Ideological companies — like Disney, for example — are taking their masks OFF. They no longer care if consumers are aware of their far-left, corporate policies because business executives believe we cannot live without them. Glenn says it’s the same way with the vast majority of colleges and universities, which is why he refuses to pay for his kids to attend one (except for ONE particular college...). After all, Glenn asks, why should parents PAY academic institutions to RUIN the values they’ve worked so hard to instill in their children?
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STU: That's the thing I'm struggling to understand about Disney. Because there are companies, who do care.
STU: There are left-wing companies.
GLENN: That care.
STU: That care. And all they want to do -- Ben & Jerry's is a good example of that. They just don't like the Jews. They're ice cream. They're just not fans of the Jews. You know, the mint chocolate chip they have, does not like Jews. And that's just the way they run their operation.
GLENN: Wow. Wow.
STU: That is what they stand for. They've been really clear about it. As clear as you possibly can be. Please don't buy our ice cream, Jews. That is their stance. And their new slogan, by the way. If you happen to be in a convenience store today, you'll see it on the containers. Please don't buy our ice cream, Jews. It's not confirmed. But I'm pretty sure.
GLENN: All right. Huh. That's strange.
STU: But that's an ideological company that makes ice cream. Disney. Is Disney an ideological company that makes children's entertainment? Or is Disney a company that wants to make a lot of money, and thinks the best way to do that, or to appease its own employees here in the United States.
GLENN: No. It's an ideological company. It's an ideological company. And it always has been.
STU: But how can an ideological company that, for example, believes in wokeness among gays, be expanding in Oman. Why would they be going to -- they're trying to expand their operation in countries that will execute you if you're gay? An ideological company, wouldn't do that. They would -- that's putting profits over your ideology, is it not?
GLENN: Yeah. I don't know.
I don't know. I'm really going to surrender on that. Do you ever get that way, where you're just like, I don't really care at this point? No. It's really not on the top of my list.
STU: See, you really do care about Disney, though. More than literally anybody that I know.
GLENN: Yeah. I do.
STU: You've followed it. It's been an inspiration in your life and career.
GLENN: Walt Disney taught me -- Walt Disney and Orson Wells were the guiding guys of my life. Both good and bad.
STU: So that's a major, major part. To understand them now. Because you went through this phase, where it was Walt Disney, with this incredible vision of a company.
GLENN: I mean, it's always been an ideological company.
STU: Yeah. Back in the day.
GLENN: He was an American. Who thought America was a special place. That had special ideas. And laws, that made people free, to dream and do. And so he built his company -- that's why -- that's why all of those old shows, that, you know, you used to run around the Mickey Mouse Club time. It was always good versus evil. It was, you know, Johnnie Tremaine. It was stories. Davy Crockett. Stories of America.
And that's what he really wanted to do. And, you know, he really wanted to shore this all up. And shore the family up. I really think he saw today's America coming.
GLENN: He knew that the family and children. If given the proper tools and truth, would be able to navigate anything. And America would be the shining city on the hill. They've destroyed that. They don't believe that. They don't believe that anymore. They believe they'll be the shining city on a hill for another kind of flame. But it ain't truth.
STU: So after at some point, the ideological beginnings of Disney, under Walt. They fade away. And the criticism of them, when I was a kid. I feel like, was just churning out merch and crap.
STU: To maximize the amount of money. They were just a profit machine.
GLENN: Correct. Correct. And internally, they started, as they grew bigger and bigger. They started embracing all of the leftist ideas.
GLENN: And that infiltrated to every level, eventually. And now, they're -- they're ideologues. But they also are businesspeople.
STU: So they bring in the cash, but -- because you look at.
GLENN: Why are we still talking about this? I said I surrender.
STU: Well, I'm just trying to understand. Because I think you look at their mainstream releases. Right? Their big budget, you know, explosive, 100 million-dollar type of releases. They don't go down these roads, all that much. I still think a lot of them are pretty acceptable. Now, when you start looking at this, that they're throwing on the Disney Channel. And some of the stuff they're targeting betweens with. And that sort of ilk of their programming. They go farther and farther and farther down these roads.
GLENN: Yeah. Because parents are taking their kids to the movies. And watching it. Because they're in the dark, and they're watching it with their kids. Television, mom and dad generally aren't watching, you know, Disney Channel online.
GLENN: Or, you know, Disney TV. They're in -- maybe mom is in the kitchen, doing some stuff. Once in a while, she'll be like, wait. Wait. Hang on just a second. What is happening?
STU: Is part of this too, that these mainstream, $100 million releases, are being shown in Oman. Where the tween high school dramas, they make for Americans are not. They're not getting imported to Saudi Arabia.
GLENN: No. No.
STU: So these big things are. So they keep those pretty safe. And that's what makes me, you know, again, I know you've surrendered on this already. But that's what makes me think they are more than judging the playing surface, than a hard-core ideological company. I think they're filled with a lot of hard-core ideological people, particularly on the creative side of things, as we saw in these videos this week.
