I have been to Disney World numerous times. Some were school trips. Some were family trips. Some were even business trips – Disney has interesting technology. Each of the trips was real entertainment and focused on making the customer feel welcome. Unfortunately, Disney has stepped into the culture wars as but another corporation driven by anything woke regardless of its customer base interests and likely profitability.
Disney’s senior leadership attacked a particular piece of Florida legislation intended to protect elementary and younger school children against what many parents see as an abuse of sex in education. Adopting the LGBTQ that the legislation really means “Don’t Say Gay”, Disney has apparently chosen to take a political stance against their mission of family friendliness for all. (As an aside, the three MacBeth witches who hosted the Oscars couldn’t help themselves as they jumped around insulting Floridians by yelling “gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, etc. I was wondering what happened to the boiling cauldron but Mr. Smith showed a bit of it later.)
To add to the woke Disney problem is that a small number of Disney employees have recently been caught in criminal sex trafficking. On the anti-woke side of the issue, one Disney employee is running for Congress as a conservative Republican. He noted that the majority of Disney employees oppose the new woke Disney – they just can’t say so without fear of losing prestige or even their jobs.
I don’t really see how Disney comes out as a winner. Many believe that they have embraced pedophilia which is not just about LGBTQ but about all forms of child sexual abuse. If the overwhelming majority of their customers are heterosexual families, Disney has just directly attacked and offended them.
It was about a year ago when Twitter took a woke action against conservative posters. In the immediate aftermath, the stock went up to near $80 a share, – and then someone with a financial brain figured out that what they had done was attack a major portion of their customer base and encourage competition. At last reading, Twitter stock is $38 a share, a decline of about 40% from its high over the past year. Now, let’s take a look at Disney. Its current stock price is $140 per share, down from a high of near $190 over the past year – and that was before this current controversy erupted. Someone with a financial brain just told me Disney’s Magic Kingdom needs major rehabilitation and new leadership.
The bottom line is that Disney has apparently caved in to the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity movement and doesn’t know how to control it other than give into it. On the other hand, Florida’s Governor DeSantis does know how to lead and has condemned Disney’s attempts to undermine the legislation protecting kids from sexual abuse. (In his comments, DeSantis said that Florida is not run by California corporate executives, and that Disney’s leadership activities are fundamentally dishonest.)
Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” The radical left would like us to forget about freedom and embrace their global social control “great reset” schemes which see human beings as interchangeable parts of a machine. Free Americans now understand the situation and are beginning to fight back. The first test of the size of the fight will likely be this November. Take nothing for granted.