Republicans have long been stereotyped as the political party in bed with big business.
At one point in time that may have been the case – but in recent election cycles, it’s become clear the opposite is true.
And now America’s Governor is putting woke corporatism on notice with this one move.
“Corporate leaders want us to believe that they are do-gooders, not money grubbers. They’ll get rich, too, but they don’t want you to think that is their mission.”
Those words are excerpts from the book Levi’s Unbuttoned by former Levi’s Brand President Jennifer Sey as she exposed, what she describes as, “woke capitalism.”
“First, you’ve got CEOs and executives who want to distance themselves from the greedy image of past business leaders,” Sey explained. “They want you to know that they are not like the ruthless banking moguls and oil tycoons from years gone by. They aren’t destroying the planet, and they aren’t taking advantage of consumers with subprime mortgages. They aren’t stealing or grifting, they’re helping! They aren’t in it for themselves, they care about you!”
According to Sey, there are two main reasons Big Business has flipped from red to blue.
First, the squeaky wheel gets the oil – and leftists are far more likely to make a stink about a company’s political views, or even just staying neutral, than hard-working conservatives who just want to be left alone.
And second, these business leaders are surrounded by college graduates with big, expensive degrees who are fresh off of at least four years of higher education propaganda and 13-years of brainwashing in the classroom before that.
Finally, some Republican politicians are waking up and realizing big corporations aren’t their friends.
A line in the sand
Back in April of 2021, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas vowed to no longer accept campaign contributions from corporate PACs.
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has made a nationwide name for himself by fighting Big Business interests – like Disney – and coming out in the winner’s circle.
And DeSantis has doubled-down his efforts, starting a trend of red states divesting in mega conglomerate BlackRock, for the company’s woke policies.
BlackRock, a do-it-all company that is closely aligned with the World Economic Forum, has a history of pushing for social activism and woke policies.
The company has pushed for carbon-emission reductions, DEI board hires, and other Environmental Social Governance (ESG) moves.
And now they’ll be without $2 billion in Florida investments.
ESG is DOA
But America’s Governor isn’t stopping at BlackRock.
The Republican Governor of the Sunshine State approved a measure this week preventing the Florida Retirement System Pension Plan from investing in any company that follows ESG.
“Corporations across America continue to inject an ideological agenda through our economy rather than through the ballot box,” DeSantis said in a press release. “Today’s actions reinforce that ESG considerations will not be tolerated here in Florida, and I look forward to extending these protections during this legislative session.”
Arizona, Louisiana, and Missouri have all followed DeSantis’ lead in divesting from BlackRock.
Time will tell if they each go the extra mile the way Florida just did.
Deplorable Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.