The Story of Stuff is a teaching tool - distributed throughout public grade schools - designed to bring environmental and Marxist ideas into children's classrooms disguised as a discussion on economics and ethics. No, that's not hyperbole.
Today being Earth Day, many schools will be airing this video to their students, and many of the concepts Leonard preaches will be blasted throughout all forms of media today to their parents (and the rest of us, as well).
The problem with Leonard's video isn't
only that it attacks Americanism, innovation and industry. The problem is that it does so through lies and misinformation. Again, that's not hyperbole. Many of Leonard's claims regarding the environment, the government, capitalism and consumerism are easily disproven, and yet are still presented to students as truth.
Below I have embedded the first part of a critique of her video and these falsehoods, such as:
- Over 50% of US tax dollars go towards the military (which is why we're all rich, right?)
- Only 4% of American forests still exist
- 99% of products are trashed within 6 months
- Indigenous peoples in third world countries are better off in native poverty than they are in having foreign investors come and provide job opportunities
- The government, corporations and media have all been working together for the last 50 years in a conspiracy to train us to hate ourselves and find comfort in materialism.
Yes, all those topics and more are explicitly stated in the video.
And are being fed to our schoolchildren. It is absolutely unacceptable that provable falsehoods be taught in the classroom.
There are four parts in total. This is just the first.
I promise, you want to watch the following 3 parts as well. And after you've watched, be sure and share this video.
If you repeat a lie loud enough and often enough, the people will believe it" ~ Joseph Goebbels