UPDATED 8:45 p.m. 3/31/2022: New content added below.
Exterior of the house at 248 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, Fla., 1:45 p.m. March 30, 2022
This entry is a follow-up to my previous post on two topics.
First topic: The Walt Disney Company's monomaniacal fixation on gender identity and "queer theory" politics and its intertwined feature of sexual identity indoctrination of prepubescent children for purposes of grooming as many transgendered adolescents as possible.
Second topic: Will Smith's disgraceful, mentally unstable, and violent behavior at the Oscars on Sunday night when he bum-rushed the stage and slapped emcee Chris Rock for an anodyne joke involving Smith's weird wife -- and the completely predictable rush by the WOKE virus vectors of BIG MEDIA pundits celebrating this violence.
On the first topic, it turns out that the sexual politics and overall obsession with indoctrination on the part of Disney senior management is much broader and systemic than anyone thought and it explains why the company -- ostensibly focused on creating joyful experiences and entertainment for children-- has declared jihad on the State of Florida over the just-enacted state law HB 1557: Parental Rights in Education Act.
Signed into law on Monday by Gov Ron DeSantis (R - Awesome), the law was necessitated by the out-of-control gender identity and queer-theory politics and related sexual identity-shifting grooming enterprise of the American Left through the public school system down to kindergarten age. This is the vanguard of the Left's Cultural Marxist Juggernaut to remake society.
The aim, of course, is the complete destruction of sexual identity as a series of easily manipulable "genderqueer identities" with no basis in actual biology but instead part of the panopticon of the Borg Hive Mind for Great Reset purposes.
Thanks to the invaluable anti-CRT activist Christopher Rufo, the world now knows that an emergency Disney company-wide Zoom meeting appropriated called “Reimagine Tomorrow Conversation Series” was held in which the company's DEIB commissars and LGBTQIA+ radical activists set forth Disney's agenda involving gender and sexual identity politics focused on sexualizing children. T
DEIB Commissars in present-day corporate structures are as unchecked in their power as they are inherently destructive of whatever organization they infect. As for the LGBTQIA+ professional activists, many of whom appear borderline mentally deranged, are fanatical about sexualizing all Disney content in terms of some bizarro academic "genderqueer" seminar and are keeping spreadsheet tallies.
Again, the purpose is to sexualize young children into the LGBTIQIA+ fold -- with the biggest emphasis on the "T" part and at as young an age as as possible.
Above: This political cartoon is just half of the original composite image version. I had to remove that second half because it was outright obscene involving book illustrations from one of these sexually explicit books that are now regularly regularly assigned to middle schoolers by their wackadoodle teachers.
Chris Rufo wrote about this Zoom meeting in an article that appeared in the publication City Journal (more on that below) and posted a series of tweets -- which I've captured as images and featured below in case Twitter forces their removal He also was interviewed by Tucker Carlson tonight (video embedded directly above).
This would be on the grounds that they are "hate speech" and "stolen" content -- the latter is only OK, of course, when it's directed against conservatives.
Above: Daily Mail headlines containing the key takeaways from the Disney Zoom "All Hands Meeting" presentation: "Reimagine Tomorrow Conversation Series."
Without further ado, here is Chris Rufo's City Journal article [link embedded]: Disney Is Interested in Your Kids. I'm also reposting the full content below interspersed with relevant imagery.
Last year, I reported on Disney’s critical race theory–based diversity program, which taught employees that America was founded on “systemic racism,” separated minorities into racially segregated “affinity groups,” and encouraged white employees to complete a “white privilege checklist.” Now, I have obtained exclusive video from inside Disney that outlines its campaign to embed left-wing sexual politics into its children’s programming and entertainment facilities.
In the wake of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education legislation, which prevents public schools from promoting gender ideology in kindergarten through third grade but which critics call the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, Disney executives organized an all-hands meeting, called the “Reimagine Tomorrow Conversation Series,” and pledged to mobilize the entire corporation in service of the “LGBTQIA+ community.”
Executives recruited the company’s most intersectional employees, including a “black, queer, and trans person,” a “bi-romantic asexual,” and “the mother [of] one transgender child and one pansexual child,” and announced ambitious new initiatives—seeking to change everything from gender pronouns at the company’s theme parks to the sexual orientation of background characters in the company’s films.
In a featured presentation at the meeting, executive producer Latoya Raveneau laid out Disney’s ideology in blunt terms. She said her team was implementing a “not-at-all-secret gay agenda” and regularly “adding queerness” to children’s programming.
Another speaker, production coordinator Allen Martsch, said his team has created a “tracker” to ensure that they are creating enough “canonical trans characters, canonical asexual characters, [and] canonical bisexual characters.” Corporate president Karey Burke said she supported having “many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories” and reaffirmed the company’s pledge to make at least 50 percent of its on-screen characters sexual and racial minorities.
The ideological campaign also extended to the company’s theme parks in Anaheim and Orlando. As diversity and inclusion manager Vivian Ware explained, Disney made the decision last year to eliminate all mentions of “ladies,” “gentlemen,” “boys,” and “girls” in order to create “that magical moment” for children who do not identify with traditional gender roles.
