20 Apr This NYT Article Proves That Liberals Can’t Be Pleased – And Conservatives Just Want Politics Out of Business
It’s rare that liberal media outlets like The New York Times (2.95) prove conservatives right. But a recent article showed just how unreasonable liberals are when it comes to their implementation of social values – and just how consistent conservatives are when it comes to traditional American values.
The article itself focuses on Disney’s (1.55) engagement in the LGBT culture wars, and how the company has come to oppose Florida’s common-sense child protection law related to school-based social engineering. Conservatives are framed as “homophobic” and “transphobic,” but the article accidentally reveals that conservatives really just want entertainment that doesn’t force leftist ideals down people’s throats.
Meanwhile, liberals want to control the minutiae of Disney’s entertainment. Several examples stand out:
In the third episode of “Loki,” the title character briefly acknowledged for the first time on screen what comic fans had long known: He is bisexual. But the blink-and-you-missed-it handling of the information angered some prominent members of the LGBTQ community. “It’s, like, one word,” Russell Davies, a British screenwriter (“Queer as Folk”), said during a panel discussion at the time. “It’s a ridiculous, craven, feeble gesture.”
And past characters and movies are highlighted as “problematic” for the Left. Some concerns about racial depictions from decades ago may be valid using today’s lens; but the following are ridiculous stretches:
Ursula, the villainous sea witch from “The Little Mermaid” (1989), was one. Her dark color palette (lavender skin, black legs) could be viewed through a racial lens, the Stories Matter team cautioned; she is also a “queer coded” character, with mannerisms inspired in part by those of a real-life drag queen.
Tinker Bell was marked for caution because she is “body conscious” and jealous of Peter Pan’s attention, according to the executives, while Captain Hook could expose Disney to accusations of discrimination or prejudice against individuals with disabilities because he is a villain.
The Disney misadventure into social issue politics is a microcosm of the wider business community’s decision to put liberal perspectives over customer value. Instead of focusing on entertainment, Disney prioritizes social engineering in both its culture and its policy perspectives. And it’s not just gender that has Disney confused. They score a 1.00 on All Six 2ndVote issues. That takes a concerted effort to push an agenda that is contrary to children, families, and American values. And they’re not alone in their market confusion. Levi’s wants to take your guns instead of selling you jeans. Netflix is promoting Critical Race Theory. And Bank of America tries to duck and hide its funding of Planned Parenthood.
The fact is that none of these companies will ever get it “right” with liberals, whose values are ever-shifting further left. Conservatives are consistent, however; we just want businesses to focus on business. And that’s a timeless value.