The holy roller church of global warming and human starvation has a new target: toilet paper. Unlike our Arab neighbors, Americans use paper instead of their left hand to clean their bottoms and the eco-freaks have just discovered that paper comes from trees! That’s right, those warm, fuzzy tall things that provide shelter to spotted owls and nesting protestors are being cut down for human comfort. Can’t have that, so let’s just stop it, right now!
A few things that the eco-freaks don’t know, or ignore: paper is made from cultivated trees. “Virgin timber”, which they claim is being chopped up into little rolls of tp is far too valuable to waste on such a low-cost product; trees are harvested by human beings, who live on what they earn and support families and small rural towns with those earnings. When you shut down logging, you shut down rural America. The eco-freaks have mostly accomplished this in northern California and would have succeeded completely if the nearly-depopulated Humbolt County hadn’t become the largest pot growing area in America. The eco-freaks see nothing wrong with that transformation, others might.
But the eco-freaks hate humans and civilization so these arguments won’t sway them, any more than the idea of using sand, sticks and dirt to clean up with will dissuade them. We’re supposed to die off and bring Eden back with our demise; if we’re uncomfortable while waiting for that terminal flush, so much the better.
This is all getting more interesting by the day.