In the very first edition of The Blue State Conservative’s list of ‘Woke Companies to Avoid,’ the Walt Disney Company was enshrined at #7. That list was published over 18 months ago, yet here we are, with the tone-deaf company doubling down once again. After the global backlash from the recent same-sex kissing scene in the Buzz Lightyear film “Lightyear,” a movie that was a tremendous financial flop incidentally, Disney hasn’t adjusted, they’ve become even more focused on radical wokeness.
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Peloton donated money to BLM and put forth their full-throated support of the Marxist organization. As calls for ‘defund the police’ ramped up, an effort whose consequences have been disastrous with surging crime rates across the country, Peloton was once again all-in, with vocal support for the idea. And last year, as Americans everywhere were becoming increasingly disenchanted with President Joe Biden, Peloton decided to ban the use of the term “Let’s Go Brandon” from their app. Seriously.
There were likely other issues, not just the #wokeness. When we did watch it the streaming app was a cluster. Buggy. It made wanting to follow a program or a story that was worth watching – if you could find one – a challenge. As the programming declined, perhaps the app improved, but with thousands of choices, no one was watching or the debt situation wouldn’t look this bad.
When we visit Disney World, we’re not just pouring money – lots of it, by the way – into the coffers of Disney, a company that’s apparently hellbent on destroying America’s values and indoctrinating young children in LGBTQ ideology, we’re also supporting the local government. Flying into their airport, going to restaurants, and shopping at city vendors supports not only those business owners, but it’s also critical to the local economy.
What’s most effective for Netflix in this instance is that the show is actually funny. It takes on all shades of snowflakes: white, black, gay, straight, vegan, etc. And it gently pokes fun at the absurdity of it all. After Netflix began hemorrhaging money with its stock price plummeting, the company pushed back on the wokesters in their ranks: enough is enough. They encouraged them to work somewhere else if they don’t like it, and then put their foot down.
Except for workers who are under some type of contract – for instance, baseball players or actors – anyone of us is free to leave an employer at any time we want and go work for someone else. And employers are generally free to terminate us at their discretion, provided they are not violating labor laws or a collective bargaining agreement with a union. You like working here? Fine, we’re glad to have you. You don’t like it here? There’s the door.
We are constantly bombarded by the ideology. The NHL had been the most conservative of the four major professional sports leagues, but now they are full-blown woke with Pride Month coinciding with their playoffs, and ‘pride’ imagery virtually everywhere you look. We see it on virtually every channel and on every major network, whether through subtle adjustments to a network’s logo or via transgender or drag queen programming. And now, Burger King is injecting their woke, LBGTQ ideology into the very food people eat.
Additionally, Disney’s programming has been noticeably drifting leftward for years, and when a video was discovered in late March showing a top executive discussing their “not so secret gay agenda” and “adding queerness” in their push for LGBTQ indoctrination. Many Americans have had enough of Disney’s activism, and when we add all these factors together, we have a recipe for Disney disaster.
Is it possible that we needed a multi-billion-dollar company to sacrifice itself on the altar of wokeness for other companies to learn that politics in business, is a good way to go out of business? It seems that Disney has done for corporate board rooms what Loudoun County Virginia did for school boards – convinced Americans to stand up and say, “enough, just stop.” Thank you, Disney, for making that sacrifice.
So Much For Being Social Justice Warriors… NBA Adds Another Authoritarian Government To List Of Friends
According to Outkick, the NBA will have multiple preseason games held in Abu Dhabi, which is in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the move makes sense from a financial standpoint. The UAE is a relatively untapped market for the league, and it has quite a bit of wealth. Expanding their fan base in the Middle East, particularly in a nation with so many folks driving Lamborghinis and Ferraris, could prove to be very lucrative.
According to Bloomberg News, shares of Disney stock this year have dropped by a remarkable 28% as of Friday, only one-third of the way through the year. As Breitbart explains, 23.5% of that decline has come since the beginning of March, around the time when Disney CEO Bob Chapek inexplicably decided to bow to the wokesters in his company and pick a fight with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis is correct, of course. The idea that Walt Disney’s company is now advocating for the seizure of parental rights and the promotion of the LGBTQ indoctrination of Florida’s children is absurd. Walt Disney built his company around traditional family values and the welfare of children. Disney recognized the wonders of childhood and celebrated them.
