Mike Rowe is a big deal in conservative circles and it’s not hard to see why.
The guy is all about hard work, independence, Middle America, and traditional values.
Conservatives sure love him but liberals not so much.
In fact, there a lot of liberals out there who find themselves triggered by Rowe on a regular basis.
Recently, Rowe posted an article pointing out the fact that going to college is incredibly overrated.
From Daily Wire:
TV star Mike Rowe posted an NPR article to Facebook on Thursday that noted the massive number of vacant high-paying trade jobs as high school graduates continue to sign up for four-year-degrees. The post, which included commentary from Rowe, was not well received by everyone, especially one woman who was offended by Rowe’s pro-“hard work” mantra, telling him he’s attacking higher education and shaming those who choose to attend university.
Hard to understand why anyone would disagree with Mike’s point but here’s what the disgruntled woman had to say.
Here’s what one Dawn Baker wrote to Mr. Rowe: “Is it your intent to make those who choose college to feel ashamed, lazy and brainwashed? Our country’s education system is under attack, and you seem to be supplying more ammunition to those attacking it……There’s a reason many of these jobs pay well – they are truly HARD WORK – physically hard. Dangerous hard. Mentally hard. Feel free to send reps to the local unemployment office and brow beat them to send people to these jobs. Whether you mean to or not – your are sending a very bad message to those who want to destroy our higher education system.”
Here’s Rowe’s full response.
From The Daily Caller:
“You’re right – our countries educational system is indeed under attack. But the attack is from within, and the wounds are self-inflicted,” Rowe explained in his post Friday on Facebook. “The hypocrisy in our educational system is rank, the bias undeniable, the disrespect for our flag ubiquitous, and the entire ‘safe space’ mentality the exact opposite of what life is like in the real world.”
“Higher education has created its own PR nightmare,” he added. “Is it any wonder parents are trying to figure out if their kids should be sent into such a lopsided environment? Is it any wonder reasonable people are beginning to question the value of a four-year degree?”
He also pointed out that the University of Utah just installed a “Cry Closet” for students who are stressed out over finals and that Fresno State professor Randa Jarrar was able to call the late Barbara Bush a “witch and a racist the same day she died, then bragged to the world that her tenured position meant that she could speak without fear or consequence.”
Game. Set. Match.
Gotta love Mike Rowe.
Here’s more on how Rowe wants to help solve the jobs crisis.
Mike Rowe talks about things that Democrats don’t want to talk about. He likes to talk about the importance of vocational schools and he often criticizes how useless many college degrees have become.
Keep it up, Mike.
Here’s Tucker Carlson with more.