Mike Rowe host of “Dirty Jobs” recently criticized the billionaires who are currently attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Rowe called them hypocrites for blaming everyday, working people for “all the trouble in the world.”
Rowe appeared Wednesday on Fox New Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle”, where he did not hold back his thoughts toward the World Economic Forum attendees. He spoke toward the “dismissive” and “callous” attitude the billionaire elites had toward key sectors of the economy such as the fossil fuels industry.
Watch the interview below.
The interview begins with a clip of key speakers at the WEF voicing climate alarmism. One speaker stated, “So we need to work together to close the emissions gap. And that means to phase out progressively coal and supercharge the renewable revolution to end the addiction to fossil fuels.” Al Gore said in an exasperated manner, “Emissions are still going up all these promises of the last few years to cut emission emissions are still going up. When are we going to bring these emissions down? We cannot let the oil companies and gas companies and Petro states tell us what is permissible.”
Host Laura Ingraham comically said Al Gore “is like a human version of the Hindenburg is going to explode at any moment”. Ingraham then pointed out that many of the pronouncements we see at the World Economic Forum do in fact have a tangible effect on international policy. She cites California and its radical ESG initiatives as an example.
Rowe responds, “It’s hard to maintain a consistent level of outrage. I’ve been at this for 15 years, the foundation I run is, is focused on real jobs that require an actual skill that that truly exist. And honestly, Laura, when I when I look at some of the coverage of Davos, you know, I don’t I guess I don’t understand why anybody is taking any of it seriously. Honestly, I watch it year after year. These are billionaires and very, very, very wealthy people who fly privately to this resort to basically blame the Everyday Guy. For all of the trouble in the world. So I I think maybe my answer is I just don’t know how a reasonable person can see through the hypocrisy, to even for a moment seriously considered the validity of anything you just play.”
Ingraham then calls out the anti-fossil fuel agenda the Biden administration has embraced such as cancelling the Keystone Pipeline, halting oil and gas permitting, and a general ESG sentiment that has prevented investment into our domestic oil and gas industry.
Row continues, “Yeah, I agree. It’s kind of an unholy alliance. And most bad ideas take on a certain kind of inertia, right that gets pushed and pulled from a lot of different places. And sometimes I’m afraid things just have to go splat before the regular majority will just stand up and go, well, well, look, it’s fine to talk about renewables. It’s well and good and I think in our best interest to look at other ways to fuel the planet, but to affirmatively make fossil fuels the enemy right now, and to marginalize and to vilify. The very thing that we are all so completely and totally reliant upon. That’s a recipe for crazy making, and you’re right, you can see it everywhere. Certainly, your relationship with energy is profoundly disconnected. Our relationship with food also disconnected where we’re at war with the very things that we need. And so, look, I work on the shows I work on because it gives me a chance to point to people who I believe are connected to the things that matter most energy and food. What’s going on in Switzerland right now, I don’t get it.”
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