Friday, February 27, 2009

But Will It Scratch My Ass?

Sorry for the vulgarity, sports fans, but bear with me. So often I've been accused of being a "typical paranoid right winger" when I try to explain to folks the obvious fact that the hard left, in America and elsewhere, wants to control every aspect of our lives. They want to do this, of course, because they are far, far smarter than we. Take, for example, the matter of bathroom hygiene, upon which such experts as Cheryl Crowe have expounded in the past. Here's the latest diktat from our friends in Greenpeace via the always reliably Marxist Guardian in the UK:
The tenderness of the delicate American buttock is causing more environmental devastation than the country's love of gas-guzzling cars, fast food or McMansions, according to green campaigners. At fault, they say, is the US public's insistence on extra-soft, quilted and multi-ply products when they use the bathroom.

"This is a product that we use for less than three seconds and the ecological consequences of manufacturing it from trees is enormous," said Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defence Council.

"Future generations are going to look at the way we make toilet paper as one of the greatest excesses of our age. Making toilet paper from virgin wood is a lot worse than driving Hummers in terms of global warming pollution." Making toilet paper has a significant impact because of chemicals used in pulp manufacture and cutting down forests.

A campaign by Greenpeace seeks to raise consciousness among Americans about the environmental costs of their toilet habits and counter an aggressive new push by the paper industry giants to market so-called luxury brands.

Gee, we should be using, maybe, sandpaper or corncobs? What if we should be unfortunate enough to be suffering from hemorrhoids? Will we need a dispensation from the Federal government to get a prescription for the soft stuff?

Hey, I couldn't possibly make this stuff up.

I rest my case.


The Interface said...

In the spirit of "casting the first stone," may I suggest that these Greenies be the first to adopt their own solution to trailblaze for us and let us see the data that their idea actually works?

Wonker said...

Excellent idea, Interface. Maybe we could ask Cheryl Crowe to, er, show us how it's done, eh?