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Pushback: Fired by Disney for noting Nazis killed Jews, actress sues, her lawyers paid for by X

Gina Carano's tweet about the Nazi genocide

Bring a gun to a knife fight: Back in February 2021 my daily blacklist column focused on the horrible blackballing of actress Gina Carano by the Disney corporation. It had fired her because of the tweet to the right, in which she had stated some undeniable facts about the Nazis and their compaign to murder the Jews. As a company spokesperson stated falsely at her firing,

[H]er social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.

It was the company’s false and slanderous position — as demonstrated by numerous other actions at the same time — that Carano’s conservative positions on many issues was the equivalent of “denigrating” the queer and black communities, like a Nazi. To Disney, her effort to retell the history of the Holocaust in order to prevent it from happening again was unacceptable, and so it fired her.

Carano is now suing Disney and Lucasfilms for that firing and its subsequent smear campaign against her. You can read her complaint here. It is easy reading, and outlines in great detail the very reasonable positions taken by Carano in public, and the campaign of slanders against her that followed from Disney officials as well as advocates in the BLM and queer communities. Repeatedly Carano made it clear she was not attacking any particular group, and that her goal was to outline actual facts and defend the free speech rights of everyone. The response from Disney and the activists in the BLM and queer communities were slanders, lies, and falsehoods. Her case is strong, as she is suing under California law, which states that

No employer shall make, adopt, or enforce any rule, regulation, or policy: (a) Forbidding or preventing employees from engaging or participating in politics or from becoming candidates for public office. (b) Controlling or directing, or tending to control or direct the political activities or affiliations of employees.

This law was passed after the McCarthy era of blacklisting, and was intended to prevent film companies in the future from doing exactly what Disney has done to Carano, blacklist her because of her political opinions. It makes it very clear that Disney has no legal leg to stand on, and that what it did to Carano violated this law. Expect Carano to win, and win big.

There is however a fundamental lesson to be taken from this story that is not obvious from the above facts. In her tweet announcing the lawsuit she added these details:

A couple months ago ElonMusk tweeted that if you had been fired from using the platform (X) for exercising your right to free speech, he would like to offer these people legal representation. Quite the noble offer, but never in my wildest dreams would I have thought anyone would take on my case against Lucasfilm/Disney. Still, I did respond back “I think I qualify” & thousands of people agreed–but I did not expect anything.

To my surprise, a few months ago I received an email from a lawyer who had been hired by X to look into my story & many others. Turns out after sending them as much information as I could gather these past few months, my now lawyers & X believe whole-heartedly in my case & are moving forward.

I would like to express my deepest gratitude & thank you to @ElonMusk & @X for giving me an opportunity to bring my case to light.

This is this story’s fundamental lesson. In my many essays describing the war against Elon Musk by the Biden administration and the federal bureaucracy (for example here, here, and here), a war that might prevent SpaceX from ever completing its Starship/Superheavy rocket, readers repeatedly respond by suggesting Musk simply run from the U.S. and launch elsewhere.

Putting aside the many reasons why such a flight is impractical, illegal, and cannot work, Musk will not do this for a very important reason: Musk simply does not run from a fight, a quality more Americans should emulate. He charges at it, and as he does so he gathers others to him as allies. In the coming months we should therefore not be surprised if more victims of blacklisting because of things they posted on X file their own lawsuits, filed with the support of X.

Nor is Musk alone in this, though sadly until recently he was the exception not the rule. If you scan the full list of my many blacklist columns since the beginning of 2021, when I began to report such stories on a daily basis, you will notice a pattern. The number of new blacklist cases has declined in the past year, replaced instead by pushback lawsuits similar to Carano’s.

Apparently, the left went mad during the Trump administration because of their irrational hate of that man. When the COVID panic occurred that madness found itself suddenly holding far more power than it should, able to impose house arrest on the entire population while mandating everyone wear masks and get the COVID jab. That power was also used to tamper with elections in many states, thus helping Joe Biden get elected.

