Lou Dobbs is such a tool. What was it? Was CNN not paying him enough? He USED to be at least rational, bordering at respectable! But what’s happened over the last several years? I’m mean sure, taking a job at Fox “News” is bound to warp ANYONE’s soul, but who knew that it could happen so quickly? Now every time Dobbs opens his mouth, you’re waiting for something stupid to come out. In other words, he’s become like FAR too many Republican politicians or talking heads.
Dobbs’ latest crusade? An issue that threatens to destroy the moral fabric of America itself…Dr. Seuss, and the upcoming “The Lorax” movie. Dobbs claims that the Lorax is a result of “the president’s liberal friends in Hollywood”, and is attempting to “indoctrinate” children in a “liberal agenda”. In The Lorax, a strange woodland creature fights against removal of all the trees. According to Dobbs and Fox News, The Lorax is some offshoot of Occupy Wall Street. According to them, Dr. Seuss and children’s entertainment in general are trying to push a “liberal” agenda.
Give…me…a…freakin’…break. First of all, why is it a negative to say that we shouldn’t cut down every single tree (as is done in the Lorax)? Is EVERY other movie that features ANY kind of wildlife or conservation theme really part of one big liberal agenda?
I can see the Republicans coming out with their “alternative” versions of movies. In the Republican version of “The Lorax”, God will float down from the heavens and inform the people of the town that Earth is there for people to rape and pillage, leading the villagers to throw the Lorax in prison and convert the entire town to one big oil-fracking field. In the Republican version of “A Dolphin’s Tale”, instead of saving the dolphin and giving it an artificial tail, Winter the dolphin will be slaughtered and sold to a Japanese sushi conglomerate. In the Republican version of “Big Miracle”, the whales will be allowed to die while BP peppers the region with offshore oil platforms.
I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise, since the new crop of Republicans don’t even seem to CARE about our children’s future. They don’t seem to CARE whether our children have clean water or air, or an adequate environment to support humanity. And (GASP!!!) if you teach our children about basic conservation issues, they might grow up to (GASP!!) APPRECIATE the natural world and live in harmony with it, rather than treating it all as one big opportunity for short-term economic gain.
Thank GOODNESS we have champions of Republican conservatism to counter this evil liberal Hollywood plot to indoctrinate our children in basic environmental responsibility!!! Not only do we have beacons of conservatism like Dobbs to protect us through open criticism of children’s literature, we now also have Republicans fighting fire with fire! Callista Gingrich has a children’s book out called “Sweet Land of Liberty“, about a history loving elephant (no attempt to “indoctrinate” children with the use of the elephant as the main symbol of the story).
I’m SURE we’ll see Dobbs appearing on Fox News soon, railing against Callista Gingrich’s book, right? I’m sure we’ll see Dobbs having an on-air rant against the Creationism museum and its attempts to teach children the “truth” about evolution, right?