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Author:  Gerald V. Todd
Bio: Gerald V. Todd
Date:  May 5, 2014
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The “Dirty Job” Mike Rowe Missed

Mike Rowe the star of “Dirty Jobs,” his long running series on Discovery Channel sought out and performed a huge variety of jobs that actually got his hands - and the rest of him – dirty. He showed what others do every day to keep the country running with plenty of food, fiber and mobility

Mike was seen on a dairy farm shoveling cow manure, inside an Air Force transport plane fuel tank; in factories and farms cleaning out sumps; slaughter houses dealing with offal; crawling into places that a claustrophobic (not homophobic) like me would panic in. I only saw him really scared once – but he did the chore anyway.

Mike found a way to put his delightful, clean cut guy personality to work in a profitable manner. His underlying goal was to demonstrate to the rest of us what it takes to keep our farms, factories and cities running – and the people who step up to the plate to get the job done day after day so the rest of us can buy our food and clothing, flush our toilets and forget about it.

Today. Mike is putting his experience to work showing us that a truly diverse society requires truly diverse gifts, talents and opportunities to keep things humming. Back in the 1970’s, when the same elitists were panicking over a global freeze, someone got the bright idea ours was going to become an “Information Society” – thriving on virtual bulls***, letting other lesser peoples in third world countries do the dirty work of making things for us while we all became college graduates.

Every nation has a population full of potential to discover and apply individual gifts and talents. Most of the world’s population lives under despots or conditions where it is impossible for those talents to be discovered, much less developed and put to use for the good of all. We were doing a pretty good job of teaching American methodologies so others could grow until greed enticed all too many companies to pick up entire factories and move them to cheap labor and lax safety and environmental requirements.

The elitists - mostly in Academia – were really big on every kid going to college and every dirty job being left to someone else far, far away – even motherhood. My son was in college when his wife became pregnant, so naturally she went to the university health center. The knot head nurse said, “You’re not going to keep “IT” are you?” “IT” is 25 years old, a college graduate and still looking for a well-paying job. Where have the jobs and the developed skills to support them gone? Go figure!

Academia was once the home of broad discourse and the building of young minds as they discover themselves, eternal truths and seek ways to maximize their potential. Young people almost universally seek ways to do a real service to family, community and the world in general while prospering personally. Scientific Method was born at the Cathedral School at Chartres in the 12th Century.

Today, in order to graduate, a student must learn to wallow in the sewer of Academic depravity from sex classes to women’s studies to satanic performances during Holy Week, to the advance of totalitarianism to hate for anything pure and innocent. Of course it is also necessary to remove any element of faith in the Transcendent. As a part of the culture of death, there is no tolerance for those who understand the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. The very existence of the United States as “one Nation under God” raises Academia’s ire as they accuse the most accomplished nation in history of polluting the earth and destroying other nations. Their idea of the greatest worldwide pollution is the existence of 5.5 billion too many human beings who must be eliminated at all costs. Ask Zeke Emanuel, the architect of Obamacare what he thinks!

My wife and I attended the commencement exercises of our Goddaughter a few years ago. The atmosphere was raucous - not because of normal student relief – but because the President of the school bragged about racial diversity to the cheers of many. The broad range of gifts and talents the school helped develop wasn’t on her Radar. The clincher was when the faculty was introduced, the vast majority came dressed like Mike Rowe after cleaning out a trough. So little self-respect – much less – for their students.

Mike missed the one dirtiest job of all – that of today’s Academic who fathered political correctness, demeaned labor, vilified the Founders and the Republic they gave us, proselytized for a spiritual vacuum. They discourage free enterprise, the core of capitalism when not under the thumb of money manipulators. They whore for grants to study pre-conceived notions such as man-made global warming. In my opinion, Academia, with precious few exceptions harbors the most willing of its members to wallow in the sewer of depravity and debt they have created for the rest of us, especially their students.

Time to restore Beauty to the top instead of the sewer. Mike is helping show us how to do it.

Gerald V. Todd

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Biography - Gerald V. Todd

Jerry is a retired engineer with strong experience in environmental innovation which he still applies today with 2 clean water and energy saving technologies. His life avocation in writing and study of philosophical and biblical themes as they apply to the body politic's spiritual warfare. He survived stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2006; now in excellent health. A graduate of the University of Illinois (1958, Industrial Engineering), Jerry had post graduate studies at both the University of San Francisco and the University of Santa Clara in California between 1961 and 1963 (Logic, Marketing). As co Founder and seminar presenter he was awarded a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Valley Christian University operating under California private-post secondary statutes for mid career student, VCU was the pioneer external degree school for mid career students. Its course structures were picked up by several well known Christian colleges. Hosted local broadcast radio and TV shows, "Religion on the Line" and "The News Firm" (jointly with wife, Joanne), respectively. Jerry has published several books that are available at Amazon. Jerry is available to speak as a visiting lecturer at the high school, college or community organization level. Jerry is married 55 years to Joanne Dean Todd – 3 children, 8 grandchildren.

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