GLENN: Always have been.
STU: But they're not acting this way, all the way around the world. They're acting this way, because they seem to --
GLENN: They don't act this way, when they were still hard-core. Hard-core ideologies for the left. They didn't act this way, until they felt the tide has changed. We're now in control.
GLENN: You notice all these companies are coming out, and taking their masks off. They don't care anymore. They just don't care. You will do what the big corporations say, because you can't live without us. I can't wait to get to my farm, so I can prove them wrong.
I am just -- I'm sick of it. I'm sick of it. They are taking our children, down this -- this path. I mean, I -- I am not sending my kids to college. I will not do it.
GLENN: I will not do it.
STU: What if you could find a college, and there are some, that seem to have good -- you know, good programs?
GLENN: I would send them to Hillsdale.
STU: Right. Like Hillsdale is an example.
GLENN: That's it.
STU: There might be -- there might be others. We have talked to --
GLENN: Yeah. I'm not going to.
STU: You just don't want to take --
GLENN: No, I'm not going to take any chance.
STU: They're going to go on their own if they go.
GLENN: Yeah, you're 18. You could do what you want. I'm not paying somebody to destroy you. And to destroy everything that I have worked hard to instill in you.
STU: I have to say, I think more and more people are getting to that.
GLENN: I hope so.
STU: I'm there. I mean, I've always felt like the credentialism of college, is completely overvalued anyway.
GLENN: Yeah. What are you -- what are you -- Stu. Have we ever -- ever, ever, went, oh, well. He went to college for broadcasting. Oh, so we should listen to him.
STU: No. But we weren't a dumb business. I got to --
GLENN: No. We are in a dumb business.
GLENN: But are they any smarter than us? No. Because they don't learn anything that is real. Nothing.
STU: This is stealing I think Bryan Caplan's example here. But like, if a person goes to college, and they have all A-pluses. And on the very last day before graduation, they resign. Don't show up for graduation. Don't get a degree. And the next person comes through, and they get all D-minuses all throughout college, but they squeak through and graduate. The vast majority of this country, would hire the guy with the D-minuses.
GLENN: Of course.
STU: Because they would say, they have a degree in college. That is the dumbest. Any individual person, with a sense at all, could look at that situation, and say, obviously. The person who got all A-pluses all throughout college, is the one you should hire. And yet this system is set up, so that the person with the D-minuses will get hired in almost all situations. That's insanity. That's insanity. It's got to change.
GLENN: And how many people do you know that are wildly successful, that maybe went to a little college or no college, and then if they went to college, they dropped down. This is a waste of time.
GLENN: I mean, how many women's studies, you know, ethnic studies, you know, sexual studies, you know, do I really need? Do I really need to be able to do business here? To be able to -- wait a minute. I'm working for a bank. I need women and children's studies for what reason? No.
STU: Right. Well, this is a problem, I think too. In that, you see the way -- look at the way our situation is set up right now. You have these big tech companies and they go to these fact-checkers, and the fact-checkers ask experts to get what the right opinion is.
GLENN: Where do they get those experts?
STU: Right. Exactly. And this is the problem. There are no conservative gender study experts. Now, there is obviously an argument on the conservative side for these issues.
GLENN: But there's no experts.
STU: Debra Soh, we talked to before. She's not a conservative. But she at least has some rational thinking on this.
GLENN: But they've kicked her out --
STU: They've kicked her out. When they get people who go against the grain, they kick them out.
And generally speaking, a person who is conservative, is not going to college -- to want to study gender issues. It's not within our interest set. But if we don't have experts, at all, that are ever provided. When these journalists go to the fact-checkers, there's no one to ask.
GLENN: Right. This is the problem. We have made people who have gone to college, and have a degree. They are the experts. No matter what they believe. Over somebody else who can maybe not go to college. But has really tracked -- take economics. Economics. We are going to the experts. To solve inflation. The same experts that caused inflation. And while us nonexperts said, you can't do that. It will inflate the money. The experts said, it don't. It won't. This time, it's different. We said, no, it's not. Now, I don't have a degree in economics. I do have something called a brain cell. You must have none. And what happens? We go to the experts. And as it collapses, because of their recommendations. And their systems. They are the only ones we'll go to for the answer.
STU: That's a real problem.
GLENN: That's insane. That is the definition of insanity.
STU: And we've reached, I think, I would think. Is the peak of this. Just over the last couple of weeks. One of the most highly educated people in our society, about to be named in the Supreme Court. And thinks she needs to go to a biologist to find out what a woman is.
STU: This is completely bonkers.
GLENN: Check the pants. Check the junk. I mean, I would have even given you. I can't -- hang on just a second. And checked in her pants, okay. I know how to define a woman. I would have taken that. You know, a moment of hesitation. But not that answer.