Disney is slipping … going light to dark. Think J.R.R. Tolkien … East of Gondor, south of Mirkwood, lies Mordor, the “land of shadows” in Tolkien’s make-believe world. A Black Gate is guarded by Towers of Teeth, and what could be good is bad. Disney is slipping toward Mordor, away from innocence, goodness, and light. Disney is now Communist China’s ally, promoter of social dysfunction, place of fear, and trepidation for parents who want healthy children. Why?
First, Disney went “woke,” pushing adult themes on little children, abnormal as normal, infusing what was happy, innocent entertainment with darkness, leftist jargon, and characters.
Then, Disney moved into a tight relationship with Communist China’s government. That relationship, well documented, involves revenues from contracts with a government guilty of heinous human rights violations and seems to be encouraging Chinese content in America.
Now, we see something stranger still. Parents fear for young children and feel under siege. They witness leftist, power-centering, coercive policies pushed into public schools. Media and government push what – only a few years ago and objectively – is inappropriate content.
When parents speak at school board meetings, the Biden Justice Department investigates them under the rubric of “terrorism.” Parents discover Marxist curricula, Critical Race Theory, sexual misinformation, open disenfranchisement of girls, and mass erosion of Title 9 gains.
In Florida, parents have finally stood up – and said “enough!” They banded together and asked the governor to protect young children in public schools – kindergarten to third grade. They wanted an end to lessons causing children fear, confusion, and doubt about gender, sexuality, and identity.
How many little children do you know, or ever in time knew, know those words – as they were taught to read, write, do math, and gain confidence? None until now.
Even worse, parents were told they had to shut up, no remedy. Their kids were being taught that they might not be boys or girls, after all – not what God, science, history, common sense, and parents teach, but fungible and, worse, fixable. Confusing does not begin to reflect the anger parents feel.
All this would worry any parent because it steals parental prerogatives, what parents are there to do – teach and nurture, love and educate, and morally ground their children. That is not the job of a politically motivated, morally indifferent, or openly immoral government of a company.
So, Florida’s parents and governor passed a law to stop the government from teaching little children to question their sexuality, gender, or life identities, ending political and wrong-headed life lessons.
The state restored parents’ long-held rights, including when and in what way to speak and teach, medically and morally educate, protect, and advance their children’s lives.
Sensible, except here comes Disney. Disney – once “motherhood and apple pie” – now seems in league with those advancing profoundly inappropriate questions for little children, causing them to question political and sexual identities, in effect grooming, cultivating, and indoctrinating the young.
Disney slammed parents and the governor for preserving parental rights in areas as important to child development as it gets, that being security, identity, and proper timing for understanding sexuality.
The real question is why? Why did Disney decide to advocate for child confusion, moral depredation, misinformation, and miseducation, using their longtime positive image to drag children into Mordor, a place of worry, fear, confusion, and questioning of their parents?
How did a paragon of virtue, a place of relief and entertainment, a company known for supplanting worry with hope, fear with joy, anxiety with jubilation – become the reverse, a source of an attack on families, parents, childhood security, and a place of anxiety, worry, and political correctness?
Children in America are suffering from social isolation, COVID aftereffects, and suspension of traditional educational grounding. They are being cared for by stressed parents in an age of political histrionics, a unique blend of insecurity. The last thing they need is to be told they should question if they are, in fact, a boy or girl.
And the last thing parents need is to fight a company once a wholesome source of comfort and entertainment for children – suddenly leveraging that relationship to push politics and sex.
Bluntly, leftists in government and detractors of family rights and childhood security in the corporate world are working to shape children and undermine childhood security, confidence, and social peace. This woke business model must stop.
Disney has lost its way. The time is now for those who think this way to stop. Parents have the right to raise their children, protect them, and guide their education in personal and sexual matters. In no world – not even J.R.R. Tolkien’s darkest Mordor – are little children used as social experiments. Parents across America are right – Disney’s new identity is wrong.