Republicans have long been stereotyped as being in cahoots with mega corporations.
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, Republican rising star Ron DeSantis is fighting against this woke corporatism scheme that’s straight out of Black Mirror.
Ron to the rescue
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has made a nationwide name for himself by fighting Big Business interests, like The Walt Disney Company, and coming out in the winner’s circle.
And DeSantis has doubled down on his efforts, starting a trend of Republican-led states divesting in mega conglomerate BlackRock over the company’s woke policies.
BlackRock, one of the most powerful and wealthy corporations in the world that is closely aligned with the globalist elites’ World Economic Forum, has a history of pushing for social activism and woke policies.
The company has pushed for reductions in CO2 emissions, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion board hires, and other Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) moves.
Because of that, Governor DeSantis moved to divest Florida’s state pension funds from BlackRock, costing the company $2 billion in investments – albeit, a drop in the bucket compared to the company’s more than $10 trillion in assets under management.
“I don’t know where this stuff comes from – but, these elites grab it and they really want to impose it on the rest of us,” DeSantis said during a press conference.
DeSantis went on to describe the dangers of ESG, saying, “It’s called Environmental, Social, Governance – but, basically, what it’s devolved into is a mechanism to inject political ideology into investment decisions, corporate governance and, really, just the everyday economy.”
America’s Governor vs. Woke Corporatism
The Republican Governor approved a measure preventing the Florida Retirement System Pension Plan from investing in any company that follows ESG.
And he’s continuing the fight, now alerting Florida residents of the social credit scheme being pushed by mega corporations that practice ESG.
“What they’re doing is they’re ranking you about what you’re doing to basically conform your behavior to their ideological imperatives,” DeSantis explained. “And, that’s not acceptable. So, that is using your economic power to advance a political agenda. Now, this is something that is very serious, because I think the policies are bad, I think having a politicized economy is not the way that you want to go.”
The Twilight Zone comes to life
Social credit scores are a concept straight out of Netflix’ Black Mirror anthology show – a modern day version of The Twilight Zone.
Back in 2016, Black Mirror put out an episode entitled “Nosedive.”
The plot features a woman who has an enviable life, good job, handsome boyfriend, popular friends – the works.
However, a series of misunderstandings lead to her social credit score tanking faster than President Joe Biden’s approval ratings.
As a consequence, the woman loses her job, her boyfriend breaks up with her, and her friends don’t want to be seen with her.
Her best friend even finds a way to replace the woman, who was supposed to be her Maid of Honor, out of her wedding.
In short, because the woman didn’t follow society’s “social rules” exactly, the woman’s life was ruined.
Critics have noted that the social credit system depicted in Black Mirror is eerily similar to the social credit system being implemented in Communist China.
And it’s the same one many Democrats have called to be implemented here in America in order to deal with so-called “disinformation.”
Fortunately, Governor Ron DeSantis is fighting against it.
US Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.