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What Americans really stand for

All those oppressive actions not only violated the basic free culture of America, they violated the law. Yet the people imposing these odious mandates got away with it, at the time.

When Biden became president it appears these same people thought madly that they could now extend their power to the level of absolute power, and willy-nilly began blacklisting anyone who said anything they didn’t like. The trouble is that such blacklisting is also both against our culture and our law, but is a violation of a much higher order.

Thus, in the past year the blacklisted have been fighting back, hard, and the blacklisters are beginning to discover that they did not have the absolute power they thought they had. Musk’s actions here are simply the most pronounced example of that pushback.

May this fight go on now for years to come. Before it is done every single person who was fired illegally, slandered unfairly, silenced brutally, and harmed cruelly because of their conservative political positions should not only have won in the courts, they should be celebrated in the same manner as the victims of the 1950s McCarthy era were celebrated in the 1960s. All they did was speak truth to power, and in America we have always honored such courage, even if it has sometimes taken us a few years to come to our senses.

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21 comments

  • F

    Let’s just hope that real facts will actually matter to the judge and jury.

    Best of luck to her!

  • pzatchok

    They will settle because she is not asking for a large enough amount.
    I think she is only asking for lost wages. About 70 thousand.

    She should be asking for 150 million or more.

  • wayne

    Gina Carano Sues Disney, Elon Musk funds Lawsuit, Offers To Fund Everyone Else
    Timcast (2-7-24)
    https://youtu.be/1cqJZ__gHnc
    10:57

  • JPL17

    Reply to pzatchok:

    I think you’ve misread her complaint. The lost wages she’s seeking are expressly in *excess* of $75K, and are only *one* of the *four* different types of damages she’s seeking. In addition to lost wages, she’s also seeking (and here I quote from the complaint):

    — Compensatory damages for loss of future employment, including but not limited to the promised role in Rangers of the New Republic, in an amount to be determined at trial;

    — Emotional distress damages, in an amount to be determined at trial; .

    — Punitive damages, in an amount to be determined at trial.

    She’s also seeking to recover her attorneys’ fees and costs. Her total recovery therefore has the potential to run into tens of millions of dollars, and I hope she’s awarded at least that much. What Disney did here is disgusting and grossly illegal.

  • Dave Walden

    If the mentalities that now manifest throughout what has become of “Amerika,” thought Musk was a threat when he bought Twitter, can you imagine what has become of whatever “cachet” remains since???

    i hope his business plan took into account that his Tesla’s could only satisfy what amounts to a market niche! A niche made larger than “actual” by government carrots and sticks!

  • Ed Minchau

    “When Biden became president it appears these same people thought madly that they could now extend their power to the level of absolute power…”

    They had no choice. Once they crossed the Rubicon by frauding Biden into power, they must never lose power again, because then they’d have to face justice. Tiger by the tail.

  • pzatchok

    Thanks for the clarification.

    But i do not think she will get much more than lost wages. Unless she had a contract to the new movie and not just a promise she has little hope of winning that one. As for lost wages she has to prove that one also..

  • Anyone wanting to see a good movie about contract law suits should watch the new movie called Burial with Tommy Lee Jones and Jamie Fox. It’s a stupid name for the movie and it’s not about dead people.

  • GregMan

    The “victims” of the McCarthy era were, the majority of them anyway, actual Communists. Tailgunner Joe was right more often than he was wrong.

  • GregMan: Sure, these were communists, but that was no excuse for much of the blacklisting in the 1950s. Moreover, they were not like the communists today. The 1950s Hollywood lefties were almost all very loyal Americans who strongly believed in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They simply were very naive about communism and thought its best ideals could be incorporated in our nation without harming those documents. In fact, they would have opposed strongly any action that did those documents harm.

    Today’s lefties are almost 100% anti-American, and are striving hard to repeal the Bill of Rights and the Constitution everywhere. Thus, their oppressive effort to blackball and censor all opposition.

  • wayne

    William Mandel Denounces HUAC: “This Collection of Judases”
    House Un-American Activities Committee, San Francisco City Hall, May 13, 1960.
    https://youtu.be/dIq3Gn5wEDQ
    12:18

    Mandel=Total Communist, Total jew-hater, barked the commie line literally until the day he died.

  • wayne

    Communist Spies in Hollywood–Were we told the Truth?
    Michael Malice on Trigonometry (January 17, 2024)
    https://youtu.be/S9gaug59DwA
    1:10:49

  • David

    As a child we are punished for telling lies. As adults, we are punished for telling the truth.

    Ironic that Disney fires this employee for stating undeniable fact, meanwhile, hypocrite Disney Corp has the Jewish “Jon Stuart” (he of The Daily Show) give a meddle to an actual Ukrainian Nazi !?

    For all the noise about “never again” and “the war to end all wars” etc. There have been over 250 wars post WWII and several genocides, including the one happening right now in Palestine.

    It is obvious that, as a species, we continue to fail to learn from our many mistakes. We are too stupid and outright evil a species to survive much longer in this world. We let criminals (politicians, bankers, CEO’s) run a mock. They are free to commit any crime they want, whenever they want, with zero accountability… and we let them do it every time.

  • David: I just my readers to know that this David is not the lefty David that posts here periodically in an fruitless effort to discredit me. Unlike that David, this David is not afraid of the facts. :)

  • David C

    Robert
    Thanks for the heads up.
    I will sign as David C in future.

    People need to wise up regarding lefty vs righty, it is an old game of rope-a-dope the gullible public.

    Both the Rightwing and the Leftwing belong to the same Bankster bird that defacates on everybody bellow.

    Just a sadistic elitist game to keep the public divided and thus; conquered.

    Note how the “Left” never undo what the “Right” did, and the “Right” never undo what the “Left” did (zero balance, zero real opposition). Both halves of the uniparty, Rep & Dem, signed off on the same anti American “Patriot Act I & II”, they are accomplices and the public are their victims. Yet people keep supporting them !? WTF !?

  • David C

    Wayne

    Note they mostly went after the top assets in Hollywood.

    Dalton Trumbo leaned toward the American domestic Communists but, he had the right to that choice to be fair.
    Charlie Chaplin was kicked out based on the excuse of a satirical speech he gave in a movie he made in 1940, The Great Dictator.

    I have read a few articles over the years suggesting that McArthy was in fact a KGB agent, on a mission to sabotage Hollywoods financial strength regarding the national GDP asset. I don’t know if that is true yet, but it would not surprise me if it were.

    It was a great opportunity for Hollywood employees with a grudge to get rid of the competition or troublemakers via a political dagger in the back. “Et tu Brute” or what ?

    Americans turned against Americans in a mostly bogus “political witch hunt”.

  • wayne

    David C–
    (have zero time right now)
    this is an interesting topic (red baiting) and I don’t necessarily disagree with you, especially the us vs. them framing that goes on.
    One thing that gets lost was that the good senator, was a Senator, and it was the House Unamerican Activities folks who ran with everything, and IIRC the democrat party ran the House for decades.
    This deserves its own thread.

  • David C

    Wayne

    Agreed 100%.

    I dont buy into any political rhetoric, no matter what color or flavor it pretends to be. 9.999 out of 10, it is a con.

    One subject that just came to mind is this, how much of that pink paranoia was the byproduct of all the weird laboratory drug side-effects that Hollywood was indulging in at the time ?

    I will leave it at that as we are drifting from the op. Certainly would make a good separate thread.

  • wayne

    David C–
    …it all depends on how far down the rabbit hole one wishes to descend.
    Actual honest-to-god communists started infiltrating our federal government in the 1920’s, and I would differentiate those from the progressive-era infiltrators.
    FDR’s administration was riddled with communists, and it didn’t help when we allied ourselves with Stalin in ww2.

