I prefer movies or baseball games over shows when I do get to watch TV, but I have seen a few episodes of Mike Rowe's Dirty Jobs. Mr. Rowe features jobs that are of the type that the average enervated and brainwashed American would think is "below" him. If you don;t believe me, then by all means ask young people when you have the chance. The best example that I can recall is an interview that Sean Hannity had with one of the representatives of Occupy Wall St. when the movement was at its height. The young man was using his college loan monies to pay for camping at the then-ongoing protest (yes, he actually had very little or no college credits to his name at the time). Yet he still, in a arrogant manner that shocked even me, casually stated that the suggestions that Hannity offered, such as waiting/bussing tables in restaurants were jobs that were "beneath me". That is was the Left has done to our youth in schools - deliberately convinced them that they are too good to work hard for a living, By this simple, act, the population will be unable to do anything other than what they are told by the elite.
Although I find him to be a good and entertaining speaker and host, I believe that this sad reality is the precise reason that his show became such a success.
Recently, Mr. Rowe appeared with Glenn Beck on TheBlaze. The comments that he received from "Americans" to me illustrate the depths to which our society has sunk - a very large subset or our citizens are shot-out; their brains are fired by the drivel that is fed to them by the Left. Worse still, many of them do realize this but their only response to this nagging feeling is to lash out*(more on this below) at anyone who speaks truthfully.
"....I call it my "conned" theory.
When an individual falls prey to a confidence, or "con" job, and loses a sum of money, it is fairly common for the victim to tell no one about the event. Often enough, even the police are not contacted about the theft.
This of course makes some sense. We all like to think of ourselves as immune to being fooled. We will of course admit to be pranked by a family member, friend, or coworker, but to let people know that we have been swindled out of our money is a very hard thing to do. It is a humiliating experience.
The way that I see it is this - If you would be reluctant to admit to others that you have been tricked out of, say $1,000, would you be willing to admit, not only to others, but yourself, that you have been tricked into being unable to think rationally?
I hold that a great many of these Leftist thugs who verbally attack conservatives, throw urine and fecal matter, and use objects to injure them are doing so in an effort to convince themselves that they have not been lied to. I would be willing to bet that a good portion of these thugs have attended college. If they were not brainwashed by Leftist dogma in primary school (And many have) the deed was done in the Halls of Academia. They spent years of their life there, applied themselves, and spent or borrowed money to be fed a load of garbage.
When the leave college, and start to get that nagging feeling that they have been conned out of their own intellect, they react not by reconsidering their positions, but by lashing out at those who have either maintained their wits or swung back to reclaim them......"
"Less than a week after appearing on Glenn Beck’s television program Wednesday to promote hisMike Rowe Foundation, the Facebook page of the “Dirty Jobs” host was hit with hundreds and hundreds of comments from “fans.”
"That comment triggered Rowe to craft a very thoughtful reply. And his response to Ms. Walsh is also drawing heat. Less than an hour after it was posted on Facebook, the letter had been “shared” more than 1,100 times and had earned almost 5,000 “likes.”........"
If you want a detailed answer to your question, please take a moment to read my earlier reply to Bob Reidel, another crestfallen soul who couldn’t reconcile my association with a TV host that he personally despised. As you read it (out loud, if possible, and in a public place), kindly replace the words “Bob Reidel” with “Shannon K. Walsh,” and “Bill Maher” with “Glenn Beck.” But prepare yourself – you might be forced to conclude that my true objective here has little to do with winning or losing your approval.As for your personal characterization of Glenn Beck, I can only assume you have information not available to me. In my time with him, I saw nothing “horrible, psychotic, hateful, or nasty.” I smelled no burning sulphur, no smoldering brimstone, and saw no sign of cloven hooves.To the contrary, I found a very passionate guy who employs about 300 people, works his butt off, and puts his money where his mouth is. Do we agree on everything? Of course not. Am I “disappointed” by that fact? Not at all. The real question, Shannon, is … why are you?
To be clear, I’m not here to tell you what to think or whom to hate. Like everyone else, you’re free to pick your devils, choose your angels, and attach the horns and halos accordingly.
But the guts of your question – even without all the name-calling and acrimony – reveal the essence of what’s broken in our country. You want to know “how I can associate” with someone you don’t like? The short answer is, how can I not? How are we ever going to accomplish anything in this incredibly divisive time if we associate only with people that we don’t disagree with?
Below are excerpts from the article from TheBlaze: