

GLENN: So do you want to look at it or not?

STU: No, I don't want to. But, you know, if it's something that you legitimately think that should be -- that should be cleared, I mean, like is it something that, like, you really don't know whether it should be up there? Is it that bad?

GLENN: Oh, Dan, have you ever seen anything like that?

DAN: No. No, can't say that I have.

GLENN: Yeah, I don't know. I am -- seriously, Stu, I wanted to put -- I've been fighting for these pictures to be put on CNN for how long? You know. And you've never seen them and I haven't shown them really to anybody and I've been fighting to put them on because in the border special I wanted to be able to show you, and they won't do it. And when Joe, who has been doing a lot of different things, I guess I can announce it today, I have been given the opportunity -- we have been working on this since January. I have been given the opportunity to go meet with Compean and Ramos in their prison. I can't take -- they won't let me take a television camera in. They are again afraid of pictures. They won't let me take a television camera in. I can't take a recording device in. I can take a pencil and a paper and that's it. So I'm going, I don't know when, in the next hopefully 30 days I'm going to meet with them and I'm going to do an interview with them and then I'm going to record my thoughts. As soon as I walk out, we're going to do a TV special on it and then we're going to do a TV special on the border. And I wanted to include these. I think they're important to see.

STU: I don't like looking at things like this. I know this is probably -- we'll see. Because I certainly will watch horror movies that will show the whole thing.

GLENN: Oh, no, this is --

STU: When it's real, it is something that you don't want to.

GLENN: You know, Dan, as I saw it again last night, I thought to myself -- because this morning there are things in the picture now that I can't get out of my head and I thought to myself just this morning, I don't than think I've seen that -- I've seen that in a horror movie but I've never seen -- I've never -- it's never been obviously that real. I've never seen the things that I saw there. Do you understand what I'm saying?

DAN: I'm trying to think of specifically what part you could be referring to.

GLENN: I'm just -- I mean, we know their heads. The inside of the neck.

DAN: That's the one thing.

GLENN: I just, I've never seen anything like it.

DAN: That's the one thing that, yeah, I'm right there with you.

GLENN: It is -- and there's a warning. Is it in blood, Dan, the warning that's written on the dance floor? They bowled these heads in and left a warning: Don't mess with us. Now we've got three sheriffs over on that side of the border that are asking, please, please, political asylum. And you're introducing high food prices, high gas prices, rate of inflation. We're introducing things that are just going to be a powder keg. And then high taxes here in America. How are you going to be able to contain all of this stuff without some sort of a fence, without somebody -- without somebody really getting serious. So we'll give you that. I guess, Stu, you just make a decision.

STU: Right now I'm just blowing you off.

GLENN: I know, but sometime during the program make a decision. Here's what I want to know. Should they be put on the Internet. I don't want to put them on the Internet.

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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Fellow BlazeTV host, Mark Levin, joined Glenn Beck on his exclusive Friday episode of "GlennTV" to discuss why the declassified list of Obama administration officials who were aware of the details of Gen. Michael Flynn's wiretapped phone calls are so significant.

Glenn argued that Obama built a covert bureaucracy to "transform America" for a long time to come, and Gen. Flynn was targeted because he happened to know "where the bodies were buried", making him a threat to Obama's "secret legacy."

Levin agreed, noting the "shocking extent of the police state tactics" by the Obama administration. He recalled several scandalous happenings during Obama's "scandal free presidency," which nobody seems to remember.

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Colleges and universities should be home to a lively and open debate about questions both current and timeless, independent from a political bias or rules that stifle speech. Unfortunately for students, speaking out about personal beliefs or challenging political dogma can be a dangerous undertaking. I experienced this firsthand as an undergraduate, and I'm fighting that trend now as an adjunct professor.

In 2013, Glenn Beck was one of the most listened to radio personalities in the world. For a college senior with hopes of working on policy and media, a job working for Glenn was a ticket to big things. I needed a foot in the door and hoped to tap into the alumni network at the small liberal arts school where I was an undergrad. When I met with a career services specialist in early March 2013 about possible alumni connections to Glenn Beck, she disdainfully told me: "Why would you want to work for someone like him?" That was the beginning and end of our conversation.

I was floored by her response, and sent an email to the school complaining that her behavior was inappropriate. Her personal opinions, political or otherwise, I argued, shouldn't play a role in the decision to help students.

That isn't the kind of response a student should hear when seeking guidance and help in kick starting their career. Regardless of the position, a career specialist or professors' opinion or belief shouldn't be a factor in whether the student deserves access to the alumni network and schools' resources.

Now, seven years later, I work full time for a law firm and part time as an adjunct teaching business to undergraduate students. The culture at colleges and universities seems to have gotten even worse, unfortunately, since I was an undergrad.

College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions.

I never want to see a student told they shouldn't pursue their goals, regardless of their personal or political beliefs. College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions. I never got access to the alumni network or schools' resources from the career services office.

Lucky for students in 2020, there are several legal organizations that help students protect their rights when an issue goes beyond what can be handled by an undergraduate facing tremendous pressure from a powerful academic institution. Organizations like Speech First and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), for instance, are resources I wish I knew about at the time.

When I experienced mistreatment from my college, I spoke up and challenged the behavior by emailing the administration and explaining what happened. I received a letter from the career services specialist apologizing for the "unprofessional comment."

What she described in that apology as a "momentary lapse of good judgement" was anything but momentary. It was indicative of the larger battle for ideas that has been happening on college campuses across the country. In the past seven years, the pressure, mistreatment and oppression of free expression have only increased. Even right now, some are raising concerns that campus administrations are using the COVID-19 pandemic to limit free speech even further. Social distancing guidelines and crowd size may both be used to limit or refuse controversial speakers.

Students often feel pressure to conform to a college or university's wishes. If they don't, they could be expelled, fail a class or experience other retribution. The college holds all the cards. On most campuses, the burden of proof for guilt in student conduct hearings is "more likely than not," making it very difficult for students to stand up for their rights without legal help.

As an adjunct professor, every student who comes to me for help in finding purpose gets my full support and my active help — even if the students' goals run counter to mine. But I have learned something crucial in my time in this role: It's not the job of an educator to dictate a student's purpose in life. I'm meant to help them achieve their dreams, no matter what.

Conner Drigotas is the Director of Communications and Development at a national law firm and is a Young Voices contributor.