The stereotype used to be that big business was a conservative, Republican leaning enterprise. Though never really the case, it is true that 30-40 years ago it was probably rare to find a radical leftist running a large corporation. How times have changed. Several large banks including Citicorp have stopped doing business with the gun industry, though usually under pressure from leftist Democrat politicians. Facebook and Google openly suppress conservative speech and ideas, and runoff employees who do not hold far-left ideologies.
And now, powerful elements in media and entertainment have declared war on Georgia over its fetal heartbeat bill:
Now, the dishonest and intellectually challenged left will tell you that this is no different than Chick-fil-A’s owners privately supporting traditional marriage or Hobby Lobby refusing to provide contraception in its healthcare benefits. They could not be more wrong. It is in fact the COMPLETE OPPOSITE. Companies run by vile leftists such as Disney and Netflix are hoping to penalize a state over a law passed by the democratic process and approved by a majority of its residents. Hobby Lobby and Chick-fil-A have been attacked BY government bodies from the local up to federal for views deemed unpopular by them. Notice that these companies have not threatened to pull their business out of NY, Illinois or any other place run by leftists. Conservatives generally “live and let live”, leftists want to tell everyone HOW to live and penalize them if they don’t.
Now, Disney and Netflix have the right to do business wherever they want, but I doubt the legality of Facebook’s or Google’s actions, among others. What is interesting about the entertainment industry is that Disney has no problem doing business in an oppressive country like China (though they probably like the forced abortion) and Netflix recently filmed in Malaysia, where being gay is illegal! But that’s OK. At the same time, we as traditional and conservative American’s have every right NOT to do business with these companies. No more Facebook. No more trips to Disneyworld. Netflix sub cancelled. I suggest we start exercising those rights.