The Lorax is a Dr. Seuss book about a furry, orange creature somewhat resembling Snooki who is the latest mythical character being accused of attempting to brainwash America’s children.
The Lorax character claims to speak for the trees. He is angered when a capitalist character known as the Onceler takes down a series of Truffula trees to build factories in the forest.
Lou Dobbs, hosting “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network, called the movie “insidious nonsense from Hollywood” on his Tuesday night program, and said “Hollywood is once again trying to indoctrinate our children,” according to MSNBC.
Dobbs said we’ve heard the movie’s environmental message before. He says we’ve heard it from “Occupy Wall Street forever trying to pit the makers against the takers, and President Obama repeating that everyone should pay their fair share.” The Lorax was first published in 1971.
The Blaze reminds us that the Muppets recently were attacked for spreading their alleged “communist” and “anti-capitalistic” propaganda to children. A just-released anime film with a social justice theme, “The Secret World of Arrietty,” was also called into question by Dobbs.
One of Dobbs’ guests, talk-show host Matt Patrick said the movie was creating "Occu-toddlers." Patrick felt that people who see this movie were fighting against its environmental message. He told Huliq:" If you want to go see the movie, buy huge tubs of popcorn, ram it in your face, they're all made of paper, crinkle it all up, walk out. You spend all kinds of money on stuff, and you leave it on the floor.”
Dobbs may not be totally off the mark with his thoughts. The Washington Post reports that the Environmental Protection Agency is working together with Universal Studios to promote the film’s conservation message through Energy Star activity books. And Dr. Seuss, or Theodor Geisel, who died in 1991, was considered to be liberal.
The Lorax will be released in theaters March 2.