A “fan” asked a question on Facebook about Mr. Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe, allegedly being anti-union. Or how parts of his SWEAT pledge are problematic. The “fan” was polite, and Rowe was his usual polite self back. The question prompted Mike to share this story from one of the many recipients of the MikeRoweWORKS scholarship. It’s a valuable one.
Here’s an example of an applicant who applied a few years ago, and received my enthusiastic assistance. His name is Michael Gamez. I have no idea what he thinks about unions, illegal immigration, abortion, corporate welfare, Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Dirty Jobs, George Soros, Charles Koch, or fake news. Nor do I care. All I know is that he signed the SWEAT Pledge, wrote a terrific essay, provided some really great references, and convinced myself and my staff that he would be a valuable asset to any employer. So we helped him. And today, he is putting his skill to use, and thriving.
Politics don’t need to be interjected into everything. Least of all, working for a living. Mike Rowe doesn’t think so. Michael Gamez doesn’t think so. And let’s be honest. Latino + Los Angeles = there’s a good chance he and Mike Rowe vote for different people. We’ll call that difference conservative vs liberal.
The problem is leftists. Who instead of encouraging you to work hard, want to convince you that you’re a victim. While demonizing the people who provide a salary and the means to support yourself. Saddle up, because this is going to be the siren song of the left in 2020.