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Today’s blacklisted American: Conservatives and the religious blackballed at Disney

Disney: Hostile to free speech

Persecution is now cool! Even as the corporate management at the Disney company is publicly aligning itself with the gay political agenda, a group of conservative and religious Disney employees have published a letter outlining how this so-called “inclusive” company has made its workplace very hostile to them, forcing many to leave and requiring the letter writers to stay anonymous to protect their jobs.

One of the employees, who works in the Imagineering department designing attractions in Disney theme parks, told The Daily Wire that he’s had three close colleagues leave his division in just the last nine months because of the increasingly hostile work environment. “No matter what department or what segment, we’ve been watching the [diversity, equity, and inclusion] takeover of Disney accelerate to breakneck speeds, and God help you if you get caught standing in front of the train.” [emphasis mine]

The full letter is available here on Google docs. Assuming Google will censor it at some point, the link above has also republished it in full at the bottom of the article. This quote from the letter is especially revealing about the intolerant work atmosphere created by the “woke” Disney employees:

An internal poll within the company went out a few months ago asking us if we felt accepted in the company. Many of us didn’t complete it because the nature of the questions made us worry that the results of the poll could be used to target us for quietly holding a position that runs against the progressive orthodoxy that Disney seems to promote. TWDC [The Walt Disney Company} has fostered an environment of fear that any employee who does not toe the line will be exposed and dismissed.

Much has been made of our internal efforts to Reimagine Tomorrow, but as much as diversity and inclusion are promoted, the tomorrow being reimagined doesn’t seem to have much room for religious or political conservatives within the company. Left-leaning cast members are free to promote their agenda and organize on company time using company resources. They call their fellow employees “bigots” and pressure TWDC to use corporate influence to further their left-wing legislative goals.

Meanwhile, those of us who don’t align with this vision keep our heads down and do our work without bringing our personal beliefs into the workplace. We’ve done this without complaint because we don’t want to rock the boat, but the boat is being rocked, and our leadership seems compelled to reward those who are rocking it.

Employees who want TWDC to make left-wing political statements are encouraged, while those of us who want the company to remain neutral can say so only in a whisper out of fear of professional retaliation. The company we love seems to think we don’t exist or don’t belong here. This politicization of our corporate culture is damaging morale and causing many of us to feel our days with TWDC might be numbered. [emphasis mine]

What is most significant about these four paragraphs is that they describe so well the hostile work and public environment for conservatives and the religious everywhere. You could replace Disney with practically any corporate company or university or school administration and these four paragraphs would apply perfectly.

The left and its Marxist bulldozer has created a fearful and intolerant culture throughout America. It claims it is tolerant and inclusive, but don’t you dare express any dissent, no matter how gently put, or you will be run over by that bulldozer. And everyone knows it.

There is a fix to this horrible situation, but it will be painful. It will require a lot of people to begin to publicly stand up to these thugs, at companies, in board rooms, in university faculty lounges, at school board meetings, everywhere. Doing so will certainly cause the speakers to suffer by quickly being blacklisted and censored. No matter. Better to lose your job now fighting for freedom than have to die for it later.

And die we will if we do not stop bowing to these leftist thugs.

The Star Spangled Banner
The Star-Spangled Banner being bombed by the British at Fort McHenry
in 1812. And there is a reason the national anthem calls America
the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Thus, speaking out will require great courage, but then, you don’t get freedom without bravery.

Fortunately, there are signs that Americans are increasingly no longer willing to bow silently, to go along to get along. Instead, we have parents in droves overwhelming school boards nationwide in anger. We have numerous professors at colleges speaking out courageously, risking their jobs to stand for freedom.

And we have these Disney employees, stating the obvious publicly about their company’s intolerant culture in order to force their employer to reconsider the direction it is heading.

Some of these brave souls will be destroyed. I suspect however that more will come out of the fight stronger, and in a better situation. No longer will they need to cower in fear. And notice will be served to the intolerant: If you try to oppress me you will pay.

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4 comments

  • sippin_bourbon

    This exact work environment is what is coming all over.

    It already exists in much of the civil workspace ( as related to me by people who work there).

    It exists in the military work place. It is being pushed by the higher politically influenced levels of command ( again, related to me by people who have sat in the blocks of instruction, and have been exposed to the training, and been counselled for stating basic opposition).

    It exists in commercial work places. Companies must have a DEI (or similar such executive level position) rep, as mandated by any company that wants to bid on a gov contract, both federal and many states.

    It exists heavily in education. They know if kids grow expecting this environment, they will be less resistant as they get older.

  • wayne

    “Imagine… Communism”
    (John Lennon Parody, Babylon Bee)
    https://youtu.be/Cg1ISl2u5Lg
    3:30

  • There is a massive labor shortage in the US. This seems strange, as it didn’t seem to be a problem three years ago. COVID-19 restrictions have played a role, but maybe when folks learned they could make a living without putting up with the workplace irrationality, they did.

  • pzatchok

    I quit Disney when they went all princes.
    They killed Star Wars for me.

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