Levi Strauss’s Three-Pronged Anti-Gun Attack
Russ Chastain 03.07.19
It’s no secret that many companies — companies we have made wealthy by spending our hard-earned cash for their products — use their deep pockets to influence public policy. And Levi Strauss has long been known to do that in an anti-gun fashion. Well, late last year they reportedly began to go above and beyond their past endeavors by using their wealth to campaign against our civil rights.
An article at GunsAmerica reports that Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh will be using company resources to pay young folks to campaign against guns. The term “youth activists” was used… you know, formerly anonymous folks such as David Hogg, who are given the spotlight by liberal media and actually paid to rant against gun ownership.
In the best attempt to date to unseat Edward Stack as the nation’s Virtue Signaler in Chief, Levi Strauss’s CEO Chip Bergh bravely announced this week his company’s support of “youth activists” working to end the “gun violence epidemic” in America and encouraged other “business leaders” to do the same.
“As business leaders with power in the public and political arenas, we simply cannot stand by silently when it comes to the issues that threaten the very fabric of the communities where we live and work,” he said in a recent op-ed published by Fortune. “While taking a stand can be unpopular with some, doing nothing is no longer an option.”
The article describes three ways Bergh will attack your civil rights:
- Establish a “Safer Tomorrow Fund” to dispense $1 million via “philanthropic grants” to “nonprofits and youth activists who are working to end gun violence in America.”
- Join “Everytown for Gun Safety’s” new “Business Leaders for Gun Safety” coalition. GunsAmerica adds: “Roughly paraphrasing Everytown’s website, this group is working to join banks and other businesses doing their darndest to bankrupt gun companies and marginalize gun owners.”
- Financially support employees who give money to anti-gun organizations, by matching donations DOUBLE their usual charitable donation match — and by giving employees paid time off to do volunteer work for these anti-gun groups.
Bergh has sworn an oath to the Constitution as a former officer in the U.S. Army and claims these actions are in line with that oath and that he supports the Right to Bear Arms while at the same time avowing that equal rights aren’t for everybody.
Bergh quotes retired four-star general Michael Hayden, who said in a promotional piece for the Giffords Center that “some people… should never have access to any weapons.”
Folks, I don’t know about you, but I haven’t spent a dime for a Levi Strauss product in decades because of the company’s anti-gun stance. I can’t tell you how to spend your money, but I’m hoping you join me in letting that company wither and die.
Are you with me?