“We don’t want to just assume because someone might be, in our interpretation, presenting as female, that they may not want to be called ‘princess,’” Ware said. By eliminating “gendered greetings,” Disney believes, the company can help make it “magical and memorable for everyone.”
Finally, Disney hosted Nadine Smith, the executive director of a pressure group called Equality Florida, who told employees that Governor Ron DeSantis and his press secretary, Christina Pushaw, wanted to “erase you,” “criminalize your existence,” and “take your kids” -- a wild conspiracy theory with no basis in fact.
The company’s executives threw their full weight behind Equality Florida’s effort, promising to use its significant political and financial resources to repeal the Parental Rights in Education law and the Stop W.O.K.E. Act, which prohibits public and private institutions from racialist discrimination and abuse in classrooms and the workplace.
Last year, after my report on Disney’s critical race theory training program, Disney quickly deleted it from the company’s internal servers. But executives did not abandon identity politics. In fact, they added another component—gender ideology -- and ramped it up. Executives have empowered activists within the company and now seem unable to resist their demands.
Observers should watch Disney closely in the coming years. However the story ends, the company looks like a case study in ideological capture.
UPDATED 8:45 p.m. 3/31/2022
I need to update this entry for three reasons:
First, to note the lawsuit filed in a Tallahassee federal court against HB 1557 by various Queer Theory activists with the assistance of the Biden regime. This will put the issue into the federal court system for the indefinite future likely starting with the sudden injunctions even while other issues play out on the ground in ways no one can anticipate.
Second, to note that members of the Florida legislature are discussing repealing the 1967 Reedy Creek Improvement Act, which allows Disney to act as its own government. Here is the tweet by Florida State Rep. Spencer Roach:
Third, to link to a extended and fascinating piece by a Disney employee writing for Quillette under the pseudonym "Ethan L. Clay" about the rot and internal revolution inside Disney that has allowed DEI toxic poison to seize the organization -- and who supports and advocates for it and who doesn't.
Here is the piece: Disney’s Institutional Capture.
Image of the last three paragraphs (click on it for larger version):
End of Update.
Next, I'd like to follow up on the Will Smith / Chris Rock situation.
As I indicated above, to no one's surprise, the degenerate Left in the form of all its WOKE virus vectors that make up the punditry and "influencers" are now out in full force excuding Will Smith's inexcusable actions at the 94th Oscars on Sunday Night.
That would be bum-rushing the stage and slapping Chris Rock over a stupid and tame joke about his wife and then spewing profanity.
The soul-destroying and anti-life WOKE are excusing this, of course, through the through the only way they know how: Racializing it (even though this is technically a case of black-on-black violence) with the ready-made WOKE Commandment that "speech is violence."
The WOKE virus vectors in question include a farrago of New York Times and Washington Post columnists, PMSNBC and CNN talking shitheads, NPR kooks, self-worshiping and/or deranged HollyWOKE celebs, and leftwing Twatter mobs -- taking a break from Ukraine/Russia warmongering.
Naturally, the Oscars governing body -- "The Academy" -- is as pussified / wussified / terrified and paralyzed as to what to do for obvious reasons as you would expect.
What I would like to feature here is another Breitbart piece by John Nolte [link embedded]: Nolte: Will Smith Blew Up 30 Years of Goodwill in 30 Seconds.
People are still processing Will Smith’s assault of Chris Rock during Sunday night’s basement-rated Oscar telecast. The shock of the ugliness froze everything. Never before has something like this happened, certainly not at the Academy Awards, which used to be seen as the classiest awards show of them all.
As the days pass and the shock wears off, and people come to terms with just how outrageous and ugly Sunday night was, things will get worse for Will Smith, a lot worse. Soon we’ll be reading long-form articles laying out the timeline, psychology, and events leading up to The Slap. And in the midst of it all, Smith and his wife Jada and his Army of People that have kept Will Inc. going for three decades will secure, schedule, train for, and rehearse The Inevitable Sitdown Interview with Oprah Winfrey.
None of that will alter three facts… 1) Smith melted down, lost control, and sucker-slapped a much smaller man, and this much-smaller man not only took the hit like a man but showed unbelievable poise. Believe me, Chris Rock’s stock just went up. His reaction defined professionalism. He exited that confrontation the Alpha Male. 2) The very thing that (I believe) triggered Smith’s meltdown — his wife publicly humiliating him as a cuckold, is about to be talked about and examined more than ever.
It’s one thing for Jada to have affairs. This is Hollywood, after all. But for her to openly discuss those affairs on a podcast is beyond the beyond. Then she has Will come on the podcast and publicly emasculated him by throwing the affairs in his face. 3) Will Smith believed he could reclaim his manhood in the eyes of his wife and the public by assaulting a much smaller man. Ugly doesn’t begin to describe it. This is both Shakespearean and image shattering.
Of note, Chris Rock gave a performance tonight in Boston at the Wilbur to a sold-out crowd -- all his upcoming shows are now sold out with tickets fetching up to $1,000 -- and received what was described as a "thunderous three minute standing ovation."
OK, that's all for this entry.