Mike Rowe is a known TV star, famous for his show “Dirty Jobs” where he explored the hardest and dirtiest jobs Americans have in this nation.
Recently, he stated that the reason the U.S. job market is dismal isn’t because there’s no opportunity—it’s because the average American worker is just too plain “spoiled” to take the dirty, hands-on jobs we have.
Rowe stated this while speaking with Tucker Carlson. He explained that his organization, the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, helped a man who is now a welder in the state of North Dakota and makes $140,000 a year.
There is a great amount of joblessness in America, but, as Rowe notes, when he would go and do the “dirty” jobs, there were always “help wanted” signs in the windows. So, it’s not that there’s a lack of jobs—just a lack of people who want to do them.
These jobs offer pretty impressive paychecks, and they obviously need workers, so it’s a wonder why Americans are not seeking blue collar jobs. However, the answer is simple—many Americans are too lazy to do them.
“Maybe one of the barriers, really, is that people guiding them in schools at the secondary level are all liberal arts poetry majors, not that there’s anything wrong with that,” Carlson stated. “They don’t see the dignity in welding, maybe? Is that part of the problem?”
More American people need to be like Mike Rowe and be willing to do jobs that require hard work. If you’re broke, if you have bills to pay and mouths to feed, then you can’t afford to be lazy. You can’t afford to be anything, really.
“We’re all so spoiled in that wonderful way that any advanced society becomes when they flip the switch and the lights come on and they don’t pause for a minute to say, ‘Holy crap! I can’t believe the lights came on again,’” Rowe stated.
“We’re not properly gob smacked by the reality of the civilization we live in,” the former TV host continued on to say. “Consequently, the people who are on the front lines of those jobs are by and large transparent.”
The American people need to stop complaining and waiting to be given help, and they need to get up on their own two feet and thank whatever God they pray to that they have the ability to do so. Many people don’t have that option to work and are forced to sit at home when they would rather be earning a paycheck.
But these whiny liberals of today all get degrees in “art appreciation” and vow to never sacrifice their artistic integrity and get a real job. Sometimes, however, you have to cowboy up and work a job you don’t necessarily like and earn some money. It’s as simple as that.