April 14, 2022
"Disney's fierce opposition to a Florida parental rights law barring any discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity in schools through the third grade is merely "the last straw,"
I'll say it is. How dare you allow this discussion outside of parental permission AFTER the 3rd grade.
Insider: Disney 'rotting' from within
Citing internal communications, a member of Disney's "Imagineering" team of creative talent wrote under a pseudonym for the independent publisher Quillette that the iconic entertainment giant has been "rotting from the inside for quite some time."
Disney's fierce opposition to a Florida parental rights law barring any discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity in schools through the third grade is merely "the last straw," wrote the employee under the pen name Ethan L. Clay. ~~~~~~~ During the same meeting, Disney corporate president Kathy Burke said that "as the mother [of] one transgender child and one pansexual child," she supports having "many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories." She said she wants a minimum of 50% of characters to be LGBTQIA and racial minorities.
In his article, the Disney Imagineer pointed out that since Disneyland opened in 1955, the company's employees have been required to abide by "Four Keys" to success, Safety, Courtesy, Show and Efficiency. "The sexual revolution, the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, the assassinations of JFK, RFK, MLK, and Malcom X, the Cold War, stagflation, the Stonewall Riots, Watergate, Roe v Wade, the space race, the Los Angeles riots, September 11th, Hurricane Katrina—every major event that took place in American society since Disneyland first opened its gates in 1955 rolled by and the Four Keys remained unaltered," he wrote.
But in April 2021, the Fifth Key of Inclusion was added. "Why now? Why at all?" Clay asked. "The short answer is institutional capture, a term that once belonged to economic theory as regulatory capture," he said. Regulatory capture, Clay explained, happens when a regulatory agency becomes corrupt and serves the interests of the entities it is supposed to regulate instead of the people.
"In business institutions, the process is much the same, only the goal is not to change a regulatory policy, but to turn the business itself into a mouthpiece for an ideology," he said.In less than two weeks in early March, he said, Disney "moved from principled neutrality to open advocacy."
"This new messaging, intended to mollify the company’s internal critics, accelerated Disney’s meltdown instead," Clay wrote.