Quote of the day—Chip Bergh

As a company, we have never been afraid to take an unpopular stand to support a greater good.

I’m convinced that while some will disagree with our stand to end gun violence, history will prove this position right too.

Our country has faced seemingly intractable issues like this before, but together we’ve overcome them. We can do it again. Together we can put an end to the gun violence epidemic in America.

Chip Bergh
September 4, 2018
Levi Strauss CEO: Why Business Leaders Need to Take a Stand on Gun Violence
[Not anywhere in the article does he even hint there is such a thing as justified violence. He says he is not suggesting we repeal Second Amendment but he doesn’t acknowledge that it protects the rights of individuals to own firearms.

He speaks of ending “gun violence” and “the greater good”. He apparently doesn’t realize that in almost all cases the greater good is achieved by respecting the rights of individuals. Because of this disrespect of our rights tens of millions of individuals will fail to respect his decision and spend their money elsewhere.—Joe]

11 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Chip Bergh

  1. Why can’t these geniuses just stick to the business of business? You’re there to make stuff. Leave the activism to the revruns.

  2. It’s been at least ten years since I’ve had a pair of Levi’s. I abandoned them for Carhartt over another of their choices. You won’t reget the move and you’ll save money.

    • I’m sure it has been that long or longer for me too. Barb did purchase a couple of pairs of Levi jeans for me about two years ago. I didn’t care for them. They were too thin and didn’t hold my holster and gun very stable. I asked her not to buy any more Levi products for me and she agreed.

      Costco’s Kirkland brand is what I usually wear.

  3. “Our country has faced seemingly intractable issues like this before, but together we’ve overcome them.”

    True, they were called the American Revolution and Civil War.

  4. This is typical of Levi Strauss. They have a penchant for saying whatever seems to be attractive at the time. I noticed too that the comments were long on feel good statements and short on specifics. They seem to be trying to sit on a fence and please both liberals and conservatives. In the end they will please neither. By the way, I too have not purchased a Levi product in years. They have simply become too expensive for the service they provide.

  5. I recommend Duluth Trading for cargo pants that are excellent for concealed carry. I will not purchase products from companies that are either unpatriotic, racist, socialist, or anti-conservative in any capacity.

  6. I’ve been ‘boycotting’ Levi’s for a couple decades now, and tend to agree they don’t fit well, anyway. More recently, I’ve extended my ‘reactivism’ to Wal-Mart, Dick’s sporting goods, and Kroger’s grocery chain over their anti-rights positions. It’s almost always painful to some degree (Dick’s was probably the most disappointing for me, personally) but I simply can’t just continue shrugging my shoulders and pretending it doesn’t matter. And, like voting, it may be just a hoarse voice in a hurricane, but I won’t go to the gallows knowing that I funded even one single strand of the rope that would hang me.

    Fuck ’em all, one by one, in descending order of rank.

  7. Levi has been actively anti-gun since the 90’s. They supported the early CA gun bans.
    Unfortunately, Costco is also anti-gun. Their no-weapons signage tends to be low key, normally on the wall inside of the entrances. However, their anti-gun attitude has gotten at least one member executed by police after their manager called police and lied about the situation. All store video conveniently disappeared, both inside and outside, that would have shown the actions of store and police personnel. Absent all that, the cops got no-billed. Customer was a medically retired West Pointer.

  8. I buy Schmidt work clothes at McCoy’s. Texas based, affordable, loops and deep pockets, and the belt loops don’t rip the third time you pull them on. Levis hasn’t produced affordable, practical ranch clothes in decades. If I want durable name brands, I buy wranglers at the hospice thrift store for a 10th of the retail. Bad move, “chip”.
    Good read, Joe. Thanks.

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