“Woke” capitalism has been a dangerous development for the country.
Leftists in corporate America are imposing social controls that not even the government can do.
Now, Ron DeSantis is standing up to Disney and its “woke” agenda, and the outcome is shocking.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has paved the way for other Republicans in state and local positions to use their office in order to fight back against the Left.
For too long, Republicans have been reluctant to engage in the culture, allowing the Left to advance with little pushback.
Because the radicals have taken over the Left, and there isn’t much more territory to surrender.
DeSantis recently announced that he would sign into law the Parental Rights in Education bill, which could prohibit classroom discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity in K-3 public education.
The law would also preclude schools from hiding such discussions from parents.
For example, if a child assumes a transgender identity at school, the school must notify the parents unless there is a reasonable belief that the child would be subjected to abuse at home.
The Left predictably went berserk and called it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which is a gross mischaracterization.
Celebrities banded together in order to pressure Disney to use its influence to get DeSantis to back down.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek initially said the company would stay out of the matter, but he eventually caved to his employees and said he was open to having a dialogue with DeSantis.
But DeSantis has held firm.
In a recent speech, DeSantis said:
“[T]he chance that I am going to back down from my commitment to students and back down from my commitment to parents’ rights simply because of fraudulent media narratives or pressure from woke corporations, the chances of that are zero.”
DeSantis went on to call out the hypocrisy of Disney for working with China, one of the biggest human rights abusers on the planet.
“I also think that you have companies like a Disney that are gonna say and criticize parents’ rights, they’re gonna criticize the fact that we don’t want transgenderism in kindergarten and first grade classrooms. If that’s the hill that they’re gonna die on, then how do they possibly explain lining their pockets with their relationship from the Communist Party of China? Because that’s what they do, and they make a fortune and they don’t say a word about the really brutal practices that you see over there at the hands of the CCP.”
During the credit sequence for the live-action version of Mulan, the film thanked security forces in Xinjiang Province where Uyghurs Muslims are being interned in work camps.
Disney scrambled and apologized amid backlash.
“And so in Florida, our policy is gonna be based on the best interest of Florida citizens, not on the musing of woke corporations.”
Florida governor Ron Desantis just teed off on Disney for criticizing Florida for prohibiting sex discussions in K-3 classrooms. He also asked why Disney bends the knee for China while embracing woke politics in US. I love it. pic.twitter.com/0JrQKkEmgm
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) March 10, 2022
That is precisely what the response should be to these companies, which are being dragged around by the nose by a small contingent of far-left employees who are belligerent enough to get their way because executives allow it.
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