If America is to be healed of its ills it’s going to take people challenging leftist absurdities in public, even if they suffer for doing so.
Denis Finley, recently the executive editor of The Burlington Free Press in Vermont, did just that. He got fired for it last week by Gannett Company, the national corporation that owns the newspaper.
How’d it happen?
Earlier this month Finley came upon a tweet praising a proposal in Vermont to create a “third gender” for Vermont driver’s licenses as “awesome.”
Three tweets later, he was out of a job. Here they are:
“Awesome! That makes us one step closer to the apocalypse.”
One “third gender” supporter said he likes the driver’s license idea because it provides “recognition.”
“All recognition? Any recognition, Tim? What if someone said it’s awesome they are going to recognize pedophiliacs on licenses? I’m not being snarky, I’m just asking. Not all recognition is awesome.”
Then someone asked if Finley thinks the world is coming to an end, since he used the word “apocalypse.”