Glenn Beck: Government to monitor salt intake?

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GLENN: Have you seep that the salt consumption now is a concern of the government?

PAT: May I just say please leave my food alone? I don't have to be told what to do.

GLENN: Yes, you do.

PAT: What to eat. Do I?

GLENN: Yes, you do because healthcare. You are going to start costing everybody.

PAT: I don't want to be told. I don't think it's constitutional to be told, but they are they certainly are telling me.

GLENN: They are.

PAT: And the only difference between now and the 1920s is it isn't alcohol.

GLENN: It will be.

PAT: It's transfats and it's salt.

GLENN: It will be.

PAT: It will, yeah.

GLENN: Watch it.

STU: It's a little bit of everything. But the weird thing about this salt is there's not a transfat shaker on every table. Like anyone who wants more salt can just dump it on themselves. It's idiotic. Why are you cutting something that's available for free on every restaurant table in America? They are going to start taking that away next.

PAT: Catsup? That will be part of it. None for you.

GLENN: It is truly amazing to me because this is what the progressives do. And nobody remembers that. Because we haven't been taught history. Remember when I said to you, what, a year and a half ago, two years ago, please read the early 20th century progressive movement. Read about it because that's what's coming. Here it is. Here it is, here it is. And anybody who took the time and educated themselves on the progressive movement, look, you want one of the books that will make your eyes bleed, it's so hard to get through, it is a very scholarly book, it is a book that Robbie George gave to me, professor Robert George from Princeton University. I remember I was on the set of the CNN show and I said to him he holds the Woodrow Wilson chair and I said, Professor George, one more question. And he said, yeah? And I said, I'm starting to read about the early 20th century American history. Woodrow Wilson, he was a really bad guy, wasn't he? And he walked up to me and he's like, well you know I hold the Woodrow Wilson chair at Princeton University, so I don't want to really throw anybody under the bus. But yes, yes.

PAT: And this from the guy who holds the Woodrow Wilson chair. Must get heavy after a while. I mean, put it down, you know.

GLENN: So I said, could you help me out on, you know, I'd like to know the real history here. And he gave me a book. It was called Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism. You've got to read it. It will make your eyes bleed, it's so tough to get through. But you will, you will understand what's coming our way.

STU: That's a great pitch there for it, by the way.

GLENN: Thank you. Salt is you know when I pitch like that before and that thing will show up on the top 20. And this audience is like

PAT: The most boring read of your life. What's the name of it?

GLENN: You know what I think? They are all like, everybody in this audience, sometimes when I talk about these really boring books and they go rocketing through, you know? I think to myself, I think the audience has got to be like those albinos, you know, the albino in Dan Brown's book, where it's just like, they got the whip and they are just whipping themselves and reading the Woodrow Wilson book. But you will see exactly what's coming our way. And while they are taking the salt off now, it will be because it has been before. Prohibition was an idea from the progressives. That's where that came from.

STU: Because they always know better. They always know better than you. Let them control it and things will improve. That's the basis of this entire philosophy.

GLENN: And what happened? It failed miserably. It only caused many more problems. And the answer? Because what they were trying to do is cure alcoholism. Well, you can't cure alcoholism like that. You can't do that. Well, we've got to take alcohol because alcohol's bad. So they wanted to take alcohol away. Instead a guy named Bill started AA. He was a hopeless alcoholic. He came up with this plan. They developed this plan and it works. It saved my life. So now the alcoholic solved it. The guy who had crashed and burned. The guy who was at the very bottom. Instead of being protected from any pain like the progressives wanted, he went through the pain and he actually is saving lives even today. Through alcoholic anonymous. Now, you tell me, doesn't that sound like almost everything we're facing right now? They want to take away all pain. They know better. They'll stop it. They'll fix it. When indeed all they do is create more and bigger problems and different problems. When if you would just let the people fail, they'll figure a way out.


Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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