A county judge from Texas has invited Disney World to move to Texas. For reasons that we have already discussed, the biggest of which is the $12-25 billion price tag, Disney World isn’t going anywhere. The newest hotel (Star Cruiser) just cost Disney $1 billion alone.
It doesn’t surprise me that this judge would take this position. He is, after all, a Democrat. As we are all now aware, the Democratic party is the party of child molesters and communists. If the Republicans can’t use this issue to capture the soccer moms, they deserve to vanish into history.
Speaking of history, I promised you all more Central Florida Disney history.
Back in the late 60’s, Walt Disney wanted to build a larger theme park than the one he had built in California. Not only did he want a theme park, he wanted to build a futuristic city that would be a technological Utopia, with a dome protecting the residents from the weather and allowing a perfect environment.
The problem was that he needed to buy land for low prices. As soon as people found out it was him buying land, he reasoned, prices would skyrocket. So he hired two shady men: Paul Helliwell, who ran CIA operations in Southeast Asia, and William “Wild Bill” Donovan, head of the World War II spy organization that eventually became the CIA. Together, they hatched a plan that would give Disney total control over the legal environment of his new project.
First, Donovan and his law firm created numerous shell corporations through which large amounts of property could be purchased. A disinformation campaign kept the locals from determining that it was really the Disney company that was buying large tracts of land. Disney was correct about keeping it secret. As soon as people found out that it was him buying the land, the price per acre became 1,000 times higher, going from $80 to $80,000 an acre within weeks.
Disney needed to make sure that he had control over every aspect of the project: building codes, taxes, everything. So CIA spy Paul Helliwell did what he had already done in Southeast Asia: Create a shadow government. They created phantom cities where the property was located, installed a compliant government and proceeded to make their own rules.
So the cities of Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista were created. Overseeing it all, a third phantom, the Reedy Creek Improvement District, handles local-government things like waste removal, emergency medical services and fire departments. That means Disney World was exempt from zoning and land use laws, and any public money generated within the theme parks would stay in the business.
This is what allows things like Disney’s policy preventing medics from declaring people dead. It allows Disney to collect taxes from Hotels located in the area, and the tax money funds Disney operations in a completely tax free (for Disney) way.
RCID pays the Orange County Sheriff’s office $8.5 million a year to provide law enforcement within its jurisdiction. On top of that, the theme park pays $5.6 million a year to pay individual deputies $40 an hour to act as security guards in the park. They wear their department issued uniform, carry a department issued firearm and radio, drive their taxpayer issued patrol car, and are paid by the department that they work for. The theme park then pays their department for the service. Depending on the situation, they are considered to be security guards or police.
If they want to search you but don’t have a warrant or probable cause, they are security guards. If they ask you a question and you lie, they are then cops and you have broken the law. If you resist them in any way, they are cops. They get to have things however it works out best for them. As this great grandmother found out, when Disney security searched her bags as a part of a security check and she was arrested for having CBD oil. The charges were later dropped, but this illustrates the problem I have with cops as security. They can search you, and you have no constitutional protections. But let them find something illegal, and they instantly can use the fruits of what would otherwise be an unconstitutional search and arrest you.
Of course, when their employers are accused of an actual crime like pedophilia or distribution and possession of child pornography, they are given a free pass by the deputies who don’t want to bite the hand that feeds them.