Leftists have been bulldozing conservatives and moderates for decades in the culture war.
But some Republicans are finally fighting back.
And Disney made one huge mistake in challenging Governor Ron DeSantis.
Florida governor Ron DeSantis signaled that he was not going to be cowed into submission by the “woke” left when he signed the Parental Rights in Education bill into law.
The piece of legislation bars public school employees from engaging in classroom discussions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity in grades K-3.
The law was so reasonable, even a majority of Democrats in the state support it.
The Wall Street Journal reported that “Democratic voters in the poll support the law 55% to 29%. Among suburban voters, which could be a decisive group for the midterm elections, it’s 60% to 30%. Parents: 67% to 24%. Biden voters: 53% to 30%. Respondents who ‘know someone LGBTQ’: 61% to 28%. Those figures might come as a shock to Florida’s progressive activists, including those who happen to work at Walt Disney.”
And people are beginning to cancel their Disney season tickets and Disney+ memberships.
“A flood of families are canceling their Disney memberships — from amusement parks to Disney+ streaming — over the woke entertainment company’s leftist, LGBTQIA+ agenda, with one parent noting, ‘Walt would turn over in his grave’ if he saw what Disney has become. Loyal Disney consumers are saying the company has gotten out of control with its wokeness in recent years and now they believe there’s a left-wing political agenda in virtually every facet of the company — from its movies, streaming service shows, to its theme parks and other offerings from its entertainment and media conglomerate.”
Leaked video from a Disney virtual town hall exposed just how radical the corporation has become.
For example, the amusement parks got rid of gendered language like “ladies and gentlemen” in order to accommodate the new radical gender orthodoxy.
And it was a clear and conscious choice by leadership.
SCOOP: Disney diversity and inclusion manager Vivian Ware says the company has eliminated all mentions of “ladies,” “gentlemen,” “boys,” and “girls” in its theme parks in order to create “that magical moment” for children who do not identify with traditional gender roles. pic.twitter.com/OWsGTUoeCA
— Christopher F. Rufo (@realchrisrufo) March 29, 2022
Even high-profile individuals are divesting from Disney.
Former UFC fighter Jake Shields sold stock in the company, and soccer player Dejan Lovren canceled his Disney+ membership.
Just cancelled my subscription for Disney+
— Dejan Lovren (@Dejan06Lovren) April 2, 2022
For too long, liberals assumed conservatives would just sit back and accept the cultural drift to the left.
But they have gone too far, and regular people are finally pushing back.