Go Woke Go Broke by Tom Reynolds
People tend to travel in similar groups and share similar beliefs and interests. So, it should come as no surprise that the leftist people who want to destroy the 2nd Amendment are, pretty much, the same people who are pushing the Woke agenda. How is that going?
You may be aware that Disney betrayed its roots and was leading the Woke effort. Disney CEO Bob Iger recently admitted defeat, pledging to stop the left-wing propaganda and start entertaining again. The CEO of the world’s biggest entertainment conglomerate has just confirmed: Get woke, go broke.
Iger said: “Entertain first, not messages.” He added that “positive messages for the world” are great but shouldn’t be forced on the public or used as the story’s primary job. (I disagree with Iger defining Woke as a ‘positive message’ which leads me to believe Iger isn’t really serious but hopes to fool people into returning to Disney products.)
And if that doesn’t convince you that ‘going Woke means going broke’, one of the propaganda arms of the Democrat Party, (and rabidly anti-2nd Amendment) the far-left Washington Post, has had another layoff and just cut 120 jobs through buyouts and has promised that layoffs will commence if 120 more staffers do not accept buyouts. If involuntary layoffs happen, Washington Post CEO Patty Stonesifer warned that they would offer “significantly less generous benefits than the voluntary package.”
According to the farther left New York Times, the Washington Post is on track to lose $100 million in 2023. (Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon also owns the Washington Post so he can afford to subsidize it but has apparently decided that good business practices supersede propaganda. Of course, good business practices would include reporting the news instead of propaganda.)
Why label their reporting as propaganda? John Nolte of Breitbart listed a few reasons:
· Russia Collusion Hoax
· Hands Up, Don’t Shoot Hoax
· Jussie Smollett Hoax
· Covington KKKids Hoax
· Very Fine People Hoax
· Seven-Hour Gap Hoax
· Global Warming Hoax
· Russian Bounties Hoax
· Trump Trashes Troops Hoax
· Policemen Killed at Mostly Peaceful January 6 Protest Hoax
· Rittenhouse Hoax
· Border Agents Whipping Illegals Hoax
· NASCAR Noose Hoax
· COVID Lab Leak Theory Is Racist Hoax
· Hunter Biden’s Laptop Is Russian Disinformation Hoax
· Joe Biden Will Never Ban Gas Stoves Hoax
· COVID Deaths are Over-Counted Is a Conspiracy Theory Hoax
· Mass Graves of Native Children in Canada Hoax
· Hamas Hospital Hoax
· John Fetterman Is Healthy Hoax
Other than that, where’s the propaganda? (Sarcasm intended.)
Anheuser-Busch's beer brand Bud Light employed transgender social media personality Dylan Mulvaney to promote its product. That cost its parent company more than $15 billion and over 23 percent of its stock valuation in just six weeks.
They, too, had some layoffs.
Anheuser-Busch's marketing vice president, Alissa Heinerscheid, who spearheaded the campaign, was placed on leave, as was vice president for mainstream brands Daniel Blake. Benoit Garbe, the chief marketing officer for the embattled company’s US portfolio of beers, canned cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages since 2021, “will be resigning at the end of the year in order to embark on a new chapter in his career.”
Maybelline, for which Mulvaney also recently did promotions, was likewise targeted for boycotts—by feminists who objected to a biological male modeling women's sports bras and cosmetics. (Guys weren’t too excited about that either!)
Nearly 4,000 car dealerships signed an open letter to President Biden urging him to delay the timeline for proposed emissions standards that would force two-thirds of new vehicles sold by 2032 to be electric.
The groups stated in the letter: “Electric vehicles are stacking up on our lots, which is our best indicator of customer demand in the marketplace…no government agency, no think tank, and no polling firm knows more about the automobile customer than us”.
EV inventories have increased by 506% from a year ago, with EVs sitting on lots an average 82 days versus 64 days for gas-powered vehicles. In response to slowing demand, automakers like Ford and GM are cutting production.
Julia Martinez reported, “Sticker shock” is a real thing for most people, even after government incentives. And the maintenance costs and the practical impact of charging time are real considerations that purchasers are making.
In a related incident
In January 2022, Michigan’s Progressive Governor Whitmer announced a massive financial agreement with GM, which ultimately saw Michigan taxpayers footing an $824 million bill to have the automaker promise to invest billions in auto jobs across the state. Whitmer said at the time: “GM’s $7 billion investment in Michigan — the largest in their history — will create and retain 5,000 good-paying jobs and enable us to build on our legacy as the place that put the world on wheels.
In two separate state filings, GM executives said they are laying off 1,300 auto workers starting January 1, 2024.
A crushing budget deficit of $780 million has forced San Francisco Mayor London Breed to eliminate the budget of the Office of Reparations, which was considering payouts of up to $5 million each to long-term black residents of the city.
The deficit is blamed on an exodus of work-from-home residents and taxpayers, coupled with a rise in crime, outdoor drug abuse, and homelessness, and chased away retail businesses. (In other words, woke policies.)
Then there is Target, which is not learning from experience.
In mid May, Target CEO Brian Cornell described his company's diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives of offering Woke merchandise for sale: “I think those are just good business decisions, and it's the right thing for society, and it's the great thing for our brand."
Target customers disagreed and within just 10 days of Cornell's statement, Target lost $10 billion, in value, watching its stock price fall daily. The company’s second-quarter earnings report shows a 5.4% decrease in sales—the first drop in roughly six years.
Did Target learn anything? Nope.
Target has reportedly hired a Senior LGBTQIA+ Segmentation Strategist and Pride Leader. (Try fitting that title on a business card!) His job is to wokify the aisles. Gary Thompson goes by “gaycruella” on social media.
SCOPE constantly points out that it is the gun owners who won’t vote that are causing us to lose elections. Apparently, these same gun owners vote with their feet – and their wallets - but can’t find time to solve the core problem and vote on election day.
There’s an election coming in eleven months that will determine if the Constitution lives as the law of the land or is just a temporary impediment to the liberal left to be worked around. Let’s not hesitate to tie these leftist groups together - since they already are together.