    America’s Untold Stories
    CIA Series: Part 1- “CIA In Hollywood”
    Eric Hunley / Mark Groubert
    https://youtu.be/aqGdVczo9Aw
    1:02:56

    Part 2 is “CIA in the News,” and part 3 is “Family of CIA.”

  • wayne

    America’s Untold Stories
    Eric Hunley / Mark Groubert (May, 2023)
    “Who Is Richard Warner Carlson?” (->Tuckers Dad)
    https://youtu.be/14JJJBiUKtY
    1:33:37

    “We delve into the life and career of Richard Warner Carlson, a prominent American journalist, diplomat, and lobbyist who played a pivotal role during the last six years of the Cold War. Carlson’s impressive career spanned across various media outlets, and he was a prominent figure in the broadcasting world, particularly in Radio Marti broadcasting to Cuba. The video takes us through Carlson’s journey, from his early beginnings as a journalist, to his appointment as the Director of the Voice of America (VOA) in 1982, a position he held until 1988.

  • David C

    Wayne

    Those Communists you speak of were Bolshevik gangsters that flooded America in the 1920’s (coming from Russia after the brutal 1917 coup they instigated.)
    New York in particular was taken over, to this day it’s the same people running that city. Many Bolsheviks became notorious gangsters during prohibition era. They also infiltrated the unions (eg the James Hoffa saga).
    Zionists/Ashkenazis were already in the major banking systems since at least the 1800’s. Rockefeller and the Rothchilds have been around for a while, not sure when Black Rock was founded off hand. Mossad agents Maxwell (real name Hoch) and Epstein have links to JP Morgan & Chase bank. (Interesting how only prince Andrew has been taken to court for that expsosé. What about the rest of that list ?)

    The allies sided with mad hatter Stalin because it was a ruse.
    There was a long standing grudge by America toward Russia, (American banksters funded Napoleon in 1812, and an assassination of Brit Prime Minister Spencer Perceval in the same year).

    Reason why, America did a dirty deed to Russia over a multinational trade agreement that Russia was part of. As a result of that treachery Russia pulled out of the violated trade agreement, America then sent Napoleon to force Russia back to the negotiating table in 1812, and America has been out to get Russia ever since.

    Turn to WWII and alliances with Stalin. America wanted to destroy Russia, Germany and Britain so, they pitched European nations against each other to whittle them all down.

    Germany could not fight on multiple fronts to defend the homeland, set up to fail (axis was also heavily outnumbered by the Allies). The British and German industrial infrastructure was obliterated.
    Massive debts were created so America could pick up European industrial assets for cheap post war. Russia took heavy casualties but, if it were not for Russia, Germany would have won.

    Wars are always traced back to psycho gangster banksters, they always win while everybody else suffers.
    Just thieving other nations resources and killing off the surplus peasant labor in a world that is automating industry.

    Now we are in a similar situation regarding insider banking crime, AI and automated vehicles etc. Less labor required, more unemployed.
    Who is next up for a cull ?

    Covid clot shots (killing more people than Covid did), Ukraine will soon have the smallest population in Europe if it drags on much further, Gaza may soon be wiped out, looks like something big might kick off in North Africa soon due to new large gold and uranium resource finds.

    It’s an old game, and the psycho gangsters in power love playing it at our expense.

    Stalin killed more people than anybody else in WWII by a long shot, but all we hear about is the same old 6 million’ish Jews that both the Nazis and Zionist accomplices murdered to further their agenda to get Israel.
    Little to no mention of all the others that were murdered in the death camps, or by the various nations killing off their own people.

    Interesting how many of the killers claimed to be “Christian” (all 3 Abrahamic religions : Christian, Judaism, Islam) “thy shalt not murder”.

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