Mike Rowe on Why He Exposes His Haters on Facebook
I never understood why people promoted their haters on their platforms. Maybe because I don't care about other people's opinions if they disagree with mine. Even if they take their douche level to ten. Most people should stop sharing their douchey haters. Stop giving them the attention. Unless you have a certain panache when you showcase them. Like Mike Rowe (see Mike Rowe Challenges Progressive to Defend Their Agenda and Mike Rowe Attacked Over ‘Work Ethic’ Scholarship).
Though some of his fans don't know why he bothers with the haters, Katie Duckworth asks:
Why do you spend so much time answering people who are disrespectful or downright belligerent? You have 5 million people here who seem to respect you a great deal. Seems like they’re more deserving of your attention...
Here's what Mr. Dirty Jobs had to say.
I’ve favored the detractors, and the reason why is simple – I don’t know how to argue with people who agree with me.
To be clear, my primary purpose here is not to argue. But I do try to be persuasive. With mikeroweWORKS, I try to persuade people that a strong work ethic combined with a useful skill is still a recipe for prosperity. With Returning the Favor, I try to persuade people that basic kindness is a completely non-partisan condition. And in both cases, I try to persuade people to separate their ideas and their politics from their identities.
This is probably why he usually argues mostly with leftists. They don't seem to have identities outside of their politics. Or their love of avocado toast. Hatred of gluten. Dairy. Meat. A general sense of well-being.
Rowe then shared a quote from Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web. A recent OpEd that's being spread around the social medias lately.
“There is no direct route into the Intellectual Dark Web. But the quickest path is to demonstrate that you aren’t afraid to confront your own tribe.”
Welcome to the club, Mike. We have punch and pie. Gluten-free or chalk full of it, depending on your preferences, sir.
Though while on the topic of people we disagree with: