I turned down $1 million severance in exchange for my voice.
I think it was Dostoevsky who wrote, “Tolerance will reach such a level that intelligent people will be banned from thinking so as not to offend the imbeciles.”
That's all this is. Burning well-known and intelligent and successful people in effigy to condition the broader public into adopting a range of politically acceptable norms and behaviors.
Always love to see an example of someone not beholden to a delicate constitution stand pat. A rarity.
Thank you for speaking out so bravely for children. As a public school teacher I have witnessed the catastrophe of what these school closures, remote education and incessant masking did to kids. I wish you the best and am glad you decided to do the right thing by going against the groupthink.
I too am a disaffected liberal who has seen the Democratic Party leave me in the dust as it enthusiastically supports censorship and government control over personal autonomy. I have watched over two years as most everyone in the Boston area lost their minds to fear and blame——towards the most vulnerable people in society, including their own innocent children! Their intolerance toward alternative viewpoints and cruelty towards the unvaccinated (bar them from medical care😥) became too concerning and too unattractive to ignore anymore. Now they are starting to see the light, but so much damage has already been done because those with power and influence made sure of that, and will not stop unless WE THE PEOPLE take back control. We cannot let this greed and venality continue or we will lose our freedom forever.
Powerful story. Thank you.
So many of us have been with you getting attacked from day 1, despite being right from day 1. Wouldn’t it be nice if at least some of those Covidians who threw out poor and middle class children like trash would at least say “I was wrong and I’m so sorry”? But they won’t. It’s not the leftist way.
It’s the US leftist way to go to super bowl with tens of thousands maskless adults then demand 5 year olds in the same city today wear N95s on the playground. It’s the leftist way to fire already immune first responders for failure to “comply” with a failed medical treatment for a disease they are already immune to (with NYC and LA firing thousands this month despite the overwhelming evidence the stupid shots don’t work).
Subjugating the service class and treating children like nonhuman pawns is the fascists left way. It’s the Brandon way. It’s the Democrat way.
Levi’s carrying water for the leftist subjugating the service class and intentionally destroying kids is one of thousands of examples of woke corporations wanting to prove their loyalty to misguided Dem policy more than any other corporate goal. It’s cruel, it’s destructive, and it will only get worse as long as people keep supporting these woke companies in bed with Democrats, and as long as they insist on voting for fascists Democrats that will absolutely use the private sector to enforce their cruel and destructive ideologies.
What Levi’s and other American corporations are doing by submitting to the woke Twitter mob is unamerican but it’s a direct result of over compensated executives who trade their morals and principles for unearned million dollars salaries.
“I proposed to the company leadership that we weigh in on the topic of school closures in our city, San Francisco. We often take a stand on political issues”
Important to note that we are currently having a panic attack about how gay children in Florida will *kill themselves* if teachers don’t get to have an open dialogue with their students about sexual activity.
SUMMARY: No sex talk with your teacher means you commit suicide BUT ALSO when schools are closed and you never see your teacher at all…….this is good and smart.
We must continue to emphasize that these people are dumb and terrible.
The left always eats its own. Our Robespierre moment is approaching.
Jennifer, we need a million more like you. Who would have thought that it would be the truckers and people like you who would emerge as the revolutionaries rebelling by example, not by violence and silencing, against the tyranny of the cowardly new elite. The last Boston Tea Party created the greatest nation in human history, and let’s hope this one is on its way to the same place in history.
Excuse my crudeness but how did we get so fucked? And how do we get unfucked? This evil insanity is like nothing I’ve seen in my 62 yrs, and I can only hope that more and more people will unplug themselves from it.
I’m sorry you went through this, Jennifer. But I can only wonder how you ignored the creep of political correctness at Levi’s - creep like starting a DEI department and hiring for “diversity” rather than merit. The signs were there all around you I’m certain but you were oblivious to them until the beast came after you personally.
Many of you are like the proverbial frogs in the pot - you’re in hot water but don’t notice until it’s too late. You accept the PC ridiculousness and even embrace and advance it, using its language and tools, not seeing that road is leading to the inevitable steep cliff until you’re the one at the precipice.
You’re a courageous woman and a good person.
At the end of last June I started travelling to Europe for business (I am involved in the fine dining world) which included eating indoors at restaurants with other people. Between June & December, when Omicron kicked in, I took 5 different trips and probably ate with 50 different people in four different countries. Not a single person at any of the meals came down with Covid, including me. On a discussion forum dedicated to food, someone asked if it was safe to eat indoors at restaurants and I related my story and concluded that I thought it was totally safe. Well you would have thought I said that the sun rises in the West as they treated me as if I was a crazy person. Then an endocrinologist friend of mine who practices in Las Vegas weighed in to say that since Vegas had been open, there were no reported cases of someone being infected in a restaurant. Unfortunately, that didn't sway any of the people who refused to believe we were telling the truth.
I am not sure what drives this phenomenon. People buy into this stuff with a religious fervor. If you are afraid to eat indoors at restaurants because of fear of getting infected, then no one is forcing you to do it. But I don't understand why people have a need to prevent others from giving different advice. They are treated as if they are telling people to walk off the edge of a cliff.
I respect your integrity. You capture a dynamic occurring in many organizations and boardrooms where ideological diversity is less tolerated.
Wow what an impressive woman! Please run for any office. America needs you more than ever.
“I turned down $1 million severance in exchange for my voice.”
I hate the government so much that when I read numbers like this I immediately do the math in my head on how much the government is going to steal and then deploy in pursuit of jackassery.
So depending on your zip code at the time, in California, it was really only like a $600,000 severance. A substantial sacrifice nonetheless.
Sports Twitter, which is surprisingly left-wing, loves it when someone gets signed for $200 million and I show up in the comments with
“Congratulations to the Democrats on their new $80 million contract as Yankees right fielder.”
The left is fascist. You must agree with them in everything. There is no diversity of thought, which is the most important diversity. Congratulations on being principled and brave. I disagree with you on many issues but agree about this criminally abusive treatment of children during this societal hysteria
Much respect!!! You have been a voice of hope to millions and an inspiration. I hope you are able to take comfort and pride in your actions. Good luck on the next stage of your journey and I hope to continue seeing you on Twitter. Thank you