Analysts universally warned about Netflix on Wednesday, saying the stock could hover around its new lows for the unforeseeable future as the streamer’s plans to right the ship may take months to bear results. Among the analysts that downgraded the stock are Wells Fargo, Pivotal Research Group, and JP Morgan.
What’s remarkable is that this stance should even be remotely controversial. Exxon is an energy company, obviously, why should anyone – least of which would be their customers – care what they think about LBGTQ? Or Black Lives Matter? Exxon, and Disney, and Nabisco, and Wal-Mart, and every other company should stick to their product and service offerings.
The state of Florida has decided to reconsider the preferential treatment it has given the Disney Corporation since the 1960s. It turns out that Disney has benefitted from a number of legal and financial benefits not given to any other company in Florida. Under Ron DeSantis’ leadership, the state is putting some brainpower into thinking about if that’s really best for the state.
The latest data said that 68.2% of voters are now “less likely to do business with Disney.” Of those, 57.2% are “much less likely” to buy from the entertainment giant known for its kid-friendly parks and movies. What’s more, 69% said that they are likely to “support family-friendly alternatives to Disney.”
So, what should we do? How do we take a stand against a sport that flaunts its toxic masculinity every time a player steps up to the plate and grabs his cup? The first step is to organize some tough guys to help, and they don’t have to really be tough, they just have to act that way. We can have them wear black clothes and black masks, and we can call them AntiBa (an abbreviation for “anti-baseball”).
Their strategy requires their foot soldiers – aka the mainstream media – to kick off the hostilities by launching airstrikes: floating the basic concepts of a narrative on news broadcasts and opinion pages. Next, accomplices in woke corporate America and academia begin their all-out artillery assaults by parroting the media’s concerted talking points. Then, once defenses have been softened, in comes the left’s infantry, as elected officials across the fruited plain ramp up the rhetoric to a fever pitch.
Yesterday, in order to again discuss Tubbs’ case, the day after Melguin’s appearance, America’s Newsroom co-host Bill Hemmer had on Alex Bastian, a special advisor to inept Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon. In the segment, multiple times Hemmer referred to Tubbs using the female pronouns “she” and “her.”
Typical of most Big Tech giants, ABNB “stood in solidarity” with Black Lives Matter in 2020, and gave contributions to their cause. Additionally, they automatically sent customers visiting the ABNB website to the BLM homepage. ABNB speaks the language of “anti-racism,” which, as previously mentioned, is profoundly racist itself.
J.D. Bernardy, a member of the NH House, recently discussed with Glenn Beck the purpose of HB1469.
NH House Bill 1469 will prevent banks and financial institutions from discriminating against people and businesses based on ESG scores. This bill will make it illegal to judge a person by their political party, membership in social organizations, social media posts, union affiliation, or any other subjective Environmental, Social, or Governance statistic. There will be significant fines and possible criminal charges levied on any bank or business found guilty of using such ESG or Social Scoring criteria.
Is nothing sacred anymore? Hasbro seems to think not. Wokeness’ infection within Hasbro runs deep, so let’s consider just two examples, with a couple of America’s most iconic toys and games having been recently subjected to abject wokeism. In 2020 Hasbro decided that Mr. Potato Head would “Go Green” as their first toy to be made of plant-based plastic. Environmental responsibility isn’t a bad thing, but that makeover was merely a harbinger of things to come. Last year, Hasbro decided to throw Mr. Potato Head squarely into the middle of the transgender insanity, promising to make the toy more “gender-neutral” by rebranding him as simply “Potato Head.”
Target is all-in on their wokeness, and may even be worse than Wal-Mart which is on our list at #14. Target not only supports BLM to the tune $10 million, they have also been running TV commercials promoting black-owned, LatinX-owned, and LGBTQ-owned businesses. As always, if we reversed the races and sexuality of their campaign, and said they were promoting straight, white businesses, would that be a problem? Additionally, Target is clearly in lockstep with the fascist anti-fascists known as AntiFa, as they have repeatedly engaged in book banning.