The senselessness of liberals never seems to end. Thankfully, there are more than enough people with common sense left in this country to deconstruct the flawed logic so many liberals espouse.
Mike Rowe is one of those people. The actor, television host, and advocate of working Americans across the country appeared on FNC’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, where he defended himself from claims that he is supporting white supremacists. He said that everything doesn’t have to be political, which is a stark rejection of liberals who demand we take every opportunity to denounce President Trump.
Rowe, the host of Dirty Jobs and Somebody’s Gotta Do It, as well as the founder of a foundation that helps bridge skill gaps between blue and white collar workers, has had a policy of staying as apolitical as possible. He said himself that, “I can’t think of a single celebrity whose political opinion I value and I’m not going to assume that the country feels any differently about mine.”
However, when Chuck Atkins attacked him on Facebook, interpreting his political silence as a sign that he supports white supremacists, Rowe decided he just had to let his attacker know how foolish his arguments were.
“Allow me to say how much I dislike your post,” Rowe started. “Everything about it annoys me – your smug and snarky tone, your appalling grammar, your complete lack of evidence to support your claims, and of course, the overarching logical fallacy that informs your entire position.”
“Everything today is politicized,” Rowe said on Tucker Carlson Tonight as he described the situation pervading our nation today. He also went on to say that he remains somewhat reserved when it comes to these attacks online, but did say there is a point when he would call someone out like he did with Atkins.
“I don’t respond to people online who call me names, in fact, I kind of like it. But this guy conflated racism with politics with my foundation and really, and in kind of a tautological, rhetorical way, wound up insulting 5 million of my friends and supporters,” he said.
“200 years ago it would have been pistols at dawn. Today, it’s like, okay, if this is what you’re going to do, please come back with some organized thoughts and make a persuasive case.” Rowe continued. “Otherwise, don’t.”
Rowe proceeded to break down the logical errors that the poster made, completely destroying the arguments of his liberal attacker.
It goes to show just how ridiculous things are becoming in this country that some liberals have begun embracing tactics that one would expect to see at the Salem Witch Trials of 1693.
If you support Trump, you are apparently supporting white supremacists. Does the left equate politics with racism?
“You’re guilty, not for what you say, you’re guilty because you didn’t rush to condemn a flood after it rained – why would you do that?” said Rowe. “Republicans love you; conservatives love you, ergo white nationalists love you because you’ve remained silent in the face of recent events. You’re tacitly endorsing their love of bad things,” elaborated the TV show host, characterizing his critic’s arguments.
Mike Rowe’s interview is a refreshing voice of common sense. Perhaps, if we all react to the lunacy of the far-Left like Rowe, we can ridicule them into obscurity.