The Great Mike Rowe SLAPS DOWN Bernie Sanders For His Idiotic Drivel About Education!
Hard work advocate Mike Rowe seems to try to stay out of politics, but he couldn’t help it when he saw socialist Democrat and fulltime moron Bernie Sanders tweet this insanely stupid opinion:
Of course Democrat idiots believe that the only thing keeping them from being criminals is a college degree subsidized by the federal government, because Democrats are mostly all criminals anyway. The rest of us understand that personal responsibility might have something to do with whether you end up in prison or not, and forcing everyone to get a college degree isn’t the panacea he wants us to believe it is.
He expanded on his idiocy in a Facebook post:
Of course, this math ONLY works if you seriously believe that the vast majority of people in jail are ONLY there because they didn’t get remedial math and English courses. Which is BS.
Mike Rowe posted a long Facebook response, though he was definitely more polite and courteous than I am about the issue:
Here are some excerpts:
I wonder sometimes, if the best way to question the increasingly dangerous idea that a college education is the best path for the most people, is to stop fighting the sentiment directly, and simply shine a light on the knuckleheads who continue to perpetuate this nonsense. This latest tweet from Bernie Sanders is a prime example. In less than 140 characters, he’s managed to imply that a path to prison is the most likely alternative to a path to college. Pardon my acronym, but…WTF!?
Historically, universities have promoted themselves at the expense of many other forms of “alternative education.” The implicit suggestion, reinforced daily by a generation of well-intended guidance counselors and misguided parents, is always the same – get yourself a four-year degree, or accept one of the many “vocational consolation prizes” that result from all other forms of “lesser knowledge.”
It’s a cautionary tale as predictable as it is false. But now, as people are slowly starting to understand the obscenity of 1.3 trillion dollars in student loans, along with the abundance of opportunity for those with the proper training, it seems the proponents of “college for all” need something even more frightening than the prospect of a career in the trades to frighten the next class into signing on the dotted line. According to Senator Sanders, that “something,” is a path to jail.
Is it possible that Senator Sanders doesn’t realize the number of college graduates with criminal records? Is he unaware of the millions of successful tradespeople and entrepreneurs who didn’t pay for a sheepskin, but somehow managed to stay of the clink? Does he not recognize that comments like his will encourage more kids who are better suited for an alternative path to borrow vast sums of money they’ll never be able to pay back in order to pay for a degree that won’t get them a job?
Maybe not. Maybe the 140 character limit has doomed him to be misunderstood or taken out of context. Certainly, it’s happened to me. But regardless, the damage is in the headline, and Twitter is nothing but headlines. The truth, in my opinion, is this: There is no alternative for an education, and no hope for a person who doesn’t want to learn something useful and apply it. But there are many, many alternatives to college. And none of them come with a prison sentence.
This isn’t the first time that ol’ Bernie has been utterly and completely irrational about math and acted like it supports his socialist idiocy. In fact, I made a delightful video about one time and you can watch that HERE!!
And you know what? I doubt Hillary substantively disagrees. She’s just not as stupid or as desperate as he is to admit it in public….