Leftists will give you a scholarship for your skin color, whatever gender you decided to be that week, or any other way you choose to identify yourself as a protected class. Well, Mike Rowe has a scholarship for you too. The only requirement? You need to work hard.
So, you know, not for leftists.
We’ll need to see some references. (No, not from Mom – she doesn’t count.) You’ll need to write a couple of essays. (Yes, spelling and grammar matter.) In general, you’ll need to make a case for yourself and appear persuasive and logical. You’ll also need to sign The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge – (Skills and Work Ethic Aren’t Taboo.)
The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge in non-negotiable. It must be signed by ALL applicants. At base, it’s a promise not to become a lazy, self-entitled drone who blames others for their troubles and expects to be taken care of. If you’re in any way offended by its content, this particular pile of free money is probably not for you.
Bottom line – Work Ethic Scholarships are for people who wish to learn a skill that’s actually in demand – people who wake up early, stay late, and bust their ass day in and day out. While people like this are hard to find, I know from experience they’re out there. If you think you’re one of them, apply here.
And this is why Mike Rowe is a LwC favorite.
So while we have Bernie Sanders and his mindless, gutless acolytes out in force, demanding FREE HEALTHCARE and FREE COLLEGE, we have the opposite in Mike Rowe. Did he specifically call out the Bernie Sanders fanboys and girls? Of course not. He didn’t have to. It’s subtext. Surely college graduates picked up on the slight. What with all their college education…
Thing is, Mike Rowe is right. There is plenty of work out there. Electricians, plumbers, carpenters, handy men. Jobs that require the use of your hands. Jobs that require stuff get built, fixed, improved. Car mechanics, plane mechanics. Jobs that require sweat, some dirt, maybe a few tears of frustration. But work, none the less.
They’re jobs that won’t raise eyebrows when you speak of it at your country club party. They’re jobs that don’t require a philosophy degree, or a bachelors in gender studies. They’re jobs you may not want to brag about to all your friends.
But they’re jobs with value. They may even make you much happier than that “glorious” nine to five job in an office. I’m just putting that out there…
Look, I get the appeal of a job which gets you an eye raise here and there. I understand prestige. I understand the allure of a fancy suit, a high rise apartment, and a job which has been portrayed in film and television. I get it.
Here’s the thing, college-debt ridden, entitled, spoiled brat socialists: no work at all? It’s pathetic. Demanding other people, who do work, give you stuff for free? You’re a succubus. You’re worse than a swamp-dwelling leech. Hell, that’s an insult to the leech. Even leeches have their uses. Read Dear ‘Men’ Who Vote Bernie Sanders: You’re not Men at All…
The best thing you can do for yourself, even if you want that high rise apartment (nothing wrong with it) or the Armani suit/dress (nothing wrong with that) is to work for it. Earn your own way. Fight for your independence. Get crap done for yourself. Really, there’s no better feeling.
Unless, of course, you’re allergic to work. In that case…