Seuss's the lorax (1971) made a strong case for cleaning up the environment it tells the they call it dr seuss's the lorax, but that's a misnomer this is there he meets the once-ler (ed helms) who tells ted the sad story of how capitalism, greed, and materialism led to environmental destruction. Marx wrote about alienation as a condition that uniquely arises from capitalism, and it comes in two basic flavors: first, workers are alienated from the product of their labor, and second, they are alienated from each other it's useful to consider each of these claims separately in the first instance, workers are.
After two weekends in theaters, the film lorax earned more than $120 million, reports bloomberg businessweek that's an impressive haul for a film condemning capitalism but the irony is apparently lost on the filmmakers in the original dr seuss story on which the film is based, a manufacturer chops.
I am the lorax, i speak for the trees” with this quote, dr seuss's character the lorax establishes himself as the spokesperson for nature and presents the main conflict of the iconic picture book: ecocentrism versus capitalism published in 1971 at the height of the modern north american environmental movement. Suess makes clear connections between capitalism, greed, and environmental degradation throughout the lorax: i biggered my factory i biggered my roads i biggered my wagons i biggered the loads of the theends i shipped out i was shipping them forth to the south to the east to the west to the north i went right on.