March 2nd, 1904 was the birth date of Dr. Seuss (Theodore Seuss Geisel). Other than his book If I Ran the Zoo which featured one of my favorite birds the “Fizza-ma-Wizza-ma-Dill”, why would we write about Dr. Seuss?
It’s all about The Lorax folks. Whether you are 3 (yes, in 2012 there are 3 year olds surfing the internet) or are a centenarian (yes, in 2012 there are 100+ year olds surfing the internet), I suggest you find a copy of The Lorax and get to reading. I’ll pause here briefly while you do…
The Lorax was first published in 1971 and actually chronicles the plight of the environment. As a matter of fact the Lorax may have been the original “tree-hugger” and he speaks on behalf of protecting the Truffula Trees from the greedy Once-ler who intends to chop them down and use their foliage in a new garment that everyone clearly needs. I personally have not seen one of these garments on Ebay since 2005.
Really, it is the Bar-ba-loots (bear like creatures) who need the trees for food and are now going hungry once the trees are all gone.
Now the trees are all gone, and the Once-ler has put himself out of business and desolated the landscape and he finally sees his mistake as his factory crumbles around him.
Whether when you first read the story and become caught up in its animation and imaginative creatures, you may have missed the message and should reconsider taking a few minutes to read it again. Clearing the land for short-term gain without thought of its consequences can ruin the lives of people and wildlife alike.