Mike Rowe is not happy with the leftist attempts to smear him as a supporter of “white supremacy.” Who would be?
He recently explained that he tried to avoid getting involved in political debates because nobody really cares what celebrities think about politics.
Sadly, in his efforts to explain why he thought celebrities should remain silent on political issues, he happened to trigger leftist snowflakes who believe that anyone who doesn’t loudly agree with them, must of course be… “white supremacists.”
Yes, you heard that right… Rowe is being smeared as a “white nationalist” simply for refusing to get involved in politics.
In an effort to push back on this ridiculous narrative Rowe appeared on Fox News with Tucker Carlson to talk about the insanity that is our modern culture, and why leftists continue to beg celebrities to denounce their political opponents.
During the interesting and at times funny interview, Rowe offers a thoughtful and well-reasoned response where he explains that the current climate in our nation is toxic and dangerous.
He also explains why he decided to get involved in the debate, once he and many of his fans were smeared as supporters of white supremacy.
“This guy conflated racism with politics with my foundation – and really in a tautological way. He insulted five million of my friends and supporters. 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. That’s crazy.”
From the original Facebook post that got this all started – here’s Rowe’s response to his accuser:
You say that White Nationalists believe that everyone who goes to college is an “academic elite.” You then say that Republicans promote “anti-intellectualism.” You offer no proof to support either claim, but it really doesn’t matter – your statements successfully connect two radically different organizations by alleging a shared belief. Thus, White Nationalists and The Republican Party suddenly have something in common – a contempt for higher education. Then, you make it personal. You say that Republicans “love” me because they believe that my initiative and “their” initiative are one and the same. But of course, “their” initiative is now the same initiative as White Nationalists.
Very clever. Without offering a shred of evidence, you’ve implied that Republicans who support mikeroweWORKS do so because they believe I share their disdain for all things “intellectual.” And poof – just like that, Republicans, White Nationalists, and mikeroweWORKS are suddenly conflated, and the next thing you know, I’m off on a press tour to disavow rumors of my troubling association with the Nazis!
Far-fetched? Far from it. That’s how logical fallacies work. A flaw in reasoning or a mistaken belief undermines the logic of a conclusion, often leading to real-world consequences. And right now, logical fallacies are not limited to the warped beliefs of morons with tiki torches, and other morons calling for “more dead cops.” Logical fallacies are everywhere.