Tucker Carlson: Revoking Disney’s autonomous status will cost them, and Democrats, a lot of money

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We told you earlier this week about how the left is very crazy, in fact trying to shut down a site called Libs of TikTok. Why are they so mad at Libs of TikTok?

Well, here’s one of the reasons: Over the last six months or so, video after video has surfaced on social media showing schoolteachers bragging enthusiastically about how they push their personal sexual policies, often strange and gruesome sexual politics, on the young children they have to teach. Now the students in question are not teenagers, they are kindergarten children, first grade students, children who have no perspective on life and no power to strike back.

So many parents watched these videos, in some cases on Libs of TikTok, and they were shocked. They had no idea that something similar was going on in the classroom. That’s not the reason most people send their kids to school, to have a purple-haired loser in a nose ring, and convince your six-year-old to have a gender reassignment, so they complained, so did the parents, and throughout the country responded Republican officials per. promise to do something about this. They made indignant noises, but in a very short time they went on to talk about Ukrainewhich is what they really care about, not you.

The White House says it is against DESANTIS taking action against DISNEY

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a joint meeting of the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 in Tallahassee, Fla.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a joint meeting of the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 in Tallahassee, Fla.
(AP Photo / Phelan M. Ebenhack)

In the end, there was only one state that really did anything about this. It would be the state of Florida under Ron DeSantis. Several weeks ago, the Florida Legislature passed a law banning teachers from bragging about their own sex lives to young children. Now news reporters went crazy. They described this legislation as “Don’t Say Gay Bill”, but as always it was a lie. This bill did not even mention the word “gay”. It had nothing to do with homosexuals. Florida voters seem to know it intuitively. Even most Democrats in Florida supported this law.

Opinion poll firm Public Opinion Strategies found out why they do it: “Fully two-thirds of voters think it is inappropriate for teachers or school staff to discuss gender identity with children in kindergarten through third grade.” Well, of course it is. Everyone thinks so. So if ever there was a law that accurately reflected public opinion, which should matter in a democracy, this was the law, but all over the country, in the state of California, so Bob Iger and Bob Iger did not like it.

Bob Iger is the 71-year-old former head of Disney. He’s a bundler for Hillary Clinton. He has some free time and strong political views. He immediately tweeted that Florida law was somehow immoral. In a later interview with CNN, with Chris Wallace, Iger explained that preventing teachers from promoting gender reassignment surgery to kindergarten children was “harmful to children.” Iger never explained how this was harmful, but it did not matter.


Over at Disney’s headquarters, his remarks created huge problems for the company’s new CEO, Bob Chapek. Now, by all accounts, Bob Chapek is not very political. He is not an activist. He’s a marketer. So his first instinct was not to get involved, not to comment on what happened in Florida, and that seemed wise considering how much Disney has at stake in Florida. They own an amusement park in Orlando, you may have heard. It’s a huge physical asset that can not be loaded on a truck and moved, so do not mess with Florida.

As Chapek put it in a note, “business statements do very little to change results or minds.” He wrote this on March 7, explaining why Disney plans to take on this controversy because they make movies, not laws, but Bob Chapek’s employees had other ideas. Whipped to insanity by their former boss, Bob Iger, Disney employees demanded action immediately, and since he is weak and not very smart, Bob Chapek bowed to their demands. He agreed to hold a town hall with aggrieved Disney employees who wanted him to take control of the Florida Legislature. Here’s how it went.

BOB CHAPEK: I hope you all read my latest note in which I promised to be a better ally of the LGBTQ + community, sorry for not being an ally that you needed me to be, and committed to ensuring that our company lives up to its values. Your words have made a real impact on me. I understand that we have made mistakes and the pain that these mistakes have caused, and I know that our silence was not just about the bill in Florida, but just about every time a person or institution should have stood up for this community. , does not . I would like to thank the LGBTQIA + Advisory Council.


Hi Bob, What does LGBTQIA stand for? You have no idea. That’s not the interesting part. The interesting part of what you just heard was “your words have made a real impact on me.” In other words, “You now have full control over my entire central nervous system. You own my brain. Do with me whatever you want,” and they did.

Bob Chapek soon completely reversed his position, Disney’s position. Going forward, Disney Corporation not only vehemently disagreed with the law passed by the Florida Legislature, according to Bob Chapek, Disney had decided to override the express will of Florida voters and overturn that law: “Our goal as a business,” Bob Chapek said, “must this law is repealed by the Legislative Assembly or abolished in the courts, and we remain committed to supporting the national and governmental organizations working to achieve it. ” Oops! What? And you thought it was an entertainment company, but no!

