“Disney makes its money on Middle Americans who go to their theme parks, who buy their content and those people should know this corporation hates you,” the Manhattan Institute’s Christopher Rufo told Tucker Carlson recently. “It hates your culture, and it hates the color of your skin.”
…One can already hear the handwringing over not giving Disney what it wants. For its part, the modern iteration of the Southern Baptist Convention is unlikely to pose any opposition to Disney’s woke agenda. Nowadays, Southern Baptist Convention President JD Greear says “God has not called us to save America.” (Let not your heart be troubled, Pastor Greear, who closed his church’s doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, apparently did hear the Lord calling him to encourage his flock to take to the streets in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death last summer.)
…Again, if copyright exists as, in the Supreme Court’s words, an “engine of free expression,” in what universe does Cardi B’s “WAP” deserve the same level of protection as Booker T. Washington’s Up From Slavery? Isn’t it obvious we should incentivize the creation of the latter as opposed to the former?
Third, related to the second, Republicans should strip the pornography industry of copyright protection entirely. Copyright for smut is arguably unconstitutional anyway, as pornography does not promote the progress of “knowledge” in any way the Framers’ intended. Republicans should end any doubt on the question. Read more…