The new movie is called the story of stuff. It is an environmentalist and Marxist propaganda film being shown in schools all over the country. The premise: Your cell phone, Lego's, Ipod, computer, car, Styrofoam ETC is toxic and harmful and is killing you and the planet and its all being sold to you thanks to slaves in the third world! My how scary!
The movie has already had a negative impact. One 9 year old who saw the film commented that he was afraid his legos could be killing the planet.
The movie is hosted by Annie Leonard, a former Greenpeace Activist and a communist. In the movie she makes outlandish claims and spreads lies about our business system and the environment.
Consider what is being taught to our classes as fact:
THE GOVERNMENT IS SUPPOSED TO TAKE CARE OF US
EVIL CORPORATIONS ARE GETTING BIGGER THAN GOVERNMENT SO IT HAS TO CATER MORE TO THEIR WANTS THAN OURS
LEGOS IPODS COMPUTERS AND OTHER MATERIALS ARE TOXIC TO US AND THE ENVIRONMENT
CAPITALISM IS DESTROYING THE DEVELOPING WORLD AND THAT THEY WOULD BE BETTER OFF WITHOUT FOREIGN INFLUENCE TECHNOLOGY AND CAPITALISM
IF EVERYONE WERE AS WEALTHY AS AMERICA WE WOULD USE UP AS MUCH RESOURCES AS 5 PLANETS
GARBAGE IS COVERING THE ENTIRE WORLD AND WERE RUNNING OUT OF SPACE SAME WITH POPULATION
THE SOVIET UNION WAS BETTER THAN THE UNITED STATES WHEN THEY HAD COMMUNISM
SUPPORTERS OF CAPITALISM ARE EVIL
And this just scratches the surface ladies and gentlemen. All this is going on in public school. When I was in school we hardly had this crap go on. And this was in Maine! Even people I knew who grew up in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York and Elsewhere never had this kind of indoctrination!
These allegations in the movie are all theories and romanticizing rather than fact. There is no alternative message and in California which came close to banning home schools and other alternatives to government indoctrination over education students are banned from sitting out and taking alternative assignments.
Annie complains about rich capitalists in the elite making all the money off the backs of slaves and that we should be ashamed for buying cheap goods like radios. But the reality is that under Annie's ideal of how things should be run is a dark agenda. An agenda to enslave the world under socialism.
The environmentalist movement in connection with Marxists would rather you not be wealthy but poor. They envision a world where 1% of the population, a few loyal party members live in luxury, are well fed and fly in jets that they used to whine about as youths because they pollute the environment.
Meanwhile, the rest of the planet lives in squalor and primitive conditions that barbarians of the dark ages would envy. We will be forced to live in huts made of stone and mud, we will be forced to go hungry and cold because to build a fire would harm mother earth and animals we used to eat have more rights than we do. No building houses out of wood or synthesized materials because it is bad for the environment. As Annie Leonard pointed out we can't have our bodies contaminated with toxic materials that might somehow get into us since we need to be healthy to work on government projects they want us to build. Most of us however wont have jobs in this new world. They will be gone because of the thousands of government and environmental regulations that will come about.
Food will be rationed. There will be little if any electricity, everything in fact will be rationed since there is not enough for everyone and to produce them might hurt the precious environment and all the bugs rats and insects that live on it. There will be famines and food shortages because we will not be allowed to grow food in certain places and pesticides and chemicals we use to protect against locusts weeds and fungi will be outlawed.
That is the world Annie Leonard envisions whether she knows it or not. This is the world of the greens and their allies the reds. A world of deprivation and slavery. It is being taught to our classes. Instead of finding better solutions for the environment and the developing world such as innovation we should force them to stay in poverty and even join them in blissful starvation.
A better documentary by Lee Doren refuting Story of Stuff
Lee Doren AKA Howtheworldworks wrote a 4 part series refuting every lie made by Annie Leonard in the movie called The Story of stuff the critique. Have your schools show this along side otherwise get your kids out of school. They belong to you not the state.