From its headquarters in Los Angeles, Disney Corporation had now decided that it controls the state of Florida. So for people who want to defend democracy, which is a system where voters can govern themselves, this was something of a departure. This is the oligarchy, the CEOs who decide what the laws should be. Yes. It’s their new position, but in the meantime, Disney employees began trying to undermine the intent of Florida law. If teachers could no longer promote transgenderism to kindergarten children, Disney planned to step into the breach and do it themselves. Here are internal footage from Disney obtained by journalist Chris Rufo:


DISNEY EXECUTIVE: Last summer, we removed all the gender-specific greetings in terms of our life skills so that we no longer say, “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.” We’ve trained, we’ve given training to all of our cast members in relation to it, so now they know it’s “Hello everyone” or “Hello friends.”

Oh, then it is no longer “boys and girls”. Disney World is now non-binary. OKAY. It is the diversity of inclusion lady. You’re not surprised. What’s surprising is that the head of a publicly owned company like Disney would publicly announce that he is in charge of a state that we thought was governed by the voters in that state. Well, in Florida, Ron DeSantis noticed this. He is the elected governor and he decided to find out how the system works. He decided to test democracy.

So during a special session of the Florida Legislature this week, DeSantis led an attempt to deprive Disney of what turned out to be a remarkable set of special perks that the company had enjoyed for more than 50 years. You will not be treated like Disney is treated in Florida. You have never been treated so well. Following the special session, Disney World will no longer function as its own independent state in the state of Florida. Yes, that’s how they were governed, by themselves. And now Disney has to pay its taxes in the future. Oh, wow, just like everyone else.


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to the media about the cruise industry during a press conference in PortMiami on April 8, 2021 in Miami, Florida.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to the media about the cruise industry during a press conference in PortMiami on April 8, 2021 in Miami, Florida.
(Photo by Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

Now, if you have lived in this country for more than e.g. five years, then ask yourself: what is the political party that has always told you that big companies have to pay their taxes? “Corporate tax cuts are bad.” Well, of course, it’s always been the Democratic Party. So you could imagine the Democrats in Florida would welcome a move like this. When was the last time you heard Liberals complain about removing tax breaks from big business? Never before in history. It never happened. And yet it just happened. The Democrats in the Florida Legislature are on the verge of tears as they find out that Disney Corporation may have to pay taxes.

You may have sensed that the Democratic Party over the last decade or so has been captured by corporate interests, but you never thought you would hear on the floor in a legislative state Democrats screaming with anxiety at the thought of a large business might have to pay its taxes. Incredible, but now very clear.


What happens here? Well, many things. Here’s one: Disney spends millions of dollars electing lawmakers in the state of Florida, but those lawmakers could not do their job in this case. They could not act on Disney’s behalf. The law passed and DeSantis signed it into law this afternoon, and it’s going to cost Disney Corporation a ton of money, which in turn could mean less money for the Florida Democrats who screamed.

So there were some vested interests involved here, but it was not just that, because it was not only democratic officials who were saddened by the idea that an elected governor could be more powerful than an unelected company headquartered across the continent. . The media was also very upset, very upset.

MSNBC: If Ron DeSantis could pass an anti-Muslim bill for the state of Florida, he would. If he could pass an anti-CRT, if he could say it’s illegal to say you’re black, I’m pretty sure the guy would try it.

MSNBC: I mean, look, DeSantis has, this is a playbook from Putin, and we saw where it’s going.

MSNBC: It’s very Soviet, and it’s weird how the Republicans keep coming back to the old Soviet Union, and they seem to want to emulate the things that the new Soviet Union, that is, Vladimir Putin, is doing.


MSNBC: And even in our conversations about DeSantis, it’s about how well they serve him. The truth is that dehumanization as a tactic for politics is from war. Dehumanization is one, it’s a tactic, it’s being used right now. The Russians make their soldiers rape children by dehumanizing them. Dehumanization as a practice is a war tactic.

So just to be clear, and by the way, there is definitely some sort of reverse IQ test going on in the hiring department over to MSNBC, but here are the new rules: If you want a large, publicly owned company to pay its taxes , then you’re a child rapist. Of course you’re racist. You are like Putin, which means you are a fascist, but do you know what else you are? According to Joy Reid, you are a communist. Ron DeSantis “takes us back to the Soviet Union.” You are a communist if you want the company to pay its taxes. Joy Reid went to Harvard so we would not disagree with her, but we felt a moral obligation to check that fact because it is a heavy claim.

This article is adapted from Tucker Carlson’s opening monologue on the April 22, 2022 edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight”.

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