Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Last Rainforest

The “Liberal Agenda” has been forced down my throat by the media for as long as I can remember.  It is well known that traditionally the media has had a liberal bias.  I find it quite amusing when liberals poke fun at Fox News for its conservative lean.  Can’t we have ONE media outlet that doesn’t cram liberal crap down our throats every day?

I often tell the story of a childhood memory that I have.  I’m not exactly sure how old I was, maybe 8 or 9 years old.  Our class watched the movie “Ferngully” in school one day.  I came home and told my momma that we watched a bunch of liberal crap at school.  Think about that film if you have seen it:  Even the title is “Ferngully: The Last Rainforest.”  The LAST one? Really?  We must save the rainforest from the big bad loggers that are destroying the fairies’ homes.  Ferngully makes Al Gore look like a right wing nut job.  Even as a small child, I could see how we were being almost “brainwashed” into thinking like liberals. 

Some other films to consider:

  1. Babe – Don’t eat meat, animals have feelings
  2. Robin Hood – Take money from the wealthy to give to the poor
  3. Avatar – Ferngully with special effects
  4. Brokeback Mountain – ‘nuff said
  5. The Day After Tomorrow – Global warming is gonna kill us all! (in 2 days)
  6. Free Willy – A man eating whale is held captive by nasty humans
  7. Bambi – Mean old hunter killed Bambi’s mommy!

I’m not making any accusations as to the intent of the filmmakers above, just pointing out the message that I believe is being delivered. 

As for Ferngully, and those of you that seem to think that the “Forest” is being eliminated by modern development, here are some actual facts for you.  Take my state, Alabama, for example:

  • Alabama has 22.7 million acres of forest, which is 71% of the state’s total landmass
  • Timberland in Alabama has increased by 650,000 acres since 1990
  • Timberland in Alabama has increased by 1.1 million acres since 1981
  • For every tree harvested in Alabama, approximately 1.29 is grown

That’s great for Alabama right? But what about America as a whole? Well here you go:

  • Forestland in the US has been stable at 755 million acres since 1900.

I’m no expert on conservation or the timber industry.  I’m just a levelheaded guy that looks at facts, instead of believing what the media tells me to believe.  I challenge you to do the same.  

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