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Disney Not Gay Enough Yet? New Plan: Get (More) Woke, Go (More) Broke

Posted on | November 22, 2022 | 2 Comments

When it was announced that Disney CEO Bob Chapek had been ousted in favor of a return to former CEO Bob Iger, a lot of conservatives started high-fiving on Twitter, erroneously assuming that this must signal some kind of admission by Disney that their left-wing cultural war agenda had failed as a business model. Ace of Spades was quick to throw cold water on that celebration, noting that it was Iger who had begun Disney’s seemingly irreversible descent into “woke”-ism.

And last night Ace pointed out (via Ed Morrissey at Hot Air) that Iger had hit Chapek from the left in this year’s controversy over Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law (HB 1557), which opponents misleadingly labeled the “Don’t Say ‘Gay’ Bill”:

Bob Chapek, Iger’s successor, initially opted not to speak out against the controversial law. But corporate executives should voice their opinions about ethical dilemmas, Iger recently told CNN+ host Chris Wallace.
“A lot of these issues are not necessarily political,” Iger told CNN+ host Chris Wallace. “It’s about right and wrong. So, I happen to feel and I tweeted an opinion about the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill in Florida. To me, it wasn’t about politics. It is about what is right and what is wrong, and that just seemed wrong. It seemed potentially harmful to kids.”

Ace lights him up:

That is, of course, the doctrinaire leftwing position, and leftwing corporatist media position: We’re not taking a political position, because this isn’t political. It’s just about right and wrong, and Republicans are just wrong.
We’re not politically biased, because none of the 600 strong political positions we’re taking on-air are political positions at all, they’re just ethical humane positions of goodness. There is no opposing position worth crediting as a “position” at all. The opposing position is not a political position; it’s just evil.
And that’s how they claim they’re not actually politically biased — by employing a definition of “political” that literally dehumanizes their opponents.

The Disney board ousted Bob Chapek because they felt he wasn’t fighting hard enough to advance the “woke” agenda. Let that sink in. After a midterm election in which Democrats in Florida suffered statewide humiliation, the response from Disney is to double-down in their war against Ron DeSantis (and Florida parents). Disney has such a cult-like devotion to promoting homosexuality and transgenderism for children that no amount of public opposition will deter them.

They would rather go broke than to stop being woke.

Disney has raised the black flag: “No quarter.” And the law of war is this — an enemy that will not surrender must be destroyed. It’s us or them.




 

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