Monday, December 05, 2011

Not Easy Being Green

I took my two oldest kids to see Disney's new Muppets movie yesterday, and we all had a grand old time. They laughed, they smiled, they sang. It was fun for them, nostalgic for me. Ah, but little did I realize that what I was actually doing was unwittingly subjecting my kids to the latest Communist scheme by Big Hollywood to turn our wee ones into unwitting peons of the Proletariat. Yep, it's true.

That's the word, anyway, from Dan Gainor, repping the Media Research Center (a conservative thinktank, natch), in conversation with Fox Business Channel's Eric Bolling (who I have to say has made a pretty good showing this year of out Glenn Beck-ing Glenn Beck). According to Gainor, it's pretty easy to draw a straight line between Kermit the Frog and the "Occupy" movement:
This is what they're teaching our kids. You wonder why we've got a bunch of Occupy Wall Street people walking around all around the country, they've been indoctrinated, literally, for years by this kind of stuff...Whether it was Captain Planet or Nickelodeon's Big Green Help, or The Day After Tomorrow, the Al Gore-influenced movie, all of that is what they're teaching, is that corporations is bad, the oil industry is bad, and ultimately what they're telling kids is what they told you in the movie The Matrix: that mankind is a virus on poor old mother Earth.
There's a lot of "yikes" there, but I think what I love most is how anything that encourages kids to take care of the planet they live on is deemed "indoctrination." What's the alternative? "Hey, kids! F*** the planet! Take what you can, when you can! USA! USA!" Of course, what's even more amusing in Gainor's "liberal Hollywood" booga-booga is that if there's an environmentalist message in The Muppets, it's buried so deep within the subtext that I don't think the writers have even thought of it yet.

Check out the full Bolling-Gainor vid here, in its eye-rolling entirety (courtesy of Media Matters).

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